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    Because of the A level reforms, I have to decide now which subject I'm dropping at AS. Initially my school were going to enter us for AS exams,and so I could've decided later on which one to drop having obtained my results. However, they're no longer entering us, and so I only need to sit the AS I'm planning to drop. I'm torn between which one to drop. The other subjects I'm sitting the full a level in next year are Biology and Psychology. I'm hoping to apply for Law at Oxbridge and other top universities.
    In my mock, I got an A in latin and a C in English literature. However latin gets very difficult at A2 and I'm not sure how I'd find it, whereas my English teacher assures me I'll do well in A2 and that students always struggle at AS. Also, if I want to drop Lit I'd have to sit the exams this summer, and I'm worried I'd fail or get a bad grade if i did it this year.

    Has anyone done either Latin or Lit at A2 and can offer advice?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Because of the A level reforms, I have to decide now which subject I'm dropping at AS. Initially my school were going to enter us for AS exams,and so I could've decided later on which one to drop having obtained my results. However, they're no longer entering us, and so I only need to sit the AS I'm planning to drop. I'm torn between which one to drop. The other subjects I'm sitting the full a level in next year are Biology and Psychology. I'm hoping to apply for Law at Oxbridge and other top universities.
    In my mock, I got an A in latin and a C in English literature. However latin gets very difficult at A2 and I'm not sure how I'd find it, whereas my English teacher assures me I'll do well in A2 and that students always struggle at AS. Also, if I want to drop Lit I'd have to sit the exams this summer, and I'm worried I'd fail or get a bad grade if i did it this year.

    Has anyone done either Latin or Lit at A2 and can offer advice?
    I currently do Lit at A2 and I'm really enjoying it, and all of my class are predicted Cs or above Also, I think Lit is considered a facilitating subject whereas Latin isn't, however it would still be useful for Law... I've applied to do Law at uni and got 4 offers taking English Lit, English Lang and History (plus maths at AS)
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    I currently do Lit at A2 and I'm really enjoying it, and all of my class are predicted Cs or above Also, I think Lit is considered a facilitating subject whereas Latin isn't, however it would still be useful for Law... I've applied to do Law at uni and got 4 offers taking English Lit, English Lang and History (plus maths at AS)
    Hey! Thanks for your reply.
    Following a discussion with my teacher today about Lit, I've decided to keep it and drop Latin. The A2/Year 2 stuff seems way more interesting than what we're currently doing, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it
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    If I remember correctly you applied for Cambridge right? Can I ask how that's going
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    If I remember correctly you applied for Cambridge right? Can I ask how that's going
    I did :yes:
    Unfortunately I was rejected after the winter pool, but I got offers from Durham, UCL, York and Bristol, and have firmed Durham with York as my insurance :awesome:
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    I did :yes:
    Unfortunately I was rejected after the winter pool, but I got offers from Durham, UCL, York and Bristol, and have firmed Durham with York as my insurance :awesome:
    Congratulations on your offers! Those are all incredible universities

    I'm considering applying to Cambridge but I'm unsure as to whether I should because I feel like I have little chance of being given an offer
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Congratulations on your offers! Those are all incredible universities

    I'm considering applying to Cambridge but I'm unsure as to whether I should because I feel like I have little chance of being given an offer
    Thanks :hugs:
    There's no harm in applying, just don't hedge all of your bets on it
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    I currently do Lit at A2 and I'm really enjoying it, and all of my class are predicted Cs or above Also, I think Lit is considered a facilitating subject whereas Latin isn't, however it would still be useful for Law... I've applied to do Law at uni and got 4 offers taking English Lit, English Lang and History (plus maths at AS)
    Latin is a facilitating subject. Most ancient or modern language is now classed as a facilitating subject. However, there's very few out there that teach Latin nowadays!

    Facilitating Languages:
    Latin
    Ancient Greek
    Spanish
    French
    German
    Mandarin
    Modern Greek
    Italian
 
 
 

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