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So halfway through my AS, I'm about 90% sure I want to do a pure history degree at university and have looked at a couple I'd like to go to (Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, York, King's College, Warwick etc) but one there's just one thing that doesn't leave my mind. When I look at my friends who have gone off to study history at uni, they all have fairly relevant A level courses to history. Besides history, most tend to have A levels in:

English
Sociology
Economics
Politics

For me, my choices are:

Biology
Chemistry
History

The thing is that when it came to choosing my a levels I wasn't sure if I wanted to go down the science route or history, so I picked my two favorite sciences and history figuring I'd know by the end of AS which I'd like to do. I'm wondering though, will having two completely irrelevant courses to history affect my application next year? I've heard LSE doesn't even require history as an A level, but are any other unis like that, or just don't care about my bio and chem A levels, so long as I have history?
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(Original post by SatNav98)
So halfway through my AS, I'm about 90% sure I want to do a pure history degree at university and have looked at a couple I'd like to go to (Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, York, King's College, Warwick etc) but one there's just one thing that doesn't leave my mind. When I look at my friends who have gone off to study history at uni, they all have fairly relevant A level courses to history. Besides history, most tend to have A levels in:

English
Sociology
Economics
Politics

For me, my choices are:

Biology
Chemistry
History

The thing is that when it came to choosing my a levels I wasn't sure if I wanted to go down the science route or history, so I picked my two favorite sciences and history figuring I'd know by the end of AS which I'd like to do. I'm wondering though, will having two completely irrelevant courses to history affect my application next year? I've heard LSE doesn't even require history as an A level, but are any other unis like that, or just don't care about my bio and chem A levels, so long as I have history?
I think you will be fine, if the website doesn't specify then don't worry! Just get the best grades you can and your application will be a breeze Good luck!
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Don't worry, you'll be fine. I do Bioveterinary Science with:

Archaeology
Psychology
Biology
Economics

Most uni's (apart from the core history) aren't too fussy
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I'm in my third year of a law degree and I have an A-level in Biology and an AS in Chemistry. The subjects don't matter a lot of the time, just the grades. If you're worried though, try to speak to an admissions tutor
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(Original post by SatNav98)
So halfway through my AS, I'm about 90% sure I want to do a pure history degree at university and have looked at a couple I'd like to go to (Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, York, King's College, Warwick etc) but one there's just one thing that doesn't leave my mind. When I look at my friends who have gone off to study history at uni, they all have fairly relevant A level courses to history. Besides history, most tend to have A levels in:

English
Sociology
Economics
Politics

For me, my choices are:

Biology
Chemistry
History

The thing is that when it came to choosing my a levels I wasn't sure if I wanted to go down the science route or history, so I picked my two favorite sciences and history figuring I'd know by the end of AS which I'd like to do. I'm wondering though, will having two completely irrelevant courses to history affect my application next year? I've heard LSE doesn't even require history as an A level, but are any other unis like that, or just don't care about my bio and chem A levels, so long as I have history?
Your A-Level choices are fine, don't worry.
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I did Maths, Physics, History and Economics and AS, I continued A2 with History, Maths and Physics and still got offers from many of the universities you mentioned. As long as you do well in those subjects you will be fine in your application.
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