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    I plan on doing History at university, and was thinking about taking History, English Lit and Biology at A Level, with an EPQ. Would these put me at a disadvantage? I also may have the option to do Spanish privately, but it would be really hard to do the coursework aspect of it.
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    (Original post by LN1234)
    I plan on doing History at university, and was thinking about taking History, English Lit and Biology at A Level, with an EPQ. Would these put me at a disadvantage? I also may have the option to do Spanish privately, but it would be really hard to do the coursework aspect of it.
    I don't understand how you could think you'd be at a disadvantage doing those subjects... they look fine to me... I wouldn't take 4 - universities only require 3 and they will be hard enough.
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I don't understand how you could think you'd be at a disadvantage doing those subjects... they look fine to me... I wouldn't take 4 - universities only require 3 and they will be hard enough.
    Thanks. I was just worried that for the top universities, most students would have four but if that's the case I'll stick to three
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    As long as you have History or in some cases simply just an essay based subject then you are at no disadvantage when applying for History. As you seem to have 2 essay based subjects and a science subject (which still looks impressive) you will be fine. EPQ's are valuable for any university course as well, so there is no problem with you taking that.
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    You wouldn't be at any disadvantage doing those subjects; I applied to 5 Russell groups for history with history physics and maths and I got offers from all of them! As long as you do history it doesn't really matter what your other subjects are (although some won't accept things like general studies etc); some Unis will even accept applicants without history A level. Just do subjects you enjoy as you're more likely to get those higher grades which to some extent is more important
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    (Original post by LN1234)
    Thanks. I was just worried that for the top universities, most students would have four but if that's the case I'll stick to three
    You'll be fine I have 3 plus a failed year 12 and still got offers from Birmingham among others

    Best of luck!
 
 
 
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