Is it true that top universities don't really like government and politics A level?

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    I am aiming to go to a Russell group university and my form tutor told me that this is the case - is this true as I was looking to do it as an A level.
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    (Original post by lonyeka)
    I am aiming to go to a Russell group university and my form tutor told me that this is the case - is this true as I was looking to do it as an A level.
    Totally dependent on what you're wanting to study at university.
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    It's not traditional but it's not considered super soft. It's in between, so some universities will treat it as a normal A-level and some will treat it as a third A-level.
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    (Original post by lonyeka)
    I am aiming to go to a Russell group university and my form tutor told me that this is the case - is this true as I was looking to do it as an A level.
    A lot of my classmates in government and politics have applied to russell group unis, not oxbridge/imperial like but russell group unis and all got back conditional offers, same happened last year as well according to my teacher, so I don't see why it would be a barrier. Government and Politics is in no way a 'soft' option to take, even if some seem to think it is when applying to study it (most students my teacher has taught in his career come into the subject maybe knowing at most who the Prime Minister is, one political party and possibly what an election is).
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    Nah. Done two soft subjects got an offer from Warwick. Do it, its a myth. Only LSE, Oxbridge and UCL care.
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    I'm hoping to go to Oxford to study Classics, and I want to study at A Level: Latin, History, Mathematics, and Government and Politics. Would they not like the government and politics?
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    (Original post by Aear)
    I'm hoping to go to Oxford to study Classics, and I want to study at A Level: Latin, History, Mathematics, and Government and Politics. Would they not like the government and politics?
    It's a god damn A level and if you do four subjects you are fine honestly, focus on getting all A's. I would be worrying more about who you are and if you are an interesting person. Interviews account for A LOT. Don't be worrying about a single A level.
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    (Original post by Rickenbacker325)
    It's a god damn A level and if you do four subjects you are fine honestly, focus on getting all A's. I would be worrying more about who you are and if you are an interesting person. Interviews account for A LOT. Don't be worrying about a single A level.
    How would you recommend doing a good interview?
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    Thank you all for your replies
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    A lot of my classmates in government and politics have applied to russell group unis, not oxbridge/imperial like but russell group unis and all got back conditional offers.
    It's a pretty useless subject for most courses at Imperial... (But in general it's perfectly fine, even for Oxbridge, LSE etc.)
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    It's a pretty useless subject for most courses at Imperial... (But in general it's perfectly fine, even for Oxbridge, LSE etc.)
    True, I was just listing a few top/elite unis as they sprung to mind but a valid point to make to avoid confusion, thank you
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    I wish to apply for History at Cambridge and my chosen A Levels are History, Government and Politics, French and Latin. Should G&P be a problem here?
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    (Original post by Banana00)
    I wish to apply for History at Cambridge and my chosen A Levels are History, Government and Politics, French and Latin. Should G&P be a problem here?
    Check this out

    http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/node/621
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Check this out

    http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/node/621
    Thank you very much!
 
 
 
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