Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    So in my AS I achieved 4 As in English literature, French, history and maths and I want to do English at university, hopefully Oxford or Warwick. But I am unsure what subject to drop as I really want to do an EPQ next year.

    I find maths a lot easier and got 100% in one of the exams but it isn't as related to English. However for a career in the future I feel it may be more useful.

    However history is related to English but I find it more difficult and stressful. I dot have my mark breakdown which makes the decision harder.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hannmars)
    So in my AS I achieved 4 As in English literature, French, history and maths and I want to do English at university, hopefully Oxford or Warwick. But I am unsure what subject to drop as I really want to do an EPQ next year.

    I find maths a lot easier and got 100% in one of the exams but it isn't as related to English. However for a career in the future I feel it may be more useful.

    However history is related to English but I find it more difficult and stressful. I dot have my mark breakdown which makes the decision harder.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Take whichever you like best and will do best in.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hannmars)
    So in my AS I achieved 4 As in English literature, French, history and maths and I want to do English at university, hopefully Oxford or Warwick. But I am unsure what subject to drop as I really want to do an EPQ next year.

    I find maths a lot easier and got 100% in one of the exams but it isn't as related to English. However for a career in the future I feel it may be more useful.

    However history is related to English but I find it more difficult and stressful. I dot have my mark breakdown which makes the decision harder.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Maths seems like the obvious one to keep here - a subject you find difficult and stressful isn't likely to get any easier as you continue unfortunately. Generally, if you go with the subject you prefer/find easier you'll be more motivated to work at it and really nail your grades.

    While history is a common one for people to take when they have their sights on an English degree, both maths and french are pretty rigorous academic subjects - it's unlikely a uni would turn their nose up at them. Check the entry requirements for the unis you're interested in to see if they specify subjects they want you to have taken (call/email admissions if you're still not sure), and if they're not fussed, go with the one you prefer If they do want history and you're really not keen on the idea of carrying it through to A level, maybe look at some other universities?
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.