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    Hello TSR,

    I came out with BBD for my As results in sociology, psychology and history respectively and was really unhappy about the D in history especially because I had been consistently getting A's in my mocks and practice papers which is why my teacher had also predicted me an A. I briefly skimmed over the topics that came up in the exam as my teacher told us to pay more attention to the others as he didn't see any of those topics to be coming up. However the outcome is partly my fault as well as I should have revised everything just incase.

    Anyway, after seeing the terrible grade, I suddenly accepted this self fulfilling prophecy that I was not capable of doing the subject and didn't see myself improving by next year which meant that I had no choice but to carry on with psychology and sociology including English literature (my fourth A level we didn't have an exam for as it's linear).

    The problem is all year I barley attended any English lessons as my teachers really can't teach and everyone complained about them and I was set on dropping the subject as I presumed that I'd do well in history. I had begun to really despise the subject despite getting an A in the coursework and got an A in the English mock also.

    Last week I was forced to enrol onto A2 English literature alongside psychology and sociology and since then felt really down and depressed to the point that I couldn't sleep properly as I thought that my future is now in shambles as I didn't see myself in progressing in English having lost my passion for it very early on and also I suck at poetry which is the focal point for next year.

    I decided to go back and change courses yesterday and after a lot of research I found that the only subject I can do without having to take another year is communication and culture intensive. I'm aware that this subject is disregarded by many however feel as though I can attain an A* in it and now have no excuse to not get A/A* in my other subjects also. This will open up many doors for my such as getting accepted into a Russell group uni that have high entry requirements and I wouldn't have been able to do this otherwise.

    Having said that, I still feel as though I have let myself, teachers and family down for choosing this easier route as I did have the potential but then again feel as though this change will be beneficial for me in the long run.

    Thank you for reading.

    No Russell group uni is going to accept that as a subject, to them, you'll only have two A levels.
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    (Original post by Mr Moon Man;[url="tel:67332716")
    67332716[/url]]No Russell group uni is going to accept that as a subject, to them, you'll only have two A levels.
    Not true. I know people that got accepted into Russell groups (queen Mary and kings) and they did communication and culture also. The ones that do not accepted the subject specifically have a non preferred list.

    Wtf is communication and culture, you should just resit year 12
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