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emsy88
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It seems to mean that unis dont consider it adequate preparation for a uni degree. Basically they are less respected and are generally thought of as being the 'soft' options for A Level.
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where can u find this information on 'blacklisted' subjects ?
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Each universities website has a list of them (as they change from place to place). They are usaully in general application part for anyone applying.
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Only Cambridge and LSE have official black listed subjects and MustardMan has put them up on the first page of this thread. Other universities dont specifically state that they have 'blacklisted' subjects although it is generally accepted that 'top' unis do have subjects they look more favourably on than others. Generally 'traditional' subjects like English Literature, Maths, Languages etc are looked upon more fondly than 'Studies' subjects.
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nope nothing like that on sunderland university website
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(Original post by JamieH)
nope nothing like that on sunderland university website
I don't think sunderland Uni have a blacklist. I have friends who have been accepted and they both did BTECs with okay grades.
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(Original post by Dionysus)
ICT is fine for anywhere except Cambridge. But frankly the syllabus and course structure are awful (although apparently they're being fixed, so it may be ok for your year). Oxford officially accept it as a third subject, and I got an interview, but it probably doesn't work in your favour.
How about computing?
I dont see it anywhere o nthis list
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(Original post by shatteredmedic)
How about computing?
I dont see it anywhere o nthis list
I think they consider Computing more demanding due to the theory involved. They see ICT more as a continuation of GCSE software skills.
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righty so.
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I am certainly not going to be going to Cambridge or Oxford, I aint that clever.
At the moment my only 2 concrete choices would be ICT and History. I am not sure about the other 2.
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All the languages are generally suitable subjects...Is it still the case when one of the language i take is one of my first languages?

And also, why do they class all the A levels into science and arts?
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(Original post by stephen_1990)
All the languages are generally suitable subjects...Is it still the case when one of the language i take is one of my first languages?
According to some universities, no. Imperial and other University of London consituent universities do not count "mother" foreign languages as part of the offer. And I doubt that Oxbridge will take it as one of the three main A-levels.
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sorry to bring this up,
but is geography blacklisted?(at lse etc)
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nope
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Do whatever you think you will enjoy. Most of them are about the same in terms of "reputation" so just think what you want to do later and which you'll enjoy. End of.
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I would say take these:

History
Philosophy
Government and Politics
Religious Studies



I think they will be a respected a-level combination
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joshxx
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I did
Maths
Accounting
Business studies
economics

I got offers from Bristol, LSE, Warwick, and Manchester fr Econs..

I also got called fr an Ox interview, although its nthin to shout abt

You need at least 2 traditionals to be considered by LSE
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business man 21
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(Original post by joshvinder)
I did
Maths
Accounting
Business studies
economics

I got offers from Bristol, LSE, Warwick, and Manchester fr Econs..

I also got called fr an Ox interview, although its nthin to shout abt

You need at least 2 traditionals to be considered by LSE
can i please ask what your gcse's were like, because i am hoping to get into warwick to do economics and i have been warned about gcse results?
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It's all very well taking the subjects which are most respected, but not if you're gonna struggle and end up with low grades in them. A/Bs in the blacklisted subjects will look a lot better on your ucas form! I would definitely advise on taking history and RS out of the ones you listed, as these are very solid subs which any uni will look favourably on.
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Maryyy
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Hey, I'm planning to apply to Oxford to do History, I've just started 6th form and I'm taking Art, History, English Language and Biology, I've heard that English Language is not that well looked upon and I'm contemplating picking up Religious Studies+Philosophy as a fifth A level and probably dropping English Language after AS.
Is Religious Studies+Philosophy combined a well regarded subject?

Thankyou : )
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