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    I'm currently on my gap year after achieving A*s in fine art, French, geography and EPQ. I also got an A in history. I'm hoping to go to a university like Oxford or Durham but I don't know which courses I would have a strong application for. My main interests are in history but I did better in my other subjects which I also loved. My EPQ was about different international cultures and religions and society. I've looked into archaeology which seems very interesting but do I need a science background?
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    Look at a range of universities, a range of different courses, and see what appeals the most to you based on your interests rather than your grades. A*A*A*A is phenomenal, and I can't see why any of the universities would reject that, even if you did want to choose History.

    Go to Open Days, talk to the universities, and just keep it open-minded for now and narrow it down as you explore your different options. You shouldn't have trouble getting into any of them.

    Obviously with Oxford the application deadline is very soon, so start writing a personal statement - you'll be able to find loads of advice on here. Make sure you consider a variety of options before settling with something though.

    Enjoy your gap year, and good luck with applications
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    (Original post by boofox)
    I'm currently on my gap year after achieving A*s in fine art, French, geography and EPQ. I also got an A in history. I'm hoping to go to a university like Oxford or Durham but I don't know which courses I would have a strong application for. My main interests are in history but I did better in my other subjects which I also loved. My EPQ was about different international cultures and religions and society. I've looked into archaeology which seems very interesting but do I need a science background?
    Don't pick a university and then try to find a course. The course is more important and should come first in your decision making.

    And in particular, you won't get far with an Oxbridge application unless you can demonstrate a true passion for your intended course.

    That said, what about HSPS at Cambridge (includes international relations and archeology). Your A-levels and interests would be ideal for it.

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...tical-sciences

    Typically requires A*AA
 
 
 
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