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    I originally picked geog, English lit, history and environmental science for my a levels but after a month I regretted picking history so much and found it extremely tedious. I have since dropped it and I've chosen photography instead which I enjoy very much. I like all of my subjects now and enjoy school more, but will universities only recognise geography and English as "good" a levels and discard the soft ones? Basically leaving me with only 2 a levels, when realistically I need three
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    (Original post by joeseffW)
    enjoy school more
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    Most universities don't care about the subjects. They care more about good grades.

    Your best bet is to have a look at what you want to do at university and see if they have specific entry requirements.
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    cheers, reassurance was all I needed
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    Hi!

    If you would like some more reassurance...

    I've seen a lot of people posting on TSR claiming that '....' is a soft subject and will stop you from getting into a good university, this just isn't true!

    My A Levels were in psychology, media studies and philosophy. All 3 of those considered, for some reason, to be 'soft' subjects (although media is pretty easy, but the others aren't!)

    From these choices, I received all 5 of my offers to study BSc Psychology, 3 of which were from Russell Group Universities (Exeter, Warwick, York.) I chose Exeter, who offered me AAB (lower end of the range, actually lower requirements than someone who studies A Level biology!)

    I am currently studying in Exeter and they even gave be a £1,000 scholarship for my A Level performance.

    So yes, you can get into Russell Group Universities studying 'soft subjects' and don't let people tell you otherwise, as they likely won't be telling you this from experience!
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    There's far too much fretting on about 'soft' subjects and 'enabling' subjects... Pick what you enjoy and will do well at. Check that the universities will accept the A levels for the degree you want to read. Job done.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    There's far too much fretting on about 'soft' subjects and 'enabling' subjects... Pick what you enjoy and will do well at. Check that the universities will accept the A levels for the degree you want to read. Job done.
    You definitely are a reality check!
 
 
 
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