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    I want to study History and Politics at university but I'm unsure as to which A-Level course I should study in order to get the best shot at getting into Oxford of Cambridge. I know History and Government and Politics are vital A-Levels but what other subjects should I take to compliment them?
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    (Original post by brandonj_2001)
    I want to study History and Politics at university but I'm unsure as to which A-Level course I should study in order to get the best shot at getting into Oxford of Cambridge. I know History and Government and Politics are vital A-Levels but what other subjects should I take to compliment them?
    I'd say that essay subjects like English Literature or Geography would be good choices
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    Essay based subjects like English literature or a language like French would go with it really well


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    (Original post by brandonj_2001)
    I want to study History and Politics at university but I'm unsure as to which A-Level course I should study in order to get the best shot at getting into Oxford of Cambridge. I know History and Government and Politics are vital A-Levels but what other subjects should I take to compliment them?
    Gov. and Politics is NOT a vital A-Level as it's not traditional + it's seen as a 'soft' subject. Oxbridge/ higher ranked unis prefer traditional 'hard' subjects. ie: Science, maths, english etc. A better alternative to G&P would be Economics.
    My suggestions would be History, English Lang, Maths/Economics
 
 
 
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