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I'm currently in year 12 and studying English Lit, History, Religious Studies and Theatre Studies.

Before Christmas I will have to choose which subject I am only studying to AS and which 3 I will carry on.

I would like to study Philosophy ideally at a Russell Group University like LSE, UCL, Exeter etc.

I realise that doing Theatre Studies AS would probably be wisest but I really like it and at the moment I feel like the subject I want to drop is English Lit.

Would I still have good chance of being able to study Philosophy at a Russell Group Uni if I take History, Religious Studies and Theatre Studies? Assuming I get good grades of course.

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Probably a level philosphy
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Probably a level philosphy
Read the post properly before replying please or don't reply at all.

OP, I would definitely keep English if I were you. For the others, just pick the ones you enjoy the most and are best at. Just for the record, this is just my opinion and advice for you If you want to drop it, you should tbh
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Theatre studies is probably the least appropriate, however if you enjoy it and think you will get a high grade in it, then stick at it. English Lit shows good analytical skills though, which are required for philosophy... Just drop the one you enjoy the least/is the hardest, because its best to have 3 great a levels that you enjoy!
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(Original post by Metalfros)
Read the post properly before replying please or don't reply at all.

OP, I would definitely keep English if I were you. For the others, just pick the ones you enjoy the most and are best at. Just for the record, this is just my opinion and advice for you If you want to drop it, you should tbh
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I have looked at various uni websites and for philosophy they generally list English, history and RS as 'common preferred' and drama as 'common not-preferred.' They usually want 2 of the preferred ones. So it may be a risk choosing drama but theoretically it should be fine.
Still haven't decided which to drop but I really enjoy drama so I am reluctant to drop it
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