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    OK for my A-levels I'm taking biology, english lit and history. Theyre seen as "traditional" but I'm not sure whether i need a "traditional" fourth AS level because I really want to take photography (but i have NO IDEA if I'd get an A or a G but i would work really hard!). Also my school (which is catholic) is forcing us to take an RE AS level over 2 years plus critical thinking and in high school i already took an AS level in media (and got a C-boo!)

    i was just wondering whether my AS level in photography would be seen as "soft" for top uni's like UCL.

    Thanks. P.S. my interview for college is tommorow and I can either choose photography, spanish or psychology.

    I am looking to do an English literature or a Law degree. Thanks

    depends what course you are thinking of taking......

    Universities like to see a foreign language and it can be useful. I've heard psychology is a difficult subject - lots of theory and essay writing. I don't know anything about photography I'm afraid, but if it were me, I'd definitely go for spanish because unis see it as a plus and it could be useful later in life. Hope this helps.

    I'm not sure they'll necessarily worship Photography but if you have 3 good A2s in traditional subjects I wouldn't have thought places like UCL would hold having a broadening AS against you. Plus you'll have the ASs in Media, RS and CT which I'm sure will make up for it. You school sounds a nightmare though lol! Glad we weren't forced to do anything.

    Photography can be a difficult A Level to do..does your school have the right facilities and such? It can be really annoying and time consuming if you have to go to another place to do it etc! Do you intend only taking it for AS Level? I'd say go for Psychology but I'm a bit biased so just go for what you really wanna do but I'd say psychology would go better with your subjects than photography.

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