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    Hello, I am worried that since I've take I.C.T. That this will hinder my chance in receiving offers from the more prestigious universities such as a Durham and Oxbridge. Is this true? that they consider this subject to be rather soft compared to subjects like Latin?

    Also it is with the WJEC board. Will this also hinder my chances? Do universities distinguish between different boards?

    Finally if I achieve A* A C for an AAB offer or ABB offer. Is that acceptable or must I receive those specific grades as a minimum.

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Aaron2515)
    Hello, I am worried that since I've take I.C.T. That this will hinder my chance in receiving offers from the more prestigious universities such as a Durham and Oxbridge. Is this true? that they consider this subject to be rather soft compared to subjects like Latin?

    Also it is with the WJEC board. Will this also hinder my chances? Do universities distinguish between different boards?

    Finally if I achieve A* A C for an AAB offer or ABB offer. Is that acceptable or must I receive those specific grades as a minimum.

    Thank you
    I can't see why ICT would hinder your chances at studying at a top university, what do you want to study? I have never heard anyone say ICT is a soft subject. It's not facilitating, but that's doesn't mean it's soft. Universities do not care about exam boards. WJEC is a very common exam board, I do it for English Lit. I'm sure the university would consider you, I'm not sure to be honest. However, if you're applying to Oxford/Cambs or Durham you're probably looking at AAA minimum requirements.
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    I can't see why ICT would hinder your chances at studying at a top university, what do you want to study? I have never heard anyone say ICT is a soft subject. It's not facilitating, but that's doesn't mean it's soft. Universities do not care about exam boards. WJEC is a very common exam board, I do it for English Lit. I'm sure the university would consider you, I'm not sure to be honest. However, if you're applying to Oxford/Cambs or Durham you're probably looking at AAA minimum requirements.
    I hope you're right. Sometimes I hear that it is soft. I want to study Theology and yes it's probably for those prestigious universities that you can't miss your offer. Which is understandable. Thank you
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    I hope you're right. Sometimes I hear that it is soft. I want to study Theology and yes it's probably for those prestigious universities that you can't miss your offer. Which is understandable. Thank you
    What other subjects do you do? And what are your GCSES like? I'm sure you'll be fine. As long as you do one facilitating subject and have a clear vision for studying theology it'll be fine.
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    What other subjects do you do? And what are your GCSES like? I'm sure you'll be fine. As long as you do one facilitating subject and have a clear vision for studying theology it'll be fine.
    Hello,

    At A Level I also take Religious Studies and Classical Civilisation. Achieved an A in both at AS.
    My GCSE' aren't the best I got 7As 2Bs and a C.

    I understand the chances are slim for Oxbridge and Durham. Yet I would be happy with Edinburgh which I really like.

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    If you meet the requirements in terms of specifically subjects (ie. AAA including Maths & Chemistry) then the third subject doesnt matter - all that matters is the grade.
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    Hello,

    At A Level I also take Religious Studies and Classical Civilisation. Achieved an A in both at AS.
    My GCSE' aren't the best I got 7As 2Bs and a C.

    I understand the chances are slim for Oxbridge and Durham. Yet I would be happy with Edinburgh which I really like.

    Thanks
    Oxford are the only ones who are super picky with GCSES. I'm sure you'll be fine providing you get the entry requirements!
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    If you meet the requirements in terms of specifically subjects (ie. AAA including Maths & Chemistry) then the third subject doesnt matter - all that matters is the grade.
    For theology they do not require any specific subject. However, if they have to choose between. Applicant 1: with AAA Latin, Classics and RS or Applicant 2: with AAA ICT, Classics and RS. Then would ict be a hindrance? sorry I'm so paranoid. Just from hearing a few times that it is a soft subject and universities secretly don't like it. It scared me! Thanks
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    For theology they do not require any specific subject. However, if they have to choose between. Applicant 1: with AAA Latin, Classics and RS or Applicant 2: with AAA ICT, Classics and RS. Then would ict be a hindrance? sorry I'm so paranoid. Just from hearing a few times that it is a soft subject and universities secretly don't like it. It scared me! Thanks
    For 'other Unis' it wont be an issue - they are upfront about what they want/value and if they don't specify a third subject than IT is fine. They don't play games.

    For Oxbridge however, they may be more picky. They are supposed to tell you this sort of stuff and not have 'secret info' so search the website for any info you can find. If it still isn't clear then, this is the sort of question to ask at an Open Day - and make sure you get a clear answer.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    For 'other Unis' it wont be an issue - they are upfront about what they want/value and if they don't specify a third subject than IT is fine. They don't play games.

    For Oxbridge however, they may be more picky. They are supposed to tell you this sort of stuff and not have 'secret info' so search the website for any info you can find. If it still isn't clear then, this is the sort of question to ask at an Open Day - and make sure you get a clear answer.
    Thank you very much
 
 
 
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