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    I'm already in year 12, but my college does things a little differently and lets the students take four subjects in the first year with the recommended option of dropping one and proceeding with three in the second year.

    Currently, I'm taking geography, sociology, English literature and photography. My problem is that I'm aware that English is a great facilitating subject but I really cannot make myself enjoy the course, and I'm considering dropping it.

    I'm really interested in taking HSPS at Cambridge and I don't want to do anything to damage my application or make myself seem to be a lesser qualified student. The HSPS course doesn't require any particular subjects but I'm still worried that my courses won't be deemed to be good enough.

    What would be the best option? Stomach an extra subject that may take away from my general performance, or drop it and have more time to focus on my other subjects with the con of a (maybe) worse HSPS application?
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    didnt even know photography was an alevel so i would keep lit.
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    (Original post by uniisscary)
    I'm already in year 12, but my college does things a little differently and lets the students take four subjects in the first year with the recommended option of dropping one and proceeding with three in the second year.

    Currently, I'm taking geography, sociology, English literature and photography. My problem is that I'm aware that English is a great facilitating subject but I really cannot make myself enjoy the course, and I'm considering dropping it.

    I'm really interested in taking HSPS at Cambridge and I don't want to do anything to damage my application or make myself seem to be a lesser qualified student. The HSPS course doesn't require any particular subjects but I'm still worried that my courses won't be deemed to be good enough.

    What would be the best option? Stomach an extra subject that may take away from my general performance, or drop it and have more time to focus on my other subjects with the con of a (maybe) worse HSPS application?
    https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...-combinations/

    Cambridge see don't see photography as a subject they'll base an offer on; it can be a fourth subject. If you drop English you will have no chance at all of getting in.
 
 
 
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