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    I am doing my GCSEs and have to decide my a levels really soon. I'm pretty sure that I want to study PPE (preferably at Oxford) and wanted some advice on my a levels.

    Currently, I am really considering these:
    Maths,
    Economics,
    RS,
    Government & Politics

    The only thing that I'm really worried about is the fact that I only have one facilitating subject and I know that Russel group universities tend to prefer two.

    Could anyone give me any advice, especially those who did PPE or a related degree? Thanks
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    If I were you, I would ignore all the 'facilitating subject' nonsense you read online/hear in school.

    Your A level choices are perfectly fine for PPE - Oxford says "you may apply for PPE having done any combination of subjects at school". You have chosen three solid academic subjects and one slightly less solid but still useful subject. Relax.
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    I would suggest History - it's good to have an essay-writing subject under your belt, and would complement the politics (see the popular History & Politics double honours degree). Government & Politics - well, I don't think it would increase your chances at all personally, whereas History probably would. They don't care if you haven't done A levels relating specifically to subjects that would really only become worthwile (from a general academic standpoint) at university level.

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    If I were you, I would ignore all the 'facilitating subject' nonsense you read online/hear in school.
    It isn't all nonsense. Facilitating subjects like History, Maths, Geography, etc. demonstrate your intellectual capabilities in reference to the key subjects. If you've taken Maths and get an A or A*, that shows them that you will likely be academically able in a whole range of subjects that include some form of maths. Same with History - facilitating subjects tend to be the building blocks on which the majority of the degrees are built.
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    (Original post by tennysons_maud)
    It isn't all nonsense. Facilitating subjects like History, Maths, Geography, etc. demonstrate your intellectual capabilities in reference to the key subjects. If you've taken Maths and get an A or A*, that shows them that you will likely be academically able in a whole range of subjects that include some form of maths. Same with History - facilitating subjects tend to be the building blocks on which the majority of the degrees are built.
    It is nonsense. You're just speculating, there's no evidence at all which shows PPE applicants who take history instead of politics are more likely to get in. Oxford would not say they welcome applicants who've studied any subject if they didn't mean it.
 
 
 
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