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Ok, so I was wondering how well regarded GCSE Drama is? I love drama so much - it's my favourite subject and I'm really good at it. I'm currently achieving a 9 in it and I think that I could continue this level of work at GCSE.

But it is my main dream to go to Oxford University to study PPE/Law or another humanities subject (like history). So would GCSE Drama hinder my chances of being a successful applicant?

I have also considered taking Religous Studies or Geography instead but my heart is telling me to pursue Drama! However, I would hate it if I was rejected because I had a GCSE in Drama instead of an academic subject.

For reference, my other subjects will be:

- English Lit
- English Lang
- Maths
- Physics
- Chemistsry
- Biology
- History
- Italian/French

My target grade in all of these subjects is 9 and I'm currently on target for all of them, so even with drama I think I could gain a solid set of 8 academic GCSEs.

I really wish I was good at the more 'academic' extra-curricular subjects like art and music but I'm just not...

So, would you suggest taking Drama or should I go for an academic? I do also really enjoy the alternative subjects mentioned so I would still be happy studying those
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(Original post by xhorseloverx)
Ok, so I was wondering how well regarded GCSE Drama is? I love drama so much - it's my favourite subject and I'm really good at it. I'm currently achieving a 9 in it and I think that I could continue this level of work at GCSE.

But it is my main dream to go to Oxford University to study PPE/Law or another humanities subject (like history). So would GCSE Drama hinder my chances of being a successful applicant?

I have also considered taking Religous Studies or Geography instead but my heart is telling me to pursue Drama! However, I would hate it if I was rejected because I had a GCSE in Drama instead of an academic subject.

For reference, my other subjects will be:

- English Lit
- English Lang
- Maths
- Physics
- Chemistsry
- Biology
- History
- Italian/French

My target grade in all of these subjects is 9 and I'm currently on target for all of them, so even with drama I think I could gain a solid set of 8 academic GCSEs.

I really wish I was good at the more 'academic' extra-curricular subjects like art and music but I'm just not...

So, would you suggest taking Drama or should I go for an academic? I do also really enjoy the alternative subjects mentioned so I would still be happy studying those
I would choose the subject you are more interested in. In terms of being rejected because of taking a 'non-academic subject', in drama 40% of the subject is a written exam and universities normally look at A-Levels over GCSE's so I wouldn't worry about getting rejected (purely because I don't think that you would). Hope this helps with your decision!
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