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I want to do sociology, psychology and Law A-levels but will that make it difficult to get into Oxbridge?
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I think it depends on what you want to do.
E.g. At Oxford to do Psychology it's good to do a science and maths
There's a YouTuber at Cambridge who did Psychology Sociology and Eng Lit at A Level and does Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (basically Psychology)
Just check the websites to see what a levels and grades are needed for a subject.
Hope that helped!
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I want to do sociology, psychology and Law A-levels but will that make it difficult to get into Oxbridge?
For which course?
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For which course?
Either law or human social and political sciences
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I think to some extent you will be hindered; facilitating subjects are well-respected and better alternatives
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(Original post by Jess_1230)
Either law or human social and political sciences
So check the web pages for those courses. They will confirm your choices are fine. (Certainly for Cambridge.)

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I want to do sociology, psychology and Law A-levels but will that make it difficult to get into Oxbridge?
Just tagging in LMH OXFORD Murray Edwards Admissions
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Not at all. Don’t believe the soft subject hype – the only thing that should concern you are the entry requirements listed in the prospectus. In your case (and for Oxford) – you are expected to have C/4 grades in GCSE maths, or other evidence to demonstrate you are appropriately numerate. And any subject is accepted at A-Level except General Studies.

If you want to do a year abroad in France, Germany or Spain, you’ll be expected to have the relevant modern language qualification. With Italy you might be admitted without – but would need to demonstrate sufficient language aptitude.

Also, do check out https://twitter.com/OxLawOutreach - loads of super opportunities advertised here. The Law Faculty has an Outreach Officer who is really helpful and would be happy to give law-specific advice, so do feel free to get in touch. Number is 01865 271491
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(Original post by LMH OXFORD)
Not at all. Don’t believe the soft subject hype – the only thing that should concern you are the entry requirements listed in the prospectus. In your case (and for Oxford) – you are expected to have C/4 grades in GCSE maths, or other evidence to demonstrate you are appropriately numerate. And any subject is accepted at A-Level except General Studies.

If you want to do a year abroad in France, Germany or Spain, you’ll be expected to have the relevant modern language qualification. With Italy you might be admitted without – but would need to demonstrate sufficient language aptitude.

Also, do check out https://twitter.com/OxLawOutreach - loads of super opportunities advertised here. The Law Faculty has an Outreach Officer who is really helpful and would be happy to give law-specific advice, so do feel free to get in touch. Number is 01865 271491
Would one be accepted to medicine at Oxford if the gcses are 10 a stars including literature but a c in language? And if a level predictions were 2 stars and 1 a in chem bio and maths
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Neither Law nor HSPS have any specific subjects that they want and each can be approached from a number of angles. It's usually for a humanities student to have at least one of English, History, a language or Maths but that doesn;t mean that you can't be successful without any of those subjects - you can providing that you are showing that you are on track to meet or exceed our offer requirements (A*AA) and have developed a genuine interest in the subject you eventually decide to apply for.
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(Original post by LMH OXFORD)
Not at all. Don’t believe the soft subject hype – the only thing that should concern you are the entry requirements listed in the prospectus. In your case (and for Oxford) – you are expected to have C/4 grades in GCSE maths, or other evidence to demonstrate you are appropriately numerate. And any subject is accepted at A-Level except General Studies.

If you want to do a year abroad in France, Germany or Spain, you’ll be expected to have the relevant modern language qualification. With Italy you might be admitted without – but would need to demonstrate sufficient language aptitude.

Also, do check out https://twitter.com/OxLawOutreach - loads of super opportunities advertised here. The Law Faculty has an Outreach Officer who is really helpful and would be happy to give law-specific advice, so do feel free to get in touch. Number is 01865 271491
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