Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Currently I'm choosing my A levels. I would like to study Classics at uni, which means I'm having a hard time picking which ones to choose between History, Latin, English Lit, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation. I heard that Classical Civ is a 'soft' subject. Any thoughts?

    But I'm worried that by doing all humanity subjects I may be limiting my options in the future, so I thought about Economics. But I'm rubbish at my Maths and my Sciences.

    I'm getting a lot of mixed messages. Some say do what I love, but others say that I need to be sensible about my choices.

    Help? Any advice?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lydiagr_)
    Currently I'm choosing my A levels. I would like to study Classics at uni, which means I'm having a hard time picking which ones to choose between History, Latin, English Lit, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation. I heard that Classical Civ is a 'soft' subject. Any thoughts?

    But I'm worried that by doing all humanity subjects I may be limiting my options in the future, so I thought about Economics. But I'm rubbish at my Maths and my Sciences.

    I'm getting a lot of mixed messages. Some say do what I love, but others say that I need to be sensible about my choices.

    Help? Any advice?
    What universities are you looking at?
    For Oxford, you need Latin or Greek https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...lassics?wssl=1
    Maths or any science is not required
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Warwick also prefers a modern or ancient language https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/und.../courses/q820/
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Queenie123)
    What universities are you looking at?
    For Oxford, you need Latin or Greek https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...lassics?wssl=1
    Maths or any science is not required
    I'm not really thinking of Oxford. I'm more looking at Cambridge, Durham and KCL.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lydiagr_)
    I'm not really thinking of Oxford. I'm more looking at Cambridge, Durham and KCL.
    I dont think Cambridge has a Classic Civ course
    Just look at the websites of those unis and look at their required and preferred subjects
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Queenie123)
    I dont think Cambridge has a Classic Civ course
    Just look at the websites of those unis and look at their required and preferred subjects
    What I'm asking is not really a uni problem as I've already done some research. I'm having issues picking good A level subjects.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lydiagr_)
    Currently I'm choosing my A levels. I would like to study Classics at uni, which means I'm having a hard time picking which ones to choose between History, Latin, English Lit, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation. I heard that Classical Civ is a 'soft' subject. Any thoughts?

    But I'm worried that by doing all humanity subjects I may be limiting my options in the future, so I thought about Economics. But I'm rubbish at my Maths and my Sciences.

    I'm getting a lot of mixed messages. Some say do what I love, but others say that I need to be sensible about my choices.

    Help? Any advice?
    Latin is probably the most useful of those subjects, though they all would be good options, so just do whichever ones you prefer. There's nothing wrong with only doing humanities, especially if you'll get better grades in those. Good luck with making you choices
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by t.64)
    Latin is probably the most useful of those subjects, though they all would be good options, so just do whichever ones you prefer. There's nothing wrong with only doing humanities, especially if you'll get better grades in those. Good luck with making you choices
    Thanks
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.