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    I'm in year 11 and need to start thinking about my A-levels and I'm 99% sure I want to do Spanish, English Lit, and an EPQ. However I need to choose another course subject apart from an EPQ, I really love textiles and have always wanted to work in a couture house, design or become a buyer... but I wouldn't want to do this at Uni.My other idea would be to do English Language which I know I wouldn't enjoy as much but would link to my degree (pretty sure on Spanish/Russian with Linguistics). I would love to do all 4 and an EPQ, however, my school only just lets students do 4 A-levels and recommend 3 and I'm doing the new course where As levels don't exist. HELP!!!!!
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    Have you had a look at university entrance requirements for linguistics courses? If they ask for an English subject or recommend them, then it might be an idea to take English language but even then, I don't see any harm in taking textiles, especially since you're already taking English literature. Based on what you've said, textiles seems more interesting to you so you're more likely to put the work in and achieve the necessary grades.
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    (Original post by ecila21)
    Have you had a look at university entrance requirements for linguistics courses? If they ask for an English subject or recommend them, then it might be an idea to take English language but even then, I don't see any harm in taking textiles, especially since you're already taking English literature. Based on what you've said, textiles seems more interesting to you so you're more likely to put the work in and achieve the necessary grades.
    Thank you most courses I have looked at don't require English language they just want you to take a language, I do love textiles and would love a career in it but I know that its unlikely with only an A-level and not a degree.
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    AS levels do exist.
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    (Original post by num.7)
    AS levels do exist.
    not for me form 2018 onwards they are scrapping them
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    (Original post by 13marston.d)
    not for me form 2018 onwards they are scrapping them
    Actually AS levels do still exist. They are just no longer part of the A-Level and are a standalone qualification.
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    I'd go with Textiles, as long as English Language isn't required - it's important to do what you love, because A levels are pretty full on. You're gonna be doing a lot of work for each subject, and it's better that you WANT to work for it. Universities also like people with a bit of character and personality, so having a subject which isn't exactly common is definitely an advantage.

    Do remember that at the start of the year, if you're not happy with your choice, you may be able to swap subjects (it's worth asking about this). So maybe you could try English Language and if you don't like it, switch to Textiles, but do make sure your college allow people to swap. Mine did at the start of the year, I remember loads of people dropping Maths, our class pretty much halved xD

    Anyway, good luck! A levels are hard work, but fun!
 
 
 
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