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    Hello there,
    I have to decide on my A-levels quite soon, and I'm quite conflicted so thought it might be worth asking for advice on here.
    So I've managed to narrow it down to : history, english lit (both definites), RPE (RS) and music, but can only do 3 and an EPQ. I love music and it's a massive part of my life - I'm grade 5 piano, about that standard singing, in the school choir and a band. I find both theory and performance equally interesting. However, when I chose my GCSEs in Y8 I felt I wasn't at all the right ability and I only started to take it more seriously in Y9. I really regret not picking it now. The head of music told me it's not unheard of to do the A level without the GCSE, and I could do it with G5 theory (which I haven't found too challenging) and G5 piano (which is the minimum ability required).
    As much as I would love to take it, I realise I'd be quite far behind my peers, as I have much less experience of composition and listening papers, and most are G7 or G8.
    The main problem is I would love to study theology at Cambridge, but the entry requirements are very tough (A* A* A). I'm not sure it would be possible for me to get an A in music, whereas my chances for RE are probably better. I do find the subject very interesting, but I'd rather do music - I'm thinking this is probably a bad idea!
    So yeah if anyone responds thanks
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    Hello there,
    I have to decide on my A-levels quite soon, and I'm quite conflicted so thought it might be worth asking for advice on here.
    So I've managed to narrow it down to : history, english lit (both definites), RPE (RS) and music, but can only do 3 and an EPQ. I love music and it's a massive part of my life - I'm grade 5 piano, about that standard singing, in the school choir and a band. I find both theory and performance equally interesting. However, when I chose my GCSEs in Y8 I felt I wasn't at all the right ability and I only started to take it more seriously in Y9. I really regret not picking it now. The head of music told me it's not unheard of to do the A level without the GCSE, and I could do it with G5 theory (which I haven't found too challenging) and G5 piano (which is the minimum ability required).
    As much as I would love to take it, I realise I'd be quite far behind my peers, as I have much less experience of composition and listening papers, and most are G7 or G8.
    The main problem is I would love to study theology at Cambridge, but the entry requirements are very tough (A* A* A). I'm not sure it would be possible for me to get an A in music, whereas my chances for RE are probably better. I do find the subject very interesting, but I'd rather do music - I'm thinking this is probably a bad idea!
    So yeah if anyone responds thanks
    Well you have answered your own question - you say your chances for getting an A in re are probably better.
    Take a look at past papers for a level music and have a go at answering them
 
 
 

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