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    For any Oxford PPE undergraduates out there I was wondering what the importance is of taking one of the three subjects in making a competitive application. I have received A* predictions in all three subjects but I don’t take any of the PPE subjects at A Level. I had emailed the Oxford admissions department and they told me that it wouldn’t be a problem, but it has been playing on my mind recently whether this was a white lie. I understand that I cannot do anything about this now but with the TSA coming up would I have to do exceptionally well in this in order to be on a level with other applicants who actually take one of these subjects to A2-Level.
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    Hi there, I was in a similar situation to you last year except I had taken Economics to AS level but dropped it even though I got an A because I got 3 A* predictions in my other subjects but didn’t get one in Economics. To this day I am of the belief that the lack of Economics A level was the cause of my downfall and this has been confirmed by the feedback I received from Oxford after my interview. I was told despite my potential, ( I had received a score of 72 -well above the average for Worcester) the fact that I had dropped economics at AS had shown a disregard for the subject and a lack of commitment. I know that all other aspects of my application were outstanding, I had received a score of 43/50 in the TSA (77.8 standardised) as well as receiving 10A* at GCSE but the fact that I dropped Economics A level, the only part of the PPE I took, really let me down.

    But at the end of the day I know that I went to where I was supposed to go, UCL and if I could do it again I know I would do the same thing.
 
 
 
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