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    i have found some universities where history is not an a level requirement
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    (Original post by lizaeli)
    i have found some universities where history is not an a level requirement
    An important factor is what you have achieved academically since GCSE which would convince universities to take you.

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    I've been given unconditional offers from Newcastle, York, Manchester and Sheffield for archaeology and I didn't even do history at GCSE yet I read it all the time in my spare time and visit a lot of museums etc. As long as you strongly express the interest in you're personal statement and have a proven good academic record, they will most certainly give a place. Best of luck OP
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    (Original post by angelofessence)
    I've been given unconditional offers from Newcastle, York, Manchester and Sheffield for archaeology and I didn't even do history at GCSE yet I read it all the time in my spare time and visit a lot of museums etc. As long as you strongly express the interest in you're personal statement and have a proven good academic record, they will most certainly give a place. Best of luck OP
    Are you on a gap year?
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    lizaeli,


    Your chances seem pretty unlikely, in all honesty.

    You'd have to show a really deep commitment to the subject by reading lots of books and broaden your knowledge, understanding and interest by watching some documentaries and listening to some podcasts. You should also identify what the starting point for your passion for History is; it's all very well saying "I'm curious", but the most interested and dedicated candidates will be able to vividly describe the root of their interest in their personal statement. What got you first interested in History - a lecture you attended, perhaps? Have you been to any lectures or read any books on the subject?

    What are your A Level subjects and what are your predicted grades for them? Do you study related subjects such as Government and Politics or English Literature?

    angelofessence was most likely accepted by universities because they were able to express a very deep and genuine interest in the subject. In your case, you've already taken public exams in History but unfortunately your lower-than-desirable grade at GCSE means that you'd have to be doing excellently at A Level and have a really fantastic application. Did you have any extenuating circumstances at GCSE to explain your performance? I'm not trying to sound harsh; it's just that if you have a (genuine) reason as to why things didn't go so well for you at GCSE, that may well help your case.

    All the best!
 
 
 
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