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    (Original post by Xhess)
    With Harris no matter what I am going to be doing maths for another 2 years or 1 depending on if I decide to do core or a level maths that’s why it’s gone down my list of sixth form choices because the main reason why I’m so happy to move on to a levels is to drop all the subjects that I don’t enjoy and maths is one of those .
    Im in the same situation: I GET TO DROP ENGLISH!!!!!!!! So happy Its an irrelevant subject (for what I wanna do at least)
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    I was also feeling the same way about Economics; I'm currently doing Business Studies at school so I thought Economics would be a good option. However, I'm put off by the amount of maths and logic that's required to do it, so in my offer letter today, I crossed it out and wrote Philosophy under it.

    So lucky u have the choice to actually do that .
    Because I have Bio and Chem I can’t do that .
    Why can’t they just let me do bIo , chem ,history and philosophy 😑😑😑😑
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    Maybe try emailing them and asking them if a compromise can be made?
    I think I’m gonna call them tomorrow 👍🏼
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    (Original post by tedgfbtebfetedfb)
    Im in the same situation: I GET TO DROP ENGLISH!!!!!!!! So happy Its an irrelevant subject (for what I wanna do at least)
    This is triggering me on the inside....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiCA7ofb2oM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvYuUyggssE

    I thought these videos might interest you all as they basically are tips and advice from former Harris Westminster students!
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    (Original post by tedgfbtebfetedfb)
    Im in the same situation: I GET TO DROP ENGLISH!!!!!!!! So happy Its an irrelevant subject (for what I wanna do at least)
    Can’t relate at all I love English
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    (Original post by Xhess)
    So lucky u have the choice to actually do that .
    Because I have Bio and Chem I can’t do that .
    Why can’t they just let me do bIo , chem ,history and philosophy 😑😑😑😑
    There are still 2 ways you can get to do History and Philosophy....

    1) Join the History and Philosophy societies at Harris

    2) Beg the head of courses (Mr. Grant) to let you switch

    I would choose option 1!
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    This is triggering me on the inside....
    LOOL everyone has their own preferences and with a few exceptions, you are either on one side or the other (Maths or English). For what I wanna do (Investment banking) english is useless. For what you wanna do (Law/Criminology) Maths is useless.
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    (Original post by Xhess)
    Can’t relate at all I love English
    Ayyyyyyyyyy
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    (Original post by tedgfbtebfetedfb)
    LOOL everyone has their own preferences and with a few exceptions, you are either on one side or the other (Maths or English). For what I wanna do (Investment banking) english is useless. For what you wanna do (Law/Criminology) Maths is useless.
    True dat
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    There are still 2 ways you can get to do History and Philosophy....

    1) Join the History and Philosophy societies at Harris

    2) Beg the head of courses (Mr. Grant) to let you switch

    I would choose option 1!
    I’m gonna do both 😂 - tomorrow I’m gonna call them and then if they don’t answer or let me do what I want to with my subject choices I’ll email Mr Grant - if that doesn’t work then clearly it’s not the school for me
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    Name: Freddie
    Location: London
    Subjects studying: History, English Lit, Philosophy, Politics
    Test + interview score: 648
    Age/birthday: 16
    Interests:Politics, Film, India (I'm half Indian), Hindi, Journalism

    I'm aiming to study History and Politics at Oxbridge.

    I really like the look of Harris! Interviews in particular were quite enjoyable.
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiCA7ofb2oM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvYuUyggssE

    I thought these videos might interest you all as they basically are tips and advice from former Harris Westminster students!
    Just a notice; there was a video that was more boy-orientated but it keeps disappearing from YouTube and I don't know why...
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    (Original post by tedgfbtebfetedfb)
    LOOL everyone has their own preferences and with a few exceptions, you are either on one side or the other (Maths or English). For what I wanna do (Investment banking) english is useless. For what you wanna do (Law/Criminology) Maths is useless.
    What about maths do you like ? Is it the whole it’s either right or wrong ? Or do you just find it easy / passionate about it as a subject ?
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    (Original post by freddiesehgal02)
    Name: Freddie
    Location: London
    Subjects studying: History, English Lit, Philosophy, Politics
    Test + interview score: 648
    Age/birthday: 16
    Interests:Politics, Film, India (I'm half Indian), Hindi, Journalism

    I'm aiming to study History and Politics at Oxbridge.

    I really like the look of Harris! Interviews in particular were quite enjoyable.
    OMG we're doing the exact same subjects!
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    (Original post by fiddletrio)
    Name: Maanya
    Location: London (duh)
    Subjects studying: Music, Philosophy, Art History, Core maths, EPQ
    Test + interview score: 540
    Age/birthday: 16 (10th October)
    Interests: Music, Sanskrit, etymology, philosophy/ethics, animal rights
    Other places applied to: Westminster School, Wimbledon High, LEH
    Higher education choices: Either both Sanskrit and religion in Oxford or music in Oxford, or backup is joint honours Sanskrit and Music in SOAS.
    sounds mad. अगर तुम संस्कृत सीख रहे हो, तो शायद तुमको हिंदी भी आती है?
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    OMG we're doing the exact same subjects!
    Nice! Provided I meet the grades (which I should), I'm looking forward to it!
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    (Original post by freddiesehgal02)
    Nice! Provided I meet the grades (which I should), I'm looking forward to it!
    Me too Which one are you most looking forward to? I can't wait for Politics.
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    (Original post by Xhess)
    What about maths do you like ? Is it the whole it’s either right or wrong ? Or do you just find it easy / passionate about it as a subject ?
    Here's a list of why I like maths:

    Very logical

    You"re either right or wrong

    So satisfying when you clock something and get it right

    Had a natural gift at it from a very young age (I got a 6 at it on the SATs) Although have been slacking lately

    So many applications

    links directly with what I wanna do in the future

    its kinda fun (Im not totally hooked on to it by I have two friends that get an orgasm every time they hear the word "maths". One of them carries a problem solving guide everywhere)
 
 
 
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