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I take english lit, bio and Spanish for A level and an EPQ on the Spanish Civil War. I really enjoy history and it was always my favourite subject, however I chose not to take it for A level - I didn't like the content of the course.

For university I would love to study something combining English, Spanish and History. Any suggestions??

Cambridge does History and modern languages, which I love the sound of - and history is not required (only by SOME colleges). Do you think I could get in without history A level - if I did well in the admissions test and interview. Or do you think I would be at a disadvantage?
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(Original post by TL272001)
I take english lit, bio and Spanish for A level and an EPQ on the Spanish Civil War. I really enjoy history and it was always my favourite subject, however I chose not to take it for A level - I didn't like the content of the course.

For university I would love to study something combining English, Spanish and History. Any suggestions??

Cambridge does History and modern languages, which I love the sound of - and history is not required (only by SOME colleges). Do you think I could get in without history A level - if I did well in the admissions test and interview. Or do you think I would be at a disadvantage?
Yes, you will be at a disadvantage because you will have to take the HAT for Cambridge which will be more difficult without having taken A-level history.

Is it insurmountable? No.

I assume you have noticed that Cambridge MML courses allow you to take some History modules?


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try Exeter they do flexible combined honours to see if it covers what you want
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Plenty of Spanish courses will offer History modules (on Spain/Latin America), so that's a more practical way forward. You also have the option of attending any History department lectures on a non-examined basis. So you could do either of the following w/o History A level

- Single honours Spanish inc Spanish/LatAmerican history modules
- Mod Langs Major Spanish/Minor 2nd Lang ab initio (as starter)

Either of above plus attending history dept lectures.

Doing a History degree w/o A level would be massive psychological disadvantage, as you'd never quite catch up.
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I'm going into my third year of a history degree at NTU in October and I didn't do history at at GCSE or A-level, granted I didn't go to Cambridge or even apply to any top universities but I've never felt at a disadvatnage at NTU and was actually told in my first year that I was at a slight advantage to those who did A-level as I had no previous set way of writing history essays and it is something I was told many people struggle with as it is so different. I also did English Literature at A-level along with Geography and BTEC IT.
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