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Hi, I’m making my A-level decisions this month and although I was previously sure about what I wanted to do, someone said I should take classics at A-level in order to do it at uni.

I know it isn’t a requirement, but if it’s offered at my school and I don’t take it, will that look bad?

My current decisions are maths, further maths, history, and Latin, but I could change history for classics. The only reason I haven’t is because it seems a lot like the sources part of my Latin GCSE, which I didn’t really enjoy.
(Side note: is my above combination good for applying to classics in general? People have said it’s weird to have half maths when the other half isn’t something similar eg sciences)

Thanks to anyone who replies!
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(Original post by ginevrafanshawe)
Hi, I’m making my A-level decisions this month and although I was previously sure about what I wanted to do, someone said I should take classics at A-level in order to do it at uni.

I know it isn’t a requirement, but if it’s offered at my school and I don’t take it, will that look bad?

My current decisions are maths, further maths, history, and Latin, but I could change history for classics. The only reason I haven’t is because it seems a lot like the sources part of my Latin GCSE, which I didn’t really enjoy.
(Side note: is my above combination good for applying to classics in general? People have said it’s weird to have half maths when the other half isn’t something similar eg sciences)

Thanks to anyone who replies!
You only need Latin to apply to most Classics courses and some unis don’t need Latin or Classics at A-Level.

I do Classics alongside History and English Lit at A-Level. It is definitely my favourite subject and I would recommended it to anyone. It will be a very good foundation for studying it at uni even though it isn’t a requirement. As long as you have Latin you’ll be fine.
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You only need Latin to apply to most Classics courses and some unis don’t need Latin or Classics at A-Level.

I do Classics alongside History and English Lit at A-Level. It is definitely my favourite subject and I would recommended it to anyone. It will be a very good foundation for studying it at uni even though it isn’t a requirement. As long as you have Latin you’ll be fine.
Thank you! I was worried they might question my enthusiasm for the subject if I chose not to do it but I guess doing Latin should be enough!
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Thank you! I was worried they might question my enthusiasm for the subject if I chose not to do it but I guess doing Latin should be enough!
Also quick side note about your Maths A-Levels. My Classics teacher got into Cambridge Classics with A-Levels in Maths, Chemistry, Latin and Classics. If you want to do M and FM do it.
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Hi, I’m making my A-level decisions this month and although I was previously sure about what I wanted to do, someone said I should take classics at A-level in order to do it at uni. I know it isn’t a requirement, but if it’s offered at my school and I don’t take it, will that look bad? My current decisions are maths, further maths, history, and Latin, but I could change history for classics. The only reason I haven’t is because it seems a lot like the sources part of my Latin GCSE, which I didn’t really enjoy.(Side note: is my above combination good for applying to classics in general? People have said it’s weird to have half maths when the other half isn’t something similar eg sciences)Thanks to anyone who replies!
There’s nothing wrong with your above combination! I study History at university having done A-level Biology, History and German, and it shows you are a multidisciplinary student
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(Original post by ginevrafanshawe)
Hi, I’m making my A-level decisions this month and although I was previously sure about what I wanted to do, someone said I should take classics at A-level in order to do it at uni.

I know it isn’t a requirement, but if it’s offered at my school and I don’t take it, will that look bad?

My current decisions are maths, further maths, history, and Latin, but I could change history for classics. The only reason I haven’t is because it seems a lot like the sources part of my Latin GCSE, which I didn’t really enjoy.
(Side note: is my above combination good for applying to classics in general? People have said it’s weird to have half maths when the other half isn’t something similar eg sciences)

Thanks to anyone who replies!
I know someone doing Classics at Oxford who took A-levels in Latin, French and History. Latin is the only essential one.
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Also quick side note about your Maths A-Levels. My Classics teacher got into Cambridge Classics with A-Levels in Maths, Chemistry, Latin and Classics. If you want to do M and FM do it.
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There’s nothing wrong with your above combination! I study History at university having done A-level Biology, History and German, and it shows you are a multidisciplinary student
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I know someone doing Classics at Oxford who took A-levels in Latin, French and History. Latin is the only essential one.
Thank you all!
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I think some universities don’t even require latin and accept greek as an alternative. I believe Cambridge states that if you have taken Latin alevel you do a three year course and if you have done greek you do a four year course so perhaps other unis are similar. But your alevels are absolutely fine
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