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heyy everyone.

so I'm in year 11 and have just chosen my a- level options.

the definite 3 i have chosen are:

history, sociology and politics + an epq.

now, i am also going to do one of the following as a fourth a- level:

philosophy *or* ancient history.

i'm just not sure which one to do!

i don't know if doing 4 including ancient history and history may be too similar- will top unis see them both as different respectable a- levels? or should i do philosophy?

any opinions would be appreciated! thanks!

(i'm looking to study law or history at uni- 90% law!)
(what do you think of my subject combination- respectable?)
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Look at what subjects are required for law or history in uni and see if philosophy or ancient history comes up more if it doesn’t come up as a required pick the one u prefer or if there’s on ur better at so it’ll make the over a level experience easier cos if one is easier u don’t have to stress as much/get extra help hope that helps
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Look at what subjects are required for law or history in uni and see if philosophy or ancient history comes up more if it doesn’t come up as a required pick the one u prefer or if there’s on ur better at so it’ll make the over a level experience easier cos if one is easier u don’t have to stress as much/get extra help hope that helps
thanks!
there's no requirements for history or law- only says an 'essay based subject' is 'useful.'

but both the subjects are essay based and traditional!

got no idea which to go with- only worried history and ancient history aren't differentiated enough- but is philosophy well- respected?

just absoloutley clueless!

thanks for the help
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If u know ur gonna do history then do ancient history cos then you’ll have a wider array of knowledge going in to uni but if ur gonna do law maybe philosophy as philosophy and ethics obviously play a part in law and can give u more information in other areas which can help in uni but that’s just what I would do in my opinion and a suggested
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If u know ur gonna do history then do ancient history cos then you’ll have a wider array of knowledge going in to uni but if ur gonna do law maybe philosophy as philosophy and ethics obviously play a part in law and can give u more information in other areas which can help in uni but that’s just what I would do in my opinion and a suggested
i'll have a think; thanks!
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heyy everyone.

so I'm in year 11 and have just chosen my a- level options.

the definite 3 i have chosen are:

history, sociology and politics + an epq.

now, i am also going to do one of the following as a fourth a- level:

philosophy *or* ancient history.

i'm just not sure which one to do!

i don't know if doing 4 including ancient history and history may be too similar- will top unis see them both as different respectable a- levels? or should i do philosophy?



any opinions would be appreciated! thanks!

(i'm looking to study law or history at uni- 90% law!)
(what do you think of my subject combination- respectable?)
Are you thinking about applying to Oxbridge, because if not, you might be better off focussing on 3 rather than 4 A levels. No Uni will insist on 4 (even Oxbridge) and you should only pick 4 if you're confident it won't drag down your grades (better to achieve AAA than AABB).

And if you do choose 4, I think Philosophy would look better than Ancient History due to the overlap issue - Philosophy would give more breadth to your studies.
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disagree with ^^. it's a fourth subject, it doesn't matter if it looks as good as philosophy because it's extra. id say do it, it'll probably help u w history so you'll get better grades.
if youre doing 3, philosophy.
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heyy everyone.

so I'm in year 11 and have just chosen my a- level options.

the definite 3 i have chosen are:

history, sociology and politics + an epq.

now, i am also going to do one of the following as a fourth a- level:

philosophy *or* ancient history.

i'm just not sure which one to do!

i don't know if doing 4 including ancient history and history may be too similar- will top unis see them both as different respectable a- levels? or should i do philosophy?

any opinions would be appreciated! thanks!

(i'm looking to study law or history at uni- 90% law!)
(what do you think of my subject combination- respectable?)
I wouldnt do ancient history if you are already doing history.
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thanks everyone for the help!

i think i'll go with philosophy!

so, history, sociology, politics, philosophy and an epq!

thanks guys
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thanks everyone for the help!

i think i'll go with philosophy!

so, history, sociology, politics, philosophy and an epq!

thanks guys
best of luck! (good choice imo)
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best of luck! (good choice imo)
thanks!
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