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    Also, are they interesting?
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    It doesn't really matter what any of us think, since it depends where our individual interests/skills lie. Some will find a subject interesting, and others may not. As for them being "soft" A levels, generally I don't think English lit is regarded as a soft subject - although English language, perhaps. Religious studies isn't soft in terms of being a daft subject, but it can sometimes be considered as easier. I don't think Sociology is well-regarded, but I don't think that would matter with regards to university admissions - and that's what counts. Most universities would consider you for most courses. For example, a friend of mine got AAA in Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies - and she's now at Manchester doing Psychology (which requires AAB).
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    English Lit is definitely not regarded as 'soft'...it's bloody hard work...it's only interesting if you liked English at GCSE cos it's basically the same thing, only a little more in depth.
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    What does it matter? I did English Lit, Media Studies, and ICT, which could all be considered as 'soft' subjects. The point is that I enjoyed myself doing them, and I chose to do English Language over Eng. Lit at uni because it appeals more - who cares about prestige?
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    It really depends on what you want to do? Eng lit is certainly not soft, although sociology is sometimes considered so. Yet if you want to study something like sociology they are perfect so it depends on what sort of thing you want to study
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    If anyone regards RE as soft i am willing too defend that...one of the hardest subjects ive had to do!! PLUS its SO interesting, you really can get into it if you have a passion for it
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    English Lit. and R.S. are definitely not ‘soft’ subjects.

    They are both on the 'respected’ subjects list published by UCL I think (may have been Cambridge) but a very good university basically. They are both very tough and rigorous essay-based subjects.

    Sociology is ‘soft’ to be fair, based on the three universities putting it in their ‘blacklist’ of un-academic subjects.
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    RS is definately not soft, I took it I should know! As for whatever you want to take for A levels, take whatever you enjoy or whatever you need to take so that you can do what you want at uni!
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    it's strange how subjects are arbitrarily labelled 'soft' or 'hard'. every subject has its place and purpose.
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    RS is not a soft subject, we have 10 pple in our class , around 5-6 got U's, it is well regarded shows ability to think creativly and the ability to put your point across and debate well, ... subjects like end lit, business s, government and politics would go along well with it
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    Does anybody have links to these University 'black lists'?
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
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    If cambridge was the only university in the UK that list would be relavant and useful but it is not and it isn't.
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    (Original post by Scipio_Africanus)
    If cambridge was the only university in the UK that list would be relavant and useful but it is not and it isn't.
    er....LSE's link was also put up as well :confused:
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    Eng Lit and RS are generally considered Facilitating subjects.

    Sociology is not.

    Take that as you will.
 
 
 

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