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I'm a year 11 student and have chosen my A-Levels around wanting to take Physics or Maths at degree level, however, I am becoming more aware of my love of history and am wondering If I should change my subjects. I have currently applied for Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computer Science, and Chemistry. I'm not too keen on Chemistry, but I'm taking it because I thought it'd give me a better basis for a stem degree. But since I now may want to take either a Maths, Physics, or History degree at Oxbridge, I'm wondering if I should take Maths, Further Maths, Physics, History, and maybe Politics if that's not too much. I love all of these subjects. To get into Oxbridge, would it be wise to dedicate myself to one side, history or stem, to have a shot at getting in? Or could I do A-Levels on both sides and still have a reasonable chance of getting in either side?
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I would say pick a course from a university page, and see what subject requirements you must have to be able to apply for it. Maybe it'll help you narrow down your choice, hope this helps
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Realistically for physics you’d need maths, further maths and physics so it doesn’t leave much room for other a levels.

Maybe take history as the 4th subject then as you spend more time studying then both subjects I’m sure you’d quickly figure out which one you’d enjoy more at degree level. If you decide to go for history at uni you could do an EPQ to have more experience with essay writing.

Taking politics in addition would definitely be too much.
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Maths, further maths, physics and history is probably your best bet - any more than that would likely be too much work (although I imagine you can squeeze an EPQ in too if you really wanted).
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