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If I was to study 2 A-Levels (French and German) and a WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma (Criminology), would that be enough to get into the top unis, specifically Cambridge-but I've heard they don't accept diplomas/BTECs

Therefore would I be better taking another subject-my options would be: A-Level psychology, sociology or history

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Hi,
Here’s a link to unis that accept WJEC qualifications:
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.w...h-13628047.amp
Many top unis accept (e.g. Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester) some don’t (e.g. Durham), some accept with 3 other A-Levels (e.g. Cambridge, i think).

Hope that helps!!
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Assuming you want to do MML at Cambridge (that's what I do) I'd say that history A level would probably be more helpful... the essay writing skills are really important as we write quite a lot of essays! I don't know if the advanced diploma would be accepted, but I do know that history has been really helpful for me!
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Personally I would ditch the Level 3 diploma and go with A-level Sociology or Psychology instead. (they are probably the closest to Criminology and I would imagine they'd overlap - but I'm not very familiar with either subject) It's unclear whether they are accepted by Cambridge, since Welsh Level 3 diplomas aren't explicitly mentioned but I would assume they fall under the same case as BTECs and similar. You could always ask a few colleges.
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Hi there! Two language A Levels are great, but you'd need a third A Level qualification for us to consider you. You would be welcome to do Criminology as a fourth subject, but you may decide that it's too much work. An A Level in any of the other subjects you've mentioned would provide better preparation not only for our course, but would make you more competitive for entry into Modern Languages courses at most top unis. Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
Hi there! Two language A Levels are great, but you'd need a third A Level qualification for us to consider you. You would be welcome to do Criminology as a fourth subject, but you may decide that it's too much work. An A Level in any of the other subjects you've mentioned would provide better preparation not only for our course, but would make you more competitive for entry into Modern Languages courses at most top unis. Hope this helps!
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Try and find another subject you are passionate about that is not as related to language.... Maybe try Physics or something that is related to Criminology
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