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I’m applying to uni this year for history and I’m only doing 1 facilitating subject (history) and then I’m doing politics and philosophy. I have 3 a*s predicted but only one facilitating so I was wondering if this would prevent me getting offers.
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I’m applying to uni this year for history and I’m only doing 1 facilitating subject (history) and then I’m doing politics and philosophy. I have 3 a*s predicted but only one facilitating so I was wondering if this would prevent me getting offers.
No it won't affect you getting offers, those subjects are fine for a History degree
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I don't think that it would prevent you from getting offers at all. If anything, those are some of the best subjects to do in combination with history for a prospective history undergraduate (speaking as someone who has just finished a joint honours bachelors in English Literature and History) and to be honest I don't know what other 'facilitating' subjects there are for history than history. So essentially I don't think it would be a problem at all and I think its a great combination of subjects and I think they'll complement each other well.
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I’m applying to uni this year for history and I’m only doing 1 facilitating subject (history) and then I’m doing politics and philosophy. I have 3 a*s predicted but only one facilitating so I was wondering if this would prevent me getting offers.
The concept of facilitating subjects was ditched in 2019! We have 'Informed Choices' now, which is much more useful.

History, politics and philosophy are absolutely fine as choices for History at university. Your predicted grades will allow you to choose from a wide range of universities, too.
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Facilitating Subjects was dropped by all RG Unis two years ago - and its only LSE that still hangs onto the idea of a specific group of subjects - see https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...s-subjects-hit

As a result of marketing legislation now being applied to Universities, all Unis have to be totally up-front and honest about their entry requirements and exactly which subjects are essential or 'preferred'. There are no 'secrets' or 'info that only some people know'. What they ask for on the course page on their website is what they want.

Most Unis will only specify History as a required subject and unless they ask for 'another essay-based-subject or whatever, that IS what they mean and your other subjects can therefore be anything. The most important thing is that you get the grades required. Obviously its a joint subject degree then 'the other subject' may have additional requirements.

Examples
Leeds https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/history-undergraduate
Cardiff - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...ncient-history
Nottingham Trent https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/history
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Facilitating Subjects was dropped by all RG Unis two years ago - and its only LSE that still hangs onto the idea of a specific group of subjects - see https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...s-subjects-hit
It's not only LSE who have a list of preferred subjects, though most unis don't

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...ents#preferred

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/levels
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And all universities that have a “preferred subjects” list include philosophy and politics on their list. So no concerns for the OP
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