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Is Maths Physics and Psychology a good combo of A levels

And will Oxford reject me for a physics degree coz I have done a soft a a level like psychology???
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Psychology wouldn't really be the best option out there for a uni like Oxford when other students do Further Maths instead. But it doesn't mean they'd reject you based on that, there are a lot of other factors they'd consider too.
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(Original post by BettyWhiteHost)
Is Maths Physics and Psychology a good combo of A levels

And will Oxford reject me for a physics degree coz I have done a soft a a level like psychology???
Hi, I don’t think psychology is considered a ‘soft’ A level. It’s not considered as ‘hard’ as A level chemistry/physics/history/fm, etc. but it isn’t considered ‘easy’ either. I don’t take the subject, this is just what I’ve heard. If you’re interested in psychology, 100% take it at A level. However, since you want to study Physics at Oxford, you should seriously consider taking A level further maths. Oxford won’t reject you just because of your subject choices, you’ve taken the necessary a levels and have accompanied it with an ‘academic’ subject, but entry to Oxford Physics is very competitive and you might be considered a slightly ‘weaker’ applicant. Most students will have done Maths, further maths and Physics and many have done 4 A levels, the 4th one usually being chemistry/computer science. The most important part of the application is arguably the PAT followed by the interviews. The PAT is based only on AS Maths and Physics (with a few topics from A2), so you would’ve covered all the topics as such. If you can do very well on the PAT, you have a very good chance of getting in, even if you don’t have further maths/ a 4th A level. The PAT is quite difficult btw. So it is very much possible to get in with this subject combination provided you do well on the PAT
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