I am in year 13, anticipating the following grades:
English - A*
Music - A*
Music Technology - A
I have my heart set on studying English at Cambridge, following a gap-year. I understand, however, that my A-Level subjects are not ‘perfect’ in compatibility for the degree. Music is very academic, yes - but Music Technology is mostly practical, and not very essay-heavy. Cambridge may also see the two subjects as ‘overlapping’.
My question is: would Cambridge treat my application in high-enough regard? Nowhere online does Cambridge specifically ask for applications without Music Technology, but it does advise a wide variety of subjects. I feel defeated, and a little heartbroken; I was sure my application would be viewed in equal regard to competing peers, but now I’m starting to doubt my choices.
Does anybody have any experience in something similar? I.e, picking both art and fine art, or theatre studies and drama, whilst applying for Oxbridge?
Any advice would be hugely appreciated. I am even considering taking an additional A-Level in my gap year.