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    (Original post by turkishprincess)
    I think you can pretty much do anything except film studies, media, business studies and law (basically subjects they consider as 'soft' and still hold a good chance of getting in.

    I did psychology, sociology, english lit and lang and government and politics.

    and I have 4/5 offers already...

    so you don't necessarily need to do the science/maths/language options to look like an ideal candidate

    xxx
    i swear law isnt considered a 'soft' subject ??
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    (Original post by xxk_x1991)
    i swear law isnt considered a 'soft' subject ??
    It is. Have a look at the link on the previous page of this thread; that's the Trinity College Cambridge list. Most unis will have something based around that even if they don't explicitly say.

    Well, I'm planning on converting after my History degree and I (after a fair amount of research) decided on:

    Chemistry
    Classical Civilisation
    History
    English Literature

    Then I dropped Chemistry because it was ******* impossible!
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    (Original post by turkishprincess)
    I think you can pretty much do anything except film studies, media, business studies and law (basically subjects they consider as 'soft' and still hold a good chance of getting in.

    I did psychology, sociology, english lit and lang and government and politics.

    and I have 4/5 offers already...

    so you don't necessarily need to do the science/maths/language options to look like an ideal candidate

    xxx
    i thought if you were gonna do law at uni it would be a pretty big help if you did law at a A level......
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    (Original post by dumbdunc)
    It is. Have a look at the link on the previous page of this thread; that's the Trinity College Cambridge list. Most unis will have something based around that even if they don't explicitly say.

    Well, I'm planning on converting after my History degree and I (after a fair amount of research) decided on:

    Chemistry
    Classical Civilisation
    History
    English Literature

    Then I dropped Chemistry because it was ******* impossible!
    oooo ok thanks xx
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    Well I did at AS Level:
    Law
    Government and Politics
    Maths
    Drama

    I'd basically say take subjects you're going to enjoy and do fairly well in, but try and get a mix of subjects: using my example, I have two "essay" subjects (Law and Gov/Pol), a science (Maths), and a creative subject (Drama, although I am dropping it at AS). I'm going to pick up Psychology next year, although with hindsight I should have done a language (however I should get the certificates for a CBLC in Italian next year).

    OP, if you're wanting to do Drama, I suggest asking your chosen college what exam board it is. At my college we were on Edexcel, so Unit 1 was 3 pieces of written coursework (2 pieces on set texts and one live performance piece) and Unit 2 was 2 performance pieces (a monologue/duologue lasting 2/5 minutes and a play lasting around an hour, although with the play element you could opt to do a design component such as costume or set). There were no written exams for us, but my friend who is on AQA had written exams this year. Check the exam board, and if it plays to your strengths then go for it, especially if you're doing 5 subjects as it adds another dimension.
 
 
 

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