A-Level: History and Politics?

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I just had one of my college induction days and dropped my computer science course to study A-Level History.

Does A-Level History and Politics look good on a UCAS application, and are the subjects very interconnected making them a bad choice for university?

and what degrees can be done with them?

Thanks, Charlotte
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As long as you dont wish to do anything to do with Science or Maths they will be excellent. What is your 3rd subject.
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As long as you dont wish to do anything to do with Science or Maths they will be excellent. What is your 3rd subject.
I am doing these subjects next year
A-Level Politics
A-Level History
A-Level Maths (could this be a problem?)
BTEC IT
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Does A-Level History and Politics look good on a UCAS application, and are the subjects very interconnected making them a bad choice for university?
You need to look at the entry requireements for courses at a range of different Unis for courses - there is no 'look good' subjects unless that is actually want that Uni wants for that course.

For many Social Science and Humanities degree courses there are no required A level subjects or they might require require one 'esssay based subject' - they will usually just specify the 3 grades they want. The obvious degree with History is History but you will also find joint subject courses for History & Politics or 'Liberal Arts' where you can stufy a range of subjects within one degree course.

Look at this list of subjects from Sussex Uni and look at the 'Entry Requirements' on the course page to see what each subject wants - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
Liberal Arts - two examples - https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/undergr.../liberal-arts/ and https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy...iberal-Arts-BA
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I am doing these subjects next year
A-Level Politics
A-Level History
A-Level Maths (could this be a problem?)
BTEC IT
Not at all the fact you are taking Maths opens up many options such as CS and Economics. It is a very good range of subjects and opens up all kinds of avenues. I do wonder whether taking BTEC IT on top is worthwhile.
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This might help you with what you can do. Just enter the 3 A levels

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=bbb40...FjLnVrLw&ntb=1
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This might help you with what you can do. Just enter the 3 A levels

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=bbb40...FjLnVrLw&ntb=1
Thank you! This really helped
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You need to look at the entry requireements for courses at a range of different Unis for courses - there is no 'look good' subjects unless that is actually want that Uni wants for that course.

For many Social Science and Humanities degree courses there are no required A level subjects or they might require require one 'esssay based subject' - they will usually just specify the 3 grades they want. The obvious degree with History is History but you will also find joint subject courses for History & Politics or 'Liberal Arts' where you can stufy a range of subjects within one degree course.

Look at this list of subjects from Sussex Uni and look at the 'Entry Requirements' on the course page to see what each subject wants - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
Liberal Arts - two examples - https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/undergr.../liberal-arts/ and https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy...iberal-Arts-BA
Thank you!
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I'm doing history at uni in September and did maths, history, and politics at a level. History and politics can get you into virtually any degree that requires a humanities based subject so law, history, politics or degrees that don't require any specific subject like sociology, criminology, or business management. Universities don't care which a levels you do except when they specify in their entry requirements.
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I just had one of my college induction days and dropped my computer science course to study A-Level History.

Does A-Level History and Politics look good on a UCAS application, and are the subjects very interconnected making them a bad choice for university?

and what degrees can be done with them?

Thanks, Charlotte
Those 2 are decent subjects. They are both essay based subjects and will get you into a range of different courses at uni. Maths as well opens up a range of different options.
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