I didn’t take GCSE history and throughout lockdown I discovered my passion for political history especially 20th century political history in the west.
At GCSE I achieved grades 999988887 with a 7 in maths and 9s in English Lit , RS , Geography and business Btech (D*) and hopefully may get one more after a remark in English language 🤞
I’ve been looking into some courses at Cambridge and I was particularly interested in the History and Politics course and have really began to resonate with the course and I have began reading to further fuel my interest.
At A-Level I take History, Politics and Philosophy and through hard work, hope to achieve A*s/A
I didn’t take GCSE History so my question is as follows,
Will I not stand a chance for history and politics as I didn’t do gcse level history?
My second question is , due to my GCSE grades being what they are, do I not stand a chance at Cambridge ?
If I do stand a chance should I look to apply to less oversubscribed modern colleges rather than the traditional ones (I’m interested in Clare or Peter house but people tell me that due to my GCSEs to look at places such as Girton)