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Should I talk about my A-Levels in my Personal Statement?

My teacher wants me to write a whole paragraph on my A-Levels but I’m not sure if I should as they’re not too relevant to what I want to study.
Don't do it.
Unis know what is in the A level syllabus and actually what they want to see is that you are reading/stidying/thinking beyond the A level syllabus.

Useful list by subject for extra reading etc from Cambridge (but good for all Unis) - https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/super-curricular_suggestions.pdf
And how to incorporate all of this into a PS - https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/page/supercurricular_guide_0.pdf
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The personal statement is about you and your interest on the subject.
Original post by McGinger
Don't do it.
Unis know what is in the A level syllabus and actually what they want to see is that you are reading/stidying/thinking beyond the A level syllabus.

Useful list by subject for extra reading etc from Cambridge (but good for all Unis) - https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/super-curricular_suggestions.pdf
And how to incorporate all of this into a PS - https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/page/supercurricular_guide_0.pdf

Yep that's usually what I advised when my friends asked me. However, there seems to be mixed opinions on this. My advice would be that if you really wanted to discuss your A-levels, link it to the course you want to study and how that led you on to participate in super-curricular activities. Than again, I agree with McGinger; I generally wouldn't recommend doing so.
Original post by will0e
My teacher wants me to write a whole paragraph on my A-Levels but I’m not sure if I should as they’re not too relevant to what I want to study.


One more important note, take advice from teachers with a pinch of salt. You don't have to act on their feedback. It is your personal statement after all.
Teachers advise people to do this because they don’t know what else to write about. It’s a terrible waste of space.
Please ignore them and keep your PS focused on your academic interests interests and motivation to study your chosen degree.

https://www.tes.com/magazine/archive/teachers-and-academics-disagree-over-what-makes-good-ucas-personal-statement?amp=
This is right up there with teachers telling people to write about a part time job or after school club giving you "time management skills" or "communication skills". Waffle and not needed.

As above, suitability and motivation for the subject at hand.
Reply 7
Original post by McGinger
Don't do it.
Unis know what is in the A level syllabus and actually what they want to see is that you are reading/stidying/thinking beyond the A level syllabus.

Useful list by subject for extra reading etc from Cambridge (but good for all Unis) - https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/super-curricular_suggestions.pdf
And how to incorporate all of this into a PS - https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/page/supercurricular_guide_0.pdf

I thought so, thank you for the advice and useful content!

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