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Hi,

I am planning on studying Philosophy & Ethics A level, but have been told by some people that it's a 'soft' and less respected subject by top universities such as Cambridge. Is this true or false?

Any feedback from students who have studied it would be good.
Any help would be awesome. Thanks.
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hahaha look at cambridge, its held up there in the highest stead with subjects such as chemistry, biology maths physics etc.

and i take it, believe me its harder than biology and chemistry and universities do recognise that
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I am planning on studying Philosophy & Ethics A level, but have been told by some people that it's a 'soft' and less respected subject by top universities such as Cambridge. Is this true or false?
Tell them that River tells them to get lost as they is ignorantz.

It's not a soft A-level at all, it's taught at the top universities after all :p:

As well as being very interesting it's an ancient discipline. There was philosophy long before many other subjects. Doing a decent philosophy course allows you to develop excellent logical and analytical skills as well as excellent training for essay writing (as much as English lit and history do).

It's certainly respected.
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itsnot on the list i dont believe

so i would say no

plus im doing it and i like it ^^
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hell no!
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(Original post by 123banana123)
Hi,

I am planning on studying Philosophy & Ethics A level, but have been told by some people that it's a 'soft' and less respected subject by top universities such as Cambridge. Is this true or false?

Any feedback from students who have studied it would be good.
Any help would be awesome. Thanks.
No, it is by no means a 'soft' subject, and nor is Religious Studies. I am so sick of idiots thinking R.S. is a soft subject, as well as philosophy and ethics. If anything, R.S. is as challenging as History! Easy is business studies or I.T.
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It really isn't, I study R.S and I find it very challenging. It is actually much harder than what it is at GCSE.
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I studied it at a level and one f the guys said it was the hardest subject he studied (others were maths, and economics). He's now in his final year at cambridge so no, it's not a 'soft' subject and they will recognise it
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no, because its so academic. it is often seen on parr with history in terms of worth, and higher in terms of difficulty due to content and volume
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I didn't take it at A Level, partly because I also thought it was a bit 'soft,' other reasons too but yeah. I regret it so much, really wish I'd taken it. >_<

Edit: Just to clarify, it's really not soft at all.
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No, it is by no means a 'soft' subject, and nor is Religious Studies. I am so sick of idiots thinking R.S. is a soft subject, as well as philosophy and ethics. If anything, R.S. is as challenging as History! Easy is business studies or I.T.
ditto

Oxford tend to be more strict on A-levels (despite not having a list) than Cambridge - but that shouldn't matter to you as RS is a traditional subject anyways
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People always say R.S is a soft subject because it has 'studies' at the end, but I don't think it is! You still have to write essays and stuff! Lol It's a great subject though! But you really do have to have good teachers to teach it otherwise is just *yawn* especially with things like religious experience!
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No.
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good then
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Someone else told me the other day they didn't choose R.S. because universities don't like it. I thought what load of rubbish. R.S is definitley not a less prefered subject.
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NO!!!
I've taken it for A'levels, I researched before taking them!
Most Universities would consider RS as a rigous subject and can be seen as a subject well respected just like English Lit. But its not a subject that you can fly through.
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I think the problem is that the GCSE is ridiculously easy, you get a mark for everything you say correct and don't get marked down for writing a load of incorrect rubbish along with the truth.
The A level is far harder, I do Buddhism and Ethics, and there is A LOT of content and unlike history and other well considered subjects you are expected to remember a lot of different quotes by different scholars throughout history to include and have to deal with some really difficult topics.
Also, it really stretches your own opinions and can be very confusing.
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No.

I find it insanely easy but its still a respected subject.
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No.

I find it insanely easy but its still a respected subject.
Really, what UMS are you sitting on? I got 296 at AS. I would say it is 'easier' than some compared to History and English Lit, but by no means a doddle. I personally found History easier (getting 300 for AS).
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Really, what UMS are you sitting on? I got 296 at AS. I would say it is 'easier' than some compared to History and English Lit, but by no means a doddle. I personally found History easier (getting 300 for AS).
:eek: ....I so need your grades for the same subjects this year :yep:
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