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I'm currently studying English Lit, Biology and chemistry at A2. I want to apply to a university like York or Warwick for 2010 entry (taking a gap year) but i'm worried that doing 2 science subjects will let down my application. Do you think this will be the case?
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I wouldn't imagine it would, but I'd advise making your fourth subject a closely linked arts subject like History, Classics, Government & Politics etc.
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I wouldn't imagine it would, but I'd advise making your fourth subject a closely linked arts subject like History, Classics, Government & Politics etc.
Im already doing A2 so its far too late for that. But thanks anyway.
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Im already doing A2 so its far too late for that. But thanks anyway.
Ah right, I misunderstood what you wrote. Well you shouldn't worry, Biology and Chemistry are very respected A-levels, and show you can handle different types of intellectually challenging work.
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Possibly, but as long as you achieve highly, especially in English, I doubt it will matter.
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:O that's what i'm doing next year.
and i like warwick too.

i don't think it will, it shows UNIs how diverse you are.
it's a good thing.
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I wouldn't imagine so at all, they're both very traditional and academic subjects which are highly respected. And it shows well-roundedness! If anything I'd say it would be a benefit, providing you have the necessary high grade in English Literature: it would make you stand out!
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What do you have at AS? If it's an arts subject I think you'll be ok. Just demonstrate your interest in literature, or language if that's the case.
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What do you have at AS? If it's an arts subject I think you'll be ok. Just demonstrate your interest in literature, or language if that's the case.
unfortunately a D in physics. I really want to study literature but picked the wrong subjects because i did want to do medicine:mad:
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unfortunately a D in physics. I really want to study literature but picked the wrong subjects because i did want to do medicine:mad:
If you want to apply to Warwick you're going to need a B in an AS subject. Can you pick one up in your gap year?
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If you want to apply to Warwick you're going to need a B in an AS subject. Can you pick one up in your gap year?
Grr I knew that ****** physics would come back to haunt me :banghead: I guess I'll have a look into it. Thanks for pointing that out though
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(Original post by Aramiss18)
I'm currently studying English Lit, Biology and chemistry at A2. I want to apply to a university like York or Warwick for 2010 entry (taking a gap year) but i'm worried that doing 2 science subjects will let down my application. Do you think this will be the case?

Currently York want a modern foreign language at atleast AS level. Don't know if that will change for 2010 entry. For other uni's the subjects should be ok though
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Grr I knew that ****** physics would come back to haunt me :banghead: I guess I'll have a look into it. Thanks for pointing that out though
I think a lot of top 10 universities are like that I'm afraid - they like a B at AS at least especially for something competitive like English... maybe if you revise very well for one exam you didn't do well in that is worth a lot (is out of say 120) it could be pushed up to a low B?
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I think some places like you to have a language when applying for lit but i dont think you'll be hugely disadvantaged. chemistry and biology are academic subjects, so i wouldnt worry.
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