Hi, it was suggested I post my problem in here:
I'm wanting to apply for PPE (Christ Church). I did 4 Highers and 3 A-levels last year (masochistic, I know). The Scottish Highers were Philosophy, Economics, Politics, and Spanish, and I got As for them all. The A-levels were Law, Ancient History, and History. I got As for the first two, but an E ( ) in Unit 6 (confusion about how much emphasis to put on the sources vs own knowledge - one drawback to studying independently without having a teacher to guide you), which dragged my whole mark to a B, and I plan to resit Unit 6 in June.
Anyway, I'm taking another year at college, and I know my lack of Maths will be a weakness for PPE. I'm enrolling in Higher Maths and Higher Physics this year, as well as Adv Spanish, but should I also attempt the Further Maths A Level as a private candidate? If so, is it possible (with lots of work) to do it in one year, or should I limit myself to just the AS? Also, does anyone know which units I should take in view to PPE? I was thinking the "decisions" units might be better.
Lastly, to meet the schedule requirments, I chose to take Higher History. As I've (nearly) done a whole A-level in the subject, is this choice going to be viewed negatively as an easy option? I'm not expecting to get any credit for it/to have it included in any offer, but could it actually count against me?