I would like to put forward a competitive application to study ppe at oxford but need some advice following my AS levels.
I was always an all rounder at school and was not sure what to study at university and so went for science a levels, considering them to be the most versatile. My options were:
I was aiming to get an A* in normal maths this year but after making some pretty major errors can assure you I will not get more than an A.
I found chemistry dry and boring, whilst further maths, I think, is now out of the question given Michael's Gove decision to get rid of january exams which would mean 7-8 maths modules next summer for I would have to retake one or two A2 normal maths modules to get the A*.
I therefore would like to continue Physics, Politics and redo the Maths modules alongside History AS and A2 in a year.
Essay subjects are my forte (despite my earlier assertion that I was an all rounder, I think this only applied to GCSEs so I basically did not know my weak points until A level), and History is a a 'preferred' option according to the PPE site.
At GCSE I obtained 11A*s and an A in AS critical thinking in year 10.
I am going to the UNIQ Summer School this July (PPE summer school at oxford) which will obviously give me a better idea about the course.
I go to a state comprehensive if that makes any difference.
Grade-wise I aim to get the A* in maths come retake and also in politics and physics; I will aim for an A* in history.
Basically this year i've been demotivated because i've been studying subjects I don't really like in classes that were usually quite disrupted.
Will I stand any chance with the game plan I have laid out, and will the A in normal maths be a problem?
I understand entry requirements are AAA but I'm taking into account the high attainment of applicants.
Kind regards and any reply much appreciated.