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    Hey,
    I know its fine to mention your A level subjects in your PS but what about your AS ones?
    I'm most probably going to drop English literature having taking it up to AS level. I really want to mention the skills it gave me because it actually did help me with other subjects in terms of vocab, analytical skills (a lot), presentational skills. I can express myself more effectively now.
    Can I still mention the subject in my PS? I really wanted to take it on to A level as I feel it is the most useful A level I've got but I feel I have a greater chance of gaining 3 As in my other subjects so I'll probably drop English Lit.

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    (Original post by TylerDurden)
    Hey,
    I know its fine to mention your A level subjects in your PS but what about your AS ones?
    I'm most probably going to drop English literature having taking it up to AS level. I really want to mention the skills it gave me because it actually did help me with other subjects in terms of vocab, analytical skills (a lot), presentational skills. I can express myself more effectively now.
    Can I still mention the subject in my PS? I really wanted to take it on to A level as I feel it is the most useful A level I've got but I feel I have a greater chance of gaining 3 As in my other subjects so I'll probably drop English Lit.

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    You can certainly mention them, if it gave you a relevant skill. What is it you're applying for? Not everything you mention in a PS has to be current by any means, although the more recent the better. Of course, in talking about it at length you set yourself up for the question at interview or in the mind of the reader as to why you dropped it for which "I think I had a better chance of getting 3As" isn't perhaps the best answer so be prepared for that one.

    As a general rule I wouldn't mention too many subjects in your PS. Only discuss those that are most relevant and avoid making strained or tenuous links.
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    You can certainly mention them, if it gave you a relevant skill. What is it you're applying for? Not everything you mention in a PS has to be current by any means, although the more recent the better. Of course, in talking about it at length you set yourself up for the question at interview or in the mind of the reader as to why you dropped it for which "I think I had a better chance of getting 3As" isn't perhaps the best answer so be prepared for that one.

    As a general rule I wouldn't mention too many subjects in your PS. Only discuss those that are most relevant and avoid making strained or tenuous links.
    I want to study management at uni. I'm probs applying to LSE, Warwick etc.
    The AS subjects I did were Maths, Eco, Bio and Eng Lit. I'm definitely not going to mention bio in my PS as its such a useless subject. However, I will definitely get a predicted A as the subject consists of memorising the textbook.

    The reason why I'm dropping English Lit is because I find it harder skills wise and might not be able to manage it in A2. But I can't put that in my PS.... Is there any other alternative reasoning or way I could subtly end the few lines about the skills gained from AS Eng lit?

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    (Original post by TylerDurden)
    I want to study management at uni. I'm probs applying to LSE, Warwick etc.
    The AS subjects I did were Maths, Eco, Bio and Eng Lit. I'm definitely not going to mention bio in my PS as its such a useless subject. However, I will definitely get a predicted A as the subject consists of memorising the textbook.

    The reason why I'm dropping English Lit is because I find it harder skills wise and might not be able to manage it in A2. But I can't put that in my PS.... Is there any other alternative reasoning or way I could subtly end the few lines about the skills gained from AS Eng lit?

    Thanks
    Well, don't mention you're dropping it in your PS. Just say that you've learnt x and y from your English AS. However, it's something they might ask you about later if its clear from your UCAS form (as I guess it would be) that you've dropped it. The obvious "excuse" is that your other subjects are more relevant/interesting to you but that only works if they are more relevant.
 
 
 
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