Advice please about dd's A level choices. (She's asked me to ask you- I'm not being helicoptery)

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seeker Sat 16-Mar-13 19:39:42

Dd is currently taking History, Philosophy, English and Theatre Studies at AS level. She has always intended to read History, so she was going to drop Theatre Studies after AS. However, since she's been in the 6th form, she has changed her mind, and now thinking about applying to study drama or theatre practice- in a completely ideal world, at Central. So she decided to take all 4 subjects on to A2 to keep her options open. So far, so good.

On Friday, she was told that they probably won't be able to timetable all 4 subjects. They are still trying, but it looks unlikely. So she'll have to drop one. Obviously TS is the one she should drop if she wants 3 good academic subjects for University entrance, but she needs it for any theatre based course. But she will be closing other doors for herself if she drops English, her least favourite, and doesn't have 3 solid subjects.

Any advice? Does history, philosophy and theatre studies look a bit lightweight? It does, doesn't it?

seeker Thu 21-Mar-13 19:44:55

Thank you for asking! They are still trying to jiggle with the timetables- he really understands her problem and says he will do everything he can. Fingers crossed!

speedology Fri 05-Jul-13 20:03:21

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bico Fri 05-Jul-13 20:11:03

I would speak to admissions. I know nothing about theatre studies but I know that law A level was not required and positively discouraged when I was looking at A level subjects which would be best for a law degree. It may be the same with A level theatre studies.

sashh Sat 06-Jul-13 04:57:59

Is she creating a portfolio? This is the kind of course they don't care about which subjects you have done but what you can do with your hands.

She might be better off with practical experience at am dram and dropping one A Level.

eurozammo Sat 06-Jul-13 05:19:35

What about neighbouring schools? Could she do TS there? We had some folks doing that when I was in 6th form, eg we offered music a level and some of the others didn't so they came to us (even boys- we were a girls school).

lljkk Sat 06-Jul-13 08:59:43

zombie...

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