LOL. Economics and RE semi-respected? What planet do you live on? It's Business Studies that is not respected; Economics is one of the most highly regarded A-levels out there. RE is a very strong A-level, it's not like the GCSE at all; it's on Cambridge's list of A-levels they like, along with Economics:
(Original post by heyAmy)
Maths and History are fine.
Economics and RE would both be great as a fourth A-Level, but might be a problem together, as they are both semi-respected.
How about swapping RE for another respected A-Level, such as French, as I see you are on an A* for GCSE.
If you're not sure, you can always keep RE as its still a decent combination, just a little risky.
DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS PERSON ORIGINAL POSTER.
Last edited by Flyteryder; 28-05-2012 at 18:14.
Maths, History, Economics, RS
(Original post by heyAmy)
I'm not saying Economics or RE are bad subjects by any means, I'm taking RE myself, I'm just giving an honest and constructive opinion. However, the thread starter could have a better chance doing a subject such as a language as there is no doubt that it is better respected.
That's right, hit me where it hurts, my choices I took in Year 9.
Maths, History, Economics, German
Sorry, but I have to agree with Amy - the language seems more respectable.
However, as long as you're interested in your subjects, it shouldn't pose much of a problem. That said, RS is something which is easy to do in your own time - I might be applying for Philosophy, yet I didn't do the A-level (or the GCSE). I just take out books from my local library, read around on the internet too, and am a member of my school's Debating Society.
RS can also be a risky option in terms of the wild grades you can end up with - if you would consider another subject it would probably work out better for you, although I can't see why you wouldn't be offered a place with the 4 you mentioned as long as you did well.
Whoever it was who insulted Amy on her BTECs.. why? That's like saying if you haven't jumped off a cliff you are not justified in telling people not to.
LOL. I actually laughed. I haven't yet mentioned the existence of a Maths department at my school. Are you going to assume its non-existence too?
(Original post by Flyteryder)
Economics is as respected as Maths or a Language. Sit in a few A-level Economics lessons and see how much harder they are than Core 1 and Statistics 1 in AS Maths.
You've read a booklet and listened to your school who just absolutely have to be right about everything, don't they? That's delusional. The fact you didn't say whether your school has an Economics department shows that they probably don't
, showing that neither you or your school knows anything about A-level Economics. It is Business Studies which is not respected.
Economics is definitely not as hard as AS Maths. Think Core 2: integrating under a cubic curve, compared to Economics: drawing an AS curve.
Edit: Oh, and just for the record, Economics is the easiest subject I've ever taken. Everytime I see it on my timetable I breathe a sigh of relief at the thought of dossing at the back of a lecture theatre :
Last edited by The Polymath; 28-05-2012 at 20:06.