Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    * French
    * History
    * Pyschology
    * Law OR governement and politics.

    I have no set career path right now, but I'm considering police work, or some sort of linguistic ocupation. Are these A-Levels valued by UCL, Harvard etc.?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    First three are very respected, i'm not sure about Law or Govpol, i think unfortunately they're looked at as 'soft' subjects, even though i know alot of people doing GP and say it's very difficult indeed, a better choice may be economics if you're looking to impress the likes of UCL, especially as economics is a very enjoyable subject!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ErinHannah)
    * French
    * History
    * Pyschology
    * Law OR governement and politics.

    I have no set career path right now, but I'm considering police work, or some sort of linguistic ocupation. Are these A-Levels valued by UCL, Harvard etc.?
    You'll die with all those essay based subjects. I do History, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and I find history annoying...
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    French and History are excellent.

    Gov and Pol is also good, however Psychology and Law are not so well regarded.

    If I were you I'd look at taking:

    French
    History
    Government and Politics
    and then replace Psychology with Biology or perhaps Geography.
    Offline

    14
    Overall they seem good.

    I recommend you read this - http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media/...ces-latest.pdf.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by matthurry)
    First three are very respected, i'm not sure about Law or Govpol, i think unfortunately they're looked at as 'soft' subjects, even though i know alot of people doing GP and say it's very difficult indeed, a better choice may be economics if you're looking to impress the likes of UCL, especially as economics is a very enjoyable subject!

    Thanks for the feedback! Do you know if economics includes a high level of maths?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AGrumpyMole)
    You'll die with all those essay based subjects. I do History, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and I find history annoying...
    That's a really good point, I hadn't actually thought about that.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AGrumpyMole)
    You'll die with all those essay based subjects. I do History, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and I find history annoying...
    What if they like doing essays? I do English Literature, Philosophy, Biology and Chemistry and I love writing essays and absolutely hate the other two. :rolleyes:

    Back to the OP, they are all good choices except Law. G&P would be a lot better. English would be even better and go very nicely with French and History.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ErinHannah)
    Thanks for the feedback! Do you know if economics includes a high level of maths?
    Hey, stumbled on this thread.

    I do Economics - there's almost no Maths involved, but an understanding of graphs will help. You never have to use graph equations (or any equations more complicated than a single fraction), but you'll have to draw the basic shape to illustrate your point in essays.

    Economics A-level is definitely doable without A-level Maths.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    If you think you can manage 4 essay subjects, why not?

    I take history, english lit, sociology and government and politics; and I'm coping.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Economics requires a strong resistance to being bored by graphs, the practical application of which is not explained (in the syllabus, anyway), and the tedium of 'ceteris paribus yadda yadda'. Wouldn't recommend it. Law isn't looked upon too badly if you're getting As or A*s, even though it's a piece of cake to do so.

    Also, Y U NO DO MATHS?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    History and French are very strong, psychology and politics a little iffy (not 'group A' according to the trinity list), and law isn't so good. consider philosophy, similar but group A.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ErinHannah)
    Thanks for the feedback! Do you know if economics includes a high level of maths?
    no, not at all. i've done AS economics, and i can tell you it requires absolutely NO maths, expected maybe calculating a percentage as a 2marker. Don't let maths put you off!
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    first 2 are well respected, Psychology is currently somewhere between normal and well respected depending on what uni you ask, Law isn't that respected, not sure about G+P.

    Maybe consider Biology or even Chemistry as the fourth subject, then you'll have 3 well respected subjects.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    First two are good, the rest are a bit soft.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ErinHannah)
    * French
    * History
    * Pyschology
    * Law OR governement and politics.

    I have no set career path right now, but I'm considering police work, or some sort of linguistic ocupation. Are these A-Levels valued by UCL, Harvard etc.?
    Law is frowned upon, like Captain Sham in Aunt Josephine's house near Lake Lachrymose. On the other hand, your subjects will be as much work as a day at the Lucky Smells Lumbermill..
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brexit voters: Do you stand by your vote?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.