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    What A levels do you do? What subject is your favourite? What hobbies do you have? All things we're going to need to know before we can give you a proper answer, OP.
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    What A levels do you do? .
    Philosophy, Law and Politics. Sociology as well but only to AS, I will drop it next year.

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    What subject is your favourite?
    Probably Philosophy. Law is quite good too. And politics is alright.

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    What hobbies do you have?
    Not a lot. I don't have time for hobbies. I like American football a lot :/ Nothing particularly helpful tbh
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    (Original post by S129439)
    I do Philosophy, Law, Sociology and Politics. Probably going to drop Sociology.

    So A-levels will be in Law, Politics and Philosophy.

    I like Law and Philosophy the most.
    I have very similar A Level choices and grade predictions to you. I am taking Accounting, Law and Politics A Levels and predicted AAB. I've got 5 offers for Business Management. How I chose that is a long story but u can consider something along the lines of Social Sciences but if you want a degree that is linked to a secure profession then its probably either law, politics accounting/finance or business.
    Law is very competitive and even if u get into Uni ull prob find it hard 2 find a law firm for your LPC etc, the job market for both solicitors and barristers is very competitive at the moment and seeing that the civil service has stopped recruiting there are not many jobs for politics graduates. I know a girl who got a 2:1 in politics and then had 2 work as a cashier in a furniture shop!
    So basically the best options from a job perspective are probably either accounting or business. If accounting is ur kind of thing then thats a really good career to choose coz there is a lot of demand for accountants and prob always will be, its well paid and secure. If ur gonna go into accounting Uni is not necessarily the way forward though, ull need 2 take a chartered accounting qualification such as ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA etc at a school like BPP, Kaplan etc.
    Good luck in choosing a career, the main thing is 2 choose something with clear career options once u graduate.
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    Be a glamour model, pays is good although unsteady at times.
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    (Original post by professortobe)
    I have very similar A Level choices and grade predictions to you. I am taking Accounting, Law and Politics A Levels and predicted AAB. I've got 5 offers for Business Management. How I chose that is a long story but u can consider something along the lines of Social Sciences but if you want a degree that is linked to a secure profession then its probably either law, politics accounting/finance or business.
    Law is very competitive and even if u get into Uni ull prob find it hard 2 find a law firm for your LPC etc, the job market for both solicitors and barristers is very competitive at the moment and seeing that the civil service has stopped recruiting there are not many jobs for politics graduates. I know a girl who got a 2:1 in politics and then had 2 work as a cashier in a furniture shop!
    So basically the best options from a job perspective are probably either accounting or business. If accounting is ur kind of thing then thats a really good career to choose coz there is a lot of demand for accountants and prob always will be, its well paid and secure. If ur gonna go into accounting Uni is not necessarily the way forward though, ull need 2 take a chartered accounting qualification such as ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA etc at a school like BPP, Kaplan etc.
    Good luck in choosing a career, the main thing is 2 choose something with clear career options once u graduate.
    That's likely to be maths heavy isn't it? I only got a B at GCSE and none of my a-levels are maths based. I could have got an A/A* if I had really tried at GCSE but I have no further maths qualifications.
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    (Original post by S129439)
    Philosophy, Law and Politics. Sociology as well but only to AS, I will drop it next year.



    Probably Philosophy. Law is quite good too. And politics is alright.



    Not a lot. I don't have time for hobbies. I like American football a lot :/ Nothing particularly helpful tbh
    Then (drum roll please) what about doing a degree in philosophy? It has no particular careers arising from it, so you can put that decision off for a while and I find it fascinating. If it is a subject you enjoy or find interesting, then it is a respectable, academic degree which will give you many desirable skills.

    Or (second drum roll) a degree in law. You don't necessarily need to have an interest in a legal career, just the discipline itself. The only reason I hesitate slightly here is that I'm not sure you have good enough choices for such a competitive choice?

    I know none of that is particularly amazingly insightful, but I can't come up with suggestions from thin air! Have you thought about asking your teachers for advice?
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    I have less than zero idea what I want to do as a career, so I'm just taking the subject I enjoy the most at uni and hope it leads me somewhere.
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    (Original post by S129439)
    Philosophy, Law and Politics. Sociology as well but only to AS, I will drop it next year.



    Probably Philosophy. Law is quite good too. And politics is alright.



    Not a lot. I don't have time for hobbies. I like American football a lot :/ Nothing particularly helpful tbh
    I personally think that the best thing to do if you are unsure is to do a combined honours, because you can lean towards the one you like most. It may also be possible to transfer to a full degree in one of your subjects at the end of year one.

    PPE is very respected (philosophy, politics and economics), as is straight law, though there are plenty of law areas to study if you prefer one in particular.

    If were to do a combined study in philosophy and law, then there are about 20 universities offfering courses, just search on ucas.
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    (Original post by S129439)
    That's likely to be maths heavy isn't it? I only got a B at GCSE and none of my a-levels are maths based. I could have got an A/A* if I had really tried at GCSE but I have no further maths qualifications.
    Ud actually be surprised to discover how accounting is not that maths related actually and a B grade in Maths GCSE is considered good. Ur A Level choices will only be relevant if u choose to get an accounting degree at Uni and Im pretty sure ud get in with ur current A Levels if u get good grades. But if u really wanna be a chartered accountant a uni degree will not get u there, u have 2 do a chartered accountancy qualification at one of the schools i mentioned in my last post. (there are others, those are just ones i know offhand). For that you wont need A Levels although it may mean u can start at a higher level. U can research on the BPP website and ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA websites. If you wanted to do that the best way forward would be to finish ur A Levels coz u may need them if u ever wanna go 2 uni and then maybe study the AAT qualification at college. If u do well in that u should be able to get an accountancy firm to sponsor ur ACCA or something similar. If u do a degree in Accounting and Finance ur options will be more like working in the finance dptmt of a company or something but u wont be able to be a company accountant. If u want any more info u can PM me. (I am AAT qualified btw so i know quite a bit about the accounting sector)
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    (Original post by professortobe)
    Ud actually be surprised to discover how accounting is not that maths related actually and a B grade in Maths GCSE is considered good. Ur A Level choices will only be relevant if u choose to get an accounting degree at Uni and Im pretty sure ud get in with ur current A Levels if u get good grades. But if u really wanna be a chartered accountant a uni degree will not get u there, u have 2 do a chartered accountancy qualification at one of the schools i mentioned in my last post. (there are others, those are just ones i know offhand). For that you wont need A Levels although it may mean u can start at a higher level. U can research on the BPP website and ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA websites. If you wanted to do that the best way forward would be to finish ur A Levels coz u may need them if u ever wanna go 2 uni and then maybe study the AAT qualification at college. If u do well in that u should be able to get an accountancy firm to sponsor ur ACCA or something similar. If u do a degree in Accounting and Finance ur options will be more like working in the finance dptmt of a company or something but u wont be able to be a company accountant. If u want any more info u can PM me. (I am AAT qualified btw so i know quite a bit about the accounting sector)
    Am i right in thinking a lot of accounting is more computer related than raw Maths. (Spreadsheets/databases). I just say because i am also interested in potentially becoming an accountant, but only have a business and IT qualification with a future degree in economics.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Am i right in thinking a lot of accounting is more computer related than raw Maths. (Spreadsheets/databases). I just say because i am also interested in potentially becoming an accountant, but only have a business and IT qualification with a future degree in economics.
    That depends at what level you would like to work. Most accounts departments use specialised accounting software and spreadsheets combined but those are things you would learn when studying a chartered accounting qualification.
    When u say you would like to be an accountant Im not sure what you mean? Would you like to be a company accountant or simply to work in the finance department of an organisation? Because in order to be a company accountant you would need a chartered accounting qualification which is done as explained in my last post. If you would like to work in the finance sector but not specifically chartered accounting then your IT and business skills will certainly be useful as will your economics degree but you will not actually be an accountant in the literal meaning of the word.
 
 
 
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