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    (Original post by Airmed)
    ihatePE I did Politics, History, Religious Studies and English Lit at AS and dropped English Lit during A2 after I'd gotten my offers and firmed. I got offers from three RG unis and one non RG but decent uni. Your choices are fine.
    So you did 4 AS, all of which are generally seen as accepted by almost every university, if not every. This user is doing 3, one of which (Government and Politics) is in a murky area.

    (Original post by ihatePE)
    *_* want to show my friend this but dont want to make it into an argument tbh, thats so good! i'll be sure of my choices more now
    Your choices are fine, but are you sure your Sixth Form doesn't offer straight Politics? It is slightly more well-accepted by universities.
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    I dropped English due to mental health issues. I was the only person in my Politics class doing 4 AS Levels (as I did Politics at a different school) and they got offers from RG unis.

    Dundee university even allowed me to skip first year.
    I'm not sure why your mental health issues are relevant here. I'll skip past that for now.

    If politics + 2 other subjects got offers into the Russell group then fantastic for OP. I'm still sceptical of it's sensibility, given he may be limiting his options to the likes of Dundee which while a fine institution may be fishing in shallow water depending on his aspirations. Probably should shop around and email different universities he likes the look of-- see if they're all happy with the combo for courses he's interested in.

    Re: skipping the first year, is this not the case with all A Level students studying in 4 year BAs in Scotland? I ask because it's not exceptional insomuch that it need be mentioned, it seems.
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    Stop worrying and overthinking A level choices...join the army.

    *In all seriousness speak to someone at your school or something
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    So you did 4 AS, all of which are generally seen as accepted by almost every university, if not every. This user is doing 3, one of which (Government and Politics) is in a murky area.



    Your choices are fine, but are you sure your Sixth Form doesn't offer straight Politics? It is slightly more well-accepted by universities.
    no they only offer gov and politics. but again, im considering french AS atm depending on how my exam goes
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    thats fine...your doing 2 facilitating subjects geography and history maybe pick up a 4th AS like economics as it goes well with geography ?
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    what's happening next year with A levels?
    they're turning linear? (minus maths and a few others here and there)
    Didn't your school inform you of this?

    My school is telling us to only study 3 A levels next year (unless we get 7A*s at GCSE to show that we can put up with the immense workload of 4 or something)
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    no they only offer gov and politics. but again, im considering french AS atm depending on how my exam goes
    If you did well enough to get a B+ at AS, then go for it. Don't take it for the sake of having four - you don't need it unless you're applying for the very top unis.
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    (Original post by Synonym)
    thats fine...your doing 2 facilitating subjects geography and history maybe pick up a 4th AS like economics as it goes well with geography ?

    they dont offer that here unfortunately :/

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    they're turning linear? (minus maths and a few others here and there)
    Didn't your school inform you of this?

    My school is telling us to only study 3 A levels next year (unless we get 7A*s at GCSE to show that we can put up with the immense workload of 4 or something)
    yeah they told me most will only choose three but not the linear part of it? (whats linear?)
    they only said that welsh bacc (compulsory) is getting harder so students will have to choose 3 only if theyre not capable
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    (Original post by BizzStrut)
    I'm not sure why your mental health issues are relevant here. I'll skip past that for now.

    If politics + 2 other subjects got offers into the Russell group then fantastic for OP. I'm still sceptical of it's sensibility, given he may be limiting his options to the likes of Dundee which while a fine institution may be fishing in shallow water depending on his aspirations. Probably should shop around and email different universities he likes the look of-- see if they're all happy with the combo for courses he's interested in.

    Re: skipping the first year, is this not the case with all A Level students studying in 4 year BAs in Scotland? I ask because it's not exceptional insomuch that it need be mentioned, it seems.
    No, it's not case. Not many people skip first year as you think in Scotland. I'm the only person in my uni year who did it. Thanks for the wee dig at Dundee, but it's a fine uni.

    You're playing devil's advocate and that's fine, but ultimately it's down to the OP and his choice.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    So you did 4 AS, all of which are generally seen as accepted by almost every university, if not every. This user is doing 3, one of which (Government and Politics) is in a murky area.



    Your choices are fine, but are you sure your Sixth Form doesn't offer straight Politics? It is slightly more well-accepted by universities.
    Doesn't exist at A Level. It's just Government and Politics. I looked it up.
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    (Original post by Kyle1198)
    Doesn't exist at A Level. It's just Government and Politics. I looked it up.
    My mistake - I guess Government and Politics is the one I was thinking about, in which case OP is definitely fine with those options.
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    Choosing your a-levels is a key moment in your life.

    It is the best opportunity to start off and show potential employers and universities that you are knowledgeable and focused on what you can do with your future.

    You could do something specialised like a degree in conservation biology and ecology where you would need: biology, chemistry, geology, geography, mathematics..

    .. or civil engineering where you would want: chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, physics.

    conservation biology and ecology, and civil engineering are specialised that opportunities at Ph.D. are available and with that you can work in specialised consultancies and government agencies and international opportunities.

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    On the flip-side you can choose subjects which are adaptable for many positions within a local society like government or police or business or the media

    economics, government and politics, geography, law, psychology, sociology

    where you can go from an administrator in government to working your way up to maybe how the council deals with health or education or roads or the economy and the same starting as a special constable on the streets to working your way up to dealing with crime statistics and behaviour changes and in business you might start in customer service and end up head of procurement or marketing and again becoming a trainee reporter and eventually becoming an editor and all these senior positions could be within a town who might of all been educated at the local schools and would have studied the same similar subjects and so can converse and understand and play their role in the local community.

    So this point now is a brilliant opportunity to become something so think about what you want to dedicate your life to?

    Animals? the environment? law and community? media and society? business and economy?

    You will find many opportunities within that something you dedicate yourself to but similar subjects mean you can change career path but changing career is not an easy task and one that takes time to develop but say you worked in local government for some years and then in business and then worked in media all of this would complement your career.
 
 
 
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