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    Depends whether you can handle it and do well in them. At Oxford open day I was told about these two twins who did 8 A levels and got 8 A's. But then again if you're not that kind of person who will get all A's in whether they do 3 subjects or 5 then don't do it.
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    (Original post by elizanissim)
    So don't do business then? French, English, economics and say .. Psychology?

    if I went into business - it would probably be marketing or corporate law.
    Law - criminal law - would love to be a barrister.


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    Well as others have said, Econ and Business are generally not worth taking together. Econ is great for a business degree. As for Law, it's very competitive so French/Eng/Econ and Pysch if you really want it or another, perhaps more academic subjects would be good.
    I'd say that you French/Eng/Econ are great, you just need to choose your other options. But do not just choose what looks best, pick those you would actually like to do.
    Plus you haven't finished GCSEs yet, you don't need more than a rough idea, which you have. You'll probably have some 6th form taster lessons and/or open days to help you decide.
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    (Original post by Little Wing)
    Respected? By who exactly? Ask any university, they would rather accept a candidate for an Economics degree who has taken Physics/Chemistry rather than that a weak social science. Don't get too sore if I called one of your subjects a social science.
    Respected by who? http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604 - see List A2.

    General combinations for an Econ degree are M, FM, Physics, Econ/Chem - the difference between the last two, for that degree, is negligible.

    Calling a subject a 'social science' - which, notably, it is, and that hasn't been disputed... - doesn't constitute an insult. Don't give nonsensical advice when you're clearly just ignorant.
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    It's probably too many. The only person I know who did 6 AS levels last year had achieved 10A* at GCSE - yet struggled with her AS levels (came out with As and Bs rather than the hoped-for straight As) and has now dropped to three.

    4, plus general studies or critical thinking, is plenty. The only exception (perhaps) is maths whizzes who can do maths plus further maths standing on their heads!

    Many unis do not like to see economics as well as business as there is significant overlap. Economics is considered the more 'academic' of the two.

    if you're set on Law, having at least one essay based subject is important - English is OK, history is ideal.
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    It's probably too many. The only person I know who did 6 AS levels last year had achieved 10A* at GCSE - yet struggled with her AS levels (came out with As and Bs rather than the hoped-for straight As) and has now dropped to three.

    4, plus general studies or critical thinking, is plenty. The only exception (perhaps) is maths whizzes who can do maths plus further maths standing on their heads!

    Many unis do not like to see economics as well as business as there is significant overlap. Economics is considered the more 'academic' of the two.

    if you're set on Law, having at least one essay based subject is important - English is OK, history is ideal.
    This is good advice.
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    (Original post by pepperthecat)
    It's probably too many. The only person I know who did 6 AS levels last year had achieved 10A* at GCSE - yet struggled with her AS levels (came out with As and Bs rather than the hoped-for straight As) and has now dropped to three.

    4, plus general studies or critical thinking, is plenty. The only exception (perhaps) is maths whizzes who can do maths plus further maths standing on their heads!

    Many unis do not like to see economics as well as business as there is significant overlap. Economics is considered the more 'academic' of the two.

    if you're set on Law, having at least one essay based subject is important - English is OK, history is ideal.
    Six subjects, qua six subjects, isn't too much. A lot of my friends are doing six (solid - i.e. not on LSE blacklist) subjects and are predicted all A/A*s, and aren't shut-ins.
    OP: Nobody can answer for you - we don't know how intelligent/diligent you are. Ask your teachers and sixth-formers to get an idea of workload.
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    Depends on you really and how much you're willing to work/sacrifice for a good set of AS grades. AS-levels are a big step up from GCSE and the workload for doing 6 AS subjects is considerable. That said, it is possible and many people have done so, sometimes successfully.

    At my college, we were allowed to do 4/5 subjects and Critical Thinking was compulsory for those with a score above a certain threshold, calculated using your GCSE results. I opted to do 5 (+ Critical Thinking) simply because I couldn't choose between my subjects and wanted to keep my options open, and it was a bit of a struggle at times but I coped alright in the end.......you just have to be prepared to work really, really hard. Also, I did mostly science subjects which probably made the workload a bit more tolerable; bear in mind that you've got an essay subject in English.

    However, there isn't really any advantage in taking 6 subjects so my advice would be to only take that many because you love the subjects you're studying rather than because you think it would impress university admissions tutors. You could always start off doing 6 but then drop one or two if it becomes a bit too much to handle.
 
 
 

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