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    Having done my GCSEs (and waiting for results) I've let my mind wonder to what I want to do after 6th Form. I'm thinking something like law or economics or politics (as in something like those that does not involve science.)
    I was wondering what AS levels you think would be helpful for that type of course (even though I don't know exactly what I want to do yet.) I was thinking about maths, economics, english, french or maths, economics, philosophy, french.
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    For Law, I would say something like History, English Literature, Philosophy, something along those lines.
    For Economics, I would say Economics, Maths(!), maybe Business Studies, English, or similar subjects...
    Politics.... I would go for History, Politics, Relgion, Philosophy, English, maybe a language wil be quite useful too...!

    If you want to choose out of those subjects, I think the combination that will provide you with a lot of options are:
    Maths, English, Philosophy, French.
    But if you want to do something specific like Economics, I suggest do the A level Economics and if you want to do Law or Politics, then do History which will be very useful!

    Hope I've helped a bit!

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    I'd suggest Maths, Eng Lit, History, French, because they're all good, well-regarded subjects offering a variety of skills and should enable you to go on to an appropriate degree course. Or if you're really that vague about university subject choices, pick the four subjects you'll think you'll most enjoy. It worked for me.
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    I'd suggest Maths, Eng Lit, History, French, because they're all good, well-regarded subjects offering a variety of skills and should enable you to go on to an appropriate degree course. Or if you're really that vague about university subject choices, pick the four subjects you'll think you'll most enjoy. It worked for me.
    Agreed. If you want to do economics, I don't think you actually have to have taken it for A Level (not sure though). Maths will leave that open and Eng and History will be great practice for essays. A language is always good to have and would be great if you're doing law or history (as at many unis you can do joint Law and French or joint History and French or even European Law or a year abroad during your degree).
    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks... thats bin a huge help
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    If you want to do economics, you need maths, but some Uni's spec top ones, dont really like you having A-level Eco, coz they want a clean slate to start working to their way on and if youve taken it at A-level you'll already have developed a way of thinking anf working in eco. Same with Law and A-level law
 
 
 

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