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    I'm in Year 11 at the moment, and am currently in the process of choosing my A levels.

    I have decided on English Lit & Lang, Philosophy, Photography and am stuck on the last choice. Bear in mind that I wish to be a photojournalist, and hope to study this or photography at uni, and so don't care if I take 'soft' subjects or not.

    I am thinking either Law, French or Film Studies.
    Can anybody give me their general ideas about what I should choose, what these 3 A levels are like etc.
    any help would be appreciated! :p:

    Sorry for another 'what should I choose for my A Levels' thread :rolleyes:
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    I do film studies and it's ****, not like expected at all.

    French is gay
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    Law, Business or Film studies would probably be a nice choice to aid you in your goals

    I've never done film studies but i have been told its great for people who like journalism etc but terrible for movie lovers

    I've done Business at A level, its very easy and very useful to have
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    History might be very good for journalism, otherwise french sound best out of your three because it opens alot of doors. Although if you're more interested in law/ film theres no reason not to pick them.
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    Are you sure you want to do English lit AND English language? Maybe replace one of them with history or politics.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Are you sure you want to do English lit AND English language? Maybe replace one of them with history or politics.
    It's a combined A Level, I am just struggling making a choice for my fourth subject. Sorry for not making that very clear.
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    (Original post by Horizons)
    I'm in Year 11 at the moment, and am currently in the process of choosing my A levels.

    I have decided on English Lit & Lang, Philosophy, Photography and am stuck on the last choice. Bear in mind that I wish to be a photojournalist, and hope to study this or photography at uni, and so don't care if I take 'soft' subjects or not.

    I am thinking either Law, French or Film Studies.
    Can anybody give me their general ideas about what I should choose, what these 3 A levels are like etc.
    any help would be appreciated! :p:

    Sorry for another 'what should I choose for my A Levels' thread :rolleyes:
    Well, a good piece of advice for choosing A-levels is to consider :

    1. What you are good at
    2. What will further your career plans
    3. What you like

    What do you think you would be best at? What do you enjoy most? You don't really want to be stuck doing something you hate for 2 years... Do you have a particular interest in Law, French or Film Studies?

    If you want to study photography at uni then you don't need a specific set of subjects like you would for medicine etc. You are taking photography so you don't need anything else in particular. In this sense you have freedom to choose whatever you please.

    If it was me, I would be inclined to pick French. I know you say you don't mind taking 'soft subjects', but unis may well look more favorably on the more traditional subjects.

    But really, my opinion doesn't matter Speak to people who take the subjects, maybe research the courses and see what sounds interesting. Do what you think is right for you - what you enjoy and what you will do well in. I hope you'll be happy with your decision!
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    (Original post by Horizons)
    It's a combined A Level, I am just struggling making a choice for my fourth subject. Sorry for not making that very clear.
    Ah OK, that makes more sense then.

    From the three you are choosing between, I would say French would be the most useful unless you have a particular preference for either of the other two.
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    Politics, History, Economics, Business Studies, Law.

    All good choices for a journalist.
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    do a language..it opens a lot of doors
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    French will be the hardest to get a good grade in (if that bothers you), so maybe it's a good idea to take one of the other two to allow you to perform better in your top 3.

    I have no idea about Film Studies but it sounds like it would be useful for Photojournalism. As for law, not relevant to your course, but if you're interested in it, why not.
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    (Original post by Flav)
    Law, Business or Film studies would probably be a nice choice to aid you in your goals

    I've never done film studies but i have been told its great for people who like journalism etc but terrible for movie lovers

    I've done Business at A level, its very easy and very useful to have
    I think it's terrible for both tbh. It's more of a case of the teacher, throughout the whole term asking you 2 different questions that are all worded differently.

    ITS THE SAME ******* QUESTION DAMMIT
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    I reckon film studies would be better for photojournalism just cuz it ties in with the creative side =)
    I do French and i really like it, you do have to do essays and stuff at least once a week but at the end of the year you dont have to revise for the exams cuz you just pick it up as you go along, you cant really revise for it =) also french miiiight be good cuz it gives you more flexibility about countries so you could go to france and be a photojournalist if you get me =)
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    I see you haven't mentioned Media Studies? Surely that would make sense..? Out of the three you've listed, I'd also choose French - opens up doors.
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    French. Or Art, a friend of mine is a film producer/art director but he sure as hell didn't get there with film studies.
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    (Original post by amii_G)
    I see you haven't mentioned Media Studies? Surely that would make sense..? Out of the three you've listed, I'd also choose French - opens up doors.
    Media Studies would be an option, however it seems too similar to Film Studies, and out of the two I would prefer the latter.
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    (Original post by Kai Hiwatari)
    I reckon film studies would be better for photojournalism just cuz it ties in with the creative side =)
    I do French and i really like it, you do have to do essays and stuff at least once a week but at the end of the year you dont have to revise for the exams cuz you just pick it up as you go along, you cant really revise for it =) also french miiiight be good cuz it gives you more flexibility about countries so you could go to france and be a photojournalist if you get me =)
    Thanks - I wasn't too sure what A Level French was like, but this makes me feel more confident about it
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    I would like to become a Journalist as well. English Combined, Philosophy and Photography are especially good choices if you wish to be a Photojournalist. For your other option, i suggest either French, History or Politics. Film Studies or Law may not be completly relevant to what you want to do. Film Studies is not very well respected to universities, but I do know someone who choice Law and did a Journalism degree. However, French would help more for Journalism, and History and Politics are well repected to universities. Make sure you do subjects that you will enjoy and be good at. Also, think about what subjects you did at GCSE. If you did GCSE French for example, and got a good grade then this could be a good option to take.
 
 
 
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