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    I am deciding between english language (Pretty much 100% sure I am going to do this) maths, psychology, law and drama.
    I am predicted A* for english lang, got an A in year 9 for maths (We were told that we were going to be be doing AS maths afterward but ended up having to choose between private study and re-learning GCSE stuff. So I did the latter so I didn't forget it all) A* for drama for which I have got full marks for all the essays, performances etc. so am going into the exam with 60% already (woo) and haven't done the other two...
    And I really don't know what to do. I want to get into a top uni, so was thinking maybe not do drama (I don't want to do 5 a-levels since I do a lot of shows so don't really have time for 5 a levels and rehearsals)
    Are the other four well regarded? What would be the best combination of those 5?
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    English Literature is commonly regarded as a respectable subject as opposed to English Language, which is ranked as a 'less preferable' subject by many top universities. Psychology is also ranked as 'less preferable'. Law, as far as I know, is respected. Drama isn't to a certain extent.

    Respected subjects are: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, Philosophy etc.

    I'm also trying to choose my A-levels at the moment. I'm currently thinking of Mathematics, History, English Literature and Psychology, but I want to do either Mathematics/Computer Science at university, so I might look at dropping English Literature for Economics.

    EDIT: Please note that 'less preferable' just means that top universities will still accept them as first or second choices, but they will be seen as slightly inferior to traditional subjects.
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    Thanks, thats fine. I did consider Lit but the only bit I think I will get an A* in is shakespeare, and I don't particularly enjoy the rest, whereas as I love english language and find it much easier. so I guessed it would be better for me to do language as opposed to lit because I enjoy it much more so will most likely do a hell of a lot better in it.
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    I've heard somewhere that Law a level isn't a good choice if you want to do Law, I can't remember where from tho. :P
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    (Original post by laura94)
    Thanks, thats fine. I did consider Lit but the only bit I think I will get an A* in is shakespeare, and I don't particularly enjoy the rest, whereas as I love english language and find it much easier. so I guessed it would be better for me to do language as opposed to lit because I enjoy it much more so will most likely do a hell of a lot better in it.
    Is this English Language GCSE or English GCSE? Cos there's a difference. (I thought I was doing English Lang GCSE but it turns out it was just plain ole English). English Lang at A Level is about grammar etc. not writing stories/comprehensions as is common at GCSE. You may already know but just in case.
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    (Original post by laura94)
    I am deciding between english language (Pretty much 100% sure I am going to do this) maths, psychology, law and drama.
    I am predicted A* for english lang, got an A in year 9 for maths (We were told that we were going to be be doing AS maths afterward but ended up having to choose between private study and re-learning GCSE stuff. So I did the latter so I didn't forget it all) A* for drama for which I have got full marks for all the essays, performances etc. so am going into the exam with 60% already (woo) and haven't done the other two...
    And I really don't know what to do. I want to get into a top uni, so was thinking maybe not do drama (I don't want to do 5 a-levels since I do a lot of shows so don't really have time for 5 a levels and rehearsals)
    Are the other four well regarded? What would be the best combination of those 5?
    Sciences and essay based subjects are most well-regarded, generally.

    English language is based around linguistics. English literature focusses on analysis of novels, poetry and drama.

    Have a look around for 'lists' of preferred subjects. There's quite a few and most are pretty similar.
 
 
 
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