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    Ok, I know I've already had a long thread on my A Level choices and thanks for everyone who replied to that post. However, I think I'm going to stick with my choices (maybe change them if my GCSE results are very different to what i'm predicted but otherwise keep my chopices the same).

    The subjects I'm doing are Maths, Physics, Business Studies and Psychology. As I've already had a discussions thread about this I just want to keep this one simple - will I be able to get into a good uni with those subjects? Obviously I need the grades but with the actual subjects - have I got enough reputable subjects? (Imagining I took all 4 to full A Levels).

    Any replies would be appreciated!

    MissSurfer

    PS I don't know what subject to take at uni yet - maybe maths, maybe psychology, maybe something completely different but I'm not too worried about individual subject requirements - just generally would universities accept my subjects?
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    There nice subjects if you want to go into enginering or psycology but personaly if i was you i would do chemistry insted of psychology because in most courses chemistry is a must.
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    Business Studieeeeessss! Go you. You will love it. What exam board will it be on? Mine was on OCR.... Further Marketing, fantastic unit!
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    2 'very respected' subjects, 1 'semi respected' subject and 1 'not respected' subject should be fine for uni. To be honest, I think a lot of this 'respected' and 'not respected' subjects crap is media and :tsr: hype and I don't think universities are really that bothered as long as your subjects are relevant in some way to what you want to study. Grades are far more important, and since universities only require you to take 3 subjects anyway, it shouldn't matter what the 4th is.
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    Yeah! I think all this respected stuff is just plain ball ****! I mean, you can now only take the respected subjects rather than subjects you enjoy to get a place at university! :eek: It's totally unfair and wrong! :mad: Why should people be put under pressure like that!
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    Anyway, you've got a nice selection of subjects which differ and show different qualities which makes you more rounded and will look good for universities - i think they're absolutely fine and as i said, don't take into account of the 'respected' subjects matter - do what you want!
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    As as already been said,, I also think that you have a good range of subjects - it is interesting that you have avoided specialising too early which is probably a good thing. Maths demonstrates that you are a logical thinker and Business Studies and Physchology demonstrate you are able to write a coherent essay. I was told at my careers interview that unless you want to do medicine and something else, then it is not really the subject choices that matter. A great selection I'd say
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    Thanks for the replies. I really mean that. I really did want to take those subjects but what was making me a bit hesistant was what I've heard about unis being strict on what subjects you've taken for A Level. However, you lot have convinced me that I've taken the right subjects for me, so thanks

    As I'm not set on any particular career I don't think I'd be too upset if I couldn't get into a certain course anyway. I mean like say I'd always wanted to be a doctor but I couldn't get in - that would be awful. But now whatever I chose I know I can't want to do it THAT much as well, I don't know how to describe it! Grrr! I hope you get what I mean LOL

    Thanks again for the reassurance I've chosen the right subjects,

    MissSurfer
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    grat combination.... but i don't really like phycology
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    Make sure you do very very well in the semi-respected/little-respected subjects
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    The four subjects you chose are great, go for it! In my opinion, you chose all the academic/essay type subjects which are good. I like your choices, as it's a mix of different types of subjects (i.e. maths, humanities, sciences).
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    Yeah, good set of subjects (especially Maths and Physics :p: ) - they should be fine for Uni. If you're interesting in doing Maths at Uni, maybe Further Maths might be an idea, though it's not required.
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    Hmmm...i did think about doing further maths but I wanted to do so many subjects I had to cut my options down as much as possible and one way was cutting out the option of further maths - I thought as long as I have normal maths i'd be able to get into a maths degree if I wanted to (although I realise it would be better having further too) but this way i've kept more options open, if you see what I mean.

    And yes, I will aim to get As in all my subjects (I'm predicted A*s for GCSE Maths, Physics and Business Studies (they are my top 3 subjects!) and I hope I pick up Psychology quickly too).

    Thanks for the advice, MissSurfer
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    Maybe you could drop one of the 'soft' options after AS and do the other three to A2 plus AS Further Maths in year 13? That is if you're serious about doing Maths at universty, but obviously it would also depend on your school/colleges' principles and time tabling.
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    Heninacoop, yes - i did think about doing that (further maths AS in second year). I'll see what I think at the end of year 12 as then I'll have a better idea of whether I want to do maths at uni or not.
 
 
 

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