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    I'm starting my AS levels in September and I'm really struggling with my final choice. I've chosen to do History, French and Politics so far but I'm thus far undecided on my fourth option. I'm torn between English (probably literature) and Economics. I've always been good at english and I've been predicted A* for my GCSEs but I think economics would have more relevance to the degree course I wish to study (history and politics) and be more useful in my career. On the otherhand it's more of an unknown quantity than English. Any thoughts?
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    do the subject you like more, as a levels are not that important in my opinion its better to do stuff you like,
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    Both are well-respected and useful subjects. It really comes down to what you would rather study here - both will be useful for a degree in History and Politics. If you have little contact with Economics I would suggest reading through the syllabus of the course on the exam board's website to see if it suits you and maybe picking up an economics book from your local library or bookshop. Sex, Drugs and Economics is supposed to be an excellent introduction, though unorthodox and probably not quite the way it is taught at A-level .
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    Economics would broaden your subject range a bit more to give you more options after A levels but i think most unis want maths if you apply for economics or an economics related course. you may change your mind. i think history of economics looks an intresting course.
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    (Original post by earthredalert89)
    Economics would broaden your subject range a bit more to give you more options after A levels but i think most unis want maths if you apply for economics or an economics related course. you may change your mind. i think history of economics looks an intresting course.
    I don't wish to study economics for degree but I've been told that even at AS level it's still useful for a history and politics degree.
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    (Original post by Blur303)
    I don't wish to study economics for degree but I've been told that even at AS level it's still useful for a history and politics degree.
    I though english would be more helpful :confused: ...maybe i'm wrong! :rolleyes:
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    Economics is fairly straight forward and comes into handy with History especially at A2 levels when you start discussing the importance of various factors including economics. Allows you to criticise economics historians and understand from where they are arguing. The marking of economics is more certain than the more loosely defined mark schemes of English and can therefore make it easier to pick up marks than in English where it is more subjective.

    I would reccomend Economics as History where there is alot of writing and thinking gets onerous to the point of being tedious at A level in comparison to the straight forward History at GCSE. I hadn't studied Economics at GCSE but didn't struggle to get an A at it to A2 so is doable
 
 
 

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