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    Hey, basically I have to choose A levels do these sound like a good set to go on to do probably English?
    English literature
    History
    Government and Politics or Business and economics
    Philosophy or possibly German but probably not
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    Don't do Business....well everyone on TSR will say that anyway. Lit, History, Eco and Philosophy are pretty solid choice IMO. Language is always a big step up but it's not a bad choice as well.
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    No science? Good for some variety
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    Yeah pretty good choices (wouldnt go for business though) and a language would look really good if you got a good grade
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    English Lit or Language is a good one to take. Take the one you prefer at GCSE. History is also good. Government and Politics is good, and not too many people have that, so it's slightly more unique. Don't do business. Economics is a good subject though. I would go for German over philosophy because a language is good for uni applications. It all depends on what you want to do in the future. Economics could be a better option over government and politics, depending on what you want to do, and if you were planning on doing philosophy at uni, obviously you should do it for A Level.

    I suggest taking a look at some past papers and subject specifications on exam board websites to see what kind of stuff you'll be learning and get an idea of the exams and coursework you'll be expected to do. That might help you decide.
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    (Original post by CatRox)
    English Lit or Language is a good one to take. Take the one you prefer at GCSE. History is also good. Government and Politics is good, and not too many people have that, so it's slightly more unique. Don't do business. Economics is a good subject though. I would go for German over philosophy because a language is good for uni applications. It all depends on what you want to do in the future. Economics could be a better option over government and politics, depending on what you want to do, and if you were planning on doing philosophy at uni, obviously you should do it for A Level.

    I suggest taking a look at some past papers and subject specifications on exam board websites to see what kind of stuff you'll be learning and get an idea of the exams and coursework you'll be expected to do. That might help you decide.

    Thanks! You cant do single bussiness at school so goverment and politics seems a better option!
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    Hey I'm also having to choose my A levels for English at Uni. I'd say definitely do English Lit, History and Philosophy & Ethics (I'm doing those lol!) and then either economics or Politics. As your school doesn't offer econ, go for govt and politics. It is fairly respected if not up with the other 3 and in my school (which is only an ordinary state comp) the class of 5 A2 students gained 4A*s and an A, so it must be fairly easy
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    Don't do Language it isn't as prestigious. I enjoy History and would choose it over Politics any day.
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    I do English Lit. It's the biggest load of bull**** you'll ever experience, and if anyone outside its realm of students knew the extent to which it sucked, funding for it would promptly be put in front of the firing squad.
    But- it is easy to get an A in, and apparently unis like it, just don't expect to learn anything.

    Additionally, unless you have some subject vendetta or can't get As in them, choose Maths, or Biology or Chemistry.
 
 
 
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