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    Hello, I'm making my A-level choices immanently and until today I was set on doing, English lit, Philosophy and ethics, geography and history.

    However today I spoke with my drama teacher and he seemed to think that taking drama would be a positive step and this led me to think perhaps taking it as opposed to, say geography.

    I would like to become a journalist in the future and have some aspirations of going to Oxford for university, perhaps studying ancient history or philosophy.

    Any thoughts appreciated


    You'd like to be a journalist? well take up English - you'll need it. Philosophy links to journalism in some ways, along with ethics, of course. I chose to do the following; Maths, English Lit, Sociology, ICT. I didn't want to do English and Sociology but other than these my school ran Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, History, Health and Social Care, Art - yeah pretty much that and I didn't want to do those so I was kinda forced.

    What I wanted to do are the following;
    1) English Language
    2) Law
    3) Maths
    4) Geography
    5) ICT

    Any 4 of those 5 would have been fantastic. I love geography and find it really interesting. Maths is challenging and keeps me going. English Language I find interesting, and I'm an articulate writer so it attracts me. Law seems empowering and justified of course, ICT is well.. my ambition of becoming a computer engineer. Hope it helps!

    Geography is more respected than Drama and would put you in better stead for an Oxford application. I think your drama teacher is probably biased in favour of his own subject.
    However, if you want to do Drama more or find it significantly easier - go for it! You already have 2 strong subjects.
    Btw - I am gonna take Eng, Hist and Phil/Eth -- woo subject twin!
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    Geography would definitely be thought of more highly than drama. Any teacher will be biased towards their subject, because it's what they studied at uni. Stick with geography.
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