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    i am currently doing my GCSEs and I do: maths, english lit, english language, separate science, geography, art, french, shortcourse IT and shortcourse RS.

    I am almost definitely doing geography, french and biology.
    I have put down P.E for the moment but it is not highly regarded by the top universities, for Trinity College Cambridge, it is on the "C" list which is the lowest list.
    I was considereing RS (which includes philosophy of religion and ethics) but i am not sure whether i would be able to cope with the work load.

    Job wise I am considering journalism or a geographer at the moment?
    Could anyone suggest a 4th A-level subject or a better combination?

    Thank you
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    Don't do PE if you want to go to a top university. I do the philosophy & ethics spec of OCR RS and it's not a great workload - it's mainly just remembering theories. It's certainly not any more work than your other subjects.

    English/History would be best for journalism, for geography I'm not too sure but I would think RS and most other subjects would be fine.
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    thank you for this.
    I don't know whether RS is for me though. we do ORC philosophy of religion and ethics like you, so please may you tell me what the course is like and what kind of person would like it.
    thanks again
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    An English would make sense if you are going into Journalism. I do Literature and I love it!
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    Take English Literature. What course do you want to take up at university?
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    RS is awesome. The workload is quite tough, but it's do-able. I also do Biology and the workload for that isn't especially hard. From what I've heard, French isn't especially hard but Geography can be quite tough sometimes. Of course, the people in my school are grammar kids so our school tends to overdo it sometimes :|
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    (Original post by rachie22)
    thank you for this.
    I don't know whether RS is for me though. we do ORC philosophy of religion and ethics like you, so please may you tell me what the course is like and what kind of person would like it.
    thanks again
    Well it's mainly just looking at different theories and arguments, e.g. the cosmological argument, Kant's categorical imperative. I find it interesting and we get some great debates in our class, however there is quite a significant basis on religion... that might sound like a stupid thing to say but none of the people at my school realised it was RS (was advertised just as 'Philosophy & Ethics') so we were a bit surprised about that. It might be something you want to consider.

    I'm not sure what kind of person would like it - there's a real mix of people in our class, although I'm fairly sure about half of them only took it because they thought it would be a doss. I suppose it's suited to people who wonder about things such as the causes of the world, the balance of nature, and who are interested in morality/ethics. I'm sure you've already been told this but you do not at all have to be religious to enjoy RS - the atheists seem to have fun ripping apart religious rules/why should God exist etc. Judging by your other choices and your idea of being a journalist then presumably you don't mind essays so I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't enjoy RS.

    I would still say that English Lit./History would be better for journalism but as you're not too sure then pick what you think you would enjoy the most!
 
 
 
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