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    I'm currently in Year 11, and will begin my AS Levels in September (2011).

    After much thought and deliberation, I have come up with four subjects that I want to study, they are English Language & Literature, Economics, French and History.

    Obviously, on paper these are respectable and good subjects to do. However, I would like to know whether these subjects are of real value in the real world and what subjects I would be able to do at university?

    I'm currently on A's and two B's at GCSE. I believe I can get A/B's at A Level (hopefully all A's).

    Also, I did not study History at GCSE, does this put me at a disadvantage at A Levels?

    I would appreciate any feedback, thanks! x
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    hiii
    i posted something similar to this because i want to take french, english lit (A2), sociology, history and classical civilisation.
    i got back that not taking history wouldn't be an issue (i didn't either) as long as you had a clear passion for the subject. people said french would be beneficial as well and increase your possible employability.
    hope this helps a bit.
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    I think they're great choices - they all go together well, and would lead to an arts degree at a good university if that's what you wanted.
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    (Original post by TheatreLovely)
    I think they're great choices - they all go together well, and would lead to an arts degree at a good university if that's what you wanted.
    Arts degree? What exactly did you have in mind?
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    They are very good, well respected subjects. But it really depends on what you would like to do after A levels (e.g. if you want to pursue a certain subject at degree level). Do you have any idea about what you want to do after A levels?
    If not, then they are good subjects and would enable you to apply for a variety of art and social science degrees, obviously English, History and French, but also subjects such as Politics, Law, Philosophy, French with another language, Classics, American Studies, Sociology etc.
    Good luck
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    Very good Any idea about Uni?
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    I'd say they are.
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    I advise you to take English Literature rather than English Language and Literature.
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    All good solid A-Levels which will stand you in good sted at pretty much any university.

    I wish I had have studied more solid A-Levels the first time round (I was in the old system to no AS/A2 thing then) and did Sociology and Media Studies. In hindsight I should have done History, English and Politics then (I would still like to do politics but at a degree level now) which would have been better options for my then career choice of Journalism (Media Studies is BTW useless if you want to be a journalist, follow a traditional line and go for English, History etc)

    The traditional subjects will get you further than the faffy ones which are lurking around these days.
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    I'd recommend taking straight Literature as it is more respected than lit and lang, but if you want to do both then do what you enjoy! A-Level History is so much more difficult than at GCSE and very different so I doubt you'll be disadvantaged, just make sure you have a strong essay style and good analytical skills.
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    (Original post by Bellrosk)
    I'd recommend taking straight Literature as it is more respected than lit and lang, but if you want to do both then do what you enjoy! A-Level History is so much more difficult than at GCSE and very different so I doubt you'll be disadvantaged, just make sure you have a strong essay style and good analytical skills.
    Something of an irony then that I recieved a higher grade in A Level History than I did in GCSE History. I found A-Level easier because you had to research and provide an arguement rather than just recite dates and basic facts.

    I took my A-Level History ten years ago and graduated 9 years ago with a BA(Hons) in the subject
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    A little biased but yes definately I do French History and English lit and I find that they go together well. I don't think you'd be at a disadvantage having not done history at gcse as the style of writing for essays is different and to be honest I just get confused between the two. Also subjects are different so as long as you can write good essays Im sure you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by BoroGrecian)
    Something of an irony then that I recieved a higher grade in A Level History than I did in GCSE History. I found A-Level easier because you had to research and provide an arguement rather than just recite dates and basic facts.

    I took my A-Level History ten years ago and graduated 9 years ago with a BA(Hons) in the subject
    Ah of course! GCSE was so simple as there was barely any original thought or analysis needed. All you had to do was read the facts from a textbook the night before and pass with flying colours.
 
 
 
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