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    Currently picking my options for sixth form and have chosen:

    Business & Management (Cambridge Pre-U)
    Economics
    History
    Religious Studies


    Anybody have advice for these Alevels or any insight?

    I think I will drop either History or RS for A2 - I'm hoping to do Business/Law UG courses at Russell Group universities e.t.c

    Thanks in advance

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    That sounds good to me! I don't know about the respectability of B&M (I know ordinary business is a bit iffy) - I'm sure someone else will come a long and know though
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    (Original post by Part A)
    Currently picking my options for sixth form and have chosen:

    Business & Management (Cambridge Pre-U)
    Economics
    History
    Religious Studies


    Anybody have advice for these Alevels or any insight?

    I think I will drop either History or RS for A2 - I'm hoping to do Business/Law UG courses at Russell Group universities e.t.c

    Thanks in advance
    Politics instead of RS?

    Really good,I like your choices
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    Politics instead of RS?

    Really good,I like your choices
    Would love to do Politics but it's not offered at our school :/ - thank you!

    Has anyone done these A-levels - what are they like to study? workload involved?

    Bit worried about History...
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    (Original post by Part A)
    Would love to do Politics but it's not offered at our school :/ - thank you!

    Has anyone done these A-levels - what are they like to study? workload involved?

    Bit worried about History...
    History coursework is like writing a novel
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    you lack maths.
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    I would say drop Business & Management for Maths :yep:
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    maths? maths is always a good choice, thats if you're a maths person...or politics instead of RS...i didn't really enjoy RS
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    (Original post by Junaid16)
    I would say drop Business & Management for Maths :yep:
    Don't enjoy Maths at all - why would I drop B & M, it's a brilliant course and will be useful when I do Business at university?

    I would consider doing Maths if I wanted to do Accounting/Economics at university but that isn't the case - correct me if I'm wrong?
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    Don't do business & economics. Pick one (economics). :P
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    (Original post by Part A)
    Don't enjoy Maths at all - why would I drop B & M, it's a brilliant course and will be useful when I do Business at university?

    I would consider doing Maths if I wanted to do Accounting/Economics at university but that isn't the case - correct me if I'm wrong?
    Mate you need maths.

    Business/econ/maths/accounting all correlate and the better the university the more maths you will need.
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    (Original post by Part A)
    Don't enjoy Maths at all - why would I drop B & M, it's a brilliant course and will be useful when I do Business at university?

    I would consider doing Maths if I wanted to do Accounting/Economics at university but that isn't the case - correct me if I'm wrong?
    That is fair enough. But, Economics and Business clash, as they follow a similar syllubus. The 'top' unis often blacklist that combination,so you're better of choosing one or the other.
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    They're good but might replace RS with Law if you're planning of doing it at uni
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    (Original post by Part A)
    Don't enjoy Maths at all - why would I drop B & M, it's a brilliant course and will be useful when I do Business at university?

    I would consider doing Maths if I wanted to do Accounting/Economics at university but that isn't the case - correct me if I'm wrong?
    If I were you I would defo consider doing Maths to at least AS level- a degree in business/management is likely to be fairly quantitative. I understand that LSE want Maths beyond gcse level as their minimum requirement so if you are aiming at the top end of universities it would be advantageous. Also if you are considering law, many universities would like a science/maths subject to show variation.
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    They're good but might replace RS with Law if you're planning of doing it at uni
    My school doesn't offer Law, but it does a General Studies option in it ?
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    (Original post by Glen_Nichols)
    Don't do business & economics. Pick one (economics). :P
    Why would you say that? I heard it is blacklisted but there is no evidence to back it up? Why would it be?
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    (Original post by Junaid16)
    That is fair enough. But, Economics and Business clash, as they follow a similar syllubus. The 'top' unis often blacklist that combination,so you're better of choosing one or the other.
    Why is this?
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    (Original post by kbountra)
    If I were you I would defo consider doing Maths to at least AS level- a degree in business/management is likely to be fairly quantitative. I understand that LSE want Maths beyond gcse level as their minimum requirement so if you are aiming at the top end of universities it would be advantageous. Also if you are considering law, many universities would like a science/maths subject to show variation.
    Not really aiming at LSE, lower than that - Bath, Warwick, Lancaster e.t.c and especially the Business Administration course at Bath which looks attractive.

    I really dislike Maths though, I will probably get an A/A* at it for GCSE but I really don't want to do it for AS?!
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    (Original post by The Cornerstone)
    They're good but might replace RS with Law if you're planning of doing it at uni
    Law's not a good A Level. Even if one is planning to do it at university.
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    (Original post by Part A)
    Currently picking my options for sixth form and have chosen:

    Business & Management (Cambridge Pre-U)
    Economics
    History
    Religious Studies


    Anybody have advice for these Alevels or any insight?

    I think I will drop either History or RS for A2 - I'm hoping to do Business/Law UG courses at Russell Group universities e.t.c

    Thanks in advance
    Do maths/language instead of B&M or Religious studies.
 
 
 
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