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    Hi
    I am choosing my A-Levels
    Here are my choices
    • Economics
    • Maths
    • Geography
    • History or Graphic Design

    I don't know whether Graphic Design is considered a 'soft subject' same as e.g Media Studies etc
    Also I did not study Geography as a GCSE do you think this is a problem?
    I am interested in a career in Town Planning or something similar

    Thanks!
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    Welcome to TSR!
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    History is more respected than Graphic Design. Media Studies IS considered a soft subject, your choices are good but in regards to 'Town Planning', I'm really not sure - but I would have thought your chosen subjects would be suitable. You will need to do some additional research.


    Good luck!

    P.S. Welcome to TSR! Posted on the wrong forum - you'll get more responses if you post it on the 'A-levels' forum. :L
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    Hey welcome to Tsr!

    As for geography at Alevel i know a lot of colleges/sixthforms require a grade C/B in GCSE to continue the subject to As. Have you spoken to your college about this? It is possible they may allow you to take geography but I will warn you it is likely to take a lot of extra work to get a good grasp of the topic that your classmates are most likely to have already covered at GCSE on top of the work from your other subjects.

    An alternative option is depending on if you are going to a sixth form at a school or a dedicated sixthform college you could see if it is possible to attend classes in GCSE geography depending on timetables or if it is even offered if you are going to a college. You could then gain a grounding in GCSE geography and take it as an As in year 13.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks! I'll post it on a different forum now.
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    Economics, maths, history and geography is a very strong set for what you want to do, I'd stick with them
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    Have you tried looking at the entry requirements of some universities which offer a town planning course? You need to think about any specific subjects which are required (a quick Google didn't seem to suggest that any were required, but I don't know much about this) as well as whether the subjects you have chosen will allow you to get the grades you need, and whether, if you change your mind, they will be a strong enough set of subjects to allow you to do something else.

    Economics, maths, geography and history sounds good though
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    i do the first three of those! i did do geography at gcse, but to be quite honest, if you hadn't there won't be a problem, as long as you are willing to put in a little, but minimal, amount of effort to read up on a few bits not covered. don't forget people will have done all different exam boards at gcse, so not everyone will have covered the same stuff.
    economics is great - are you doing it at gcse?
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    @mespannerhanz - Ahh good
    Nope I haven't done it at GCSE but it looks really interesting!
 
 
 
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