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    I'm in year 11 and just sent off applications to sixthforms. I've decided on taking History,Politics,English Lit and Economics for Alevels purely for the fact that I'm really intrested in current affairs.

    I'm really into politics and I'm in the UK Youth Parlaiment so I thought about going into international relations but then I've been looking at law and that also seems really good?

    Suggestions of possible career paths? Really Confused

    Erm, a Politics degree? Think about what you want to be, and then choose your degree. I wanted to be a professional in a financial services firm, I liked maths and therefore took a degree in mathematics.

    Doing a degree purely because you're good at the subject isn't enough to help you after graduation. You need a vague idea of the general area you'd maybe see yourself happy in. It doesn't need to be completely concrete... perhaps even simply an industry.
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    Law? Apart from teaching, you could probably be a solicitor, etc.

    I did a politics degree and then got a training contract at a big law firm. They have paid for my conversion and training courses.

    Check out lawcareers.net for the info.

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