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    Erm, im starting college in september and hoping to go into a career in the media, preferable journalism. What would an ideal a level combo? (Predicted Bs at gcse)
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    From the research I have done in deciding my own as level choices, English lit/ lit and Lang (although literature is more respected by universities) would be a good option. History involves a lot of research and analysis, and is also highly valued. A modern foreign language is also a good idea since you are interested in the media, and it would mean you are a bit more versatile. Perhaps sociology? Maybe. Hope this helps
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    The best or 'most academic' options for Journalism would probably be

    English Literature
    History
    Politics
    French/Spanish/German etc

    However other subjects that are deemed less 'respected' by unis such as English Language, Sociology and Media Studies may be more beneficial to you for university

    It'd be a good idea to have at least 2 of the subjects in the first list, to make you a strong applicant (provided you get the grades of course!)
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    With predictions at B's, I would say don't bother with a mfl as they are extremely difficult even for an A* student.

    I would say realistically do :
    Eng Lang or literature depending on which you enjoy most at gcse
    Maybe a science or an essay subject
    Another essay subject perhaps
    A subject you enjoy

    My friend was to do media and he's currently doing economics, media studies English language and geography if that helps.


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    (Original post by cestlavie10)
    The best or 'most academic' options for Journalism would probably be

    English Literature
    History
    Politics
    French/Spanish/German etc

    However other subjects that are deemed less 'respected' by unis such as English Language, Sociology and Media Studies may be more beneficial to you for university

    It'd be a good idea to have at least 2 of the subjects in the first list, to make you a strong applicant (provided you get the grades of course!)

    I will have you know English Language is just much a respected A-level as English Literature! It has been around for just as long as the English Literature A-level.

    Plus it's said my academias, English Language is considered harder!
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    (Original post by Cool_JordH)
    I will have you know English Language is just much a respected A-level as English Literature! It has been around for just as long as the English Literature A-level.

    Plus it's said my academias, English Language is considered harder!
    It really isn't. The Russell Group Informed Choice's booklet has English Literature as one of their "facilitating subjects", along with languages, the core sciences, Maths + Further Maths, Geography and History. English Language is not on the list.

    Trinity College, Cambridge list Literature as "generally suitable" in their list of acceptable A-level combinations. English Language is stated as having "more limited suitability".

    http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604
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    (Original post by cestlavie10)
    It really isn't. The Russell Group Informed Choice's booklet has English Literature as one of their "facilitating subjects", along with languages, the core sciences, Maths + Further Maths, Geography and History. English Language is not on the list.

    Trinity College, Cambridge list Literature as "generally suitable" in their list of acceptable A-level combinations. English Language is stated as having "more limited suitability".

    http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604
    I'm not really bothered what they say if I'm totally honest. Only students of both English's and teachers can really say what's harder. You can't really base your judgement through someone who hasn't experienced what it is.
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    (Original post by Cool_JordH)
    I'm not really bothered what they say if I'm totally honest. Only students of both English's and teachers can really say what's harder. You can't really base your judgement through someone who hasn't experienced what it is.
    It wasn't about which is harder, but which is more respected. Those lists are what universities see as the most respected subjects, regardless of what students think.

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