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    I'm going to do my A levels this coming September however, I am struggling to decide which options to take. If any of you have taken any of the following options could you let me know what your opinions of it were and whether you would recommend it?

    My options are:

    Business Studies
    Economics
    ICT
    FIlm Studies
    Photography
    Media Studies

    I can only choose 4 out of those so any help will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    I'm going to do my A levels this coming September however, I am struggling to decide which options to take. If any of you have taken any of the following options could you let me know what your opinions of it were and whether you would recommend it?

    My options are:

    Business Studies
    Economics
    ICT
    FIlm Studies
    Photography
    Media Studies

    I can only choose 4 out of those so any help will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks!
    Do you have any idea what you want to do after A-Levels? A Uni Course? A career?
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    I'm going to do my A levels this coming September however, I am struggling to decide which options to take. If any of you have taken any of the following options could you let me know what your opinions of it were and whether you would recommend it?

    My options are:

    Business Studies
    Economics
    ICT
    FIlm Studies
    Photography
    Media Studies

    I can only choose 4 out of those so any help will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks!
    Film, Media, ICT, and Photography are all very "soft A-levels", so be wary of that.
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    Do you have any idea what you want to do after A-Levels? A Uni Course? A career?


    I'd preferably like to go into business at uni and then into business for a career, possibly marketing or something along those lines
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    (Original post by Solivagant)
    Film, Media, ICT, and Photography are all very "soft A-levels", so be wary of that.

    What do you mean when you say "soft A-levels"?
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    I'd preferably like to go into business at uni and then into business for a career, possibly marketing or something along those lines
    If you're thinking of going in to business, then why not do maths economics English language and business studies? It'll show a range of skills and these alevels are more highly regarded than media studies or ict


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    (Original post by Mini-Minion)
    If you're thinking of going in to business, then why not do maths economics English language and business studies? It'll show a range of skills and these alevels are more highly regarded than media studies or ict


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    I thought that, but Maths and English are not my strong points when it comes to exams and they came out my lowest grades due to that so it doesn't always reflect so well sadly
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    I'd preferably like to go into business at uni and then into business for a career, possibly marketing or something along those lines
    I'd say Business Studies, Economics, ICT and Photography then :yep:

    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    What do you mean when you say "soft A-levels"?
    He means they are considered 'weak' subjects, so to speak. Some universities will blacklist subjects, meaning that they aren't really appreciated/classed as subjects. Hard subjects are basically anything academic :yep:
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    I'd say Business Studies, Economics, ICT and Photography then :yep:



    He means they are considered 'weak' subjects, so to speak. Some universities will blacklist subjects, meaning that they aren't really appreciated/classed as subjects. Hard subjects are basically anything academic :yep:
    Thank you!

    And I've been looking at universities, and the one I particularly want to go to is two full A-levels at a grade B so I'm hoping if I do get a least B's then it would qualify
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    I'm going to do my A levels this coming September however, I am struggling to decide which options to take. If any of you have taken any of the following options could you let me know what your opinions of it were and whether you would recommend it?

    My options are:

    Business Studies
    Economics
    ICT
    FIlm Studies
    Photography
    Media Studies

    I can only choose 4 out of those so any help will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks!
    Definitely do economics and don't do business (as they overlap a lot it isn't a good idea to do both and economics is more highly respected). All of the others are 'soft' subjects so not very highly regarded by unis. It would be better to choose two other 'hard' subjects and one of those 'soft' subjects (maybe ICT?). Some other hard subjects could be: english literature, history, geography, bio, chem, physics, maths or a foreign language. Whichever you think you're likely to get the best grades in.
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    Thank you!

    And I've been looking at universities, and the one I particularly want to go to is two full A-levels at a grade B so I'm hoping if I do get a least B's then it would qualify
    It's okay! :hugs:

    Ahh, that's fine then I'm sure you'll do amazingly :yep:
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    Thank you!

    And I've been looking at universities, and the one I particularly want to go to is two full A-levels at a grade B so I'm hoping if I do get a least B's then it would qualify
    The list someone gave above is likely to be completely fine in this case Blacklisted subjects are only really common in a few universities that are highly selective, they'd be fine at most. Only problem is that you'll run into issues without maths so I'd look at the university's entry requirements before making any final decisions
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    (Original post by GeogBerry)
    The list someone gave above is likely to be completely fine in this case Blacklisted subjects are only really common in a few universities that are highly selective, they'd be fine at most. Only problem is that you'll run into issues without maths so I'd look at the university's entry requirements before making any final decisions
    Thank you,
    and I have GCSE maths and I passed that okay, so hopefully I won't have to do that,

    I didn't want to do too many academic courses because I struggled doing that at GCSE and I've taken a year out, so I'm doing my A-levels a year later and I feel a bit out of practice with coursework and exam study so I was worried about giving myself too much work load
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    (Original post by Georgiaa25)
    Thank you,
    and I have GCSE maths and I passed that okay, so hopefully I won't have to do that,

    I didn't want to do too many academic courses because I struggled doing that at GCSE and I've taken a year out, so I'm doing my A-levels a year later and I feel a bit out of practice with coursework and exam study so I was worried about giving myself too much work load
    Go with what you're interested in. It's very hard to revise for anything you don't care about and therefore it's hard to do well in them. If you think you'd be likely to get BB in business, photography ect. then go for that. Since finishing A levels, I've realised that (well I'm doing a biochemistry degree so I needed to take 2 sciences) it doesn't really matter what you took, as long as you get good grades
 
 
 
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