I have just finished high school and i have decided to do A-level modern history (i absoloutly love it) and Geography (it never fails to intrest me). However im not sure which other subjects i should do.
I also want to go Oxbridge or a similiar university of its nature and so im not sure which subjects to choose.
Can anyone give me any suggestions?
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- Thread Starter
- 13-07-2014 04:18
- 13-07-2014 04:31
I just finished my AS' and took History, Geography, Chemistry and Economics (plus EPQ, but have done Biology and Health and Social the year before too). I felt as though Economics worked really well with Hist and Geog, as the debating and essay writing skills developed from History really enhances your response to the 25 mark essay in Econ (on AQA). Chemistry was a little random and didn't really help with any of them if I'm honest, but it was nice to have a change, and it developed skills that the others didn't.
I think you should ask yourself what you want to do after A-levels. If you want to go into mech engineering, take Maths and Physics. If you want to do medicine, take Biology/Maths and
Chemistry. If you want to keep your options open, do the IB and take more subjects.
I picked a wide range of A-levels to keep my options open. I wanted to pursue law at degree level, but fell in love with History and am now writing my draft personal statement for History and Politics.
Don't force yourself to take subjects you dislike. But do take 2 more subjects on the 'respected A-level list' (which can be found by Googling or looking on Oxbridge's website). These include, other than the ones you've picked, the sciences/maths, English Lit, Economics, Further Maths, languages, etc.
Have a think about your future and base your decisions around what you'd like to do.
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- 14-07-2014 20:58
I'm doing Geography and Modern History, as well as English Lit and Government&Politics. This way I have 3 facilitating subjects (save G&P) and 3 essay based subjects, this keep's my option's open at university for when I'm choosing a course. Although I'm dead set on doing Law at Uni, it's nice to know that if I ever change my mind I can apply to another course without the trouble of amending my personal statement because these subjects go with most uni courses (save maths and science).
- 14-07-2014 22:37
I've just finished AS, with Geography, History, Religious Studies, Spanish and English literature. RS goes well because it's an essay subject- basically if you can write a good History essay you will be able to write a good RE essay. Other than those, my geography teacher say Sociology, Biology and Chemistry go well, although perhaps if you wanted to pursue History the sciences may not be the best route. Languages are also good, as you can do History in the second year, but they are difficult and only do them if you're passionate for a language and are going to do very well at GCSE. I'd also say that if you get the chance then you should definitely do an EPQ, and you'd get the chance to combine the subjects. I'd also look into Politics