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    im just so confused about what i want to do when im older, i dont even know what a level options to choose, i was wondering whether former 6 formers could answer these questions pls thanks

    is politics,economics,law and psychology a good mix? like is it traditional subjects?where could those subjects get me?

    are there any subjects which uni's do not prefer aka don't take seriously?

    THANKS
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    None of those are considered tradition or 'facilitating' subjects by top universities. The traditional or facilitating subjects would be the likes of maths, the sciences, English Literature and History.

    However Economics is on the list of preferred subjects listed by trinity.
    I'll give you the list (Its advised by most universities that you take at least 2 subjects from the A1/A2 lists)

    LIST A1
    Generally Suitable Science A-levels
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Mathematics
    Further Mathematics
    Physics

    LIST A2
    Generally Suitable Arts A-levels
    Art History
    Chinese
    Classical Civilisation
    Economics
    English Literature
    French
    Geography
    German
    Greek
    History
    Irish
    Italian
    Japanese
    Latin
    Music
    Philosophy
    Religious Studies
    Russian
    Spanish
    Welsh

    LIST B
    Limited Suitability
    Archaeology (Arch & Anth)
    Art & Design (Architecture/History of Art)
    Business Studies (Economics)
    Design & Technology (Architecture)
    Drama/Theatre Studies (Arts)
    Electronics (Engineering)
    English Language (Arts)
    Film Studies (Arts)
    Government & Politics (Arts)
    Law (Law)
    Media Studies (Arts)
    Psychology (Arts)
    Sociology (Arts)

    LIST C
    Unsuitable A-levels
    Accounting
    Citizenship
    Communication Studies
    Critical Thinking
    Dance
    General Studies
    Health & Social Care
    Home Economics
    ICT
    Leisure Studies
    Music Technology
    Performance Studies
    Performing Arts
    Photography
    Physical Education
    Sports Studies
    Travel & Tourism


    It really depends on the course and university, but it's strongly advised by all good universities that you take 2 subjects from the A lists as these are the more respected subjects and give you a wider range of degrees to choose from.
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    (Original post by mariagev)
    im just so confused about what i want to do when im older, i dont even know what a level options to choose, i was wondering whether former 6 formers could answer these questions pls thanks

    is politics,economics,law and psychology a good mix? like is it traditional subjects?where could those subjects get me?

    are there any subjects which uni's do not prefer aka don't take seriously?

    THANKS
    Okay well first, none of those subjects are facilitating so you should change at least one.

    How old are you might I ask? Like what stage are you at in your education?
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    Hi Maria, is there a particular field you know you might want to go into?

    Politics, economics, law and psychology are all good subjects, but possibly not together. It really depends on where you want to go to university. Some universities will favour a combination of the social sciences (like your subjects) along with more academic subjects such as history, maths, sciences or languages.

    I think the important thing to note is, for example, no university requires you to have studied law at A Level to undertake a degree in it. The same applies for politics and psychology (as far as I'm aware, other posters feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.). If you're thinking of doing economics, it's advisable to do maths A Level alongside it as it is very maths-y.
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    (Original post by Sarao)
    None of those are considered tradition or 'facilitating' subjects by top universities. The traditional or facilitating subjects would be the likes of maths, the sciences, English Literature and History.

    However Economics is on the list of preferred subjects listed by trinity.
    I'll give you the list (Its advised by most universities that you take at least 2 subjects from the A1/A2 lists)

    LIST A1
    Generally Suitable Science A-levels
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Mathematics
    Further Mathematics
    Physics

    LIST A2
    Generally Suitable Arts A-levels
    Art History
    Chinese
    Classical Civilisation
    Economics
    English Literature
    French
    Geography
    German
    Greek
    History
    Irish
    Italian
    Japanese
    Latin
    Music
    Philosophy
    Religious Studies
    Russian
    Spanish
    Welsh

    LIST B
    Limited Suitability
    Archaeology (Arch & Anth)
    Art & Design (Architecture/History of Art)
    Business Studies (Economics)
    Design & Technology (Architecture)
    Drama/Theatre Studies (Arts)
    Electronics (Engineering)
    English Language (Arts)
    Film Studies (Arts)
    Government & Politics (Arts)
    Law (Law)
    Media Studies (Arts)
    Psychology (Arts)
    Sociology (Arts)

    LIST C
    Unsuitable A-levels
    Accounting
    Citizenship
    Communication Studies
    Critical Thinking
    Dance
    General Studies
    Health & Social Care
    Home Economics
    ICT
    Leisure Studies
    Music Technology
    Performance Studies
    Performing Arts
    Photography
    Physical Education
    Sports Studies
    Travel & Tourism


    It really depends on the course and university, but it's strongly advised by all good universities that you take 2 subjects from the A lists as these are the more respected subjects and give you a wider range of degrees to choose from.
    Brilliant post, I didn't notice this before I posted myself but this is exactly what I was attempting to put across.
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    Well,what about the social science course of Warwick IFP…and according to this course what can I do in future…



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