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    I have to make my A-Level choices by February 6th, and I have no idea what I want to do. ideally when I'm older I'd like to be involved in YouTube, or if not something to do with History or Business Studies.
    My ideal A-Level choices would be History, Business Studies, Economics and Human Biology. I've read quite a bit about taking both and not taking both, my GCSE Business teacher has told me I'd be perfectly suited to taking both, yet I'm worried about Universities and the overlap when it comes to applications. My ideal Uni would be Durham, so I'm not sure about taking both. Any help is appreciated.
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    Do not do both.
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    Business is not very respected at a level, whereas economics is. Most universities don't like it if you do both, and some of the prestigious ones prefer subjects like business to only be taken to AS.

    There's a lot of overlap in both, but there are terms that are the same but have different meanings in the two subjects, so that could cause problems.

    I wouldn't take both if I were you, OP.
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    business studies is crap - when compared to economics, it is narrow minded and in my opinion has it's explanation rooted from economics. so skip the queue and do economics. Also durham appreciate hard subjects - business studies is considered soft in comparison
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    Took Business studies in year 11 and Economics this year. There's no overlap in the specs. However, I took these as 5th and 6th AS levels; perhaps it would be wise to do something like Maths which opens up a lot of pathways and is a respected subject whatever course you choose to take.
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    (Original post by tazza ma razza)
    business studies is crap - when compared to economics, it is narrow minded and in my opinion has it's explanation rooted from economics. so skip the queue and do economics. Also durham appreciate hard subjects - business studies is considered soft in comparison
    Ignore this, they do not have a clue. Both subjects are separate, and ones route does not derive from the other. There are overlaps in some aspects of the subjects though. I studied Economics and Business Studies at AS level but dropped Economics at AS level. I have received offers from some very respected UK universities. Studying both at AS then dropping one or the other, will not be a problem at all. However, it may be a bit different when applying to uni's at A2, they want some variety in your subjects. So be very careful and if you do insist on studying both, you should promise yourself to drop one or the other to improve your chances. Saying that, a friend of mine applied with both and was accepted by Bath and Exeter. Anyways, Business is not "crap" and as long as it is complimented by some other academic subjects, you wll be fine.
 
 
 
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