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    Hi everyone would really appreciate some advice. I'm in the process of picking my a levels and I'm a little bit stuck. I would love to pursue a career in primary teaching. the a levels I am thinking of taking are:
    English Language
    Health and social care double/single
    Business studies (if I choose single ^^)

    What would you suggest?
    Also if anyone could tell me what any of these a levels will be like, I'd love to know!
    Thank you in advance
    Roma xo

    My business studies course (AQA) is very maths heavy so if you're not good with maths don't take it.

    The rest sound good tho! I do english and it's my favourite subject... I want to be a journalist.

    Hi there.
    I am in my last year of my A-levels, sitting my A2 exams in June. I do English Literature, Sociology and Psychology, so none of the ones you are looking to do, but I know a little about those subjects from friends who study them.
    Might sound harsh, but geography is an absolute massive no-go. A-level geography is nothing like GCSE, with my friends describing it as painful, mind numbing, and very very boring - also with very long exams, 3 hours long I think. Plus, it's a bit of an overlooked subject when it comes to Uni. But hey, that's you're decision.
    I do English Literature and love it. Prefer it to Language, much more interesting in my opinion.
    Is Health and Social Care a BTEC or something similar? If you're looking at going into primary education, I wouldn't take a BTEC. As Primary Ed is such a competitive field, with only the best applicants getting the places, and a high rejection rate, to maximize your chances of getting offered a place in Primary Ed, I'd suggest you take all A-levels. BTEC's aren't as well valued as A-levels, and are seen as not as good as A-levels by Unis, in short. Harsh, I know.
    If you're struggling for choice, I would highly recommend Sociology, probably my favorite subject, really interesting and not too hard, a lot of people get really good grades. Also, psychology is interesting. Hope this helps, will answer any questions if you have any. Good luck!
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