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i need help. I am torn between Politics and Philosophy AS. I am taking English, History, Maths and Ancient Greek currently, but I want one more qualification.
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i need help. I am torn between Politics and Philosophy AS. I am taking English, History, Maths and Ancient Greek currently, but I want one more qualification.
Politics is good current affairs but philosophy is way more interesting and is very thought provoking and shows you can think for yourself and be a critical thinker and a good debator.
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I did both at high school - Politics was by far my favourite but it was a bit harder than Philosophy & Ethics (I'm assuming that's the one you mean). I felt like Politics was far more interesting and relevant to everyday life, whereas Philosophy was just different arguments to 'prove' there was a god. The ethics side was better, but if I had to do one again it'd definitely be Politics.
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as politics is really interesting but thats just me
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Politics is good current affairs but philosophy is way more interesting and is very thought provoking and shows you can think for yourself and be a critical thinker and a good debator.
thank you!!! this really helped
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I did both at high school - Politics was by far my favourite but it was a bit harder than Philosophy & Ethics (I'm assuming that's the one you mean). I felt like Politics was far more interesting and relevant to everyday life, whereas Philosophy was just different arguments to 'prove' there was a god. The ethics side was better, but if I had to do one again it'd definitely be Politics.

Luckily my tutor is an aethiest like me so we dnt prove there is a god at all lol. Im in wjec so we have to give reasons for and against what others beliefs/theodacies are and then our own reason/belief what we think. I went to catholic school before and they tried to brain wash me into thier beliefs, i couldnt agree so only had a B in gcses. Since in coll i can be myself and should easily get an A in AS. I cant stand politics or news ect, maybe due to my narrow thinkinh due to me being autistic so im probably a bit biased as to what subject to choose lol.
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Luckily my tutor is an aethiest like me so we dnt prove there is a god at all lol. Im in wjec so we have to give reasons for and against what others beliefs/theodacies are and then our own reason/belief what we think. I went to catholic school before and they tried to brain wash me into thier beliefs, i couldnt agree so only had a B in gcses. Since in coll i can be myself and should easily get an A in AS. I cant stand politics or news ect, maybe due to my narrow thinkinh due to me being autistic so im probably a bit biased as to what subject to choose lol.
Yeah I can understand why you might not like politics, the constant arguing can be tedious but (maybe because I was the only atheist in our class and everyone wanted me to debate them) I found that philosophy was more argumentative. But I think I'm biased because I love politics.
To OP I'd say to have a look at the course material for each and see which you prefer. Both are great subjects which are equally well regarded by universities.
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