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If I picked philosophy & ethics,History,Economics and biology for A level

What uni course is this leading too or advisable to take regarding these Alevels
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If I picked philosophy & ethics,History,Economics and biology for A level

What uni course is this leading too or advisable to take regarding these Alevels
Uh, more importantly, what would you like it to lead to? There's probably a large range of things...
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Uh, more importantly, what would you like it to lead to? There's probably a large range of things...
That's the thing,I don't know what to do 😩😭
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That's the thing,I don't know what to do 😩😭
You must have some idea! That's a real range of subjects you've got there...

Which of them do you tend to enjoy the most, let's start there.
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You must have some idea! That's a real range of subjects you've got there...

Which of them do you tend to enjoy the most, let's start there.
Philosophy & ethics
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Too essay based for me, kudos to you.

I suppose if those are the only subjects you like you don't have a choice, but pick a few courses that you think would interest you and look at what kind of A-levels they require before choosing.
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Are you doing these A levels or about to start them?
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You would have a wide range of arts/social science options available - history, politics, law, combined honours etc. For biology you would really need another science A level, and for economics at university maths A level is important.
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If I picked philosophy & ethics,History,Economics and biology for A level

What uni course is this leading too or advisable to take regarding these Alevels
Nice range of subjects; I picked Philosophy of Religion, History, English Language and Literature and Biology! I intend to study History at university and am hoping to become a lecturer in the long-run.

The obvious path is to study one, or a combination of one or more, of your A level subjects at university. You could study Economics, or History and Economics, or even PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics). I would really only advise this path if you have a serious passion for one or more of these subjects, though. Three years straight-out Economics would become dull and tedious if you're not 100% sure about the subject.

The alternative is to study something more vocational, like Teaching, Journalism or Law at university; all of your A level subjects would help towards a career in these fields.

Finally, why not look into studying a new subject at university? Your choice of A levels overlaps with new subjects such as Sociology, Psychology or Humanities.

Good luck
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Nice range of subjects; I picked Philosophy of Religion, History, English Language and Literature and Biology! I intend to study History at university and am hoping to become a lecturer in the long-run.

The obvious path is to study one, or a combination of one or more, of your A level subjects at university. You could study Economics, or History and Economics, or even PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics). I would really only advise this path if you have a serious passion for one or more of these subjects, though. Three years straight-out Economics would become dull and tedious if you're not 100% sure about the subject.

The alternative is to study something more vocational, like Teaching, Journalism or Law at university; all of your A level subjects would help towards a career in these fields.

Finally, why not look into studying a new subject at university? Your choice of A levels overlaps with new subjects such as Sociology, Psychology or Humanities.



Good luck

Wow 5 Alevels,you're very aspiring!! & thank you that was indeed in informativeand interesting,I enjoy arguing ( debates ) and I'm incredibly passionate for philosophy ! I've never heard of it till no w,so i worry if it is a well respected degree,in spite of that though is seems great! Thank you!
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There is so much you could do with careers but you can be really specific and this makes your degree and a-levels self-explanatory.

Take the Institute of Education, University of London (now part of University College London)

IOE has B.A. in Education Studies. IOE also has an M.A. in Policy studies in Education.

You could have a long career at the Department for Education of H.M. Government.

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So before all of this, you need to be at the point (such as choosing your a-levels) of deciding what is important in your life and maybe improving education for all of society is a great cause to you.

If you look at the structure of the B.A. in Education Studies they mention: psychology, history, philosophy, economics, sociology.

As you know that you want to aim to work in government so you'd choose these subjects:
  • Government and Politics (policy)
  • Economics (inequality)
  • Philosophy and Ethics (social justice)
  • Sociology (crime, stratification)
The M.A. mentions analysing education policy within social, economic and political context.

You'll see that 3 of the subjects are PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Whilst others are fighting over getting into PPE at Oxford you can all the while know you're going to government through specialising.

Your title will be policy advisor and it's easily a 25 year career after 5 years of studying.

Policy Advisor, Department for Education, H.M. Government
IOE, UoL - M.A. Policy studies in Education
IOE, UoL - B.A. Education Studies (with placement year at DoEdu, H.M. Gov)
Gap year - teaching in a third world country plus travelling the world
A Levels - Government and Politics, Economics, Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology.
Improving education for all of society

So that isjust an example based on finding a cause and shooting that 30 years into the future and working backwards from there to eventually meeting and achieving it!

So what is important to you, what causes strike you at this point in your life?
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If I picked philosophy & ethics,History,Economics and biology for A level

What uni course is this leading too or advisable to take regarding these Alevels
It depends on what you want to do, but not all bust uni courses ask for specific subjects like most science degrees ask for a a level in science, also depends on the uni some humanities like English may ask for english, but its not always like law doesn't have a specific requirement, have any idea what career path you want to go into?
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