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Business studies
ICT
History
Psychology

Are these good choices? (Looking to do a business management degree)
(Not good at maths)
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Personally I wouldn't suggest doing ICT A-level. It is a pointless subject to take.
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I've been told the same and I'm thinking of dropping it after AS and then do business, history and psychology at a level. I don't know if that works well for a business management degree, or am I wrong?
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I've been told the same and I'm thinking of dropping it after AS and then do business, history and psychology at a level. I don't know if that works well for a business management degree, or am I wrong?
I'd suggest searching on UCAS or university websites for the requirements, and it may be best to take maths, even if just to AS, since it is such a useful and respected subject, unless of course, you are really bad at it, in which case I would suggest taking a science or possibly english. But really, you should just search on university websites, I hope it goes well.
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Perhaps instead of ICT and take into account your recognition of your maths struggles..Economics maybe a more viable option? Whilst it does include some elements of Maths, it is an amalgamation of many other skills such as essay writing. Such skills i believe can easily be interwoven into your other chosen subjects
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I will definitely take this all into consideration and thanks for the advice
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I was horrendous at maths and got a high b in As after a loe b on gcse. A at A2 it can be done

take economics instead.of ict it is a very easy and fun a level.
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I would strongly advise considering doing Maths. Even though you may not be so good at it right now, if you are prepared to put some man hours in then you can improve and I think that it is definitely worth it in the long term. You are going to be using Maths in any good business/economics related degree. Employers also much prefer somebody with a strong history of maths. So, even though you may not enjoy it and may not be very good at it yet, you need to consider the long term, applying for graduate jobs will be made a lot easier if you can knuckle down and sort your maths out!
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I'm not sure about history- but if this may be an interesting subject for you go for it as the grade matters at the end of it and that you enjoy it as well. In defence of ICT, it's a good subject but involves a lot of evidence gathering which is time consuming and stressful and it also depends on your syllabus... if it offers learning about databases then for a business management degree it proves useful. But it is also important to know that systems are continuously changing so there is always training on ICT systems anyway. So maybe it's not that necessary but I would like to mention it is useful but stressful indeed. So it comes down to you, look at the syllabuses and good luck!
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Maths is ideal. Dont take it if you will hate it. There is no point.

Otherwise, Geography, History and a Science would look good. Something like Physics, Chemsitry or even economics would show you have a some maths skills. A language might give you a niche too. English and Biology are other respected subjects.

I'd definitely swap psycology for economics, and maybe buisness studies for geography.

Something like Chemistry, History, Geography and Economics would be a much more respectable combination.

Good luck.
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My school offers computing, maybe I can take that instead of ICT?
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Computing and ICT are very different subjects, if you are interested in the subject and are prepared to work hard (you need to learn a programming language and create multiple projects) then you should take it, but if you aren't certain, then don't it will be such a horrible subject to take and not like fully.
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Some people say Business studies and ICT are 'mickey-mouse' subjects and some universities do not highly regard them. Does that really matter if i end up getting A or A*'s in them subjects?
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Can you list all of the possible options available to you. (Everything at your school/6th form)
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Academic subjects (those taught at Oxford etc) are
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Computing
  • Government and Politics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Art / History of Art
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Languages (French, German)
  • Physical Education
  • Sociology
  • Geography
Vocational subjects are:
  • Business Studies
  • ICT
  • Media Studies
  • Communication and Culture
  • Textiles
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Theatre Studies
Vocational subjects are a mix of academic subjects to create a specialised education.
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Some people say Business studies and ICT are 'mickey-mouse' subjects and some universities do not highly regard them. Does that really matter if i end up getting A or A*'s in them subjects?
They are considered soft subjects and yes, even if you get high grades in them they are looked down upon.
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ok so what about....

Economics and business studies (one subject)
computing
History or psychology

are these good choices for my final A-level subjects?
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Is choosing 2 academic subjects and 1 vocational a bad idea?
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(Original post by MCKP)
ok so what about....

Economics and business studies (one subject)
computing
History or psychology

are these good choices for my final A-level subjects?
What do you think you got in GCSE maths?
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probably a C
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