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I'm currently at college but hoping to move to sixth form instead. I have no idea what i actually want to do later in life so i'm not sure if I have made the right choice of subjects. I want to do history, english language and ICT or sociology.

I didn't do sociology at GCSE but i got 2 A*s in 2 history papers and an A in my english paper. Also a B in ICT. My overall grades were B's however. Would this be enough and are these subjects good choices?
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I'm currently at college but hoping to move to sixth form instead. I have no idea what i actually want to do later in life so i'm not sure if I have made the right choice of subjects. I want to do history, english language and ICT or sociology.

I didn't do sociology at GCSE but i got 2 A*s in 2 history papers and an A in my english paper. Also a B in ICT. My overall grades were B's however. Would this be enough and are these subjects good choices?
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I don't think not doing Sociology at GCSE will put you at a disadvantage. I didn't and I still got a good AS Grade, nobody in my class had either and there were a lot of A grades by the end of our first year. As long as you put the work in you'll be fine.
As you don't have much of an idea of what you want to do after A-Levels, you're better off taking some facilitating subjects that Universities like to see in order to keep your options as open as possible. History is one of them so that sounds like a good option! English Language is a good subject that I really enjoy, but isn't as well respected as Literature. Have you considered doing that instead? It's a facilitating subject and while its harder than Language (imo and I'm sure many will agree, I do both) it's still enjoyable.
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Hello!
I don't think not doing Sociology at GCSE will put you at a disadvantage. I didn't and I still got a good AS Grade, nobody in my class had either and there were a lot of A grades by the end of our first year. As long as you put the work in you'll be fine.
As you don't have much of an idea of what you want to do after A-Levels, you're better off taking some facilitating subjects that Universities like to see in order to keep your options as open as possible. History is one of them so that sounds like a good option! English Language is a good subject that I really enjoy, but isn't as well respected as Literature. Have you considered doing that instead? It's a facilitating subject and while its harder than Language (imo and I'm sure many will agree, I do both) it's still enjoyable.
Thank you for the reply I did language and literature at gcse but found literature harder and more confusing. I only got a C where as i got a B in language so i feel i'd do better in language. I do have the option of taking both but i'm not sure. Would you say that's a good idea?
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I'm currently at college but hoping to move to sixth form instead. I have no idea what i actually want to do later in life so i'm not sure if I have made the right choice of subjects. I want to do history, english language and ICT or sociology.

I didn't do sociology at GCSE but i got 2 A*s in 2 history papers and an A in my english paper. Also a B in ICT. My overall grades were B's however. Would this be enough and are these subjects good choices?
They're not great subjects in terms of being facilitating.

History yep
I'd swap Language with English Literature
Keep sociology

Then do something else...

Biology? Maths? Economics? A language? Geography?
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I don't know about other subjects, but I'd probably swap Maths for ICT. Maths is much more respected and desired. Furthermore ICT is simpler and easier to learn in free time (if you like it that much).
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I don't know about other subjects, but I'd probably swap Maths for ICT. Maths is much more respected and desired. Furthermore ICT is simpler and easier to learn in free time (if you like it that much).
Maths isn't an option for me. I'm bad at it and would fail if I did it at A-level. A lot of people have said ICT is more of a soft subject so i'll probably go with sociology.
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