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    At the moment I'm thinking of either being an English teacher or a magazine journalist, but basically anything involving English. I'm definitely aspiring to go to university, hopefully a highly respected one
    I'm thinking of taking:
    English literature and language (because the college I'll be going to doesn't do them separately)
    Maths
    Philosophy/ religious studies
    Sociology/media/history/politics
    With history, I haven't taken it for GCSE - will this be a problem?
    And I know you're probably thinking why would I bother even considering it but at the moment I have no clue about politics but I'm interested in learning about it and think it'll be beneficial, should I take it with practically no background knowledge!?
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    Media studies isn't looked upon that greatly

    And politics will be fine, it will start from a basis of little prior knowledge.
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    (Original post by Mollypowell)
    At the moment I'm thinking of either being an English teacher or a magazine journalist, but basically anything involving English. I'm definitely aspiring to go to university, hopefully a highly respected one
    I'm thinking of taking:
    English literature and language (because the college I'll be going to doesn't do them separately)
    Maths
    Philosophy/ religious studies
    Sociology/media/history/politics
    With history, I haven't taken it for GCSE - will this be a problem?
    And I know you're probably thinking why would I bother even considering it but at the moment I have no clue about politics but I'm interested in learning about it and think it'll be beneficial, should I take it with practically no background knowledge!?
    If you're looking to work in English, then A-Level English is obviously a given. For your other options, for things like journalism, you want stuff that shows strong opinions and the ability to research and describe in a unique and interesting way. This is usually exemplified through subjects like sociology and government & politics, in which exams expect the students to write a lot and form strong opinions. (Especially politics.) If you're thinking of teaching, then something showing your understanding of children and teaching will help. Psych/Sociology definitely help you there.

    If you're thinking of taking something you've not done at GCSE, you've got so much more work to catch up on, because you'll be out of the loop with it all. If you're thinking of doing Media, don't bother. It's not really relevant to what you want to pursue as a career, and is a lot more work with computers than it is literary. I'd say sociology is a strong one for you, as is government & politics. All in all, it's your decision though, and as long as you've got A-Level English, you'll be able to go where you want to be career-wise.
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    (Original post by Mollypowell)
    At the moment I'm thinking of either being an English teacher or a magazine journalist, but basically anything involving English. I'm definitely aspiring to go to university, hopefully a highly respected one
    I'm thinking of taking:
    English literature and language (because the college I'll be going to doesn't do them separately)
    Maths
    Philosophy/ religious studies
    Sociology/media/history/politics
    With history, I haven't taken it for GCSE - will this be a problem?
    And I know you're probably thinking why would I bother even considering it but at the moment I have no clue about politics but I'm interested in learning about it and think it'll be beneficial, should I take it with practically no background knowledge!?
    Hi. I'm in Year 13 now doing History, Geography and English Lit. Where possible, I would stick to 'facilitating subjects'. History is a REALLY well respected subject and it will help a great deal with your analytical skills/essay writing.
    As for the concern about not doing it at GCSE, I don't think it's a problem - there are a few people in my class who did that and they love it. There isn't likely to be much content overlap (if any) and as long as you can write a decent essay you'll be absolutely fine!!

    Good luck!!
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    (Original post by Mollypowell)
    At the moment I'm thinking of either being an English teacher or a magazine journalist, but basically anything involving English. I'm definitely aspiring to go to university, hopefully a highly respected one
    I'm thinking of taking:
    English literature and language (because the college I'll be going to doesn't do them separately)
    Maths
    Philosophy/ religious studies
    Sociology/media/history/politics
    With history, I haven't taken it for GCSE - will this be a problem?
    And I know you're probably thinking why would I bother even considering it but at the moment I have no clue about politics but I'm interested in learning about it and think it'll be beneficial, should I take it with practically no background knowledge!?

    philosophy a level is a bull**** subject ive not ever heard of that, so do RE and i think politics is mediocre aswell so do history. a bit sad but your not being very ambitous.
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    (Original post by Mollypowell)
    At the moment I'm thinking of either being an English teacher or a magazine journalist, but basically anything involving English. I'm definitely aspiring to go to university, hopefully a highly respected one
    I'm thinking of taking:
    English literature and language (because the college I'll be going to doesn't do them separately)
    Maths
    Philosophy/ religious studies
    Sociology/media/history/politics
    With history, I haven't taken it for GCSE - will this be a problem?
    And I know you're probably thinking why would I bother even considering it but at the moment I have no clue about politics but I'm interested in learning about it and think it'll be beneficial, should I take it with practically no background knowledge!?
    My friend's going down the same path to you, but a year ahead. She's doing English, Sociology, Media, and Physics.

    In Media you can make half of A2 completely focussed on magazines (OCR), which you might find interesting if you really want to work in that industry.
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    (Original post by Zzzyax)
    philosophy a level is a bull**** subject ive not ever heard of that, so do RE and i think politics is mediocre aswell so do history. a bit sad but your not being very ambitous.
    Okay, if I'm not being ambitious enough, which subjects would you recommend?
 
 
 
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