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    So I'm currently in year 11 and I'm having to choose which subjects I want to take next year for AS and A level. I would hopefully like to go on to study physics seeming as I really enjoy it. So far I've decided to take physics, maths and further maths. The only real problem I'm having is that for my fourth subject I'm struggling between French and Government and Politics.

    I feel that if I take French and I work hard I can achieve a decent grade as I seem to be capable in the subject. However I wouldn't enjoy it as much as G and P which I have an interest in.

    However, from what I have gathered online and from taking to my teachers, Government and Politics is often regarded as quite a 'soft' subject and may hold me back if I want to apply for a competitive university.

    I would be planning to drop this subject after AS anyway so would it really matter if I took government and politics?
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    What you could do, is take French, and then if your school offer it, take up the EPQ and do your essay and project based around something that fascinates you within Government and Politics. That way you can still provide evidence of your essay writing abilities as well as your scientific interest when applying to university. How does that sound? Have you ever thought of History? This is a traditional subject and actually touches on areas of politics. Generally History and Politics tend to link together very well.
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    (Original post by RDB1826)
    What you could do, is take French, and then if your school offer it, take up the EPQ and do your essay and project based around something that fascinates you within Government and Politics. That way you can still provide evidence of your essay writing abilities as well as your scientific interest when applying to university. How does that sound? Have you ever thought of History? This is a traditional subject and actually touches on areas of politics. Generally History and Politics tend to link together very well.
    thank you, this is something I hadn't thought of and will probably look into
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    (Original post by Kat suns)
    So I'm currently in year 11 and I'm having to choose which subjects I want to take next year for AS and A level. I would hopefully like to go on to study physics seeming as I really enjoy it. So far I've decided to take physics, maths and further maths. The only real problem I'm having is that for my fourth subject I'm struggling between French and Government and Politics.

    I feel that if I take French and I work hard I can achieve a decent grade as I seem to be capable in the subject. However I wouldn't enjoy it as much as G and P which I have an interest in.

    However, from what I have gathered online and from taking to my teachers, Government and Politics is often regarded as quite a 'soft' subject and may hold me back if I want to apply for a competitive university.

    I would be planning to drop this subject after AS anyway so would it really matter if I took government and politics?
    Your 4th doesn't really matter, they'll only be interested in maths, further maths and physics. If you want to do chemical engineering, they may be extra picky and want chemistry. But for physics, it's those 3. Even if you choose to do your A Level in childcare or media, with high grades you could be eligible and competetive for Oxbridge. And though it's considered softer to other humanities like English Lit and History, it's still respected, as with other non facilitating A Lsvels like music and Religious studies.

    Go for whatever will get you a good grade! If your interested in GP there is no reason not to take it.
 
 
 
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