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    At the moment I'm not sure what type of job I'd like in the future but want something involving English. I'm thinking of a magazine journalist, teaching it as a foreign language or just teaching it in secondary school or university, but as I said I'm not set on a specific job at the moment. I'm really interested in the media, debating and religion. However, I'm aspiring to go to a good university - the best that I can get into, and understand that these type of subjects are not that well respected. In school I'm pretty much an all rounder and am thinking of taking A-levels that are broad so it'll keep my options open. What A-levels do you think I should take?
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    Well, it depends what your school has available.

    From an all-rounder to a fellow all-rounder, you will probably feel bad about dropping subjects that you could succeed in but can't take because you can only do a few AS, but don't let that get you down.

    You say that you want to do English, so take English Literature and maybe English Language as well if that's your kind of thing and your school offers it.

    In terms of the media, debating and religion, I took Philosophy and Ethics (technically called RS but whatever) which encompasses religion and debating. If you really want to study the media then you could take Politics as I presume that includes some aspect of the media and also includes debating.

    Apart from those, take what you enjoy the most and really want to learn more about after reading the specifications. You can take another facilitating subject if you feel you will enjoy it, especially if there is a foreign language you like, but it's probably better to do well in a non-facilitating subject that you enjoy rather than doing badly in a facilitating subject you hate. Also check the entry requirements for English at university so you don't take subjects that prevent you from going down that path.

    Hope this helped.
 
 
 
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