Which A Level subjects will keep my options open?

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After doing a lot of research I've come to the conclusion that I don't have a clue what I want to do at A Level or University so in an attempt to keep my options open I've thought of two A Level combinations that I think I'd enjoy.

Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, English Language
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Chemistry, Sociology, Psychology, English Language

I definitely want to study Psychology as I've found it to be really interesting at GCSE and I'm doing well in the course so far but which of these combinations will keep my options for uni open the most?

Thank you for any help/advice.
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The first one because then you could do medicine as well, if your grades are good enough for it.
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The first combination.
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The first.

Bio and Chem are facilitating so will help you get into the top universities. Sociology and English Language are often considered to be 'soft' so only one of those would be advised!
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Don't bother playing the 'keeping my options open' game at A Level. Do some research on different university courses, decide roughly what you'd like to do (if science, what kind of science, if humanity, which one etc.) and then take the appropriate subjects.

The system is designed to make you specialise early and, unfortunately, that is what you'll have to do to stand a chance for most courses (with some exceptions like Law).

But yeah, as others have said, go for the first one if you absolutely have to choose between these two combinations, especially as sociology and English language are considered 'soft.'
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First combination, bio is facilitating and keeps lots of options open whereas sociology is considered a soft subject and not as well regarded by unis. Consider switching english lang to english lit as it is more highly respected
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(Original post by Hydeman)
Don't bother playing the 'keeping my options open' game at A Level. Do some research on different university courses, decide roughly what you'd like to do (if science, what kind of science, if humanity, which one etc.) and then take the appropriate subjects.

The system is designed to make you specialise early and, unfortunately, that is what you'll have to do to stand a chance for most courses (with some exceptions like Law).

But yeah, as others have said, go for the first one if you absolutely have to choose between these two combinations, especially as sociology and English language are considered 'soft.'
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The first combination


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The first.

Bio and Chem are facilitating so will help you get into the top universities. Sociology and English Language are often considered to be 'soft' so only one of those would be advised!
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The first combination.
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The first one because then you could do medicine as well, if your grades are good enough for it.
Thank you, I was unsure of the second combination because of English Language and Sociology being seen as 'soft' but you guys have really helped!
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(Original post by lilixxx1000)
First combination, bio is facilitating and keeps lots of options open whereas sociology is considered a soft subject and not as well regarded by unis. Consider switching english lang to english lit as it is more highly respected
Thank you, I'll definitely consider English Lit
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