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    Right i'm off to six form in a bit and having sent off a few applications for six form I'm still wondering if my choices were right for me:
    Maths, History, Latin and then between Chemistry and Government&Politics.

    If you are doing any of these let me know how you are finding them and the pluses and negatives.
    Also if you are in a similar situation let me know what six forms (In London) you have applied for or suggest

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    What are you looking to study at University?
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    (Original post by karlabari)
    Right i'm off to six form in a bit and having sent off a few applications for six form I'm still wondering if my choices were right for me:
    Maths, History, Latin and then between Chemistry and Government&Politics.

    If you are doing any of these let me know how you are finding them and the pluses and negatives.
    Also if you are in a similar situation let me know what six forms (In London) you have applied for or suggest

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    Those subjects look like a good combination for Law! Is that what you are interested in pursuing?
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    (Original post by karlabari)
    Right i'm off to six form in a bit and having sent off a few applications for six form I'm still wondering if my choices were right for me:
    Maths, History, Latin and then between Chemistry and Government&Politics.

    If you are doing any of these let me know how you are finding them and the pluses and negatives.
    Also if you are in a similar situation let me know what six forms (In London) you have applied for or suggest

    xxx
    Maths, History, Latin and then between Chemistry and Government&Politics.

    ^Okay so this is what we call a 'weird combo'

    I guess as the above user said you aren't really sure what you want to study at university?

    In my personal opinion, picking subjects 'because you enjoy them' is actually a really stupid thing to do because if everybody did that you would just see kids doing stuff like PE, D&T, Movie studies, Business studies and all other kinds of bullsht that won't be very useful for your future.

    For this reason, I suggest choosing 'useful' subjects that have a better chance of setting you up for life. I can see that you have chosen Maths, History and Latin so far. While individually these 3 subjects are 'good', they don't really coincide with each other. In mathematics you learn logical problem solving skills and numerical manipulation, whereas in history you learn essay writing skills and analysis skills.

    Maths + Chem is a decent combo, and latin is a good way to top it off.

    History + Gov. Politics is also a good combo, and latin is also a good way to top that combo off.

    It really depends what you want to do at university as previously mentioned
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    What are you looking to study at University?
    Law probably
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    (Original post by Skeptyle)
    In my personal opinion, picking subjects 'because you enjoy them' is actually a really stupid thing to do because if everybody did that you would just see kids doing stuff like PE, D&T, Movie studies, Business studies and all other kinds of bullsht that won't be very useful for your future.
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    It really depends what you want to do at university
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    Those subjects look like a good combination for Law! Is that what you are interested in pursuing?
    YES! That gives me so much relief that someone got it!!! Thanks x
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    (Original post by karlabari)
    Law probably
    Have you thought about taking English Literature?
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    (Original post by Skeptyle)
    Maths, History, Latin and then between Chemistry and Government&Politics.

    ^Okay so this is what we call a 'weird combo'

    I guess as the above user said you aren't really sure what you want to study at university?

    In my personal opinion, picking subjects 'because you enjoy them' is actually a really stupid thing to do because if everybody did that you would just see kids doing stuff like PE, D&T, Movie studies, Business studies and all other kinds of bullsht that won't be very useful for your future.

    For this reason, I suggest choosing 'useful' subjects that have a better chance of setting you up for life. I can see that you have chosen Maths, History and Latin so far. While individually these 3 subjects are 'good', they don't really coincide with each other. In mathematics you learn logical problem solving skills and numerical manipulation, whereas in history you learn essay writing skills and analysis skills.

    Maths + Chem is a decent combo, and latin is a good way to top it off.

    History + Gov. Politics is also a good combo, and latin is also a good way to top that combo off.

    It really depends what you want to do at university as previously mentioned
    I want to do law and think my preference is;

    Maths, History, Latin and Gov - ive been told they are an unusual mix but i think they have a bit of everything and are all facilitating x
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    Have you thought about taking English Literature?
    I have but unfortunately it is my least favourite subject (im pretty bad at it) and ive been told that history is seen as equally as useful and universities don't look for it as a necessity if i've taken history OR government and politics.
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    (Original post by karlabari)
    I want to do law and think my preference is;

    Maths, History, Latin and Gov - ive been told they are an unusual mix but i think they have a bit of everything and are all facilitating x
    Yeah they're a tad unusual as maths is really unnecessary for you,

    On the flipside if you really enjoy maths and are talented at it then go ahead it could be a free a level, or you could drop it after AS if it doesn't go so well. (not sure how the new a levels work)

    But please note that maths really isn't a light course and takes a substantial amount of effort, and being good at maths at gcse doesnt mean very much when it comes to a level maths
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    I have but unfortunately it is my least favourite subject (im pretty bad at it) and ive been told that history is seen as equally as useful and universities don't look for it as a necessity if i've taken history OR government and politics.
    I see, looks like you know what to take then!
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    (Original post by Skeptyle)
    Yeah they're a tad unusual as maths is really unnecessary for you,

    On the flipside if you really enjoy maths and are talented at it then go ahead it could be a free a level, or you could drop it after AS if it doesn't go so well. (not sure how the new a levels work)

    But please note that maths really isn't a light course and takes a substantial amount of effort, and being good at maths at gcse doesnt mean very much when it comes to a level maths
    I agree but i'm suprisingly good at it and have no clue why. I'm sure I will take it and it could always leave like a back up plan to persue other subjects at uni like a PPE or alike.
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    (Original post by karlabari)
    I agree but i'm suprisingly good at it and have no clue why. I'm sure I will take it and it could always leave like a back up plan to persue other subjects at uni like a PPE or alike.
    Have you considered economics?
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    (Original post by Skeptyle)
    Have you considered economics?
    Yes I have. My relative is an major economist and says that universities prefer if the student don't do it at A level as they would rather teach the student themselves. Plus if i do law that is worse than maths.
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    I see, looks like you know what to take then!
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    I CAN RELATE - worse subject
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    (Original post by karlabari)
    Yes I have. My relative is an major economist and says that universities prefer if the student don't do it at A level as they would rather teach the student themselves. Plus if i do law that is worse than maths.
    > My relative is an major economist and says that universities prefer if the student don't do it at A level as they would rather teach the student themselves

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    (Original post by karlabari)
    I agree but i'm suprisingly good at it and have no clue why. I'm sure I will take it and it could always leave like a back up plan to persue other subjects at uni like a PPE or alike.
    Maths and History are highly popular for Law so not an unusual combination
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    (Original post by Skeptyle)
    > My relative is an major economist and says that universities prefer if the student don't do it at A level as they would rather teach the student themselves

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    WHATTTT???
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    Chemistry, Maths, History is a super strong combination. These are all respected A Levels.

    If you want to do Law I'd pick those three for sure - you've got a really nice balance of reasoning, logic and decision making. Latin would be a nice fourth if you just want a chance of pace.

    I wouldn't bother with Gov/Pol... Not because they don't go with your combo but because you can do Gov/Pol at University without doing it at A Level so why waste a choice on it? You can look up Politics as a hobby in your own time!
 
 
 

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