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    I'm choosing my a levels and am finding it reeallly hard to narrow it down to 4, i know for sure Im doing english lit and history but i can't choose between textiles chemistry french or philosophy (( I just want to know which one would be looked on best by universities and also which ones are particularly hard (even though i know all a levels are hard)
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    I'd like to start off by saying don't choose a subject because 'top universities dig it' or 'it'll make you look 10394858x smarter', choose the subjects that suit you and which you enjoy. You'll most likely get higher grades in subjects that you enjoy and find interesting than subjects you're just doing because they told you to.

    Do you have any idea what you'd like to do in the future?

    I actually do English Literature and I'll tell you straight up that it's a lot of hard work but it'll be enjoyable if you keep up to speed. If you'd like more information on individual A levels, perhaps go to the specific subject study sections and post a thread asking students who study it what their thoughts are on it.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to quote me and I'll try and get back to you as soon as I can!
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    I'd like to start off by saying don't choose a subject because 'top universities dig it' or 'it'll make you look 10394858x smarter', choose the subjects that suit you and which you enjoy. You'll most likely get higher grades in subjects that you enjoy and find interesting than subjects you're just doing because they told you to.

    Do you have any idea what you'd like to do in the future?

    I actually do English Literature and I'll tell you straight up that it's a lot of hard work but it'll be enjoyable if you keep up to speed. If you'd like more information on individual A levels, perhaps go to the specific subject study sections and post a thread asking students who study it what their thoughts are on it.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to quote me and I'll try and get back to you as soon as I can!
    I would argue against your judgement. I picked all the STEM subjects and hated every moment of it! Non the less i picked them to get into a Russell group university to study Engineering. Engineering is one of the most dry subjects you will ever study and one of those subjects that will LITERALLY consumer your life. To give you an example, when i goto sleep i have dreams about LABVIEW (Program we use).
    Do i study Engineering because i enjoy it? 80% of the time the answer is NO!
    Do i study Engineering because it will ensure my future and of my families future? Yes!

    Not all of us have the luxury to do what make us happy!
    (Just putting another argument into the mix )
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    (Original post by bahjat93)
    I would argue against your judgement. I picked all the STEM subjects and hated every moment of it! Non the less i picked them to get into a Russell group university to study Engineering. Engineering is one of the most dry subjects you will ever study and one of those subjects that will LITERALLY consumer your life. To give you an example, when i goto sleep i have dreams about LABVIEW (Program we use).
    Do i study Engineering because i enjoy it? 80% of the time the answer is NO!
    Do i study Engineering because it will ensure my future and of my families future? Yes!

    Not all of us have the luxury to do what make us happy!
    (Just putting another argument into the mix )
    Hi there bajat! :mmm:

    Hmm, your point is a very interesting one. I guess some people are more career-motivated and others study things just for the pleasure; some seek more the extrinsic rewards rather those that are intrinsic. In your case, you've clearly got a clear set-out goal ahead of you which is great.

    Are you enjoying your time in university, though? Engineering sounds pretty cool, but I bet it's a lot of hard work omg :zomg:

    The reason I gave the advice to OP is because I'm not quite sure whether they're uncertain of what they want to do in uni/the future or whether they're stuck between the subjects that they genuinely enjoy.
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    Hmm, your point is a very interesting one. I guess some people are more career-motivated and others study things just for the pleasure; some seek more the extrinsic rewards rather those that are intrinsic. In your case, you've clearly got a clear set-out goal ahead of you which is great.

    Are you enjoying your time in university, though? Engineering sounds pretty cool, but I bet it's a lot of hard work omg :zomg:

    The reason I gave the advice to OP is because I'm not quite sure whether they're uncertain of what they want to do in uni/the future or whether they're stuck between the subjects that they genuinely enjoy.
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    I'd like to start off by saying don't choose a subject because 'top universities dig it' or 'it'll make you look 10394858x smarter', choose the subjects that suit you and which you enjoy. You'll most likely get higher grades in subjects that you enjoy and find interesting than subjects you're just doing because they told you to.

    Do you have any idea what you'd like to do in the future?

    I actually do English Literature and I'll tell you straight up that it's a lot of hard work but it'll be enjoyable if you keep up to speed. If you'd like more information on individual A levels, perhaps go to the specific subject study sections and post a thread asking students who study it what their thoughts are on it.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to quote me and I'll try and get back to you as soon as I can!
    I think I want to do something like law or english/ history but i do want to go to a russell group university so ultimately I want to choose subjects that will paint me in the best possible light!
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    I think I want to do something like law or english/ history but i do want to go to a russell group university so ultimately I want to choose subjects that will paint me in the best possible light!
    If this gives you a bit of an idea, one of my friends that went to study History in Oxford and studied English Lit (dropped it), Gov & Pol, History and Economics during sixth form. As you can see, the majority of her subjects were essay-based and I'm assuming the same would apply to English Lit.

    I feel like a language would tie in great, but it depends how you feel about them because languages are one of the biggest step ups in A level in terms of what you learn and how you apply your knowledge.
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    I acknowledge your point of view. But my argument would still stand, I believe (expressing an opinion) you go to University to get an education and to get a job at the end (preferably related to your degree.

    I don't feel like I've made my point as intellectually as you but I woujld like to point out to one of my favourite simpsons episode, it's called "barts inner child". I believe it shows perfectly what would happen if we all did what we wanted . I have put a couple link here but couldn't find the final scene
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WjMvyTWs5A

    Click on the link below and forward to 19min to find out what happens if we all do what we want LOL . You never thought simpsons could be Right wing

    http://putlocker.is/watch-the-simpso...putlocker.html

    And i'm good, Uni is good. Yourself? Which uni do you go to?
 
 
 
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