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    So I have to decide which A Levels I want to take fairly soon, and I am really struggling.

    The new changes to how A levels work this year means we are only really meant to be taking 3 subjects for both Year 12 and 13, as opposed to 4 in the first year and 3 in the second, which is rather annoying as I am struggling to choose between these 4 subjects.

    I would consider taking all 4 but as I have been told Uni's only really look at your best 3 a levels, and that 4 would be a lot of work, I would rather do 3 and get better results than doing 4 and risking slightly lower grades.

    I think I would like to study Law at University, so I am thinking of doing English Lit and History, but am struggling to decide between Philosophy and Ethics and French, as P&E really interests me, and I know would be quite good for law, but I am worried that taking 3 essay based subjects might not show enough 'variation', if this is something that would be an issue for the top universities? I also rather enjoy French, and have been told that a modern language looks good to universities.

    I am achieving A*'s in English Lit, History and French at GCSE currently, and believe I would also do well in P&E, partially due to the fact it looks very interesting to me.

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    (Original post by Jamieeloise_x)
    So I have to decide which A Levels I want to take fairly soon, and I am really struggling.

    The new changes to how A levels work this year means we are only really meant to be taking 3 subjects for both Year 12 and 13, as opposed to 4 in the first year and 3 in the second, which is rather annoying as I am struggling to choose between these 4 subjects.

    I would consider taking all 4 but as I have been told Uni's only really look at your best 3 a levels, and that 4 would be a lot of work, I would rather do 3 and get better results than doing 4 and risking slightly lower grades.

    I think I would like to study Law at University, so I am thinking of doing English Lit and History, but am struggling to decide between Philosophy and Ethics and French, as P&E really interests me, and I know would be quite good for law, but I am worried that taking 3 essay based subjects might not show enough 'variation', if this is something that would be an issue for the top universities? I also rather enjoy French, and have been told that a modern language looks good to universities.

    I am achieving A*'s in English Lit, History and French at GCSE currently, and believe I would also do well in P&E, partially due to the fact it looks very interesting to me.

    Please help!
    If you're wanting to apply to a top uni (top 20) then I suggest French as it shows a bit more diversity.

    However, there wouldn't be much point if you don't like French. If you want to develop your French language to a deeper meaning and understanding, then go for it. I personally think learning a language at A-level is pretty useless unless you'd want to take it at uni as that's where the real stuff is taught (apparently).

    I took English Lit, English Language, History (dropped it as an AS in April) and P&E. I enjoyed the overlaps of the courses. I never studied RS prior to taking at A-level, and I loved it! I'm studying English Lit and Philosophy at uni now!

    If you want to study Law, then P&E is better as you get to learn about medical ethics, the law on abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriages and all look at them in a moral way. It's good fun!

    The choice is yours. If you feel obligated to choose a particular subject, then maybe you'll be picking it for the wrong reasons? Think about that .
 
 
 
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