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    I'm going to be studying Maths, Spanish and Drama but I'm struggling to pick a fourth subject. I love books and i know that English Literature is a well respected subject by Universities, but I'm not sure if i enjoy it enough. Politics seems interesting but i have never done it before so have no idea whether i'd enjoy it. I know that it's not as respected. I want to be an Actress/Author, but if that doesn't work out then maybe go into the publishing industry or have a job to do with languages. Should i do English Literature or Politics?
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    (Original post by thegoodytwoshoes)
    I'm going to be studying Maths, Spanish and Drama but I'm struggling to pick a fourth subject. I love books and i know that English Literature is a well respected subject by Universities, but I'm not sure if i enjoy it enough. Politics seems interesting but i have never done it before so have no idea whether i'd enjoy it. I know that it's not as respected. I want to be an Actress/Author, but if that doesn't work out then maybe go into the publishing industry or have a job to do with languages. Should i do English Literature or Politics?
    I don't do English Lit but I do Politics A2 and have to say, it definitely is just as respected as English Lit. I don't think it's considered a 'core' subject like English but it's just as rigorous and unis acknowledge that. (I may be a little biased but I've also spoken to uni tutors who've said the same thing.)

    I hadn't studied Politics before I started A levels but honestly most people on my course hadn't and the majority of them loved it. It's a subject that's so easy to become passionate about and in my experience, the fact that everyone's so into it makes the lessons that much more enjoyable. It's also great for your writing skills as it is essay-based.

    Having said all that, if you are considering being an author or going into publishing, I don't know whether studying Lit would be more beneficial for you. It may be better to have experience analysing literature as its more relevant to your chosen career path? Anyway, I hope this helped a little!! If you have any questions about Politics A level, let me know
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    Wished that I had done politics a/level because I was really into debating and current affairs at that age and was doing well in History which is a compatible subject, it sounds like such an excellent subject imo. I think though it would be good if you could have done both English lit and politics because the english owuld compliment your career interests but politics is just great a level to do .
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    English Lit. I have done both, Politics can be incredibly boring as there is a lot of theory and not much room for debating. English is incredibly flexible and fun, you're not memorising content, instead you're forming your own ideas and articulating them how you like.
 
 
 
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