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    I'm currently doing my GCSEs and have started looking into which A-levels I'd like to take. My best subjects in school are English and R.S and I enjoy them both very much. I'm not 100% on what I'd like to do as a career but I'm drawn to anything English related so I'm thinking about an English teacher (and would also like to teach abroad at some point) or a journalist as I'm also very interested in the media and politics. I've looked on a few websites for the specifications to do a degree in English and all have said you need 3-4 A-levels including English. Do you think these A-levels would be good enough? (bearing in mind I'd like to go to a very good university, however I should be okay if I've got English and do well in the others?)
    1) English Lit
    2) Government and Politics
    3) Philosophy
    4) Media Studies
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    (Original post by Mollypowell)
    I'm currently doing my GCSEs and have started looking into which A-levels I'd like to take. My best subjects in school are English and R.S and I enjoy them both very much. I'm not 100% on what I'd like to do as a career but I'm drawn to anything English related so I'm thinking about an English teacher (and would also like to teach abroad at some point) or a journalist as I'm also very interested in the media and politics. I've looked on a few websites for the specifications to do a degree in English and all have said you need 3-4 A-levels including English. Do you think these A-levels would be good enough? (bearing in mind I'd like to go to a very good university, however I should be okay if I've got English and do well in the others?)
    1) English Lit
    2) Government and Politics
    3) Philosophy
    4) Media Studies
    Why bother with an english degree, like throwing £27,000 down the bin
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    Why bother with an english degree, like throwing £27,000 down the bin
    That was quick!
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    Don't listen! English is beautiful and helps you massively with your cultural, historical and social understanding as well as allowing you to become an analytical goddess.

    I've applied for five English courses and have been sent offers for each.

    I'm in my final year and I study:
    1) English Literature (they definitely prefer this to lit/lang combos)
    2)French
    3)History
    4)Philosophy and Ethics

    I also did an English related EPQ in the summer holidays and was commended in a well known writing competition. All of which I was able to put on my personal statement. You just have to get yourself noticed, show them your interest. As long as you're doing English and at least one other humanity then I'd say you're in a strong position.

    Good luck!
 
 
 

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