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    At A Level I'm thinking of taking Geography, Government and Politics and French. I should get an A/B in GCSE Geography, and an A/A* in GCSE French. I've never done politics before but I think it seems interesting.

    I'm also thinking of going to university after my A Levels so I was just wondering if they were suitable options in general, as I'm unsure of what I want to study there too as I have no idea what I want to do in life.

    Basically: are they good options for university based off my predicted GCSEs and would it be worth taking a 4th A level in Business too, as I should get an A in that at GCSE too and I enjoy it, I just heard it isn't very well respected at A Level and would rather do the other subjects if I had to do 3.
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    These are definitely good choices! Not too restricting to one field of study, but subjects that top universities would respect.
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    Okay, thank you😊
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    (Original post by moll_small)
    At A Level I'm thinking of taking Geography, Government and Politics and French. I should get an A/B in GCSE Geography, and an A/A* in GCSE French. I've never done politics before but I think it seems interesting.

    I'm also thinking of going to university after my A Levels so I was just wondering if they were suitable options in general, as I'm unsure of what I want to study there too as I have no idea what I want to do in life.

    Basically: are they good options for university based off my predicted GCSEs and would it be worth taking a 4th A level in Business too, as I should get an A in that at GCSE too and I enjoy it, I just heard it isn't very well respected at A Level and would rather do the other subjects if I had to do 3.
    Thanks.
    Well 2/3 of your subjects are faciliating subjects so you're good to go really

    I'm not sure if I'd advise doing Business as I've definitely never heard anyone say it's highly respectable probably just your GCSE teachers trying to get you to take their subject for A level haha
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    Well 2/3 of your subjects are faciliating subjects so you're good to go really

    I'm not sure if I'd advise doing Business as I've definitely never heard anyone say it's highly respectable probably just your GCSE teachers trying to get you to take their subject for A level haha
    Thanks, I'll probably just stay with my 3 options then😂
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    You an do French with Law with your degree, or Law with politics which would get you reputable jobs
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    Personally, I'd take economics over business if you're going to take 4. Although, you can drop it after AS which is what most do, but the three you've chosen are great, Geography does actually have bits of government & politics interlinked so that might help too. The fourth subject is really if you feel like you can push yourself without sarcificing your other grades, and if you're not interested in it it can take up most of your time, or worse get neglected and achieve a bad grade, so up to you whether you think you can keep up with the work. Good luck with the GCSEs!
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    (Original post by moll_small)
    At A Level I'm thinking of taking Geography, Government and Politics and French. I should get an A/B in GCSE Geography, and an A/A* in GCSE French. I've never done politics before but I think it seems interesting.

    I'm also thinking of going to university after my A Levels so I was just wondering if they were suitable options in general, as I'm unsure of what I want to study there too as I have no idea what I want to do in life.

    Basically: are they good options for university based off my predicted GCSEs and would it be worth taking a 4th A level in Business too, as I should get an A in that at GCSE too and I enjoy it, I just heard it isn't very well respected at A Level and would rather do the other subjects if I had to do 3.
    Thanks.
    That is a good combination of subjects that leaves most options at university open to you (other than sciences). Business isn't particularly respected (although it isn't terrible) but unless you plan on doing economics at university (which you can't without maths) it is a bit pointless. Doing a 4th A-level with all essay based subjects is hard work, and I would advise against it. Doing a 4th AS on the other hand is a very good idea if it is in a good subject.
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    That is a good combination of subjects that leaves most options at university open to you (other than sciences). Business isn't particularly respected (although it isn't terrible) but unless you plan on doing economics at university (which you can't without maths) it is a bit pointless. Doing a 4th A-level with all essay based subjects is hard work, and I would advise against it. Doing a 4th AS on the other hand is a very good idea if it is in a good subject.
    Thanks, would you consider Law a good subject to just do a AS Level?😊
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    I'd say that Politics and History would be a good combination (depending on the topic you would be studying). I think the best idea is just to pick subjects you enjoy rather than selecting subjects you think would be better looked upon.
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    (Original post by moll_small)
    Thanks, would you consider Law a good subject to just do a AS Level?😊
    Law isn't a particularly well-regarded subject (at A-level), but an AS in law is still better than no AS, and it's a reasonable subject to do if you are interested in it. The subjects that spring to mind for a fourth option given your combination are history and English literature. Maths and sciences are also good, but you may not want to go anywhere near them, which is fine. But you can pretty much pick any subject as your fourth AS.
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Law isn't a particularly well-regarded subject (at A-level), but an AS in law is still better than no AS, and it's a reasonable subject to do if you are interested in it. The subjects that spring to mind for a fourth option given your combination are history and English literature. Maths and sciences are also good, but you may not want to go anywhere near them, which is fine. But you can pretty much pick any subject as your fourth AS.
    Thanks, I think I'll just do a 4th subject at AS then👍🏽
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    Thanks, I'll consider Law too 😋
 
 
 
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