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    Music
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    Sociology
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    If you're good at music (play an instrument) I'd recommend taking that. TBH what's likely to having more impact on your career right now is not whether you take soc. or music but how rounded you become in terms of your interests and also how you learn to balance work and relaxation.

    Sociology is not something you'd learn much about at GCSE anyway so you might as well wait till A Level to take it if you're interested.
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    (Original post by nessie.ldn)
    Yes i've heard that law is a disadvantage but why? Also unfortunately in my school psychology is an A-Level subject only.
    i think its because people are snobby. very few public/highly academic sixth forms offer it whereas a lot of less academic colleges do. although i can imagine its good to be able to test the water a bit, but i can imagine experience would be far more respected by a prospective university than a grade on a piece of paper
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    (Original post by nessie.ldn)
    So if i wanted to do MFL should i do my own home language (polish) or french since im one of the tops students in it?
    Do french its a more spoken language worldwide and you could always do polish outside of lessons if you're good enough?
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    (Original post by ermintrude1999)
    Do french its a more spoken language worldwide and you could always do polish outside of lessons if you're good enough?
    Im planning to do both polish and french. Is it going to be better for me as a lawyer to know 3 languages?
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    (Original post by nessie.ldn)
    Im planning to do both polish and french. Is it going to be better for me as a lawyer to know 3 languages?
    Languages are respected by everyone and makes you stand out above other candidates regardless of uni course/job, my mum did French at Degree and trained as a lawyer - never used it in her career but i guess it could open doors to international law opportunities in the UK.
 
 
 

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