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    Hello ! I'm currently in year 11 and I'm going to be sitting my GCSE exams in the next few months however I can't stop thinking about the A-Levels i've chosen for next year so I've come to TSR for some opinions...

    Firstly the a levels I have chosen are:
    Photography, media studies, English language and textiles. My problem is I'm constantly wondering if these are the right ones for me because I'm not too sure I'll be entirely happy doing them and I don't want to spend 2 years doing something I dislike.

    So, with English language, I'm not too keen on doing it but I've been advised by pretty much everyone I know to do it as something to "fall back" on because I'm not taking very academic subjects. I'm ok at English I just don't enjoy it. Textiles I kind of feel pressured into doing. Maybe a year ago I mentioned perhaps looking into the fashion career and for my birthday my parents forked out a sewing machine that was nearly £1000, so I'd feel awful if I didn't take textiles even if I'm now uncertain if I still want to take on that career path. Photography and media studies are both things I really want to do as I've never done them before and I'd love to learn something new ! Also the final thing is... I really want to take art. Art is my favourite subject and the subject I do the best in currently. I know I should probably switch out photography or media for art instead, but I really want to do them too !! Ahhhhh I'm so conflicted if anyone has any advice please let me know !!
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    You are probably best taking more traditional subjects rather than media and photography. If you don't like English language what about literature? that's a lot less 'boring' and more about thoughts, feelings, ideas and interpretations than language techniques etc... like language is. Textiles is very very time consuming (friends who do it get very stressed and it takes time out of their proper subjects). You shouldn't feel pressured to do something because of a gift, there's nothing stopping you still making things in your spare time. I would suggest taking art as its a bit more highly regarded that photography. If you want to get into a decent university you should really be choosing 2 subjects from this list http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/ and one or two other subjects
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    Ah thanks for the reply ! I really dislike academic subjects and find them all really boring, I'm okay at them all but I feel like if I take academic subjects at a level then I would fail because I wouldn't enjoy them. I enjoy lessons that are more creative and I have some sort of freedom. I'm considering taking English lit instead of language now though and I'm probably going to do art instead of photography, so thanks for your help !
 
 
 
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