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    I just wanted a critique on my a level choices, as I'm becoming a bit worried that I'm not doing enough facilitating subjects, I've chosen:
    English Lit
    Politics
    Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
    Economics

    I'm not interested in Oxbridge, but definitely a Russel group, are these subjects respected enough? Bearing in mind I'll come from a fairly well respected selective sixth form, and I'll probably be getting something along the lines of 5A*, 3As and 2 B's at GCSE. I want to do a law degree (maybe something like law with politics or law with criminology) and become a barrister, but I'm also open to doing a PPE and going into politics.

    Any advice would be appreciated- thanks
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    (Original post by erodedsoul)
    I just wanted a critique on my a level choices, as I'm becoming a bit worried that I'm not doing enough facilitating subjects, I've chosen:
    English Lit
    Politics
    Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
    Economics

    I'm not interested in Oxbridge, but definitely a Russel group, are these subjects respected enough? Bearing in mind I'll come from a fairly well respected selective sixth form, and I'll probably be getting something along the lines of 5A*, 3As and 2 B's at GCSE. I want to do a law degree (maybe something like law with politics or law with criminology) and become a barrister, but I'm also open to doing a PPE and going into politics.

    Any advice would be appreciated- thanks
    Yeah they're good, although you might want to do another facilitating subject. Perhaps history/maths instead of philosophy? Not because it's not respected, it is. It's just important to leave some doors open.

    I would recommend to stay with politics because it provides really good prep for a wide range of courses.

    You could change economics if you really want to do philosophy, but if you want to do PPE I think economics would be better.
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    (Original post by erodedsoul)
    I just wanted a critique on my a level choices, as I'm becoming a bit worried that I'm not doing enough facilitating subjects, I've chosen:
    English Lit
    Politics
    Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
    Economics

    I'm not interested in Oxbridge, but definitely a Russel group, are these subjects respected enough? Bearing in mind I'll come from a fairly well respected selective sixth form, and I'll probably be getting something along the lines of 5A*, 3As and 2 B's at GCSE. I want to do a law degree (maybe something like law with politics or law with criminology) and become a barrister, but I'm also open to doing a PPE and going into politics.

    Any advice would be appreciated- thanks

    I may not be much help as I don't do those sorts of subjects but of course they are respected! For a law degree, I can't exactly think of an array of subjects like those that are more suited...maybe except law itself but I don't think universities care if you do law or not. Good luck
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Yeah they're good, although you might want to do another facilitating subject. Perhaps history/maths instead of philosophy? Not because it's not respected, it is. It's just important to leave some doors open.

    I would recommend to stay with politics because it provides really good prep for a wide range of courses.

    You could change economics if you really want to do philosophy, but if you want to do PPE I think economics would be better.
    I need an A in maths to do Economics at the sixth for I want to go to, so if I don't get that I will probably do History. I was just hesitant to pick it as I've found GCSE history quite a lot of work.
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    (Original post by erodedsoul)
    I need an A in maths to do Economics at the sixth for I want to go to, so if I don't get that I will probably do History. I was just hesitant to pick it as I've found GCSE history quite a lot of work.
    You have more time to consolidate and read at A-level! It is harder but it's much more enjoyable!
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    (Original post by erodedsoul)
    I just wanted a critique on my a level choices, as I'm becoming a bit worried that I'm not doing enough facilitating subjects, I've chosen:
    English Lit
    Politics
    Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
    Economics

    I'm not interested in Oxbridge, but definitely a Russel group, are these subjects respected enough? Bearing in mind I'll come from a fairly well respected selective sixth form, and I'll probably be getting something along the lines of 5A*, 3As and 2 B's at GCSE. I want to do a law degree (maybe something like law with politics or law with criminology) and become a barrister, but I'm also open to doing a PPE and going into politics.

    Any advice would be appreciated- thanks
    2 facilitating subjects are preferred for most Russell group unis. A language is good to have, or history?
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    (Original post by erodedsoul)
    I just wanted a critique on my a level choices, as I'm becoming a bit worried that I'm not doing enough facilitating subjects, I've chosen:
    English Lit
    Politics
    Philosophy, Theology and Ethics
    Economics

    I'm not interested in Oxbridge, but definitely a Russel group, are these subjects respected enough? Bearing in mind I'll come from a fairly well respected selective sixth form, and I'll probably be getting something along the lines of 5A*, 3As and 2 B's at GCSE. I want to do a law degree (maybe something like law with politics or law with criminology) and become a barrister, but I'm also open to doing a PPE and going into politics.

    Any advice would be appreciated- thanks
    It doesnt matter for a law degree. the fact you are dong some essay based subjects will fit in with doing problem questions and essays, but really it doesnt matter. Grades are what matter.
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    (Original post by aieshacaitlin)
    2 facilitating subjects are preferred for most Russell group unis. A language is good to have, or history?
    Whilst they say that here
    http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/

    Thats for keeping options open, it wont matter for law.
 
 
 
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