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    I've just completed my GCSEs and I'm now in the process of choosing my A-Levels. I'm probably going to go for English Literature, Psychology and Economics.

    I wish to study Law, English or Psychology at university [most probably Law] so would these A-Levels be suitable?
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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    I've just completed my GCSEs are I'm now in the process of choosing my A-Levels. I'm probably going to go for English Literature, Psychology and Economics.

    I wish to study Law, English or Psychology at university [most probably Law] so would these A-Levels be suitable?
    Those A Levels look fine, although perhaps you could consider swapping Economics for History? History is helpful for both English and Law, and would also give you a second facilitating subject. Just an idea of course!
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Those A Levels look fine, although perhaps you could consider swapping Economics for History? History is helpful for both English and Law, and would also give you a second facilitating subject. Just an idea of course!
    Thank you for your help! It's good to have some reassurance that I'm not completely messing up my choices. Ideally I'd take History, however I chose Geography over History for GCSE due to having a terrible History teacher at the time and I feel as though I'd be too behind to do well at it for A-Level :/


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    I heard universities hate studentS who had study law prior to uni. Cause apparently the A level course teaches you there is a right or wrong way to approach where there isn't, if that helps. Do Politics instead , very interesting and you can drop 20 marks in each paper and still get an A*
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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    Thank you for your help! It's good to have some reassurance that I'm not completely messing up my choices. Ideally I'd take History, however I chose Geography over History for GCSE due to having a terrible History teacher at the time and I feel as though I'd be too behind to do well at it for A-Level :/


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    You cover different topics in A-level than in GCSE, at my school you are allowed to take it for a level without having done it at gcse
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    I heard universities hate studentS who had study law prior to uni. Cause apparently the A level course teaches you there is a right or wrong way to approach where there isn't, if that helps. Do Politics instead , very interesting and you can drop 20 marks in each paper and still get an A*

    Law isn't one of her choices


    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    I've just completed my GCSEs and I'm now in the process of choosing my A-Levels. I'm probably going to go for English Literature, Psychology and Economics.

    I wish to study Law, English or Psychology at university [most probably Law] so would these A-Levels be suitable?
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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    Thank you for your help! It's good to have some reassurance that I'm not completely messing up my choices. Ideally I'd take History, however I chose Geography over History for GCSE due to having a terrible History teacher at the time and I feel as though I'd be too behind to do well at it for A-Level :/


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    Does your college specify that you need GCSE History in order to do the A Level? If not, then it shouldn't matter too much that you didn't take it for GCSE
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Does your college specify that you need GCSE History in order to do the A Level? If not, then it shouldn't matter too much that you didn't take it for GCSE
    It's recommended, but not compulsory. I think I'm just put off taking it because I haven't done it since Year 9 and I'm scared to go into something that'll have a class full of people who are familiar with the subject already, if that makes sense


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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    It's recommended, but not compulsory. I think I'm just put off taking it because I haven't done it since Year 9 and I'm scared to go into something that'll have a class full of people who are familiar with the subject already, if that makes sense


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    Yeah I understand that! I took up a subject at A Level that I'd never studied before (Geology), and it turned out to be my best subject, and I'm actually going to do a degree in it! You may find that too, try not to be put off by not having studied History for a while!
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Yeah I understand that! I took up a subject at A Level that I'd never studied before (Geology), and it turned out to be my best subject, and I'm actually going to do a degree in it! You may find that too, try not to be put off by not having studied History for a while!
    Thank you for all your help, you've been a lot more helpful than anyone at my school - I have a lot to think about


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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    Thank you for all your help, you've been a lot more helpful than anyone at my school - I have a lot to think about


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    You're welcome! Good luck with your decision
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    You shouldn't be afraid of going back to history, most school and Sixth Forms will have transition lessons, where they prepare the students for the course; there were people in my AS history class who hadn't done the GCSE, and they all seemed to do okay.

    You'll be fine! As for other A-level choices, they're a fantastic choice for developing the skills needed for uni and beyond
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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    Thank you for all your help, you've been a lot more helpful than anyone at my school - I have a lot to think about


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    Just take the subjects you think you'll enjoy, good luck!
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    (Original post by PhoebeAlex)
    Thank you for your help! It's good to have some reassurance that I'm not completely messing up my choices. Ideally I'd take History, however I chose Geography over History for GCSE due to having a terrible History teacher at the time and I feel as though I'd be too behind to do well at it for A-Level :/


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    I wouldn't worry about that, normally the syllabus is different between A-Level and GCSE. I have friends who are doing A-Level history who didn't do it at GCSE so if thats what you want to do, just go for it.
 
 
 
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