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I am deciding my A-Levels and want some advice on what you think. I wanted a range of subjects but I was wondering if these are too different from each other. Grades are not a problem and I already have an AS in Critical Thinking and I would like to do:

Philosophy and Ethics (OCR) - AS Level
Mathematics (AQA) - A2 Level
History (OCR) - A2 Level
Music (AQA) - A2 Level
Extended Project Qualification/EPQ (AQA) - A2 Level
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I'm gonna have to say that those are pretty much the most random bunch of A-levels I've seen someone take. But lol it's up to you, do you know what you want to do in the future or at uni?
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(Original post by rileypa)
Hi,
I am deciding my A-Levels and want some advice on what you think. I wanted a range of subjects but I was wondering if these are too different from each other. Grades are not a problem and I already have an AS in Critical Thinking and I would like to do:

Philosophy and Ethics (OCR) - AS Level
Mathematics (AQA) - A2 Level
History (OCR) - A2 Level
Music (AQA) - A2 Level
Extended Project Qualification/EPQ (AQA) - A2 Level
Have you got any idea what you'd like to do/study after A Levels?
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Have you got any idea what you'd like to do/study after A Levels?
I don't really know. That was sort of the point of doing a range of things. Hoping I could cover one. I am quite intrested in the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).
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I don't really know. That was sort of the point of doing a range of things. Hoping I could cover one. I am quite intrested in the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).
May I suggest perhaps swapping Music for another subject? Economics, Politics or Geography would go well if you're thinking of doing PPE
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I don't really know. That was sort of the point of doing a range of things. Hoping I could cover one. I am quite intrested in the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).
I hate to say but it might be a good idea to try pick something soon as a lot of unis require or would prefer you to have A-Levels in two sometimes 3 subjects for a course so if you decide you want to do maths most prefer you to have further maths or if you want to do PPE then most say they would like Economics. Have a look on UCAS for subject preferences for unis for courses
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(Original post by rileypa)
Hi,
I am deciding my A-Levels and want some advice on what you think. I wanted a range of subjects but I was wondering if these are too different from each other. Grades are not a problem and I already have an AS in Critical Thinking and I would like to do:

Philosophy and Ethics (OCR) - AS Level
Mathematics (AQA) - A2 Level
History (OCR) - A2 Level
Music (AQA) - A2 Level
Extended Project Qualification/EPQ (AQA) - A2 Level
I think it shows a wide range of skills, but it looks like you a still leaning towards essay-based subjects with History, Philosophy and the EPQ. It also shows that you have a range of interests and will make you an interesting candidate on a personal statement. I don't think it would be absolutely necessary to swap music for economics if you want to do PPE, as doing maths is enough for certain Economics courses.

For example, I just had a look at Durham's requirements for PPE and Maths is a necessity, alongside one arts/humanities subject (so Phil/History would cover that). You don't need to have done Philosophy, Politics or Economics at A-Level in order to get a place (I got this info here).

I think they're a really good mix of subjects that all utilise different skills
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Good mix, I was you I would probably replace music with something else but if you think you're good at if and you'll enjoy it stay confident with your four choices. I think it's much better to have a mix of subjects rather than take 3 sciences let's say. A lot of people I know did that instead of taking a broad range and realisesd that they didn't even want to do science at uni any more.
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