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    Hello, I am hoping to study graphic designing at Nottingham Trent University in two years but after some research I am still not 100% sure what subjects I should take for A-levels. The course which I want to do requires ''280 UCAS Tariff points achieved from a maximum of four qualifications'' and ''GCSEs - English and Maths or Science, grade C.''. They don't really mention what kind of subjects would be ideal on A-levels that will help me at University.

    Of course for my first choice I want to take Graphics and ICT since they seem to be the most relatable from the subjects my sixth form offers. My third subject I am thinking of taking Philosophy and Ethics as I think that it is useful to have at least one essay-based A-level and also I am quite interested in this subject. However, my fourth subject is what triggers me the most - whether to chose Business Studies, Computing or History.

    First of all I didn't do Business Studies and Computing for my GCSE's therefore this is why I am asking what would be the most suitable for me to chose. I did do History for GCSE's and I was predicted A* in my coursework but I still didn't receive my overall grade. I did enjoy History and I think I did do well in it but I don't really like the topics which I would be studying in Sixth Form therefore that's why I'm not quite sure about it. Moreover, I will already have one essay-based subject (Philosophy&Ethics) so I am also kind of scared of taking it.

    Therefore I am mostly thinking between Business Studies and Computing (however I still consider History). After all BS seems like a subject that would seem useful overall in my life but then Computing seems more relatable to Graphic Designing and also if somehow I will no longer want to be a graphic designer then I will probably still want to do something with computers/ICT...

    I'm sorry for writing such a long essay but I just want to see what kind of opinions you may have and maybe help me to make a decision on what subjects to do?
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    (Original post by xSailorMoonQueen)
    Hello, I am hoping to study graphic designing at Nottingham Trent University in two years but after some research I am still not 100% sure what subjects I should take for A-levels. The course which I want to do requires ''280 UCAS Tariff points achieved from a maximum of four qualifications'' and ''GCSEs - English and Maths or Science, grade C.''. They don't really mention what kind of subjects would be ideal on A-levels that will help me at University.

    Of course for my first choice I want to take Graphics and ICT since they seem to be the most relatable from the subjects my sixth form offers. My third subject I am thinking of taking Philosophy and Ethics as I think that it is useful to have at least one essay-based A-level and also I am quite interested in this subject. However, my fourth subject is what triggers me the most - whether to chose Business Studies, Computing or History.

    First of all I didn't do Business Studies and Computing for my GCSE's therefore this is why I am asking what would be the most suitable for me to chose. I did do History for GCSE's and I was predicted A* in my coursework but I still didn't receive my overall grade. I did enjoy History and I think I did do well in it but I don't really like the topics which I would be studying in Sixth Form therefore that's why I'm not quite sure about it. Moreover, I will already have one essay-based subject (Philosophy&Ethics) so I am also kind of scared of taking it.

    Therefore I am mostly thinking between Business Studies and Computing (however I still consider History). After all BS seems like a subject that would seem useful overall in my life but then Computing seems more relatable to Graphic Designing and also if somehow I will no longer want to be a graphic designer then I will probably still want to do something with computers/ICT...

    I'm sorry for writing such a long essay but I just want to see what kind of opinions you may have and maybe help me to make a decision on what subjects to do?
    I think if they don't specify, you should just play to your strengths - think about what you were good at & enjoyed at GCSEs. I'd recommend doing some art-y or design-y subjects though
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    (Original post by xSailorMoonQueen)
    Hello, I am hoping to study graphic designing at Nottingham Trent University in two years but after some research I am still not 100% sure what subjects I should take for A-levels. The course which I want to do requires ''280 UCAS Tariff points achieved from a maximum of four qualifications'' and ''GCSEs - English and Maths or Science, grade C.''. They don't really mention what kind of subjects would be ideal on A-levels that will help me at University.

    Of course for my first choice I want to take Graphics and ICT since they seem to be the most relatable from the subjects my sixth form offers. My third subject I am thinking of taking Philosophy and Ethics as I think that it is useful to have at least one essay-based A-level and also I am quite interested in this subject. However, my fourth subject is what triggers me the most - whether to chose Business Studies, Computing or History.

    First of all I didn't do Business Studies and Computing for my GCSE's therefore this is why I am asking what would be the most suitable for me to chose. I did do History for GCSE's and I was predicted A* in my coursework but I still didn't receive my overall grade. I did enjoy History and I think I did do well in it but I don't really like the topics which I would be studying in Sixth Form therefore that's why I'm not quite sure about it. Moreover, I will already have one essay-based subject (Philosophy&Ethics) so I am also kind of scared of taking it.

    Therefore I am mostly thinking between Business Studies and Computing (however I still consider History). After all BS seems like a subject that would seem useful overall in my life but then Computing seems more relatable to Graphic Designing and also if somehow I will no longer want to be a graphic designer then I will probably still want to do something with computers/ICT...

    I'm sorry for writing such a long essay but I just want to see what kind of opinions you may have and maybe help me to make a decision on what subjects to do?
    I probably wouldnt do computing as your 4th option- although it may be good, i think that computing and ICT are too similar. I would probably do business studies. Like you say, it relates to what you want to do, plus it could be useful for other areas of study if you change your mind. With regards to history, although it may be a good, respected subject, i you dont enjoy the topics you will be doing at a-level, then it wont be very enoyable and you probably wont do as well in it if you arent particularly enjoying it.
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    I probably wouldnt do computing as your 4th option- although it may be good, i think that computing and ICT are too similar. I would probably do business studies. Like you say, it relates to what you want to do, plus it could be useful for other areas of study if you change your mind. With regards to history, although it may be a good, respected subject, i you dont enjoy the topics you will be doing at a-level, then it wont be very enoyable and you probably wont do as well in it if you arent particularly enjoying it.
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    I think if they don't specify, you should just play to your strengths - think about what you were good at & enjoyed at GCSEs. I'd recommend doing some art-y or design-y subjects though



    Thank you a lot for your advice!
 
 
 
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