This discussion is closed.
dunnowot2take
Badges: 0
#1
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#1
Im thinking of being a lawyer/journalist/something in the business arena. For A levels im taking Business Studies, Government and Politics and Geography, but i cant decide on my last option being Englsih or Biology. Im good at Biology, but feel english will be essential for further carrer prospects, but im not excellent in english exams.
Any advice??
0
drago di giada
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#2
Report 16 years ago
#2
(Original post by dunnowot2take)
Im thinking of being a lawyer/journalist/something in the business arena. For A levels im taking Business Studies, Government and Politics and Geography, but i cant decide on my last option being Englsih or Biology. Im good at Biology, but feel english will be essential for further carrer prospects, but im not excellent in english exams.
Any advice??
Take English.. you're always better off. So many people today speak English, yet so many people speak it improperly. If you are going into a law profession and journalism expecially.. English is the way to go.
0
hitchhiker_13
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report 16 years ago
#3
I did the whole english/biology thing last year and eventually decided on english lit., though my other choices were maths, physics and chemistry. I think for journalism, english would be very important.
0
Ralfskini
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#4
Report 16 years ago
#4
Biology obviously.
0
username9816
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#5
Report 16 years ago
#5
Biology adds variation, certainly.

Also, Ralfskini likes Biology, so if you take it, it will make him happy, which is good.
0
Ralfskini
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report 16 years ago
#6
(Original post by Invisible)
Biology adds variation, certainly.

Also, Ralfskini likes Biology, so if you take it, it will make him happy, which is good.

yup yup yup
0
JnA
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#7
Report 16 years ago
#7
the subject yur best at-biology, journalism is about knowing broad range of knowledge, and you'll have that with biology.
0
Squishy
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#8
Report 16 years ago
#8
Biology would add more variety...but I think if you really want to do journalism, an English A-level would be very useful...just as if you were planning on doing a job in finance, you should definitely do A-level Maths.

If you're not confident you'd get a good grade in English, but you would in Biology, maybe you should do both subjects and instead drop (say) Business Studies.
0
[_Z_]
Badges: 0
#9
Report 16 years ago
#9
Biology will add variety.... but is unrelated to the other subjects u will be taking... so english will be a better option...
0
RobbieC
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#10
Report 16 years ago
#10
To be a lawyer/journalist, English everytime. Yet, unless you have a keen ability to analyse and interpret text, English literature could be tough. For some reason our class is made up of a few As, a couple of Bs, Ds and Es... and quite a few Us.
0
mobbdeeprob
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#11
Report 16 years ago
#11
Do English; Lit rather than Lang & Lit - as it is the more respected A-level course.
0
waiting2smile
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#12
Report 16 years ago
#12
(Original post by dunnowot2take)
Im thinking of being a lawyer/journalist/something in the business arena. For A levels im taking Business Studies, Government and Politics and Geography, but i cant decide on my last option being Englsih or Biology. Im good at Biology, but feel english will be essential for further carrer prospects, but im not excellent in english exams.
Any advice??
I did both...and I loved them....so maybe I'm not the best person to ask but since you're interested in journalism/politics perhaps English Lit is the better choice. Although you may not be excellent in English there's no reason why you can't improve. I know a few people who jumped from a C grade at GSCE to an A in the AS exams. But the important thing is that you choose something that you will enjoy and find challenging. There isn't any point studying English if you have no enthusiasm for it.
0
Wagamuffin
Badges: 0
#13
Report 16 years ago
#13
If you are talking about english language and lit, dump that like yesterday's garbage ! But I disagree with most people about Biology adding variety as opposed to english. English lit at A level is very analytical. I didn't take it but now i wish I had, I think it looks much better for Law.

However, if you ENJOY biology more, by all means pick that because it doesn't make that much difference. Another but: In my opinion, biology remains much the same style of learnign at A level as it did at GCSE, whereas English becomes very different and much more enjoyable. Perhaps you should try and do both if it isn't too much work ...they are both very rewarding!
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you confident you could find support for your mental health if you needed it in COVID-19?

Yes (31)
20%
No (124)
80%

Watched Threads

View All