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Rank your A-Levels in terms of;
-Difficulty
-Enjoyment
-Respectability
-Most relevant to future prospects

For me;

Difficulty:
1) Maths
2) Business Studies
3) Economics (for me)

Enjoyment:
1) Economics
2) Business Studies
3) Maths

Respectability:
1) Economics
2) Maths
3) Business Studies

Prospects:
1) Economics
2) Maths
3) Business Studies
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Difficulty:
1) Chemistry
2) Biology
3) Maths

Enjoyment:
1) Maths
2) Biology
3) Chemistry
Respectability:
1) Maths
2) Chemistry
3) Biology

Prospects:
1) Maths
2) Chemistry
3) Biology
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Shocking you have Economics above Maths in the last 2.
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Shocking you have Economics above Maths in the last 2.
Why? I can understand why people may think Maths is more respectable, but why exactly?
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Rank your A-Levels in terms of;-
Difficulty-Enjoyment-Respectability-Most relevant to future prospects
For me;
Difficulty: 1) Maths 2) English language 3) Economics
Enjoyment: 1) Economics 2) English language 3) Maths
Respectability: 1) Maths 2) Economics 3) English language
Prospects:1) Economics 2) Maths 3) English language
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Why? I can understand why people may think Maths is more respectable, but why exactly?
A level Maths is a harder subject. Also with prospects, it's required for a lot of uni courses as well e.g. engineering, physics, chemistry,...economics. Don't know of a course that requires A level Economics.
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A level Maths is a harder subject. Also with prospects, it's required for a lot of uni courses as well e.g. engineering, physics, chemistry,...economics. Don't know of a course that requires A level Economics.
Maths is harder, i said that in my post . Doesn't mean its more respectable.

As for prospects i'm hoping to do economics at University, therefore nothing is more relevant to my prospects than ..well.. economics.

I can understand why some see maths as being more respectable due to it being harder, but the simple fact is, economics is more relevant to the real world, unless you go on to do engineering, computing, or teach maths itself, Maths has very little relevance to real life whatsoever, especially some of the extremes they require you to learn at A-level, with no context whatsoever, you don't learn why you are doing it, you just learn it. Therefore i see it as less respectable.
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Difficulty: 1) Spanish
2) History
3) Maths

Enjoyment:1) History
2) Spanish
3) Maths

Respectability:All very similar???

Prospects:1) History
2) Maths + Spanish
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Maths is harder, i said that in my post . Doesn't mean its more respectable.

As for prospects i'm hoping to do economics at University, therefore nothing is more relevant to my prospects than ..well.. economics.

I can understand why some see maths as being more respectable due to it being harder, but the simple fact is, economics is more relevant to the real world, unless you go on to do engineering, computing, or teach maths itself, Maths has very little relevance to real life whatsoever, especially some of the extremes they require you to learn at A-level, with no context whatsoever, you don't learn why you are doing it, you just learn it. Therefore i see it as less respectable.
From what I have heard about economics at uni, it's very much different to A level and a lot of what was learnt at A level is simplified or not really touched upon.

" Maths has very little relevance to real life whatsoever "

Can't tell if you're being serious, especially since you want to study economics.
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From what I have heard about economics at uni, it's very much different to A level and a lot of what was learnt at A level is simplified or not really touched upon.

" Maths has very little relevance to real life whatsoever "

Can't tell if you're being serious, especially since you want to study economics.
By 'real life' i mean outside of education. If you start bringing up Pythagoras theorem at the dinner table, you won't make many friends.
Of course, in many fields, maths is an essential tool, but its always supplementary to other subjects, on its own, its pointless.
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(Original post by lw8)
Rank your A-Levels in terms of;
-Difficulty
-Enjoyment
-Respectability
-Most relevant to future prospects

For me;

Difficulty:
1) Maths
2) Business Studies
3) Economics (for me)

Enjoyment:
1) Economics
2) Business Studies
3) Maths

Respectability:
1) Economics
2) Maths
3) Business Studies

Prospects:
1) Economics
2) Maths
3) Business Studies
This is based on Year 12... (It may be different after Year 13)

Difficulty:
1) History
2) Further Maths
3) Physics
4) Maths

Enjoyment:
1) Physics
2) History
2) Further Maths
2) Maths

Respectability:
1) Maths
2) Physics
3) History
4) Further Maths

Prospects:
1) Physics
1) Maths
3) Further Maths
4) History
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This is based on Year 12... (It may be different after Year 13)

Difficulty:
1) History
2) Further Maths
3) Physics
4) Maths

Enjoyment:
1) Physics
2) History
2) Further Maths
2) Maths

Respectability:
1) Maths
2) Physics
3) History
4) Further Maths

Prospects:
1) Physics
1) Maths
3) Further Maths
4) History
Is further maths not more respected than maths? I massively respect anyone that takes further maths!
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Difficulty
1. Physics
2. Politics
3. Maths

Enjoyment
1. Politics
2. Maths
3. Physics

Respectability
1. Maths
2. Physics
3. Politics

Most relevant to future prospects
1. Maths
2. Politics
3. Physics

Where 1 is the most and 3 is the least.
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Difficulty:
1 = Geography
2 = French
3 = Travel and Tourism

Enjoyment:
1 = French
2 = Travel and Tourism
3 = Geography

Respectability:
1 = Geography
2 = French
3 = Travel and Tourism

Future prospects:
1 = French
2 = Travel and Tourism
3 = Geography
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Difficulty:
1) Biology
2) Government & Politics (The politics of the Republic of Ireland is horrid)
3) Maths
4) English Lit
5) Economics

Enjoyment:
1) Economics
2) Government & Politics
3) Maths
4) English Lit
5) Biology

Respectability:
1) Maths
2) Biology
3) Economics
4) Government & Politics
5) English Lit

Prospects:
1) Economics
2) Maths
3) Biology
4) Government & Politcs
5) English Lit
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By 'real life' i mean outside of education. If you start bringing up Pythagoras theorem at the dinner table, you won't make many friends.
Of course, in many fields, maths is an essential tool, but its always supplementary to other subjects, on its own, its pointless.
What about engineering and even Chemistry and Biological fields? Maths is much more important than you think.
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Difficulty:
1) Religious Studies
2) English Literature
3) Government and Politics (ironically the one I got the lowest grade for in AS)

Enjoyment:
1) English Literature
2) Religious Studies
3) Government and Politics

Respectability: (Btw I'm pretty sure Maths is better respected than Economics)
1) English Literature
2) Religious Studies
3) Government and Politics

Prospects:
Isn't that basically the same as respectability
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Is further maths not more respected than maths? I massively respect anyone that takes further maths!
Some courses don't allow it as an A level, I guess they just see more maths as superfluous.
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-Difficulty
History
English Literature
Spanish
French

-Enjoyment
French
History
Spanish
English Literature

-Respectability
Spanish
French
History
English Literature

-Most relevant to future prospects
Spanish
French
History
English Literature

ps i've only been doing these for 3 days lol
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Is further maths not more respected than maths? I massively respect anyone that takes further maths!
I put maths as more respected because some people don't really think of it as an additional whole A level (even though it definitely is!) as your work in 'normal' maths helps you out a lot. I'd say that people with a STEM background would probably respect the further maths more but those in a more humanities background wouldn't really get how much extra maths there can be for there to be such a thing as further maths (e.g. probably some people in my history class if they were brutally honest). It's not helped by how many people get the top grades in further maths due to it being to an extent self-selective in terms of maths ability. (Thanks for the respect btw )
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