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    Hey there!
    I'm an iGCSE student currently in year 11, and I've been thinking about my uni application (I know I have another two years before I need to apply, but best get it sorted quickly, right?)
    I've narrowed down my A-Level options to Economics, Global Politics and French, but I don't know what university course I should do.
    I'm not sure whether or not I want to do International Relations (Politics) or International Business. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? Which universities are best for these (I'm a pretty good student, so Warwick, Bath, St Andrews etc. are within my reach, but maybe Oxbridge is out of my league.)
    I can get work experience in my local mayor's office, and in a multinational company (which I plan on taking full advantage of). Eventually I either want to be Secretary-General of the UN (unlikely because I'm British, but hey-ho) or CEO of a FTSE 100 company (unlikely because I'm a woman, but there's no harm in trying.)
    Anyone know how to help me?
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    (Original post by Skiing Turtles)
    Hey there!
    I'm an iGCSE student currently in year 11, and I've been thinking about my uni application (I know I have another two years before I need to apply, but best get it sorted quickly, right?)
    I've narrowed down my A-Level options to Economics, Global Politics and French, but I don't know what university course I should do.
    I'm not sure whether or not I want to do International Relations (Politics) or International Business. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? Which universities are best for these (I'm a pretty good student, so Warwick, Bath, St Andrews etc. are within my reach, but maybe Oxbridge is out of my league.)
    I can get work experience in my local mayor's office, and in a multinational company (which I plan on taking full advantage of). Eventually I either want to be Secretary-General of the UN (unlikely because I'm British, but hey-ho) or CEO of a FTSE 100 company (unlikely because I'm a woman, but there's no harm in trying.)
    Anyone know how to help me?
    You will change a lot in 2 years, so whatever you decide now is unlikely to be your preference when you actually apply. This is espeically true because your aims are very vague.
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    (Original post by Skiing Turtles)
    Hey there!
    I'm an iGCSE student currently in year 11, and I've been thinking about my uni application (I know I have another two years before I need to apply, but best get it sorted quickly, right?)
    I've narrowed down my A-Level options to Economics, Global Politics and French, but I don't know what university course I should do.
    I'm not sure whether or not I want to do International Relations (Politics) or International Business. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? Which universities are best for these (I'm a pretty good student, so Warwick, Bath, St Andrews etc. are within my reach, but maybe Oxbridge is out of my league.)
    I can get work experience in my local mayor's office, and in a multinational company (which I plan on taking full advantage of). Eventually I either want to be Secretary-General of the UN (unlikely because I'm British, but hey-ho) or CEO of a FTSE 100 company (unlikely because I'm a woman, but there's no harm in trying.)
    Anyone know how to help me?
    No. Keep your options open for now.
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    You will change a lot in 2 years, so whatever you decide now is unlikely to be your preference when you actually apply. This is especially true because your aims are very vague.
    Fair point, but I am genuinely interested in the differences between the two courses. I'm pretty sure I will want to do something politics/business related; I was just curious as to the advantages/disadvantages of each course.
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    Keep your interests up and take any work experience you have offered (they sound great!) but A LOT changes once you start your A levels - I don't think I know anyone who stuck to the plan they had in year 11.

    So research them but definitely don't make any set decisions or push yourself to stress over it yet, taking your A Levels will probably help you figure it out. I loved things at GCSE but hated them once I moved onto A Level and vice versa.
 
 
 
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