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Hi, originally I was considering doing photography, film studies and English literature as my 3 a-level subjects but now I'm not sure whether doing both photography and film studies would be too much work? I'm currently doing textiles for GCSE and I've been enjoying it but I do sometimes find it quite overwhelming. I think I'll be more interested in subjects like photography and film because I think I'm slightly better at digital work rather than sewing, knitting, painting etc. In the future I would love to be a music photographer or a journalist so I thought photography would be quite a relevant subject! Please let me know what subjects you would recommend doing and how you've been finding a levels in general! Thank you x
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those are good choices for your A levels based on what you want to do, at the end of the day, do what you enjoy (cliche, but cant stress enough) because i did what i enjoy and even then it's a lot of work and sometimes i cant be bothered. now imagine me doing what i dont like just for the prestige or whatever

but also do what will help you get to where you want later on. English literature is a really good, core subject that can get you elsewhere if you happen to not want to follow your initial plans of photography. i suggest doing another subject out of these: languages, history, geography, maths, english language because accoridng ot russel groups, they say ''2 fac. subjects will open more doors'' but if you're set on photography then stick with the 3 you got.
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those are good choices for your A levels based on what you want to do, at the end of the day, do what you enjoy (cliche, but cant stress enough) because i did what i enjoy and even then it's a lot of work and sometimes i cant be bothered. now imagine me doing what i dont like just for the prestige or whatever

but also do what will help you get to where you want later on. English literature is a really good, core subject that can get you elsewhere if you happen to not want to follow your initial plans of photography. i suggest doing another subject out of these: languages, history, geography, maths, english language because accoridng ot russel groups, they say ''2 fac. subjects will open more doors'' but if you're set on photography then stick with the 3 you got.
thank you so much! i'm not very good at humanities or maths but i was thinking of possibly doing a science like biology? thank you so much again x
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thank you so much! i'm not very good at humanities or maths but i was thinking of possibly doing a science like biology? thank you so much again x
usually science comes in pairs (and with maths) because it'll be hard to get into any science fields with just one science (like bio), so it'll be more work for you and wont be as effective to get to where you want. though if you really want to then go for it for one month so you can decide. there's a girl in my history class who did history for 2 months before deciding that it wasnt for her
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usually science comes in pairs (and with maths) because it'll be hard to get into any science fields with just one science (like bio), so it'll be more work for you and wont be as effective to get to where you want. though if you really want to then go for it for one month so you can decide. there's a girl in my history class who did history for 2 months before deciding that it wasnt for her
oh okay! it's good to know that you can try something out for a bit and change if it's not for you! thank you for being so helpful x
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do maths, economics, politics and literature xx
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do maths, economics, politics and literature xx
i honestly hope that's a joke
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Yeah as the other person said another facilitating subject would look good on any application and also keep your doors open for something in the future. If you're good at maths and enjoy it, it's definitely a subject to consider because a couple of arts degrees require it for certain technology based subjects. Have a look at all the uni/apprenticeship courses you'd be interested in and see what subjects they require/would like.
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i honestly hope that's a joke
why :lol:
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why :lol:
maths, economics and politics are definitely not for me! great if they're you're thing but i'm really bad at maths and don't want to do anything involving those subjects in the future!! X
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Yeah as the other person said another facilitating subject would look good on any application and also keep your doors open for something in the future. If you're good at maths and enjoy it, it's definitely a subject to consider because a couple of arts degrees require it for certain technology based subjects. Have a look at all the uni/apprenticeship courses you'd be interested in and see what subjects they require/would like.
sadly i'm not very good at maths nor would i want to do it in the future but i'm definitely open minded and wouldn't mind doing anything involving english literature or language or humanities! thank you so much for your help! X
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