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    I'm deciding what to do for A-level and I'm not entirely sure whether economics or business would benefit me more. What is more useful?

    Those who can do Economics. Those who can't do Business Studies.

    Economics is a ***** I say go for business studies I did both and economics is so much harder

    Choose what you think you would enjoy studying more but personally I'm biased towards economics. Economics A-Level is more reputable at university than business studies since business could be classed as an 'easy' subject.
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    (Original post by _Elsa_)
    I'm deciding what to do for A-level and I'm not entirely sure whether economics or business would benefit me more. What is more useful?
    Economics has a better reputation amongst the top universities and is usually seen as a good non-scientific subject. Business Studies in comparison has a second-tier treatment. That shouldn't be your only consideration of course - if you like studying Business more and would find the Economics syllabus boring, you could do better grade-wise in Business which can be more advantageous.

    Just from the information you've given us here, I'd say Economics (biased here as well as I study an Econ degree), but I couldn't give a concrete recommendation. What do you see yourself doing after A-levels? If uni, what subject are you considering? Have you looked into what's involved in both A-levels and which one content-wise do you prefer?

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