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I am chooisng my final A level choices. I have got further maths, maths, chemistry ,economics so far. My school requires us to do 5 AS if we do further maths( this application is my back up one). What is a 'harder' subject , politics or philosophy?
I want to do a Maths and economics degree at one of the following:
Warwick,LSE,UCL and I will probably apply to Cambridge and Imperial/bath
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I am chooisng my final A level choices. I have got further maths, maths, chemistry ,economics so far. My school requires us to do 5 AS if we do further maths( this application is my back up one). What is a 'harder' subject , politics or philosophy?
I want to do a Maths and economics degree at one of the following:
Warwick,LSE,UCL and I will probably apply to Cambridge and Imperial/bath
Philosophy is harder
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Philosophy is harder
As in more respected by unis?
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As in more respected by unis?
Philosophy is harder in terms of content. However, Uni's prefer Politics.
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Philosophy is much harder in content than politics. In politics you just have to remember the content whereas in Philosophy you really have to think to process the information. I find it quite challenging, and I do History and English Literature. Considering you take maths, I would do Philosophy. It will add variety to applications if you're considering maths or medicine, and is generally a very highly respected A level. If you're thinking of Cambridge, trinity states that Philosophy is a more suitable A level for humanities than Politics, and to be honest Philosophy is regarded as one of the more challenging, respected a levels in comparison to Politics (not to say it isn't valued because it is). Philosophy I find to be more interesting, but certainly takes up more of my time.
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Philosophy is much harder in content than politics. In politics you just have to remember the content whereas in Philosophy you really have to think to process the information. I find it quite challenging, and I do History and English Literature. Considering you take maths, I would do Philosophy. It will add variety to applications if you're considering maths or medicine, and is generally a very highly respected A level. If you're thinking of Cambridge, trinity states that Philosophy is a more suitable A level for humanities than Politics, and to be honest Philosophy is regarded as one of the more challenging, respected a levels in comparison to Politics (not to say it isn't valued because it is). Philosophy I find to be more interesting, but certainly takes up more of my time.
Ah ok , I want to a maths and economics degree if that makes things clearer.
I think I'll take philosophy as its safer and the teachers in our school are funny!
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I am chooisng my final A level choices. I have got further maths, maths, chemistry ,economics so far. My school requires us to do 5 AS if we do further maths( this application is my back up one). What is a 'harder' subject , politics or philosophy?
I want to do a Maths and economics degree at one of the following:
Warwick,LSE,UCL and I will probably apply to Cambridge and Imperial/bath
5 A Levels? You only need 3! Though it's normal for some to do 4, NOT 5. If you want to do a Maths and Economics degree I think Philosophy would be considered as a "harder" subject but I don't think it would be a facilitating subject.
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5 A Levels? You only need 3! Though it's normal for some to do 4, NOT 5. If you want to do a Maths and Economics degree I think Philosophy would be considered as a "harder" subject but I don't think it would be a facilitating subject.
They don't have to do 5 A levels. They have to do 5 to AS if intent on doing further maths A level; such that when they drop one after AS they are not left with three A level courses where two of these are mathematics.
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I am chooisng my final A level choices. I have got further maths, maths, chemistry ,economics so far. My school requires us to do 5 AS if we do further maths( this application is my back up one). What is a 'harder' subject , politics or philosophy?
I want to do a Maths and economics degree at one of the following:
Warwick,LSE,UCL and I will probably apply to Cambridge and Imperial/bath
Some good uni choices there! Three out of my five (Cam, LSE, Warwick) but I'm applying to Durham and Sheffield as well.

I'm a humanities guy personally and do gov and pol A-Level, generally it's more well regarded by unis, ignore what the people here say.

Cambridge unofficially treats economics and Politics as the two 'hardest' non-facilitating subjects. That comes from a presentation we had with a Selwyn College admissions tutor at school.
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Ah ok , I want to a maths and economics degree if that makes things clearer.
I think I'll take philosophy as its safer and the teachers in our school are funny!
Philosophy is a good choice for maths!
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Some good uni choices there! Three out of my five (Cam, LSE, Warwick) but I'm applying to Durham and Sheffield as well.

I'm a humanities guy personally and do gov and pol A-Level, generally it's more well regarded by unis, ignore what the people here say.

Cambridge unofficially treats economics and Politics as the two 'hardest' non-facilitating subjects. That comes from a presentation we had with a Selwyn College admissions tutor at school.
Isn't it on a lower list than philosophy on Cambridge's site?
What are u gonna apply for?
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Isn't it on a lower list than philosophy on Cambridge's site?
What are u gonna apply for?
Philosophy is usually harder, though there is no objective hierarchy of difficulty. It is certainly more interesting, and far more cognate with maths.

Philosophy is considered a higher tier of subject yes, but as your other choices are solid it isn't going to make much difference.
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Isn't it on a lower list than philosophy on Cambridge's site?
What are u gonna apply for?
Cambridge: HSPS
LSE: Government and Philosophy
Warwick: PPE
Durham: Politics and Philosophy
Sheffield: Politics and French
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