What A Levels do i take? Art or Economics? URGENT HELP NEEDED

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saroshn
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im currently in year 11 and im thinking about my a levels and i need a lot of advice. my current choices are Maths, Physics, English Literature and Economics. i literally love art so much but im not sure if i should take it at A Level (If i do i would drop Economics) ?? I have a mini portfolio on instagram and i just feel like i would really enjoy art but im also good at maths and science and i want to go to a really prestigious univesity like Oxford or Cambridge or Ivy Leagues in America so i just need some info and advice on what to do? i dont want to take art if it lowers my chances of getting into a good university. does economics really help me later on in life? Also Physics or Chemistry? i love astronomy and space and hopefully want to do it later on in uni so thats why i took Physics and sigh im so confused i just need some help, perhaps a comparison between art and economics? also the art a Level is Edexcel.
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I am currently doing my A levels and I do both economics and art ( alongside maths). I also had a similar problem as you, I was inbetween taking art or media studies, I orginally wanted to do media but i knew media studies was looked down upon by unis and in comparison art is held in higher. In the end I took art and i do not regret it at all.

I guess if you want to go to a prestigious uni like oxbridge economics would look better, but at the same time it doesn't exactly relate to astronomy so it wouldn't help you in that way so you might aswell take art if that is the case. Also I know a girl who is now studying english lit at Oxford who did art a level.

Another factor to take into account is the work load, whilst there is a lot of work in art, you don't need to study which lets you focus on your other subjects. But like I said art is very time consuming and if you cant manage your time well, art will eat into your other subjects.

Lastly you seem to enjoy art more, and when you enjoy a subject you tend to do well in it, and at the end of the day it's grades that uni care about.

I hope that helps.
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I took my A-Levels last year, currently doing A2. I'm taking English Literature, Psychology and Biology. I was thinking exactly like you, but going to a prestigious university isn't everything. Honestly, my advice would be to take what you already enjoy doing. If you enjoy something, you will work hard for it. I hate the Biology A Level and I slack in this subject because I really don't enjoy it. If you really love Art and you're passionate about it, go for it! My Sister is at Lincoln University atm studying art and she really enjoys it, took the A Level too. As for economics and helping you, I honestly have no idea. But in my experience for applying for jobs etc, the thing that really gets you success, regardless of your grades etc is how you are as a person . Universities don't just go for the grades, they go for the person as well. So if you can show you're passionate about something (such as Art) and can showcase your interest, they will lap you up! Don't do the same mistake as me, take what you LOVE! If you love what you do, you will succeed regardless of what university you go to. Hope this helped
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thank you so much! i feel a little better about my choice of art now ! thanks for replying
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