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    At my school you can only take 3 A levels and an EPQ.

    Would English, History and Politics be a good trio? Or are they too similar in terms of skills?

    Would it be better for me to take Bio or Chem instead of Politics to give myself more of a range!

    I am very unsure what I want to do in the future. A barrister is a possible option, if that helps.

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    Good if you're thinking of going into politics, Law (as you said) philosophy, English, History - any humanity and most social sciences!

    If that's what you enjoy, go for it! While they may all be essay-based, they're all strong, demanding courses.
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    I can't speak for politics as I don't take it, but I do take the other two.

    And I can say that for history and english (I take literature) that some of the essay tips can be really helpful in both subjects, and can help you get used to writing a certain amount in a limited time period (one paper in both lit and history are only an hour long)

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    I did those subjects with the addition of music and I can testify that they compliment each other perfectly. Politics in particular will inform you in History and English so well, and will put you at a real advantage over your classmates.

    I also can't recommend the EPQ enough- it's the golden ticket when it comes to getting into good unis. I attribute all of my offers in some way to my EPQ grade.
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    (Original post by Ellie Rey Yates)
    At my school you can only take 3 A levels and an EPQ.

    Would English, History and Politics be a good trio? Or are they too similar in terms of skills?

    Would it be better for me to take Bio or Chem instead of Politics to give myself more of a range!

    I am very unsure what I want to do in the future. A barrister is a possible option, if that helps.

    Thanks!
    This sounds like a great subject combination for a wide range of humanity degree subjects There's definitely no need to take a random science subject for "variety" - universities aren't really interested in subjects unrelated to your degree (with just one science, you don't meet the entry requirements for many science degrees, so it doesn't open up any STEM degree options anyway), and the different skills required may make it quite challenging. Whereas your current subject combination would make the most of your essay skills, have a fair amount of overlap (e.g. you could mention some things you learn in history in your politics essays) and are all relevant to related degrees

    Also I'd HIGHLY recommend the EPQ - it's such a great way of demonstrating an interest in your subject, as well as giving you practice writing an extended essay/ dissertation, doing literary research, managing a project, etc.
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    Essay based subjects are more valuable for a degree in law. Yes, if you take sciences you still have just as good of a chance but essay based subjects are probably a better option as you will be prepared for university as you'll know how to write well, plus history, English and politics are perfect subjects for law. I do 4 essay based subjects, I find that as long as you're dedicated to writing essays you will be fine. Don't go for variation for the sake of variation,it's not worth it. Do what you enjoy and do what is relevant.
 
 
 

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