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    Hi,
    I need to choose 4 subjects for A-Level, three of my choices being English Lit, Biology and Music. I am torn between Chemistry and Economics as my fourth A-Level and was just wondering if anybody could tell me a little bit about what each course entails? Is Economics a well-regarded A-Level? In the future I think I would like to study Music, however I have not completely decided on this and am still researching different uni courses - I would just like to get a good solid A-Level background. Thanks for the help!
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    I'm in a similar dilemma, I'm trying to decide whether I will even take a 4th option (Economics) to make my a level background stronger
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    (Original post by Elizabethx2)
    I'm in a similar dilemma, I'm trying to decide whether I will even take a 4th option (Economics) to make my a level background stronger
    It's confusing isn't it! What else are you thinking about taking?
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    Chemistry is a hard a level with a massive step up from gcse. However it is extremely well regarded.
    Economics is much less well regarded and is probably not as hard (i didn't take it).

    Take which ever one you are more interested in. Neither really compliment you dream, so neither will help you lots more than the other.
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    (Original post by Piano4489)
    It's confusing isn't it! What else are you thinking about taking?
    English Lit, Maths, Art and Design
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    Chemistry- Hard, but not too hard. You will have to do lots of work
    Economics.-Dont know much about it, but not too hard.
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    (Original post by Claudious)
    Chemistry is a hard a level with a massive step up from gcse. However it is extremely well regarded.
    Economics is much less well regarded and is probably not as hard (i didn't take it).

    Take which ever one you are more interested in. Neither really compliment you dream, so neither will help you lots more than the other.
    Ok thanks!
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    (Original post by Elizabethx2)
    English Lit, Maths, Art and Design
    Cool! I suppose Economics might go quite well with maths if you were to take it as a fourth
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    (Original post by joyoustele)
    Chemistry- Hard, but not too hard. You will have to do lots of work
    Economics.-Dont know much about it, but not too hard.
    Ok thanks! Is Chemistry A-Level more interesting than GCSE?
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    (Original post by Piano4489)
    Cool! I suppose Economics might go quite well with maths if you were to take it as a fourth
    Thats what I thought as well
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    (Original post by Piano4489)
    Ok thanks! Is Chemistry A-Level more interesting than GCSE?
    a million times more interesting. before I started people told me it was rock solid, but it was a lot easier than made out to be.
    quite mathsy but typically simple addition/multiplication/division etc
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    Economics is regarded (similar to RE) as a "good" subject. Chemistry is a facilitating subject so it is arguably the stronger choice. I have personally done and AS in Chemistry and it was very maths based. I was the only person in my class who did not study A level maths and I did feel slightly disadvantaged in some respects.

    Its all down to personal preference, the course I did was heavy on organic chemistry, I did find it extremely fun and some of it carried over to Biology. Although I do feel that having A level mathematics would have greatly aided me in both Bio and chem.
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    (Original post by hamzakalinle)
    a million times more interesting. before I started people told me it was rock solid, but it was a lot easier than made out to be.
    quite mathsy but typically simple addition/multiplication/division etc
    Cool! Thank you
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    (Original post by Piña colada)
    Economics is regarded (similar to RE) as a "good" subject. Chemistry is a facilitating subject so it is arguably the stronger choice. I have personally done and AS in Chemistry and it was very maths based. I was the only person in my class who did not study A level maths and I did feel slightly disadvantaged in some respects.

    Its all down to personal preference, the course I did was heavy on organic chemistry, I did find it extremely fun and some of it carried over to Biology. Although I do feel that having A level mathematics would have greatly aided me in both Bio and chem.
    I'm glad that you don't have to study A-Level Maths to take Chemistry because pure Maths is not my favourite subject! Thank you!
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    (Original post by Piano4489)
    I'm glad that you don't have to study A-Level Maths to take Chemistry because pure Maths is not my favourite subject! Thank you!
    I did not feel hugely disadvantaged not having Maths, but some of the concepts can get pretty mathsy
 
 
 
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