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    I'm currently in year 11 taking my GCSE's next summer, I starting to think about my A-Level choices and really need some help.

    I think I want to do something journalism / media / communication, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

    Would the following A-Level choices be good to get into the sort of course I want l? :

    English literature
    Psychology
    Politics
    Ethics or History

    My school doesn't do media studies so I can't take that as an option, will this be a problem if I want to study it at Uni?

    I also am considering studying in America and if anyone with any experience going to Uni there in these topic areas has any advice, it would be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by alicewarren)
    I'm currently in year 11 taking my GCSE's next summer, I starting to think about my A-Level choices and really need some help.

    I think I want to do something journalism / media / communication, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

    Would the following A-Level choices be good to get into the sort of course I want l? :

    English literature
    Psychology
    Politics
    Ethics or History

    My school doesn't do media studies so I can't take that as an option, will this be a problem if I want to study it at Uni?

    I also am considering studying in America and if anyone with any experience going to Uni there in these topic areas has any advice, it would be much appreciated.
    I would highly recommend researching the type of course you want to take and what universities do it. There you can see the entry requirements for each course and get an average of what they all need. Even if you ultimately decide its not what you want to do, it's still really useful for later choices. I can't speak for any of the other courses, but I can say that English Literature is very fun, however, if journalism is what you want to do you might want to consider English language or communications as English Literature focuses more on analysis of literary texts as well as critical reviews, and not so much on journalism and stuff like that. But ultimately it's your choice and it is a very fun course.
    Hope this was helpful ☺
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    Media is definitely not needed. It's not seen as a 'good' subject in all honesty, most my friends who want to persue media are doing subjects like History and Lit.

    Definitely would recommend History and Literature as they are seen as ideal for those courses, I believe journalism in particular love history. Psychology as a third would link in nicely.
 
 
 

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