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I am thinking of taking: history, biology and psychology. Do you think, these subjects promise a good career path, which is stable, and i enjoy. What other subjects, which relate to this, do universities like?

I love history (but don't really love the topics at A-levels), don't mind biology, and haven't took psychology (as it was not an option at GCSE). I'm not sure if i should swap government and politics with psychology though. As you can see, i am very confused with what i want to do post 16 and further and will appreciate any help.

I don't know if this helps, but i am currently taking (gcse) : citizenship, french, sociology and history.
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Psychology fits in well with Bio, but not History. Politics works well with History but not Bio, neither are bad choices, but from experience, if you like current trends and politics in general, pick politics - I absolutely love it. Furthermore, one can argue that it's more respectable than psychology but if we're being liberal i'd say they weigh about the same in prestige.

Also, just to be crystal clear, you're A level options will NOT directly affect your career path and will definitely NOT determine if it will be a successful one. A levels are good for mainly one thing - getting into university. You pick the ones you enjoy and are good at, get good grades at A2, and boom, get into a good university for a course than you enjoy. Your university course, and final grade in that course determine your career path more than anything, or at the very least, substantially more than what A levels you do. Once you get into university, A levels mean nothing, especially to employers who would rather see what type of person you are and what you're good at.
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(Original post by HighOnGoofballs)
Psychology fits in well with Bio, but not History. Politics works well with History but not Bio, neither are bad choices, but from experience, if you like current trends and politics in general, pick politics - I absolutely love it. Furthermore, one can argue that it's more respectable than psychology but if we're being liberal i'd say they weigh about the same in prestige.

Also, just to be crystal clear, you're A level options will NOT directly affect your career path and will definitely NOT determine if it will be a successful one. A levels are good for mainly one thing - getting into university. You pick the ones you enjoy and are good at, get good grades at A2, and boom, get into a good university for a course than you enjoy. Your university course, and final grade in that course determine your career path more than anything, or at the very least, substantially more than what A levels you do. Once you get into university, A levels mean nothing, especially to employers who would rather see what type of person you are and what you're good at.
Thank you so much for answering all my questions! You really made everything so clear to me. One more question, if you don't mind me asking, i decided to stick with psyc, bio and history, if i however, I want to change my route in university to politics and history, would i have more of a chance in doing well at it, because i did history for A-levels and would i need to take different options at A-levels?
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I'm not sure I understand your question clearly enough to deliver an answer that does it justice.
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(Original post by HighOnGoofballs)
I'm not sure I understand your question clearly enough to deliver an answer that does it justice.
Would history a-level help me do government and politics in university? If not, what subjects do i have to take at a-levels to help me with it? Thanks
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depends what degree you want to do. What are you interested in? What do you want to do at Uni?
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depends what degree you want to do. What are you interested in? What do you want to do at Uni?
Not sure yet, but leaning towards psychology or history and politics/ government and politics.
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Would history a-level help me do government and politics in university? If not, what subjects do i have to take at a-levels to help me with it? Thanks
History would help immensely, and of course, you can't go wrong with Politics. Maybe consider Law, Economics, and/or Geography if you're interested in any of them as they're all relevant in some way. Maybe consider more loosely related subjects like Philosophy, or Psychology.
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Yes, i am definitely sure on history and psychology. Thank you for your help
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(Original post by HighOnGoofballs)
History would help immensely, and of course, you can't go wrong with Politics. Maybe consider Law, Economics, and/or Geography if you're interested in any of them as they're all relevant in some way. Maybe consider more loosely related subjects like Philosophy, or Psychology.
Yes, i am definitely sure on history and psychology. Thank you for your help
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Do politics instead of psychology
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Do politics instead of psychology
I made a decision to keep psychology on my list of options, but do you think politics would be a better subject to do instead of biology?
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Keep bio as it's facilitating and politics I think can be viewed as a softer a level.
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Keep bio as it's facilitating and politics I think can be viewed as a softer a level.
Thank you for your help
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Anytime
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