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Dump school and run instead
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So right now i'm stuck between choosing between 2 A Levels. I want to study History and Politics, but for my 3rd choice I would choose either Sociology or English Literature. I enjoy both subjects, but they both have downsides; English Lit is facilitating but I don't feel as if i could get as good a grade in it, but Sociology is not facilitating and looked down upon, so I don't know if that would damage my chances of getting into a good uni or not. I probably would do Politics and International Relations, Law, Social Policy or Criminology at uni.
Have a look at http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/ and download the Informed Choices document.

Also go through the websites of a few good unis for the courses you are interested in. I'm pretty sure you will find that History, Politics and Sociology would be perfectly fine as a combination.
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Thanks, I've already looked through that booklet, also many posts on TSR are contradictory, some people say that facilitating subjects matter and some say they don't, so it's hard to know what is true and what isn't.
This is why I said go and look at actual uni websites as well.

For example, LSE is one of the highest-ranking, and academically traditional universities in the country. Have a look at its list of 'generally preferred subjects' on http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Un...y-Requirements. The list includes, History, Politics and... Sociology.

All three are also on UCL's list at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...level-subjects

Cambridge don't list it as a 'good choice' for any Arts or Social Science degree, but say it can be useful - depending on subject studied. https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....ct_matters.pdf

Oh, and many people on TSR don't know what they're talking about.
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100% sociology its common sense and way easier
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So right now i'm stuck between choosing between 2 A Levels. I want to study History and Politics, but for my 3rd choice I would choose either Sociology or English Literature. I enjoy both subjects, but they both have downsides; English Lit is facilitating but I don't feel as if i could get as good a grade in it, but Sociology is not facilitating and looked down upon, so I don't know if that would damage my chances of getting into a good uni or not. I probably would do Politics and International Relations, Law, Social Policy or Criminology at uni.
I would recommend taking English Literature, Sociology, History and Politics, and then drop the one you don’t like. If you want to go to a Russell group uni you need to have 2 fascilitating subject, so History and English Lit.
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