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I was just wondering about my A-Level choices. I am considering to choose the following:
- Sociology
- Religious Studies
- History
- English Literature or Language (not 100% sure which one yet!)

The way the sixth form I am applying to works by you choosing four to study in Year 12, to then do one of the following in Year 13:
- Continue to study all four, or
- Drop one subject and do the EPQ instead (this is the one I will most likely do).

I was just wondering what people's thoughts on my subject combinations are? I am especially interested in anyone's opinion if I was to drop English and then just study RS, History and Sociology - would you say they are all too similar, and could be looked down on from by universities/employers? Obviously I understand that it is a good idea to have subjects complementing each other but it can also be seen in a negative way if they are too similar (I assume?)

Also, does anyone on here recommend English Literature? I'm looking at it but kind of disregarding Language because I've heard it can be a 'soft' subject (even though I feel all A Levels will be hard lol) so wondering what anyone's thoughts were?

Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated
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In my opinion, I wouldn’t really worry about being looked down on by universities, pick what you enjoy and you can always swap subjects when you get into sixth form, do you have any idea of what you want to do in the future?
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In my opinion, I wouldn’t really worry about being looked down on by universities, pick what you enjoy and you can always swap subjects when you get into sixth form, do you have any idea of what you want to do in the future?
Ok, thanks for your advice - I heard about swapping subjects at Sixth Form once you join. In the future I hope to get into Law; most likely as a solicitor.
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(Original post by kim3894)
I was just wondering about my A-Level choices. I am considering to choose the following:
- Sociology
- Religious Studies
- History
- English Literature or Language (not 100% sure which one yet!)

The way the sixth form I am applying to works by you choosing four to study in Year 12, to then do one of the following in Year 13:
- Continue to study all four, or
- Drop one subject and do the EPQ instead (this is the one I will most likely do).

I was just wondering what people's thoughts on my subject combinations are? I am especially interested in anyone's opinion if I was to drop English and then just study RS, History and Sociology - would you say they are all too similar, and could be looked down on from by universities/employers? Obviously I understand that it is a good idea to have subjects complementing each other but it can also be seen in a negative way if they are too similar (I assume?)

Also, does anyone on here recommend English Literature? I'm looking at it but kind of disregarding Language because I've heard it can be a 'soft' subject (even though I feel all A Levels will be hard lol) so wondering what anyone's thoughts were?

Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated
My friend does english language a level and they were studying something to do with scrips and they were watching Eastenders Lmaoo but id rather take English literature since it’s more popular and if u want to get into law it helps with essay writing I’ve heard
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My friend does english language a level and they were studying something to do with scrips and they were watching Eastenders Lmaoo but id rather take English literature since it’s more popular and if u want to get into law it helps with essay writing I’ve heard
Ok thank you - yeah, I've heard that Law at uni has a lot of essay writing involved in it, and I would now agree with you that it provides many transferable skills to the course I wish to study. Plus, like you said, it's more popular and that could only be seen as a good thing

And watching Eastenders in your English Language A Level class?
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