Is this a good combination of subjects to take?

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K Russell
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Hi guys,
I went to my school's open evening today to look at A Level options. I know I am definitely taking History, and I also like the sound of Philosophy and Ethics.
I was also planning to take English Language and Literature, but when I went to the open evening it didn't sound very appealing. Instead, I came across Sociology and the topics covered really interested me. I am really undecided between English language and lit and Sociology.

So, which is a better combination?
*History,Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology
*History, Philosophy and Ethics and English Language and Literature
Or are neither a good combination?
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(Original post by K Russell)
Hi guys,
I went to my school's open evening today to look at A Level options. I know I am definitely taking History, and I also like the sound of Philosophy and Ethics.
I was also planning to take English Language and Literature, but when I went to the open evening it didn't sound very appealing. Instead, I came across Sociology and the topics covered really interested me. I am really undecided between English language and lit and Sociology.

So, which is a better combination?
*History,Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology
*History, Philosophy and Ethics and English Language and Literature
Or are neither a good combination?
Its ok, but you should be thinking:

Which are the subjects I enjoy and can get the best grades in. Good grades get you into better unis.

Am i interested in a particular course? If so does it require particular A levels? Am I interested in a particular career?


They are fine if they get you onto the degree you are interested in and you enjoy the subjects.

Read this and play about with the tools.

Which A levels?
http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/
https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-level-choices


Which course?
https://my.sacu-student.com/sacustud...p=SACU_BROWSE0
https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer

Career profiles
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(Original post by K Russell)
Hi guys,
I went to my school's open evening today to look at A Level options. I know I am definitely taking History, and I also like the sound of Philosophy and Ethics.
I was also planning to take English Language and Literature, but when I went to the open evening it didn't sound very appealing. Instead, I came across Sociology and the topics covered really interested me. I am really undecided between English language and lit and Sociology.

So, which is a better combination?
*History,Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology
*History, Philosophy and Ethics and English Language and Literature
Or are neither a good combination?
If you're looking to have a good chance of getting into a good uni, the second combination would technically be better as you would have two facilitating subjects (History and English). However, it is still possible to get into a decent uni with two "soft" subjects (a term I personally hate but that's the mindset of most unis). Bottom line: If sociology interests you more, then take it!
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If you're looking to have a good chance of getting into a good uni, the second combination would technically be better as you would have two facilitating subjects (History and English). However, it is still possible to get into a decent uni with two "soft" subjects (a term I personally hate but that's the mindset of most unis). Bottom line: If sociology interests you more, then take it!
Don`t really consider any of those subjects "soft" Kazzy
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Don`t really consider any of those subjects "soft" Kazzy
I know, but a lot of unis do which is silly and elitist tbh, basically anything that isn't a "traditional" subject is almost completely disregarded (also everyone I know who takes Sociology, which is a lot of people, are really happy that they took it, which I personally consider to be more important)
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Don`t really consider any of those subjects "soft" Kazzy
Sociology is definitely soft. You can scrape through with basic theoretical knowledge of Marxism, functionalism etc. Even the top grades are just a memory test, with fewer skills involved in comparison to subjects like History.
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If the first combination sounds interesting to yourself, you should consider opting for it. The second combination which you have included both English Lit and Language should be considered only really if you have an interest in doing it at University or generally have an interest in studying and being good at English.
If you plan on taking a Social Sicence course at University, the first combination is more than ideal!
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If you're looking to have a good chance of getting into a good uni, the second combination would technically be better as you would have two facilitating subjects (History and English). However, it is still possible to get into a decent uni with two "soft" subjects (a term I personally hate but that's the mindset of most unis). Bottom line: If sociology interests you more, then take it!
universities that publish their list of PREFERRED subjects include sociology and Philosophy and that includes UCL. Go for what you will do well in and the subjects you need rather than listening to this facilitating nonsense which most Russell group universities dont follow. The vast majority of RG universities dont consider any of there subjects as soft.
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universities that publish their list of PREFERRED subjects include sociology and Philosophy and that includes UCL. Go for what you will do well in and the subjects you need rather than listening to this facilitating nonsense which most Russell group universities dont follow. The vast majority of RG universities dont consider any of there subjects as soft.
Exactly! But I do acknowledge kazzykat95`s perspective on the issue.
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It's not really nonsense, a lot of unis say they will prefer it but they actually don't
what evidence do you have for this. Are you suggesting what UCL and Sheffield publicly state is lies. There are others as well.
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