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I'm currently self-studying my IGCSEs and know what I want to do for my A Levels and university. I just want to see what other people have in mind and which degrees particular subjects can lead to.

My A Levels choices: English Lit, History, Economics and Maths.
Possible uni degree(s): Literature, Economics, Politics or Law.

What about you?

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Hello!

I'm currently self-studying my IGCSEs and know what I want to do for my A Levels and university. I just want to see what other people have in mind and which degrees particular subjects can lead to.

My A Levels choices: English Lit, History, Economics and Maths.
Possible uni degree(s): Literature, Economics, Politics or Law.

What about you?

Thanks!
Hey, I'm in A2 doing Econ, Maths, Literature and accounting. Planning for law next year. You can definitely get into those programmes with your subjects. Good luck! I'm self studying as well.
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Hey, I'm in A2 doing Econ, Maths, Literature and accounting. Planning for law next year. You can definitely get into those programmes with your subjects. Good luck! I'm self studying as well.
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I'm not sure if I'll be self-studying A Levels. I think Literature and Maths would be hard for me to self-study and I also want to take on the EPQ. How has self-studying A Levels been so far?
Congratulations by the way! Self-studying is a huge achievement; especially in today's society when you're only receiving an education if you're going to school (in my society anyways). Good luck with your exams and hope you get into your targeted uni!
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I'm not sure if I'll be self-studying A Levels. I think Literature and Maths would be hard for me to self-study and I also want to take on the EPQ. How has self-studying A Levels been so far?
Congratulations by the way! Self-studying is a huge achievement; especially in today's society when you're only receiving an education if you're going to school (in my society anyways). Good luck with your exams and hope you get into your targeted uni!
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Maths and Literature were the easiest to self study haha! I got an A in Econ & Lit and B in math & accounting for AS. So not too bad i would say but you do need to put in some extra time for numerical subjects. I don't know much about EPQ but if you've got 4 A levels, I don't think it's really necessary. It wouldn't give you a huge advantage over other applicants anyway.
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Maths and Literature were the easiest to self study haha! I got an A in Econ & Lit and B in math & accounting for AS. So not too bad i would say but you do need to put in some extra time for numerical subjects. I don't know much about EPQ but if you've got 4 A levels, I don't think it's really necessary. It wouldn't give you a huge advantage over other applicants anyway.
Those grades are amazing! Again, congratulations

I want to do EPQ because I enjoy researching and writing, and I especially love writing essays. Aside from having or not having an advantage over other applicants, it would really teach me certain skills that would be beneficial for me during my uni years and just for life in general.

Thank you for the advice!
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Which A-level is best if wanting to go into a Law degree in the future:Psychology, Religious studies or Government and politics. I want to choose two out of the three subjects as well as law and a EPQ however, I am struggling to make a decision. I am also interested in possibly working in the United nations in the future. Please let me know which two are the best options.
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Which A-level is best if wanting to go into a Law degree in the future:Psychology, Religious studies or Government and politics. I want to choose two out of the three subjects as well as law and a EPQ however, I am struggling to make a decision. I am also interested in possibly working in the United nations in the future. Please let me know which two are the best options.
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Government and Politics definitely seems like the most rational decision out of the three.

Psychology is useful when assessing one's behaviour and thus understanding the society you live in with the people around you. I think that's really useful if you want to either go into the legal career or politics as both are about people and society.

Religious Studies doesn't seem (to me) that useful of a subject; unless you are interested in it and enjoy it, then sure go ahead and take it because it depends on you and whether you enjoy it.

However, as Law has no specific subject requirements, it's good to have at least two essay based subjects; Psychology and Religious Studies are both of that. It comes down to what you enjoy the most and will get the best grade at.

Hope this helps!
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Government and Politics definitely seems like the most rational decision out of the three.

Psychology is useful when assessing one's behaviour and thus understanding the society you live in with the people around you. I think that's really useful if you want to either go into the legal career or politics as both are about people and society.

Religious Studies doesn't seem (to me) that useful of a subject; unless you are interested in it and enjoy it, then sure go ahead and take it because it depends on you and whether you enjoy it.

However, as Law has no specific subject requirements, it's good to have at least two essay based subjects; Psychology and Religious Studies are both of that. It comes down to what you enjoy the most and will get the best grade at.

Hope this helps!
Do you think Law A Level will affect my chances of being accepted for a Law degree in a Russel group university.
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Do you think Law A Level will affect my chances of being accepted for a Law degree in a Russel group university.
Law is not compulsory for a Law degree. It is also not a really high regarded subject. You'd be better off doing another essay based subject; might I suggest English Literature, or Language, or both? Writing, reading, analysing and debating basically prepares you for life. It'll be extremely beneficial for a Law degree and if you join the UN; aside from politics and international relations, you need to make structured and relevant contributions to discussions and all.

I'm also interested in a Law degree as well as going into politics and joining organisations such as the UN. And from the many advices I've received, I can tell you this:

- do what you are good at but also enjoy.
- A Levels Law is not necessary for a law degree.
- essay based subjects will prepare you for any course or any job in life.
- English Literature/Lang is highly regarded by almost every uni.
- Government and Politics is the next best decision after maybe English (look at other essay based subjects and just pick whichever you want).
- Psychology is useful in assessing society and behaviour so it's good for any degree relating to social or political science.

Also, if you really want to study law - and i get that - at A Levels, then you can buy or borrow the textbook after you graduate y13 and study it and make notes from it during the break between after A Levels and uni. That's what I'm going to do for Politics and Law, and also maybe Sociology.

Hope this helps
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