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I am about to start sixth form in September but I still don't know what a-level subjects to pick. I don't know what job I want to do in the future and I enjoy pretty much all subjects. The only a-level I am sure of taking is Maths as i enjoy it and it is versatile. I also want to try economics for a year I feel it will be useful to have that knowledge (I didn't take econ at GCSE) I also enjoy sciences. Chemistry was my favourite at GCSE. I found biology less enjoyable as it was mainly memorisation. Physics was interesting but i found certain aspects hard at GCSE.My favourite subject has always been French. I love the idea of learning a new language and found it enjoyable. Ive heard it gets more interesting at a-level and so really want to take it however it won't compliment the other subjects very well.So far I am thinking of taking: Maths, Economics, French and a science (I don't know which to choose) however I am not satisfied with these choices as I don't think they go well... it just seems a bit randomWhat a level options would you advise i should take. I wouldn't mind taking any its just hard narrowing it down to four/ three
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I am about to start sixth form in September but I still don't know what a-level subjects to pick. I don't know what job I want to do in the future and I enjoy pretty much all subjects. The only a-level I am sure of taking is Maths as i enjoy it and it is versatile. I also want to try economics for a year I feel it will be useful to have that knowledge (I didn't take econ at GCSE) I also enjoy sciences. Chemistry was my favourite at GCSE. I found biology less enjoyable as it was mainly memorisation. Physics was interesting but i found certain aspects hard at GCSE.My favourite subject has always been French. I love the idea of learning a new language and found it enjoyable. Ive heard it gets more interesting at a-level and so really want to take it however it won't compliment the other subjects very well.So far I am thinking of taking: Maths, Economics, French and a science (I don't know which to choose) however I am not satisfied with these choices as I don't think they go well... it just seems a bit randomWhat a level options would you advise i should take. I wouldn't mind taking any its just hard narrowing it down to four/ three
seeing you like a very broad spectrum of subjects... Id recommend you study materials sciences... you have physics, chemistry and maths in it and youll also have language courses at unis... so those are the 3 A levels you should do... and some unis have econ and business modules too!! Good luck!!
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seeing you like a very broad spectrum of subjects... Id recommend you study materials sciences... you have physics, chemistry and maths in it and youll also have language courses at unis... so those are the 3 A levels you should do... and some unis have econ and business modules too!! Good luck!!
thank you I'll definitely consider that combination do you think doing maths chemistry physics and french would work well or would it be better to take econ instead of French. French/ Econ I would take for one year and get an AS level in them.
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thank you I'll definitely consider that combination do you think doing maths chemistry physics and french would work well or would it be better to take econ instead of French. French/ Econ I would take for one year and get an AS level in them.
hmm... French is more valued and you can do an econ degree with a french and maths A level...
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thank you I'll definitely consider that combination do you think doing maths chemistry physics and french would work well or would it be better to take econ instead of French. French/ Econ I would take for one year and get an AS level in them.
Hi. Maths, French, Chemistry and either Biology or Physics would be a good broad combination. Economics isn't really necessary at A-level for any future studies. It's pretty much an end to itself.

That combination would open up most STEM subjects at university, and would give you the option of taking a year abroad in a Francophone country.
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Hi. Maths, French, Chemistry and either Biology or Physics would be a good broad combination. Economics isn't really necessary at A-level for any future studies. It's pretty much an end to itself.

That combination would open up most STEM subjects at university, and would give you the option of taking a year abroad in a Francophone country.
Thank you that was very insightful. If i wanted to take a business course at uni would it be better to take economics. I feel like it would give me a good base knowledge (also my dad is keen on me taking it)
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Ask you sixth form if you can take four A-levels at the start then switch after 2 weeks if you don't like one, that's what my sixth form did. Then, if you feel like you have too much work you can do an as in one or just drop one.
Maths, French and a science or two are good options, they'll open a lot of doors for you later on.
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Ask you sixth form if you can take four A-levels at the start then switch after 2 weeks if you don't like one, that's what my sixth form did. Then, if you feel like you have too much work you can do an as in one or just drop one.
Maths, French and a science or two are good options, they'll open a lot of doors for you later on.
Thank you that's a good idea.
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Thank you that was very insightful. If i wanted to take a business course at uni would it be better to take economics. I feel like it would give me a good base knowledge (also my dad is keen on me taking it)
Maths and French would also be very good for business! Quite frankly if you did a business studies degree, you would be taught all the economics you needed there. Doing two sciences would also give you the option of doing e.g. Chemistry or Physics with business or management at Bath, Birmingham or Imperial. You don't need economics for any of those programmes, but French could well be useful.
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Maths and French would also be very good for business! Quite frankly if you did a business studies degree, you would be taught all the economics you needed there. Doing two sciences would also give you the option of doing e.g. Chemistry or Physics with business or management at Bath, Birmingham or Imperial. You don't need economics for any of those programmes, but French could well be useful.
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thank you I'll definitely consider that combination do you think doing maths chemistry physics and french would work well or would it be better to take econ instead of French. French/ Econ I would take for one year and get an AS level in them.
Try entering different combinations of subjects into this: https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer
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Try entering different combinations of subjects into this: https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer
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