A Level Subjects for Politics and International Relations Watch

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Hello, I would like to study Politics and International Relations in the future at a top uni (hoping for lse or ucl but all depends on results). I've just finished GCSEs and gotten all A* and a B in English.
My current A level choices are (and what I got for GCSE)
History (A*)
Arabic (A*)
Sociology (Wasn't an option for gcse)
Economics (Which I didn't do at gcse)

- So I just wanted to know if this was a decent pick for A levels, and also wanted to know if economics would be terribly difficult and hard to pick up just because I didn't do it for gcse??? If anyone is doing similar subjects, hows the workload?

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(Original post by AbdallaOsama)
Hello, I would like to study Politics and International Relations in the future at a top uni (hoping for lse or ucl but all depends on results). I've just finished GCSEs and gotten all A* and a B in English.
My current A level choices are (and what I got for GCSE)
History (A*)
Arabic (A*)
Sociology (Wasn't an option for gcse)
Economics (Which I didn't do at gcse)

- So I just wanted to know if this was a decent pick for A levels, and also wanted to know if economics would be terribly difficult and hard to pick up just because I didn't do it for gcse??? If anyone is doing similar subjects, hows the workload?

Thanks
Not sure about sociology, I’d probably go for Maths, Politics or another foreign language if you want to do international relations.
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(Original post by AbdallaOsama)
Hello, I would like to study Politics and International Relations in the future at a top uni (hoping for lse or ucl but all depends on results). I've just finished GCSEs and gotten all A* and a B in English.
My current A level choices are (and what I got for GCSE)
History (A*)
Arabic (A*)
Sociology (Wasn't an option for gcse)
Economics (Which I didn't do at gcse)

- So I just wanted to know if this was a decent pick for A levels, and also wanted to know if economics would be terribly difficult and hard to pick up just because I didn't do it for gcse??? If anyone is doing similar subjects, hows the workload?

Thanks
Economics is fine without GCSE economics but most people who do it at alevel also do alevel maths also with sociology it might be better to pick a facilitating subject as some uni’s prefer this but you need to look what counts as facilitating at each uni but usually history geography, English lit, maths, languages and sciences are what they want over newer subjects like sociology or business for example for some of the very top courses but if you look you can see, if not sociology I would maybe do politics if possible as that is a huge part of international relations and most people who apply will have that or maths and economics -
I would say economics politics or history are all good choices
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Hello, I would like to study Politics and International Relations in the future at a top uni (hoping for lse or ucl but all depends on results). I've just finished GCSEs and gotten all A* and a B in English.
My current A level choices are (and what I got for GCSE)
History (A*)
Arabic (A*)
Sociology (Wasn't an option for gcse)
Economics (Which I didn't do at gcse)

- So I just wanted to know if this was a decent pick for A levels, and also wanted to know if economics would be terribly difficult and hard to pick up just because I didn't do it for gcse??? If anyone is doing similar subjects, hows the workload?

Thanks
Are you a native speaker of Arabic? If so, it might be a little pointless to do the A level as universities might just ignore it. History, Sociology and Economics like excellent choices for what you want to do at university. :rambo: Other relevant subjects you could consider doing could be A level Politics, A level Religious Studies or another foreign language.
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