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I'm currently in Year 11 and wondering what 3rd A level to choose.

I have decided on History and Film studies however I don't know what other A level I should do. I was thinking of doing Criminology, however I won't be taking it further than A-level or (WJEC) so I don't know if I should do it, or a different A level.

I was wondering whether I should do A level Biology (I'm okay at biology and science in general. I study combined science and got 7-6 in my last mocks) or if I should study Applied Science? I don't want to study English or maths for sure. I could do sociology as I am good at it (sort of relates to History). I want to get into a good University and maybe even study abroad so I thought maybe I should go for the more facilitating Biology?


Do you have any recommendations for what A levels I should take.

Also I'm doing my GCSE'S in 2020 so if you have revision tips feel free to tell me!

Thank you.
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I'm currently in Year 11 and wondering what 3rd A level to choose.

I have decided on History and Film studies however I don't know what other A level I should do. I was thinking of doing Criminology, however I won't be taking it further than A-level or (WJEC) so I don't know if I should do it, or a different A level.

I was wondering whether I should do A level Biology (I'm okay at biology and science in general. I study combined science and got 7-6 in my last mocks) or if I should study Applied Science? I don't want to study English or maths for sure. I could do sociology as I am good at it (sort of relates to History). I want to get into a good University and maybe even study abroad so I thought maybe I should go for the more facilitating Biology?


Do you have any recommendations for what A levels I should take.

Also I'm doing my GCSE'S in 2020 so if you have revision tips feel free to tell me!

Thank you.
Normally what you enjoy and can get the highest grade in with least effort.
If you want to choose from lots of degrees, then you should take a combination of subjects that are in demand. Specialist subjects tend to limit choice.
If you know what degree you want to do just make sure your chosen subjects meet the criteria.
If you know what career then consider doing A levels that get you a compatible degree.


Imo film studies is weak, limited and a luxury to study.
History is strong, respected and facilitating.
I would choose another strong preferred subject to neutralise the film studies.

Have a look at these to help you make up your mind.


Careers- See if you can get any of these books at the careers library or they will have similar for you to read. Try and get ones aimed at your age group. If you cant find then just get second hand from Amazon.

https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Rocks-...cks+your+world

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-You-Ar...o+what+you+are

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Color-...arachute+teens

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Now-What-Pe...JJ79CWV2NHW0DF


Which A levels?
https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/
https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer


Which course?
https://sacu-student.com/?page_id=5203
https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer
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Normally what you enjoy and can get the highest grade in with least effort.
If you want to choose from lots of degrees, then you should take a combination of subjects that are in demand. Specialist subjects tend to limit choice.
If you know what degree you want to do just make sure your chosen subjects meet the criteria.
If you know what career then consider doing A levels that get you a compatible degree.


Imo film studies is weak, limited and a luxury to study.
History is strong, respected and facilitating.
I would choose another strong preferred subject to neutralise the film studies.

Have a look at these to help you make up your mind.


Careers- See if you can get any of these books at the careers library or they will have similar for you to read. Try and get ones aimed at your age group. If you cant find then just get second hand from Amazon.

https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Rocks-...cks+your+world

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-You-Ar...o+what+you+are

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Color-...arachute+teens

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Now-What-Pe...JJ79CWV2NHW0DF


Which A levels?
https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/
https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer


Which course?
https://sacu-student.com/?page_id=5203
https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer
So would Biology be a better option than Criminology?

I don't know what degree I want or what career so I'm trying to choose a mix.

Thanks
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So would Biology be a better option than Criminology?

I don't know what degree I want or what career so I'm trying to choose a mix.

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You want to have another facilitating subject (i.e a humanities/science/maths/english) but mainly, do whatever you enjoy and are good at, if you get a 6 in Biology you may struggle with the course (I have not taken Biology but my friends all do) so I would ask your subject teacher and see what they recommend. If you prefer Criminology then it might be good to take that but having two non-facilitating subjects may mean that it's harder to find a relevant degree at the end.
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So would Biology be a better option than Criminology?

I don't know what degree I want or what career so I'm trying to choose a mix.

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Just use the links I sent and you can see which combination gets you what.
One science opens up courses like nursing or geologist.
Do a subject which has the balance between getting a high grade, least effort and is viable for a number of the degrees that interest you.
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