well i know im gonna get a lot of comments saying only i can make that decision but i would really like some suggestions on what i should choose based on subjects which would go well together or based on my gcse results:
here are all the subjects im interested in taking:
music ( mabybe a problem because i can do grade 5 + playing but my theory is not great)
music tech - i dont know much about this and apparently some unis dont see it as a proper subject ?
psychology -sounds interesting and I know it's a "soft subject" but i dont care.
english lit- find it interesting me likes anyalysing stuff
economics- think it would be interesting and good broad subject as i haveno idea what career id like to choose later
law-might be a career i want to follow later and sounds interesting
philosophy-sounds interesting and i reckon i'd be ok at it
maths- dnt think i'm naturally talented at it but it might be interesting to take as all other subjects mainly essay based
history- originally was gonna take history but got my worst grade in it at gcses ( a b )
so what would u recommend?
What do you want to study at University?
put into the mix things you'd enjoy, but would be able to do well in too. you don't have to do law to do it later, you just need good grades.
if you take things like maths and english, maths is often needed in quite a few degrees. you really have to pinpoint the kinda area you'd like to go into. humanties(history english etc) or sciences...
Judging by the comments you have on each subject, you should take:
Maths, History, English Literature and Economics
Maths, Economics, English Lit., Music/Philosophy/History
But I don't know you.
maths, economics, history, english lit.
would be good enough for law and for economics at university, although further maths may also help for economics but is not essential
Maths, History, English Lit and whatever you want after that. All those 3 are solid well repected subjects. Just so you know you dont nned Law to do law at university so dont think you need to take that. Many universities prefer you dont have it from what ive been told
Snippets of advice I've picked up from round these parts/university websites:
- Economics >>>>>> Business Studies. Don't take Business if you can take Economics, Business is seen as soft.
- You don't need Law A-level to do a Law degree by any means. In fact, you don't need any specific A-levels to do Law.
- Do what you enjoy, you seem to like Music so do that, and it's well respected.
- Maths is versatile, highly respected, and will contrast well with your other "arty" A-levels.
And finally, this is directly quoted from Cambridge's admissions site (although it probably applies to university admissions in general):
In Year 11? Choosing Your AS and A levels?
Your choice of AS and A level subjects in Year 11 (or equivalent) can have a significant impact on the course options available to you at university.
* If you have already decided on a course that you would like to study at university, we recommend that you take a look at the course requirements above before you finalise your A level choices to check that they will facilitate a Cambridge application. You might also wish to do this for the same course – or similar courses – at other universities.
* If you have not yet decided on a course that you would like to study at university, we recommend that to maximise your potential course choice at Cambridge, you select at least two traditional academic subjects among your A levels. Certain A level subjects are considered essential or useful for a number of courses at Cambridge, therefore choosing one or more of these will help you keep your higher education options open. These subjects include:
o English Literature
Other subjects that also facilitate course choice at Cambridge include Further Mathematics and Biology.
I would say take English Literature, Maths and History/Economics. These are well-respected subjects that are useful for many degrees. If you have no idea what you want to do at University, have you considered taking Biology, Chemistry or Physics? If you want to do a Science-based subject, one of these would be useful.
definitely pick Literature and History, the rest is up to you, maybe Philosophy/Psychology and Maths?? haha, hope that helps..if u wanna do law, and serious about it do Econs, Maths, Literature and History..perfect combination i think!!!
Economics, History, Business, and Law are all good. Though with Economics and Business, it might be a good idea to choose one or the other.
Have a good mix of subjects, though. Don't be too focused on one area or another.