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These are the A-level combinations i’m thinking of choosing:
Media Studies, Film Studies and Ancient History
Media Studies, Film Studies and English Literature
Media studies, Film Studies and Graphic Design
Film Studies, Law and Ancient History
Media Studies, Film Studies and English Combined

Basically I’m struggling with what career path I want to go down, which A-levels to take, which uni course I would like to do so these are just rough ideas.

But, which one is the best? Or are they all bad if so what is better?
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I envy people who know about their 'career path' in secondary. I'm doing my postgrad at the moment and it's only now that I'm more sure of a specific career path.

It doesn't matter what A levels you do to be honest. No specific subject or combination is considered 'better'. That said, I'd recommend not doing two subjects that are too similar (Media + Film) because if you change your mind in the future about what degree / apprenticeship etc you want to do, then you might find that you've limited yourself too much.

Just remember - most people don't know what career they really want to do until they're further on in their studies, once they've been able to specialise a little more. So, unless you 100% know what you want to do and have your entire life mapped out, don't worry too much about focusing your A levels toward the 1 career path that you've been thinking about as of now.
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I know me too! I have friends who have known what they have wanted to do their whole life so thinking about what to choose for A-levels isn’t a worry for them and I would just love to be like that.

Thank you so much for your advice, it was really helpful! I think I might choose one facilitating subject like ancient history/english literature and two different A-levels or Btecs that can lead me down different paths.
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I know me too! I have friends who have known what they have wanted to do their whole life so thinking about what to choose for A-levels isn’t a worry for them and I would just love to be like that.

Thank you so much for your advice, it was really helpful! I think I might choose one facilitating subject like ancient history/english literature and two different A-levels or Btecs that can lead me down different paths.
Sounds very smart. Don't worry about people knowing what they want to do; most people don't or just pretend that they do.
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It doesn't matter what A levels you do to be honest. No specific subject or combination is considered 'better'. That said, I'd recommend not doing two subjects that are too similar (Media + Film) because if you change your mind in the future about what degree / apprenticeship etc you want to do, then you might find that you've limited yourself too much.
Aside from agreeing with the rest of the excellent post which I snipped, I also agree with the parts in bold. It seems you definitely want to do one of them, so pick one.

The other two subjects to pick depends what you think you would like to do. For example would you like to be a historian, a lawyer, a writer, a graphic designer? It may help to look at the syllabus of all those subjects and have a think about what you would enjoy learning the most.
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Aside from agreeing with the rest of the excellent post which I snipped, I also agree with the parts in bold. It seems you definitely want to do one of them, so pick one.

The other two subjects to pick depends what you think you would like to do. For example would you like to be a historian, a lawyer, a writer, a graphic designer? It may help to look at the syllabus of all those subjects and have a think about what you would enjoy learning the most.
Yeah, I will do that thank you! And the thing is I don’t know what I would like to be. There are some jobs that interest me slightly but I’m not sure whether I’d like to follow those pathways as I don’t feel as if I have the skill for them. For example, magazine editing/journalism really interests me but I don't think I’m good at writing articles and stuff. Meh hopefully one day i’ll know what job I would like in the future but I don’t want to figure out what I want to do in the middle of sixth form and have chosen completely different A-levels that don’t relate to the job. I really don’t know what to do.
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