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I need a bit of advice. I am starting sixth form this September to study 3 A levels (geography, business studies and sociology) I am deciding on whether i should change sociology to government and politics as it may be more beneficial to me? Which would be the best combination of A levels that unis would like? (Geog, business & sociology) OR (Geog, business & government and politics) - also which out of the two would be more beneficial for studying geography/human geography or geology (undecided) later on? Hope this makes sense )
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I've just finished year 13 and did sociology and business. They go together really well due to some overlaps in content. For example, both mention content related to demography and research methods in sociology is also covered in the market research topic of marketing in business. Some f the business theories covered are also slightly sociological
Hope this helps a bit and I'm happy to answer any questions you have about either subject to help you decide
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Have you actually looked at the subject requirements for a Geography degree?
You usually (but not always) need Geography - and the other 2 subjects can usually be anything - so go for the A level subjects you will enjoy the most, and where you feel most confident of a good grade.

Examples
Geography at Leeds - https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/3380/geography-bsc - "AAB preferably including Geography. If Geography is not included then we would expect two A-levels from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Maths and Physics."
Geography (including joint subject degrees, Geography and ....) at Keele - https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/underg.../geographybsc/ - BBC no specific subjects.
Human Geography at Manchester Met - https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...study-overseas - 112 UCAS points to include grade C or above in Geography.
Geography and International Development at Sussex - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...development-ba - ABB-BBB no specific subjects
Physical Geography at Reading - http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-st...geography.aspx - BBB no specific subjects
Geology at Cardiff - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...22/geology-bsc - ABB-BBB (with 1 science subject, includes Geography) or BBB-BBC (with 2 science subjects).
Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lancaster - https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un...bsc-hons-ff68/ - ABB with grade B in one science from the following; Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
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A STEM subject might be useful for geography, as you can glean from the above post
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(Original post by ecog)
I need a bit of advice. I am starting sixth form this September to study 3 A levels (geography, business studies and sociology) I am deciding on whether i should change sociology to government and politics as it may be more beneficial to me? Which would be the best combination of A levels that unis would like? (Geog, business & sociology) OR (Geog, business & government and politics) - also which out of the two would be more beneficial for studying geography/human geography or geology (undecided) later on? Hope this makes sense )
Honestly, I do gov n pol and I wish I chose sociology - I think u should stick w sociology unless u got a real interest for politics (which I don’t lol)
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I would say stick with Sociology.
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If you’re interested in doing geography in the future I believe geography A-level should be the only required subject so as long as you get good grades in the other 2 subjects you pick it shouldn’t matter too much. I study sociology and really enjoy it so don’t choose something else just because you ‘think it’ll look better’ because at the end of the day an A* in a subject you’ve enjoyed will look better than a C in a subject you only took because you assumed it would look better
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If you’re interested in doing geography in the future I believe geography A-level should be the only required subject
It often isnt required at all - see my post above.
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Have you actually looked at the subject requirements for a Geography degree?
You usually (but not always) need Geography - and the other 2 subjects can usually be anything - so go for the A level subjects you will enjoy the most, and where you feel most confident of a good grade.

Examples
Geography at Leeds - https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/3380/geography-bsc - "AAB preferably including Geography. If Geography is not included then we would expect two A-levels from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Maths and Physics."
Geography (including joint subject degrees, Geography and ....) at Keele - https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/underg.../geographybsc/ - BBC no specific subjects.
Human Geography at Manchester Met - https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...study-overseas - 112 UCAS points to include grade C or above in Geography.
Geography and International Development at Sussex - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...development-ba - ABB-BBB no specific subjects
Physical Geography at Reading - http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-st...geography.aspx - BBB no specific subjects
Geology at Cardiff - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...22/geology-bsc - ABB-BBB (with 1 science subject, includes Geography) or BBB-BBC (with 2 science subjects).
Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lancaster - https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un...bsc-hons-ff68/ - ABB with grade B in one science from the following; Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
thank you, this is really helpful
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A STEM subject might be useful for geography, as you can glean from the above post
I was hoping to do biology but unfortunately was put into foundation when i was doing gcse which stopped me from getting a required 6/7 for a level which i understand but sometimes i think it’s a shame that this can hinder you from going a bit further haha
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The one more beneficial to you is the one you will get the higher grade in
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thanks guys for the advice lol i will stick to sociology
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