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    I need to choose my a level subjects in less than a month. I need to pick 4 out of history, french, maths, economics, gvt + politics and business studies. History was a definite but now I have heard that there a lots of essays involved, which is completely different to the gcse I am doing now, which only involves a few coursework essays. Also, anyone who does further maths, how challenging is it? I would love it if people who did these subjects at a level could tell me what they are like. Thanks!
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    I need to choose my a level subjects in less than a month. I need to pick 4 out of history, french, maths, economics, gvt + politics and business studies. History was a definite but now I have heard that there a lots of essays involved, which is completely different to the gcse I am doing now, which only involves a few coursework essays. Also, anyone who does further maths, how challenging is it? I would love it if people who did these subjects at a level could tell me what they are like. Thanks!

    History is a LOT of work. But if you do the work, you should get a good grade.
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    well what do you want to study at uni?
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    I have no idea what I want to study at uni or what career I want which is v. unhelpful so I need to keep my options open. My school have not been helpful with advising us about subjects so I'm pretty confused at the moment.
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    further maths is hard at AS, but absolutely horrendous at A2...

    unless you truly love maths and are a demon at it, i would recommend considering it as an AS to drop

    also... business studies is quite easy apparently so this means that it isnt particularly respected at the top unis (cambridge do not even accept it as an A level)
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    Okay.. I think I will drop business studies then because it is really easy and I think I will find it boring. Does anyone do politics or economics as these will be competely new subjects for me?
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    I do Politics and I find it very interesting, you do need to keep up to date with the news to do it i.e. read newspapers regularly, and it goes well with History.
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    History, Maths, Politics and Economics.

    Sounds like a solid round choice that could lead to a variety of things.

    PS: Politics is very interesting; pretty easy as long as you keep up with current and affairs and works very well with history.

    Economics is one of my if not my favourite subjects; I think in the end everyone ends up liking it; as long as you grasp the concepts and understand that all the diagrams are entirely theory and keep up with current affairs then you can do very well in the exam.
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    From your list, I do History, Maths, Politics and German(so a language like French).
    History is quite a lot of work, but so are most other A levels and a lot of A levels also require quite a lot of essay writing. See if the topics you'll be doing at AS interest you, because there are a lot of choices your teacher can choose from.

    I think taking a language is always a good idea, if you are capable because it is very well respected, and I always think of it as the one A Level where everything you learn is relevant e.g. later on in life if you do some work in France, if you get what I mean.

    As for politics, I love it. You have to be interested in current affairs and be prepared to read newspapers if you don't already. If you were fascinated by the US Election then I recommend taking it because you would clearly have a love for politics already!

    I also recommend taking maths if you take those 3, because it shows diversity, and if you do decide you want to do maths or similar at uni, you can always do AS F.maths in Yr 13.

    So, out of your options, I would recommend those 4 ^
 
 
 
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