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what a-level options should I choose?

I want to study international relations eventually (ideally at LSE) and I'm wondering what A levels I should choose to maximise my chances of this. I currently have Politics, Sociology and Law put down as my a level options but I'm considering changing Law for History as that would when then mean I have a facilitating subject. Would Politics, History and Sociology be a good combo?
Original post by ben6789
I want to study international relations eventually (ideally at LSE) and I'm wondering what A levels I should choose to maximise my chances of this. I currently have Politics, Sociology and Law put down as my a level options but I'm considering changing Law for History as that would when then mean I have a facilitating subject. Would Politics, History and Sociology be a good combo?

the only experience i have with this is i'm in year 12 and want to study ppe (i've considered lse although i'm pretty sure i'll just go for oxford/warwick as main choices) and i've chosen RS, History and Maths (my school doesn't offer politics sadly, but i'm really happy with my choices and the teachers are amazing so i'd definitely take that into account. my school aslo makes us all do welsh bacc. ) obviously these subjects are more suitable for ppe rather than international relations but i would really strongly suggest history, not only does it really give a detailed background on world politics but it gives you such an essay based subject.

the sort of things our school studies are european relations from 1880-1991, american history and the british civil war which is so relevant to today, i'm sure your school will be different but you can see how useful this would be for international relations.
Original post by ben6789
I want to study international relations eventually (ideally at LSE) and I'm wondering what A levels I should choose to maximise my chances of this. I currently have Politics, Sociology and Law put down as my a level options but I'm considering changing Law for History as that would when then mean I have a facilitating subject. Would Politics, History and Sociology be a good combo?

Read what LSE say: https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/undergraduate/degree-programmes-2024/bsc-international-relations
i don't think many unis care about fascilitating subjects now, its best to pick what subject you think you will enjoy the most. ask (if you can) what boards the sixth form uses in your school and look up the spec to see if you would be interested in studying the respective topics for law vs history.

its 100% better to study a subject you know you will enjoy rather than one you picked out of obligation. plus, youd much rather get an A* in a subject you like versus a D in one you don't like and felt pressure to pick.

nevertheless, both are good combos, but i recommend sticking with law if thats where your heart lies. good luck with sixth form

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