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Im picking sociology and economics for my a levels
As i need 3 subjects i dont know what else i should pick
I dont plan on doing maths as im currently getting a grade 5
Thanks
Reply 1
Original post by Walkis321
Im picking sociology and economics for my a levels
As i need 3 subjects i dont know what else i should pick
I dont plan on doing maths as im currently getting a grade 5
Thanks

What do you plan to study at university? Your A level choices will be highly dependent on what you plan to study at university. Some courses may have certain requirements for subjects, so look into this. If in doubt and unsure, pick a subject that you're interested in and think you will do well in.
Reply 2
Original post by bibachu
What do you plan to study at university? Your A level choices will be highly dependent on what you plan to study at university. Some courses may have certain requirements for subjects, so look into this. If in doubt and unsure, pick a subject that you're interested in and think you will do well in.
I plan on doing economics at university.
Got any subject recommendations for a levels
I know that economics and business is not liked by universities when they are combined so i dont really know what to pick
Reply 3
Original post by Walkis321
I plan on doing economics at university.
Got any subject recommendations for a levels
I know that economics and business is not liked by universities when they are combined so i dont really know what to pick

If you plan on studying economics, then you will likely need either a high grade in GCSE maths (usually a 6 or 7, but this depends on the university) or A level maths. If you are struggling to achieve these grades at GCSE then its likely you will not find the A level any easier. I would recommend exploring your options and looking into the economics requirements at universities you're interested in or reconsidering studying economics entirely. If you still think that you want to study economics, then your third A level should be A level maths to maximise your options. Come results day, if you don't meet the requirements for A level maths or change your mind about wanting to study economics at university (or just A level maths in general), some subjects that would go well with your options are politics, geography and law. Sticking in the humanities/social sciences field will help you develop good essay and research skills, while also exposing you to topics that will be relevant in your other subjects. Look into the specifications for these subjects at the sixth form or college you intend on going to next year and read through the content covered. This will help you gain an idea of whether you would be interested in studying them for two years. It is true that top universities, such as Warwick and LSE, discourage people from taking economics and business together as there is too much overlap between the two. It's like taking sociology and psychology together.
Reply 4
Original post by bibachu
If you plan on studying economics, then you will likely need either a high grade in GCSE maths (usually a 6 or 7, but this depends on the university) or A level maths. If you are struggling to achieve these grades at GCSE then its likely you will not find the A level any easier. I would recommend exploring your options and looking into the economics requirements at universities you're interested in or reconsidering studying economics entirely. If you still think that you want to study economics, then your third A level should be A level maths to maximise your options. Come results day, if you don't meet the requirements for A level maths or change your mind about wanting to study economics at university (or just A level maths in general), some subjects that would go well with your options are politics, geography and law. Sticking in the humanities/social sciences field will help you develop good essay and research skills, while also exposing you to topics that will be relevant in your other subjects. Look into the specifications for these subjects at the sixth form or college you intend on going to next year and read through the content covered. This will help you gain an idea of whether you would be interested in studying them for two years. It is true that top universities, such as Warwick and LSE, discourage people from taking economics and business together as there is too much overlap between the two. It's like taking sociology and psychology together.

Woah.
Thank you for youre help i will be going with Econ Sociology and Politics if i see myself getting a 6 or higher in maths on result day i will be taking maths instead of politics. If not i could do maths studies as a 4th subject it is a one year as level would this be useful instead of doing a level maths ?

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