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    • Thread Starter

    Hi, I'm really sorry I'm creating another one of these topics, but I really need some help and I don't know where else to go!

    I have to decide my AS levels soon and I am definite about taking English Literature, French and History.

    However, I am really unsure of what to do for my 4th option. I am thinking about Chemistry, Economics and Philosophy.

    I would like to go into Law, so the subjects required aren't really specified, as long as they are 'traditional'.

    This is where I have lots of conflicting opinions. Some people have said that if I take a science (which I am good at) it would show a variety of skills but others have said that with my first 3 options, a science would be irrelevant, more difficult due to a lack of other similar A levels and my (A*) GCSE grades would be enough to show a variety of skills. Also, I have had it suggested that I do something with a slightly lower workload/something more 'enjoyable' for my 4th option so I can get the best grades for my first 3 options. I'm not sure if Chemistry would help that much. :p:

    So now I'm really confused about what to do :confused:

    Any help/advise would be much appreciated!

    what do you really enjoy? either do something fun as a break for your 4th subject, because people don;t raelise how much work a levels are til you get there so you'll be happy to have something a bit lighter
    or yeah do a science or maths shows you're rounded

    Chemistry would make you look very clever and versitile however it is a hell of a lot of work, and as a 4th subject a little pointless seeing as you want to go into law and they wouldn't ask for a science. philosophy and economics are less work i'd say and with your other subjects, philosophy seems the safe bet. but as bluelou says, take whichever you prefer as in which interests you more, you'll then be more motivated to do well. Hope that helps =]
    • Thread Starter

    Well, the problem is that I like pretty much everything (apart from Maths!). And I'm not sure about Economics and Philosophy because I don't do them for GCSE, I don't know which I would enjoy more.

    Thank you Nicky, that does help =]

    id go econmoics as it keeps your options open.. you do some philosophy in english lit as well
    but if you are dead dead set on law then philosophy might be a tiny bit more relevent.
    i dont think it matters at the end of the day, maybe you could ask your 6th form to try out both lessons at the beginning of year 12 to see which you prefer

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