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Politics or Economics at A-level?
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Politics or Economics at A-level?
Economics without a doubt
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Economics without a doubt
pourquoi?
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pourquoi?
interesting, relatively light workload, relevant, logical, quite easy to me...a rounded subject with written, logical, theoretical, diagramatical, analytical skills
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interesting, relatively light workload, relevant, logical, quite easy to me...a rounded subject with written, logical, theoretical, diagramatical, analytical skills
probably more respected as well
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
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Both are very fascinating. I assume you haven't done wither subject for GSCE? I would say there is more to gain from Economics and it is also more interesting. Poltics does require a lot of reading.
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My other choices are:

English Literature
French
History

If that makes a difference.
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My other choices are:

English Literature
French
History

If that makes a difference.
Either Politics or Economics would fit nicely
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toss a coin on it
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yep, economics is easy (i thought). i managed an A no problem at AS (i got Bs in everything else), but dropped it because i thought it was the most boring subject ever to exist... it just seemed so much common sense once you learnt the basics.... but it would appear preferable to politics in my opinion (don't like thsoe kinda subjects really, your timetable would be my idea of torture)

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yep, economics is easy (i thought). i managed an A no problem at AS (i got Bs in everything else), but dropped it because i thought it was the most boring subject ever to exist... it just seemed so much common sense once you learnt the basics.... but it would appear preferable to politics in my opinion (don't like thsoe kinda subjects really, your timetable would be my idea of torture)

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In my opinion, Economics is my most asorbing subject along with History and I find the two complement each other very well
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Although I'm applying for PPE, I don't really think i'd do either as an a-level, although if i had to choose it would be politics.
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If there is a chance you might want to continue economics studies at undergraduate level you should choose economics -it will definetly give you an advantage. If you decide later that you want to study politics, having studied it at A-level isn't really a big deal.
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If there is a chance you might want to continue economics studies at undergraduate level you should choose economics -it will definetly give you an advantage. If you decide later that you want to study politics, having studied it at A-level isn't really a big deal.
yeah, but economics is sooo boring...
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yeah, but economics is sooo boring...
God, you will die doing PPE then
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Good, you will die doing PPE then
No offence, why did you apply to PPE when you find economics so boring?
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yeah, but economics is sooo boring...
I disagree, I find economics very interesting (Im doing IB economics SL, and wish I could to HL, but my school doesn't offer it).

Good luck with PPE.
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I disagree, I find economics very interesting (Im doing IB economics SL, and wish I could to HL, but my school doesn't offer it).

Good luck with PPE.
IB isn't "real" economics though... I mean I really enjoy IB economics with its emphasis on devolpment and international issues. I woudn't survive a minute of econometrics or anything of that ilk however.
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I'd go for politics as with those subject choices it seems that you'll be likely to pursue something "artsy" and politics would perhaps be a little more useful in that respect. Without maths, you're choices vis-a-vis economics at degree level would probably be pretty limited.
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I do both for A Level and would overall say economics - well respected, interesting, relevent to the real world, and includes quite a lot of political discussion. I love politics dearly, but the 1st year was boring as a lot was common sense and I didn't feel I learnt much, but if you want debate and a lighter workload i'd say politics. My workload for economics is quite a bit higher
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