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    ok, i really need some help

    Im in year 11, and curently doing my mocks. and now we have to decide what As levels to take!!!!!! I am finding it really hard to decide what to do! because i actually really enjoy every subject I take and im predicted all As and A*s for my GCSE's ( whether I get them or not is a different matter!!!!!!!) For years now I have wanted to study law at university and then either go on to become a barrister or into media. Which suggests I should study english and humanities. But I really like science aswell! I cant decie whether to continue maths because I don't love it but im quite good and everyone says its a really repected A level to have. And how good at spelling do you have to be to take english lit because speeling is definatly my weakness, but I love the subject? I'm really worried that just because I'm good at something now doesn't mean I will be at AS. I'm also worried because even though I enjoy learning I go out loads aswell!!!!! I really need some help from someone whos been there done that! I just need some one to say "right do this!!!"All my teachers are just confusing me and telling me all kinds of different advice. Is it better to specialise when you know what you want to do! or keep your options open just in case?
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    ok, i really need some help

    Im in year 11, and curently doing my mocks. and now we have to decide what As levels to take!!!!!! I am finding it really hard to decide what to do! because i actually really enjoy every subject I take and im predicted all As and A*s for my GCSE's ( whether I get them or not is a different matter!!!!!!!) For years now I have wanted to study law at university and then either go on to become a barrister or into media. Which suggests I should study english and humanities. But I really like science aswell! I cant decie whether to continue maths because I don't love it but im quite good and everyone says its a really repected A level to have. And how good at spelling do you have to be to take english lit because speeling is definatly my weakness, but I love the subject? I'm really worried that just because I'm good at something now doesn't mean I will be at AS. I'm also worried because even though I enjoy learning I go out loads aswell!!!!! I really need some help from someone whos been there done that! I just need some one to say "right do this!!!"All my teachers are just confusing me and telling me all kinds of different advice. Is it better to specialise when you know what you want to do! or keep your options open just in case?
    im in the exact same position! at least now i know im not alone in this state on confusion...
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    (Original post by Tania)
    ok, i really need some help

    Im in year 11, and curently doing my mocks. and now we have to decide what As levels to take!!!!!! I am finding it really hard to decide what to do! because i actually really enjoy every subject I take and im predicted all As and A*s for my GCSE's ( whether I get them or not is a different matter!!!!!!!) For years now I have wanted to study law at university and then either go on to become a barrister or into media. Which suggests I should study english and humanities. But I really like science aswell! I cant decie whether to continue maths because I don't love it but im quite good and everyone says its a really repected A level to have. And how good at spelling do you have to be to take english lit because speeling is definatly my weakness, but I love the subject? I'm really worried that just because I'm good at something now doesn't mean I will be at AS. I'm also worried because even though I enjoy learning I go out loads aswell!!!!! I really need some help from someone whos been there done that! I just need some one to say "right do this!!!"All my teachers are just confusing me and telling me all kinds of different advice. Is it better to specialise when you know what you

    want to do! or keep your options open just in case?
    Right do these: English lang (every1 wishes they did lang once they start doin lit), maths, history/or a science (or both if you can be bovered). Probz a science may be betta – then youll have nearly every course open to you when it comes to university applications.

    Don’t worry bout time issues – I found doin 3 A levels actually gave me more time 2 go out then when I was doin 14 GCSEs!!
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    what's english lang like?? are school doesnt offer it? is lit dull then??? because i love it at the moment. (except jane eyre was soooooooo dull!!!!)
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    *our school i mean!!!
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    (Original post by Tania)
    what's english lang like?? are school doesnt offer it? is lit dull then??? because i love it at the moment. (except jane eyre was soooooooo dull!!!!)
    people i no doing english lit h8 it - cant stand it.

    whereas nearly every1 i no doin english lang has applied 2 do english at uni.
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    You are Right, Maths A-level is a respected A-level, Mainly because many believe mathematicions are logical people and that’s why it is a good a-level to have.
    Law is a very popular degree and there’s a lot of demand for it, So unis prefer traditional subjects rather than accounting, business studies etc…
    I suggest you look at some of the unis now and see what a-levels do they prefer you to have (Perhaps History and English).
    I’d also suggest you keep ur options open, u may end up changing ur mind as many of us did. Maths A-level allows u to do many degrees.
    If u be able to show that u are good at Sciences (maths, physics etc..) and Arts (history, English etc…) It would be ideal.
    If u r good at maths there is no reason why u can’t take it as ur 4th or 5th choice and drop it for AS.
    I think English, History, Economics and Maths would be a Pretty Good combination.

    Check these out:

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/under...s/Law/M100.htm

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/prospectiv...ex.shtml?entry
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    I thought everyone who did Language wished they did Literature? Degree courses rarely specify that you need English Language but Literature is often specified to be a help or nessescary to get onto a degree course. I'm not certain but I can guess that Literature would be more useful as of the analysing etc. I wouldn't worry too much about spelling, I can't spell either but it is not going to put me off!

    Anyway, if you wish to go in to Law then do not take Law at A-Level, take A-Level's which will give you good skills that you can use for your degree. If you like Science, then do it as long as you take some A-Level's which will help you. Science A-Level's are very respected. If you are great at everything, then you've got a big choice - but probably stay away from the non-traditional subjects and stick to the analytical subjects...
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    I'm taking English Literature and I love it - it's even better than at GCSE. Also Lit. is a much more 'respected' course than language, which I've been reliably informed is "boring" anyway (don't know if that's true - my school doesn't offer it)

    And as for spelling, my friend can't spell to save her life and still got an A in her AS Level exams
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    I have looked at Uni's and they all say they accept eveything!! which is just annoying because you know each one has its favorites!!!! But thanks! for once people are actually telling me soemthing worth while!! I think im going to go for english lit! either maths or physics?or both (do you need to do both tog?) history or R.P or both(religion and philosophy, a weird choice but it is amazing at our school!) and i'm doing italian AS out of school.
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    Do a modern language. It's an invaluable skill to be able to speak 2 or more languages, and it's especially important in the international world of law.
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    no u don't need to take maths and physics together. English Lit would be a good choice alongside with a Language. Maths, English Lit, History and a Language would put u in a very good position. Again thats if u wanna do law...
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    And if you're doing physics, you'll find it really helpful to do maths as well. Sorry that this doesn't help you narrow things down much!! But I agree with Tek - a modern language would be very useful. I'd suggest a language, a humanity, maths and a science - just make sure none of your subjects suffer, as I've heard this can happen when you take a broad range of a levels.

    Having said all this, I wouldn't worry too much about the 'right' a levels for law: I have a friend studying law at Cambridge who did maths, further maths, physics and music. Random.
 
 
 
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