Choosing A Level Subjects

Readers Question: why is it not preferable to take business studies along with economics? and as i am a commerce student going for my alevels what 3 subjects should i go for? although i have decided on taking math economics arts, along with GP which is necessary- career undecided!

Studying Business Studies and Economics

  • Some universities do not like students to have both economics and business studies. The argument is that there is an overlap between the two subjects and that it is better to get a bigger diversification. Some universities accept both together, but, if you do decide to do both, you need to be very careful and make sure your target universities won’t object

Choosing A Level Subjects

  • The choice of subjects is less critical than many students fear. If you choose to do Economics it is not going to tie you down to being an economist or economic teacher. Most employers give more attention to the general skills developed rather than the subject specific skills.
  • The most important criteria is choosing subjects you will have some motivation to study. If you find a subject boring and really don’t want to do it; the two years A Level course will pass slowly.
  • Make sure you understand what the subject entails. For example, if choosing economics do you have an interest in economic issues like the housing market or exchange rates? You will see many issues in the daily newspapers.
  • It is hard for me to say which 3 you should choose. The important thing is you choose 3 subjects you want to study.
  • Maths and economics definitely go well together.
  • I don’t know what GP is. Do you mean General Studies?
By on July 30th, 2008