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    I have spent weeks thinking about which one of the 2 I should do. I have decided that I am going to do History and English Literature as my other subjects but I still can not decide on my 3rd option.

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    I take both of these, as well as history and Lit.

    Psychology is a bit more sciencey. So if you want a subject with a bit more technicality, or maths in it, this will be good for you. It gets deemed an essay subject, but tbh the structure of the exam is more like a GCSE science paper, where some questions are short, and others are a bit longer. There's not a lot of complex material, but there is a lot of material- so a good memory will be essential here to memorise studies and statistics to use when answering questions. I personally find this really straightforward, but a lot of people do really struggle with it.

    Law (at AS) is even more simple.i was with OCR this year, and for the most part, you just need to learn a bunch of facts and recite them parrot fashion in sentences in the exam. If you have a good memory, this is incredibly easy. Unit 2 has some cases, so again, the questions are a memory game. I find law more interesting, but then again, I'm intending to go do a law degree. It's not really for everyone, some people find it a bit dry. At A2 though it changes quite a bit, and the amount of cases you need to memorise probably quadruples. If you're memory isn't fantastic, you will probably struggle quite a bit at A2, whereas the structure of the psychology exams don't really change as far as I know. It's true same kind of thing, just different topics that are a bit more complex.

    I hope this helps you decide. Give me a shout if you have any more questions, and good luck starting A-Levels!
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