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    In school, I got 5cs and 3ds and I did revise and work hard. I am not that clever tbh, but I did a btec and got a pp in media and tbh I could of worked harder as I did no work outside class but still I am not that clever. I was thinking of doing 2 as and a levels instead of 3 and put more effect into it like working outside lesson. I was thinking of doing sociology and either psychology or photography. I was wondering if you think I would be capable.


    Your GCSE grades are mediocre - I mean that they're 'OK' - which means that you could choose your chosen subjects, although some sixth forms and colleges may ask for a B in a humanities subjects as you are going to do sociology or psychology. I can give you advice on sociology (the AQA syllabus) as I'm going to start year 13. Sociology is very demanding which requires: organisation, good memory (you have to remember a lot of theorists and statistics), passion for reading (if you don't read then at least read the text books), dedication and resourcefulness. You may struggle with psychology and sociology with your current grades but, hey, there's nothing stopping you from choosing them but you have to dedicate a lot of time to boost your grades.
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    Thats what I am going to try and do as since I am doing one less a level, I thought it would be easier then doing three and I did the gcse humanities and only got a c but my mum and dad have a gcse text book of sociology and a general one of it as well. So I can look at that for now. My friends said she will help me with organisation as tbh I am bad at it.

    I wouldn't recommend doing just 2 A Levels. If you intended to go to University they'd expect 3 A Levels. Your options with 2 A Levels are much more limited than with 3 A Levels.

    What do you actually want to do after college? Why those A Levels? What's your goal?

    I also think you need to address your motivation. You mention twice in your original post that you're not that clever and wonder if you can do 2 A Levels. What's stopping you? You went to school and got 8 GCSE's right? So what if they're not all A*s. You say you're not that clever but have more qualifications than a lot of people I know. Even if your not a genius you still got perfectly good average grades.

    Rather than asking if you can do it you need to say and believe you can do it. If you go in thinking you'll fail then inevitably you will. So do I think you're capable? Hell yeah I do. Plenty of people with your grades (and worse) go to college and come out with A Levels. So I see no reason why you can't as well.

    Of course that doesn't mean it'll be easy. A Levels are a step up from GCSE and you will find them difficult. That's part of the idea though. They're not meant to be super easy. But they're also not meant to be impossible if you weren't getting top grades at school.

    Go for it! And if you want any help with anything (advice, study tips, etc.) feel free to message me
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    thanks for this, its helpful and makes me feel a more motivated and true, I mean there is no harm in trying.
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