best way to spend summer before a levelsWatch
Hello! I have a Sociology degree and an MSc in Psychology so might be able to give advice.
I think it's important to have a good rest after your GCSE's, you've gone through a really challenging time and its important to relax a little and be fresh for your new course.
If you did want to do some studying, I would check out some YouTube videos on the subjects, with psychology you might want to watch some on Zimbardo, Asch, and Milgram to give you a feel for psychological research. Some people love Freud's work (I can't stand it personally). As much as I love Sociology with a passion, I wouldn't dive into the key theorists right away - Marx can be a challenge on your own at first.
I'm sure you will do great!
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As you start A-Levels from scratch, I think it is so important to have a fun and stress-free summer! You don't particularly need to do any work over the summer as you start fresh as soon as you arrive back for the term.
However, if there were a few things you could do nearer the end of the summer to get your head back into academia, I would recommend looking over your A-level specifications and read your English literature books!
I did Psychology and English Lit as two of my A-Levels and reading the texts before term would be really useful as you really need to read them 2-4 times over the span of your A-levels
Apart from that, I really wouldn't worry too much.
Hope this helps,
Sian- UoP Rep