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    Heya guys
    I'm currently in Yr11 and about to choose my Alevels.
    I'm not really sure what career I want to go for yet :/
    So far I'm thinking on studying;

    English
    History
    Classics

    I want to choose a forth one and it's between Psychology or Drama. I heard Drama is a lot of fun but also a bugger on the work load.
    What are both these subjects like in VIth form? Did you enjoy them etc?
    Thanks xx
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    Well I liked psychology in 6th form,
    and it might be better on uni applications if youre thinking of going.
    1 because its more academic
    2 because it can be deemed a science, which would give your subjects a bit more variety as youve only got essay based ones at the moment
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    (Original post by rosysilhouette)
    Well I liked psychology in 6th form,
    and it might be better on uni applications if youre thinking of going.
    1 because its more academic
    2 because it can be deemed a science, which would give your subjects a bit more variety as youve only got essay based ones at the moment
    Great point actually, I didn't think of that
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    (Original post by rosysilhouette)
    Well I liked psychology in 6th form,
    and it might be better on uni applications if youre thinking of going.
    1 because its more academic
    2 because it can be deemed a science, which would give your subjects a bit more variety as youve only got essay based ones at the moment
    Well..
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    Psychology would be a better choice as it gives you a little more variety. There are science topics in it, but you'll also develop good essay skills as well. It does have a pretty big work load though. But expect that from most A levels.
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    I'd pick Psychology, its more sciency and gives some variety, although there are still a lot of essays to do and stuff to remember.

    Drama has a shockingly high workload. Not only are there some very hard coursework essays to do, 70% of the AS grades depends on one performance at my college. As such, people were majorly freaking out before their exam as it was so important. I'd only recommend it if you really really looking to do it at Degree/Career otherwise it may have a big effect on your other subjects
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    I'm going to fight Drama's corner here. It was a huge workload, yes, especially as our teachers got us to practise essays every week (ours was a fairly exam-based course; which board will Drama be on at your school), but it's SO much fun, and a really nice break from subjects where it's all dry facts rather than something creative.

    People make valid points about Psychology too, however.

    Have you considered anything else, at all? Or are you definitely going for those two?
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    (Original post by MarinaM)
    I'm going to fight Drama's corner here. It was a huge workload, yes, especially as our teachers got us to practise essays every week (ours was a fairly exam-based course; which board will Drama be on at your school), but it's SO much fun, and a really nice break from subjects where it's all dry facts rather than something creative.

    People make valid points about Psychology too, however.

    Have you considered anything else, at all? Or are you definitely going for those two?
    Yeah I think it's definitely one out of those two only, I talked to my drama teacher and he told me they're changing the syllabus that includes a lot more practical work than theory. Making this whole decision process SO much fricken harder HA.
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    (Original post by Bonseye)
    Yeah I think it's definitely one out of those two only, I talked to my drama teacher and he told me they're changing the syllabus that includes a lot more practical work than theory. Making this whole decision process SO much fricken harder HA.
    Practical work is good! Although some of the marks are for written work, and (in my case) it's only about 40% of the overall grade, it's a really good safety net, which I'm guessing you wouldn't get if you took Psychology?

    Plus, there is a lot of actual knowledge you need to succeed, so in an interview situation you'd look good for fighting its corner.

    Sorry, this is entirely persuasive and subjective, but I love Drama - so sad I dropped it after AS!
 
 
 

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