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    The deadline for my choices are easter (but can be changed on like the first day back in september). But currently, what I'm thinking of doing are: History, Psychology, Computing and Government & Politics. I'm unsure of taking Psychology because I've heard that universities usually see it as a "soft subject" (this is some opinions i've heard, not mine so don't flame me please). And for government & politics, I'm not quite sure cos it seems that there isn't much I can use it for (except journalism, politics and law possibly).

    Also wanna point out that I don't have a proper idea on what I wanna do at University, or even after. Thanks for any help.
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    As someone who's done the AS and A level, I would say DO WHAT YOU ENJOY!

    Most important advice I could give you!
    Also psychology at york want AAA, it's not seen as soft
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    Psychology (and Computing, really) are seen as "soft" because they are both very specialised subjects which don't give you a good grounding for most academic degrees. If you want to do Psychology at univeristy (or something similar), it'd be a fantastic asset. If you don't have a clue what you want to do at university, maybe choose something that would keep your options open such as a science, a language, Maths or English.

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    (Original post by JW92)
    Psychology (and Computing, really) are seen as "soft" because they are both very specialised subjects which don't give you a good grounding for most academic degrees. If you want to do Psychology at univeristy (or something similar), it'd be a fantastic asset. If you don't have a clue what you want to do at university, maybe choose something that would keep your options open such as a science, a language, Maths or English.
    I hate that argument.

    Science can be used... for a science degree...

    Psychology can be used in any degree where people's decisions influence or are needed.

    It is also a fine essay based subject.
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    I hate that argument.

    Science can be used... for a science degree...

    Psychology can be used in any degree where people's decisions influence or are needed.

    It is also a fine essay based subject.
    It's a view widely taken by universities, though.
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    (Original post by Saphfire)
    The deadline for my choices are easter (but can be changed on like the first day back in september). But currently, what I'm thinking of doing are: History, Psychology, Computing and Government & Politics. I'm unsure of taking Psychology because I've heard that universities usually see it as a "soft subject" (this is some opinions i've heard, not mine so don't flame me please). And for government & politics, I'm not quite sure cos it seems that there isn't much I can use it for (except journalism, politics and law possibly).

    Also wanna point out that I don't have a proper idea on what I wanna do at University, or even after. Thanks for any help.
    I am pretty sure psychology is not seen as a soft subject. Computing may be seen as one - is it ICT or OCR National or A level Computing?
    Don't do OCR National if you want to go to a decent university wanting like A/B at A level. Definitely take a science to keep options open
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    Tbh, the best thing to do if your not sure is maybe to take English and/or Maths? And then you can still take Psychology, History etc if you want to?
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    (Original post by TheProdigy2k9)
    Tbh, the best thing to do if your not sure is maybe to take English and/or Maths? And then you can still take Psychology, History etc if you want to?
    I'm not the best at maths so don't think it'd be good for me to do it... And English...I just find it immensely boring tbh :o:

    (Original post by aimz08)
    I am pretty sure psychology is not seen as a soft subject. Computing may be seen as one - is it ICT or OCR National or A level Computing?
    Don't do OCR National if you want to go to a decent university wanting like A/B at A level. Definitely take a science to keep options open
    Erm, as far as I know it's AQA A Level Computing.
 
 
 
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