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    Having received my results yesterday, I have a course discussion with my form teacher in a while to discuss what I'll be doing from September.

    My results were, A in Government and Politics, C in ICT and General Studies, and U in Business Studies.
    I'm dropping Business Studies, I just don't get that subject at all, so it's best to get rid of it.
    So I need another AS to go with my other 3 subjects. It's college policy to study 4 subjects, so I can't just carry on with what I have.
    I am going to resit 1 module in GS and ICT, which should take me from a grade C to a grade A. I'll be also studying GCSE Spanish.

    I don't really have a career in mind nor a university degree, but I definitley want to do Spanish at university, what with I don't know.
    I have a brief idea of what I might want to replace Business Studies, either Sociology or Law, or maybe English Literature or Language or Combined.

    To those who have studied the those subjects, what did you think about the course? Was it hard? How do you succeed? What is taught in the subject... general comments would be brilliant!
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    I found English lit quite a bit harder than sociology, but that might just be me. I studied a poetry anthology, a novel (Hard Times by Charles Dickens), and 2 plays (Translations by Brian Friel and Much Ado About Nothing for coursework). It's pretty similar to the GCSE, but obviously harder and in more depth. You have to do more background reading and be more analytical in your essays. I got 176/200 (A) at GCSE and 237/300 (B) at AS.

    English language sounds very boring to me, but it depends what you're interested in. You'd study things like language acquisition, speech patterns, dialects and maybe do some creative writing. The combined course is obviously a bit of both.

    As I've told you before, I really enjoy sociology and the topics you study are so much more relevant to real life. Again, you have to write a lot of essays and be analytical, but there are more facts to remember than there are English lit.

    Have a look at the specifications for each subject, get opinions from people on :tsr: and just go with whichever you feel you'll enjoy more. Good luck deciding!
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    Well I thought Sociology was great, its a very interesting subject, on the other hand, I havent heard anybody doing AS-Law who says they actualy enjoy it, tolerate it meby, but not enjoy, I even have a friend who wanted to be a lawer last year who is dropping Law to continue with sociology, but then again he did truly hate law.
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    Law is brilliant - TAKE LAW!
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    (Original post by Joey12)
    Law is brilliant - TAKE LAW!
    Agree with him, law is the way to go.
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    (Original post by Steeeeevo)
    Well I thought Sociology was great, its a very interesting subject, on the other hand, I havent heard anybody doing AS-Law who says they actualy enjoy it, tolerate it meby, but not enjoy, I even have a friend who wanted to be a lawer last year who is dropping Law to continue with sociology, but then again he did truly hate law.
    I love it in every way :p:
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    Out of Sociology, Law and English Lit/Lang, I would say English is the more important/useful but go for what you will enjoy the most its more likely you'll do better at it.
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    (Original post by kirstinx)
    Out of Sociology, Law and English Lit/Lang, I would say English is the more important/useful but go for what you will enjoy the most its more likely you'll do better at it.
    Indeed, thats why I have chosen to study AS English Literature.

    It's highly respected, it will help me with my English too.
    English is useful for everything and anything.

 
 
 

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