I'm in a bit of a situation, and I'll need your help resolving it. Let me break down the last few months to you:
I started sixth form taking maths, psychology, sociology, and media studies. Two weeks in I dropped maths and took up english lit & lang. Initially I was hellbent on studying psychology at uni, but recently I've considered other subjects, such as linguistics, philisophy, politics, something like that. I'm very keen on social science and humanities as you can see, generally a subject where I can express myself - a freedom I could never find with natural sciences or maths.
Anyway, even more recently I've come to realise that my subject choice may impact what I can apply for and, in a sense, where I can apply. Media studies, in all honesty, I took because at GCSE we lost out on filming, and I wanted to produce something - I'll be dropping it at the end of AS and picking up another subject. I took up psychology for obvious reasons, and sociology just interested me, even if it is considered a doss subject. I've always loved english. I seriously missed it when I was taking maths, and the only reason I didn't take english lit instead of double was because not enough people in my year chose lit over double.
So, I'll try simplify my questions:
What courses shouldn't I apply for with the subjects I take? - I want to know from your personal experience and opinions. Psychology I'm definitely still considering, but my interests cover pretty much every area of social science and humanities. Is English at uni definitely out of the question? What other subjects are definitely out of the question? Obviously I'm not asking you to pick my course for me, but what couldn't I take?
Do you have any suggestions for what AS I should take to replace media? - I was considering history, politics, philisophy and ethics, or religious studies. A language was also considered, but I could take a class in a language at a local college. Also, if I were to take an AS in year 13, could I, and should I, use my gap year to get the full A-level in it? I'd be willing to finance it myself, but am I allowed to do that?
Apart from oxbridge, is there anywhere I shouldn't even bother applying to? - I'm aiming for all As at AS, which I reckon I could pull off. However, I'm slightly worried that a highly conservative-oriented institution would look at sociology and psychology and not even consider me for whatever course I apply to, especially since I'm lacking economics or history or something like that. From experience, can anyone identify any universities like this?
If you have any questions about this, then just ask what I mean. Thanks in advance - oh, and if I'm in the wrong area, could this be moved to the right area? Sorry, I'm new here :P
Requesting advice on what to do watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-12-2010 20:10