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    I have a tendency to go off at a tangent, so short and sweet... :rolleyes:

    This September I plan to take A-Levels in English Literature, Psychology, History, Philosophy and English Language/Sociology. All very "humanitarian" and (apparantly) difficult subjects. :eek:

    Which is the best choice out of English Language and Sociology? They (according the Cambridge blacklist) are both of more limited suitability than classic subjects. I'm predicted A*s down the page, but it needs to be something I'd interested in as Aspergers Syndrome makes me somewhat uninterested in things that don't really "catch" me.

    Do these subjects keep my options open? And considering the fact that I am unlikely to be able to go to Cambridge or Oxford, and will likely end up in Sheffield (or hopefully, London) where entrance requirements are much more relaxed - at least in Sheffield's case - is it a better idea to cut one or two off and take something I truly love, but is vague (like Film Studies)? :confused:
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    (Original post by LenaKurai)
    I have a tendency to go off at a tangent, so short and sweet... :rolleyes:

    This September I plan to take A-Levels in English Literature, Psychology, History, Philosophy and English Language/Sociology. All very "humanitarian" and (apparantly) difficult subjects. :eek:

    Which is the best choice out of English Language and Sociology? They (according the Cambridge blacklist) are both of more limited suitability than classic subjects. I'm predicted A*s down the page, but it needs to be something I'd interested in as Aspergers Syndrome makes me somewhat uninterested in things that don't really "catch" me.

    Do these subjects keep my options open? And considering the fact that I am unlikely to be able to go to Cambridge or Oxford, and will likely end up in Sheffield (or hopefully, London) where entrance requirements are much more relaxed - at least in Sheffield's case - is it a better idea to cut one or two off and take something I truly love, but is vague (like Film Studies)? :confused:
    Have you looked at the course for both of these subjects?

    Choose the one that will suit you better.

    Good luck
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    From expirience on Psychology and History, they maybe appear really tough at the beginning. When I was in year 12, AS history seemed impossible and so I gave up. Psychology was a bit better and I just memorised loads of stuff but that will only get you to a B.

    However, if you look in detail on the exam board websites to find out exactly what you need to be approaching, then they are easy enough. I retook History AS in January and I got an A merely by locking myself away for a few days and revising from wikipedia whilst keeping an eye on the detailed syllabus on the edexcel website. The biggest thing is going from the transition of GCSE where it is regurgitating facts to A Levels where it is more about evaluation and analsys.
 
 
 
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