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    Hi I am currently picking my a levels. I am thinking about going on to do psychology as a career so for my alevels I have chosen psychology, sociology, history and I need one more! Which is better law Btec or applied science Btec? I was going to do English lit but I think I would have too much of a work load as the rest are essay based subjects
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    English Lit would be a good subject to take. But it is difficult in the amount of work required. I would stay away from BTEC Law because it isn't respected as an A-level, let alone as a BTEC. It has nothing to do with the degree content either. (I realise you don't want to study Law). My aunt used to teach it as an A-level. Can I ask why you need to take 4 subjects? Are you planning on dropping one at the end of AS? I do four subjects and the amount of work is pretty intense, especially if you are aiming for top grades.
    I would advise choosing the 3 you have there because they are good, solid subjects that will keep your options open. If you must take four, then English lit or applied science.
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    Can you do law as an a level?
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    Definitely applied science as it gives you a wider scope. English lit while a good option, means all your choices are in a narrow subject area, but with science unis will see that you're more of an all-rounder
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    I'm thinking that biology might be useful for psychology - most of my friends who are looking to study that subject picked up biology as a traditional science that had the most relevance to psychology.

    Edit: whoops, sorry, misread your question. I'd say applied science, in that case
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    (Original post by Ffijon)
    Can you do law as an a level?
    If your college/sixth form offer it, yes. But beware, it is not particularly respected and is not relevant to a Law degree.
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    If you're looking to apply for the top universities then keep away from applied subjects or BTEC's. English Lit would be a very good choice although it will mean doing an essay every week at the least.
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    Applied science, it broadens your scope
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    I was like this, I wanted to pursue a career in psychology and picked psychology sociology law and maths for A-levels.. Just warning you, sociology is possibly the most boring subject, psychology is brilliant though
 
 
 
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