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Do biology instead, more respected


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For those who have studied or are studying AS or A-Level Psychology what are your opinions on the subject?
It depends what you want out of life. If you want to do psychology at university, its mostly useful for having something to talk about on your personal statement, although you can do psychology at university without doing it at a level. Although its an interesting A Level, its simply memorising and rote learning. You do learn some useful skills in being able to critically assess research studies though, which is applicable in life!

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although its fine as a "fourth" a level for any subject... I cant see many universities not giving someone a place because they have psychology a level, if you have all the necessary other requirements.
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Hello,

I have just finished A2 psychology. Before I decided on my options for AS, I had no idea what psychology was about. But taking it was a good decision because I do really like psychology. Can I ask what exam board you are doing/or will be doing, as I know that the spec do vary quite a lot between exam boards and then I can help make my opinions specific
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I have just finished A2 psychology. Before I decided on my options for AS, I had no idea what psychology was about. But taking it was a good decision because I do really like psychology. Can I ask what exam board you are doing/or will be doing, as I know that the spec do vary quite a lot between exam boards and then I can help make my opinions specific
It would be OCR
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It would be OCR
What other subjects do you want to take, and do you have an idea of what you would like to study at university?
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It would be OCR
Ok, well I did AQA A, and even though it is a different exam boards, I think there are some similarities and I can fully say that taking psychology at A-level will be very enjoyable as there are so many different aspects of the subject that you are bound to find one you enjoy.
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What other subjects do you want to take, and do you have an idea of what you would like to study at university?
Currently trying to decide on 4 subjects out of maths, english langauge, history, psychology and philosophy and I want to study for a degree in primary education
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I love AS level psychology! The topic are really interesting although they do involve a lot of work and revision of various studies. I do highly reccomend it though as since taking it i now want to futher study it at university 👍
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I love it! It's easily my favourite subject, I just completed my AS year, read up into the subject and see if it interests you


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For those who have studied or are studying AS or A-Level Psychology what are your opinions on the subject?
Personally I found it abysmal. Though all A Levels are a memory game, Psychology was nothing but a memory game. And a lot of memory too, the information you are required to learn is very silly, and for the AQA A A2 spec you barely use half of it and answer about one question.
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:cry: I have crap memory

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It would be OCR
I did OCR psychology and absolutely LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! doing it at Alevel made me realise how much I love it and so plan to study it in sept at uni
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Well i've technically not begun the lessons yet but i've had a taster lesson at the Sixth Form that i'm going to

But I did Psychology at GCSE and I thoroughly loved the subject even though my class and teacher was a bit awkward :cute:

Its my favourite subject now because I find it so interesting because you can apply everything you learn to everyday life and even see why people have become what they are in a lot of cases

So I'm going to be choosing A-Level Psychology, hopefully I will get good results in my GCSEs first though
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Currently trying to decide on 4 subjects out of maths, english langauge, history, psychology and philosophy and I want to study for a degree in primary education
I'm aiming for a degree in Primary Education too
Try reading up on Psychology, if you seem interested I would definitely recommend it im doing it myself
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For those who have studied or are studying AS or A-Level Psychology what are your opinions on the subject?
I did OCR psychology AS (haven't done A2 yet) and I really enjoyed it! You get to learn quite a diverse number of studies and approaches to psychology, so it was always interesting.

Quite a lot of stats to remember though! But (so far) the exam set-up was pretty good as well - it's quite easy to understand the technique
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I did OCR psychology AS (haven't done A2 yet) and I really enjoyed it! You get to learn quite a diverse number of studies and approaches to psychology, so it was always interesting.

Quite a lot of stats to remember though! But (so far) the exam set-up was pretty good as well - it's quite easy to understand the technique
Good luck for A2...72 studies. And 72 backgrounds(which you also need to remember for the exam)


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Good luck for A2...72 studies. And 72 backgrounds(which you also need to remember for the exam)


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Oh god! :O *cries*


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