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Hey everyone,

I need to make a decision about September. However, I'm not sure if I want to study Psychology or Film atvuni. Everyone tells me I have a talent in film and to be fair I do have a good talent in film.

I have 3 options which are:

1. Plymouth College of Art: BTEC L3 ED Creative Media (Film and TV) They go above and beyond and try to get you in the industry by the end of the course

2. Sixth Form: Alevels in History, Philosophy&Ethics, Statistics and Photography. (Possibly Psychology instead of Photography. I'm on a waiting list.)

3. City College Plymouth: Alevels in English Literature, Psychology, English Language and Sociology.

What do you think?
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Alex
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What job do you want in the future?
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What job do you want in the future?

My dream is to go into film and make films whereas are there actually jobs in film?

My second option is Psychology and maybe work for the NHS. I need to make the right decision. Do I take a risk? If not, which Alevels should I take?
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(Original post by MidnightSleeper)
My dream is to go into film and make films whereas are there actually jobs in film?

My second option is Psychology and maybe work for the NHS. I need to make the right decision. Do I take a risk? If not, which Alevels should I take?
If you're not sure why not do A-levels, whilst pursuing film on the side? After A-levels, if you decided you want to go in to the film industry you could. Or you could even do a psychology degree as well, before moving to film. This option is better than realising after a few years that there aren't any jobs in the film industry, and you'll then be too old to qualify for free A-levels/are scared or worried about going back into full time education. Of course, in that instance you could do an access course, but the first option still sounds more desirable to me. You'll still have a back up, in case film doesn't work out.
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If you're not sure why not do A-levels, whilst pursuing film on the side? After A-levels, if you decided you want to go in to the film industry you could. Or you could even do a psychology degree as well, before moving to film. This option is better than realising after a few years that there aren't any jobs in the film industry, and you'll then be too old to qualify for free A-levels/are scared or worried about going back into full time education. Of course, in that instance you could do an access course, but the first option still sounds more desirable to me. You'll still have a back up, in case film doesn't work out.
Which Alevel combination is best?

Eng Lit, Eng Lang, Psychology and Sociology. (at college an hour away)

Photography, History, Statistics and Philosophy&Ethics. (6th form)

All the best
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Which Alevel combination is best?

Eng Lit, Eng Lang, Psychology and Sociology. (at college an hour away)

Photography, History, Statistics and Philosophy&Ethics. (6th form)

All the best
I wouldn't recommend studying English language and English literature together. Some universities don't like that. However, I think it's important to study psychology, so you'll know if you want to take it further or not. Why are your subjects so drastically different at the two different locations? I think a combination of the two lists would be the best: psychology, one English, then a choice from p&e, history, sociology and statistics.
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I wouldn't recommend studying English language and English literature together. Some universities don't like that. However, I think it's important to study psychology, so you'll know if you want to take it further or not. Why are your subjects so drastically different at the two different locations? I think a combination of the two lists would be the best: psychology, one English, then a choice from p&e, history, sociology and statistics.
At sixth form they don't have places on English or psychology. I only just meet the requirements at college for those courses.

I could try and push college into letting me study Maths, English Literature, Psychology and Sociology (or Geography).
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At sixth form they don't have places on English or psychology. I only just meet the requirements at college for those courses.

I could try and push college into letting me study Maths, English Literature, Psychology and Sociology (or Geography).
I think this would be a really good idea.
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I think this would be a really good idea.
College have agreed to Maths, Psychology, English Literature and Geography. How difficult is AS Maths?
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College have agreed to Maths, Psychology, English Literature and Geography. How difficult is AS Maths?
I haven't done it personally, but from what other people have told me, it isn't too difficult if you put in the effort. Not enough effort seemed to be the main reason for a bad grade among my peers.
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