Should I do AS Sociology or AS Chemistry?Watch
It's also a physical science, which means it's numerate, and that's a big thing for teaching. With that, over sociology, you're much closer to having a strong background in science, maths, and english. You do have biology and english for now though, which would be enough.
Depending on your university aims, it may keep you a more competitive candidate. Sociology, psychology, and sometimes combined english can all be considered subjects that are "soft" or less suitable. Having one is typically completely fine, but if you dropped biology you'd have three subjects all in this grey area, so it chemistry restricts you to at least making sure you have one rigorous academic subject. As I say, depends on the university as to how much they care about it.
My opinion: chemistry is a way better subject to have under your belt, but if you're going to stick with biology and english then i'd expect you're fine as you are. Lots of people struggle with chemistry, so if you can get an A or a B in sociology, versus a C or a D in chemistry then it's a no brainer really. Depends how you feel! I didn't want to do a-level chemistry, but it turned out to be really enjoyable and several years later i'm almost at the end of a degree in it.
For a primary teaching degree you don't need specific subjects. You already have a science with biology which will give you a bit of science knowledge. I found chemistry really hard and I regret taking it so much.
I really enjoyed sociology at AS level and found it much easier and enjoyable then chemistry. I would suggest sociology because you can get a good grade more easy.
Overall it's your decision and you have to consider what you want to do at uni ans if you are good at chemistry
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If I'm honest, and I don't mean to be rude, answer this yourself. You know what you can do and what you can't. Both are well-respected (Chemistry moreso than Sociology) so just go with your instincts. I took Politics based on what others told me and found it boring from my introductory lessons. I ended up switching for Biology and couldn't be more excited to begin.
Go with what you think.