Why is a psychology degree respected but not the a level?

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doesnt make sense
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It's a bit like Law - the degree is respected, not so much the A level.
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Because it's seen to be 'soft'.
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I'm not entirely sure how respected the degree is, to be honest. However, the A-level is pretty rubbish and if I could go back and re-do my A-levels, I would have dropped psychology and done something else (though I still would've done a psychology degree).
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The degree is not necessarily that well respected either from what I've heard, I mean it's much more respected than things like Media or Film or the stereotypical 'mickey mouse' degrees - but I personally would clump it together with other degrees which don't lead directly to certain careers or teach specialist skills (e.g. History, Art, Philosophy). That being said, any DEGREE is respected for the other things all degrees teach you - things like essay skills, writing skills, academic research skills, communication skills, independence, analytical skills etc. This is different from A levels I think just because of the time/ effort of a degree is significantly more than for an A level, and you therefore develop these key skills so much more. On top of this, many students get involved in societies, charity work, etc. at uni - teaching them another set of key transferable skills. Also, I think just generally people with a degree have had three years looking after themselves at uni - so are a lot more mature and have had more 'life experiences' etc. which helps them get graduate jobs too.
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Psychology is a good a level.

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I don't see what's wrong with the A-Level. Many respected universities count psychology as an academically rigorous subject


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