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    Hey guys, so I'm currently trying to decide what A-Level subjects to take and it's stressing me out like crazy! Ya know, all the thoughts what if I don't like it... what if I can't do it... etc. The form has to be in by Friday :unimpressed: I've narrowed it down to 5 subjects which I'd consider doing (only going to take four) the subjects are - Maths, psychology, geography, law and/or media studies. Advice please!

    I don't know what career I want to go into so I want to keep my options open so I think whatever I take I'll take maths and geography because I believe they're pretty well respected in jobs and universities, (I don't want to take English :sleep: or science).

    I heard a lot of different things about all subjects, how some are harder than others, but I think whatever I do it'll be hard so that's not really the problem, I'm ready for that. But some people say, subjects such as media can be awful and isn't what they expected, etc. So I'd like to hear anyone's experiences with any of the subjects.

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    I do Maths and Media at A2.

    Maths is a very steep learning curve in terms of exam (the content is also much harder, but typically the class sizes are smaller, so it's not so bad). But, it's a very enjoyable subject.

    Media is not particularly difficult in terms of content to learn (you could probably be taught the actual AS-specific content within about an hour), although I got somewhat caught out at AS by not having very much practise with essays nor textual analysis. It's essentially English but with films. The coursework is pretty hefty, it makes up 50% of your grade at about AS and A2, but I enjoyed every second of the three-ish weeks of solid video editing that I had to do.
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    (Original post by amyyy10)
    Hey guys, so I'm currently trying to decide what A-Level subjects to take and it's stressing me out like crazy! Ya know, all the thoughts what if I don't like it... what if I can't do it... etc. The form has to be in by Friday :unimpressed: I've narrowed it down to 5 subjects which I'd consider doing (only going to take four) the subjects are - Maths, psychology, geography, law and/or media studies. Advice please!

    I don't know what career I want to go into so I want to keep my options open so I think whatever I take I'll take maths and geography because I believe they're pretty well respected in jobs and universities, (I don't want to take English :sleep: or science).

    I heard a lot of different things about all subjects, how some are harder than others, but I think whatever I do it'll be hard so that's not really the problem, I'm ready for that. But some people say, subjects such as media can be awful and isn't what they expected, etc. So I'd like to hear anyone's experiences with any of the subjects.

    Thank you
    It would depend what you want to do. I mean obviously if you want to do something media based at uni then go ahead do media but otherwise it is not at all respected, it's classed as a bit of a joke.
    Look at the russel group facilitating subjects list it is recommended you pick at least 2 preferably 3 of those. Geography and Maths are both facilitating subjects so definitely go for those. Of the others i'd go for law and psychology.
    I'd suggest doing some solid research into what psychology actually involves as i had a few friends who hugely regretted the choice as they hadn't really understood what it was they'd be learning about. Some were under the impression they'd essentially be learning about psychiatry, mental illness etc. Whereas infact it's a lot more about theories e.g. pavlovs dogs etc.
 
 
 
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