Hi everyone would really appreciate some advice. I'm in the process of picking my a levels and I'm a little bit stuck. I would love to pursue a career in primary teaching. the a levels I am thinking of taking are:
Health and social care double/single
Business studies (if I choose single ^^)
What would you suggest?
Also if anyone could tell me what any of these a levels will be like, I'd love to know!
Thank you in advance
How do these A level choices sound? watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-01-2015 19:59
- 25-01-2015 20:01
My business studies course (AQA) is very maths heavy so if you're not good with maths don't take it.
The rest sound good tho! I do english and it's my favourite subject... I want to be a journalist.
- 25-01-2015 20:07
I am in my last year of my A-levels, sitting my A2 exams in June. I do English Literature, Sociology and Psychology, so none of the ones you are looking to do, but I know a little about those subjects from friends who study them.
Might sound harsh, but geography is an absolute massive no-go. A-level geography is nothing like GCSE, with my friends describing it as painful, mind numbing, and very very boring - also with very long exams, 3 hours long I think. Plus, it's a bit of an overlooked subject when it comes to Uni. But hey, that's you're decision.
I do English Literature and love it. Prefer it to Language, much more interesting in my opinion.
Is Health and Social Care a BTEC or something similar? If you're looking at going into primary education, I wouldn't take a BTEC. As Primary Ed is such a competitive field, with only the best applicants getting the places, and a high rejection rate, to maximize your chances of getting offered a place in Primary Ed, I'd suggest you take all A-levels. BTEC's aren't as well valued as A-levels, and are seen as not as good as A-levels by Unis, in short. Harsh, I know.
If you're struggling for choice, I would highly recommend Sociology, probably my favorite subject, really interesting and not too hard, a lot of people get really good grades. Also, psychology is interesting. Hope this helps, will answer any questions if you have any. Good luck!