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    I'M SO CONFUSED AS TO WHAT I SHOULD CHOOSE FOR A LEVELS!
    I know I'm definately choosing Psychology, Biology and fine art but I'm sure what to pick for my fourth option. I'm thinking of choosing graphic design,creative writing or film studies? But I'm not sure as these are all things that interest me as I don't just want to leave my creative side behind after my GCSE's and plus I'm still not sure what i want to do. I feel some young people worry more about jobs that will get them money rather than jobs they will actually enjoy doing and I hope not to be like that.
    Please help me if you have any ideas or opinions.
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    Are you able to create a pros/cons list of each subject?

    I haven't taken any of the subjects you've listed, but if GD is anything like a main art subject, you'll need to do quite a bit of analysis. Film Studies, if it's anything like media (which I do), it'll have a lot of essay writing and film analysis. Creative writing, on the other hand, will probably have the lowest level of "formal writing", so that's one factor to compare between the three.
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    (Original post by ann_kayy)
    I'M SO CONFUSED AS TO WHAT I SHOULD CHOOSE FOR A LEVELS!
    I know I'm definately choosing Psychology, Biology and fine art but I'm sure what to pick for my fourth option. I'm thinking of choosing graphic design,creative writing or film studies? But I'm not sure as these are all things that interest me as I don't just want to leave my creative side behind after my GCSE's and plus I'm still not sure what i want to do. I feel some young people worry more about jobs that will get them money rather than jobs they will actually enjoy doing and I hope not to be like that.
    Please help me if you have any ideas or opinions.
    Have you looked at entry requirements for university courses? Whilst I completely agree that you ought to choose subject you enjoy, it may be worth looking at the subject requirements of courses you're interested in which could help you make a decision.
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    firstly, are you sure you want to do 4alevel subjects? i mean, the workload for alevels is immensely high compared to GCSEs. would you rather get CBBA for 4 alevel subjects or 3 As? if you do 3 alevel subjects, which is what the majority of students do, youll have a lot of time to revise for each of them equally. whereas, 4, that's just a lot of pressure in my opinion
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    (Original post by theTeddyBearx)
    firstly, are you sure you want to do 4alevel subjects? i mean, the workload for alevels is immensely high compared to GCSEs. would you rather get CBBA for 4 alevel subjects or 3 As? if you do 3 alevel subjects, which is what the majority of students do, youll have a lot of time to revise for each of them equally. whereas, 4, that's just a lot of pressure in my opinion
    I think choosing four will give me more variety and also may make it easier to drop one at the end of the first year of sixth form but also with my predicted grades and mock results teachers expect me to be able to cope with it and they only make exceptions to do 3 a levels for some students.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Have you looked at entry requirements for university courses? Whilst I completely agree that you ought to choose subject you enjoy, it may be worth looking at the subject requirements of courses you're interested in which could help you make a decision.
    I'm not even sure where to start looking especially because i don't know what sixth form i would like to attend let alone university.
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    (Original post by ann_kayy)
    I'M SO CONFUSED AS TO WHAT I SHOULD CHOOSE FOR A LEVELS!
    I know I'm definately choosing Psychology, Biology and fine art but I'm sure what to pick for my fourth option. I'm thinking of choosing graphic design,creative writing or film studies? But I'm not sure as these are all things that interest me as I don't just want to leave my creative side behind after my GCSE's and plus I'm still not sure what i want to do. I feel some young people worry more about jobs that will get them money rather than jobs they will actually enjoy doing and I hope not to be like that.
    Please help me if you have any ideas or opinions.
    Psychology/Biology - would be good for a psychology degree
    Biology/Maths - would be good for a Biology degree (although the maths isn't necessary - but would make your application stronger).
    Fine Art/Graphic design - would be good for an art degree

    Just food for thought


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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    Are you able to create a pros/cons list of each subject?

    I haven't taken any of the subjects you've listed, but if GD is anything like a main art subject, you'll need to do quite a bit of analysis. Film Studies, if it's anything like media (which I do), it'll have a lot of essay writing and film analysis. Creative writing, on the other hand, will probably have the lowest level of "formal writing", so that's one factor to compare between the three.
    not sure about making a pros and cons list because i haven't actually taken some of the classes and when you go to open days they will of course sell you the pros side of the subject rather than the cons.
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    (Original post by MrJAKEE)
    Psychology/Biology - would be good for a psychology degree
    Biology/Maths - would be good for a Biology degree (although the maths isn't necessary - but would make your application stronger).
    Fine Art/Graphic design - would be good for an art degree

    Just food for thought


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    Thank you for the first and last one but God forbid i take maths at A levels I'm barely scraping a B in it at GCSE so imagine A level maths?
    hopefully i can decide which degree i would like to go into, innovative or traditional?
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    (Original post by ann_kayy)
    Thank you for the first and last one but God forbid i take maths at A levels I'm barely scraping a B in it at GCSE so imagine A level maths?
    hopefully i can decide which degree i would like to go into, innovative or traditional?
    Yeah you have to really Gl I still don't know what I want to do yet


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    (Original post by ann_kayy)
    I think choosing four will give me more variety and also may make it easier to drop one at the end of the first year of sixth form but also with my predicted grades and mock results teachers expect me to be able to cope with it and they only make exceptions to do 3 a levels for some students.

    okay, if you say so... but good luck with doing 4 a-levels anyway... I'm sure you're aware of the huge workload and therefore will work hard!x
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    (Original post by ann_kayy)
    not sure about making a pros and cons list because i haven't actually taken some of the classes and when you go to open days they will of course sell you the pros side of the subject rather than the cons.
    But you have a prospectus, surely?
    Whilst you can't make a "pro: I like the teacher, con: too much coursework" kind of list, you should at least be able to look at the prospectus and think "well, there's a higher coursework in x subject, so my out of exam workload might be higher, but then it's not all down to one exam" etc etc

    Do you prefer exams or coursework? Do you prefer analysis or creation? Are there any topic titles you look at of each subject and think are particularly amazing/terrible?
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    Did you do Media for your GCSEs? x
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    But you have a prospectus, surely?
    Whilst you can't make a "pro: I like the teacher, con: too much coursework" kind of list, you should at least be able to look at the prospectus and think "well, there's a higher coursework in x subject, so my out of exam workload might be higher, but then it's not all down to one exam" etc etc

    Do you prefer exams or coursework? Do you prefer analysis or creation? Are there any topic titles you look at of each subject and think are particularly amazing/terrible?

    Ahh thank you i get what you mean now
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    (Original post by 12waltone)
    Did you do Media for your GCSEs? x
    no my school is very traditional with subjects
 
 
 
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