A level choices - geography/photography/psychology

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lottiegrf
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I definitely want to do french & business for A level.

I can't decide between geography, psychology or photography for the other two.

I find psychology interesting but don't want to pursue it for a degree. Photography & film is a passion of mine but it's considered a "soft" subject. And i like geography but its a LOT to learn..

If i did psychology i would have to do geography so that i would be doing two 'hard' subjects, which the russell group prefers, or geography and photography.


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What do you want to do at uni / as a career?
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The jump from GCSE to AS level geography is very small. In fact, I didn't even notice a jump. The only thing which is difficult is remembering case studies.

To be honest, you should go with the subject that you like more, rather than caring whether or not it's a 'facilitating' subject.
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Go for the hard subjects. It's a challenge but with higher payoffs. Photography is not only "not hard", its specifically on the list of "very soft" subjects unis particularly dislike.
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What do you want to do at uni / as a career?
something like business/marketing which maybe encapsulates photography and/or film!? but I'm really not sure
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(Original post by LibertyMan)
Go for the hard subjects. It's a challenge but with higher payoffs. Photography is not only "not hard", its specifically on the list of "very soft" subjects unis particularly dislike.
what if photography is something i would want to do or include in my future career though?
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(Original post by lottiegrf)
something like business/marketing which maybe encapsulates photography and/or film!? but I'm really not sure
Personally, I think geography and psychology would be the best option. Geography is much more respected than photography and I guess you could also do photography as a hobby if you wanted to. You don't want to take too many "soft" subjects either
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You don't need to do a photography a-level as far as I'm aware to do photography...?

You could just learn the techniques and what not yourself, create your own portfolio etc if you're really interested in photography?

Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Do psychology and geography. Sounds like you don't want to do a degree in art/photography so you won't need it at A-level. You'd be better off doing that in your own time, or doing some kind of short course outside of college? Also, I've heard that photography A-level actually requires loads of dedication. Psych and geog are both very doable subjects I think.
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(Original post by lottiegrf)
what if photography is something i would want to do or include in my future career though?
If you want to be officially educated in photography, i.e. go to a photography / art school, then sure. Look into what they want at A level.

If you are still unsure about higher education and are thinking of being involved in photography after going to uni, your A level choice won't matter. In that case it's better to do hard subjects and get a good degree from a good uni, and then all doors will be open to you.

Granted this isn't my field of expertise, so look into art and photography schools if that's what you are looking towards.
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if you decide after Alevels that photography is something you want to do, the university of creative arts (UCA) normally lets people into their undergrad courses through the candidate's portfolio, even though it helps to have a photography Alevel it doesn't necessarily require it, especially if you do a foundation course before your undergrad. so choose what Alevel you want to do since Photography isn't required overall
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what a levels do i study if i want to go into business
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are economics, media studies and photography good a levels to take if i want to pursue a career in business or study at university?
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are economics, media studies and photography good a levels to take if i want to pursue a career in business or study at university?
I think so especially If u wanna specialise marketing/advertising. Although if u wanna do finance then u might wanna do Alevel maths or Alevel accounting
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