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Well I chose Biology and Psychology for A-level next year and I am having second thoughts about those. I keep having a feeling when it comes to the first few days of sixth form, I'll already hate them! This happened to my when I picked my GCSE options. I chose Sociology (I absolutely hate it with passion!!) for GCSE, thinking it would be such a cool subject but instead, it turned out to be super hard for me and I didn't understand some parts and I had really bad timing in the mocks and class tests (I actually did alright in the real exams though).

So can anyone tell me what psychology is really like, the content I would be learning and what you like/dislike about the subject. I heard there's a lot of memorization in this subject which is putting me off..
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(Original post by anikachy)
Well I chose Biology and Psychology for A-level next year and I am having second thoughts about those. I keep having a feeling when it comes to the first few days of sixth form, I'll already hate them! This happened to my when I picked my GCSE options. I chose Sociology (I absolutely hate it with passion!!) for GCSE, thinking it would be such a cool subject but instead, it turned out to be super hard for me and I didn't understand some parts and I had really bad timing in the mocks and class tests (I actually did alright in the real exams though).

So can anyone tell me what psychology is really like, the content I would be learning and what you like/dislike about the subject. I heard there's a lot of memorization in this subject which is putting me off..
psychology in the first year is the most boring subject and the second year gets even worse, more difficult and still boring. if you think you're gonna go in and learn loads about brain function and loads of psychiatric diseases like i did you're in for a shock - there's 1 topic on schizophrenia and mood disorders, the rest is about debates, is psychology a science, approaches, sleep pattern, memory, attachment and aggression. if i'm making the topics sound interesting i'm sorry but all you learn for each is study after study after study, never any "fun" knowledge
it's exactly the same as sociology apart from different studies are used, you basically look at the same material the courses overlap that much.

(I have taken A2 Biology, sociology and psychology)
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psychology in the first year is the most boring subject and the second year gets even worse, more difficult and still boring. if you think you're gonna go in and learn loads about brain function and loads of psychiatric diseases like i did you're in for a shock - there's 1 topic on schizophrenia and mood disorders, the rest is about debates, is psychology a science, approaches, sleep pattern, memory, attachment and aggression. if i'm making the topics sound interesting i'm sorry but all you learn for each is study after study after study, never any "fun" knowledge
it's exactly the same as sociology apart from different studies are used, you basically look at the same material the courses overlap that much.

(I have taken A2 Biology, sociology and psychology)
Wow! I never really thought of it as a boring subject. I've always thought its interesting because you get to learn about why people behave in different ways etc. And I was afraid of studying this because of the huge amount of memorising stuff. But thanks for the advice, ill keep that in mind
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If you're interested in human behaviour then yes psychology is interesting. The only drawback is that it literally has a ****load of content which becomes a double ****load in A2. Biology has a lot of content too but with the sciences, once you understand the concept you don't have to memorise it as you would do with the essays in psychology. Most colleges have a grace period of a 1-2 weeks where you can drop a subject if you don't like it so give it a shot
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