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So for A level I'll be taking Biology, Psychology, Maths and either Spanish or History. I'm struggling to pick between the two. Which subject will complement the others better and which is more attractive to universities?
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Either. They're likely not to choose one over the other. Do the one you'd do better at.
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History might compliment psychology, since you'll be learning about old studies. Study the one you'll most enjoy, or the one you got a higher GCSE grade in. ☺️
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Well, I guess with psychology and history you're both writing essays in English so they complement each other like that...but as the other poster said, you're probably better off choosing the one you're better at as they are difficult subjects
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I enjoy both subjects but I wanna choose the one that is more beneficial in the future
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(Original post by blitzchika)
I enjoy both subjects but I wanna choose the one that is more beneficial in the future
From Bio Maths and Psychology, it sounds like you'll be doing something sciencey. For science courses, won't prefer one over the other. Maybe Psychology and Spanish may go well of you want to do something like Psychology and Linguistics. Learning languages is a challenging thing, so they'll always look respectable to unis.

History is also great. Maths and History have an excellent synergy I've found. A great one. They're good for things like Economics. Bankers are making a lot these days!

History will also be good for social sciences, and might compliment psychology well in that regard. So you could do something like Politcs at uni, or go into the civil service or other government/ social jobs. It also goes well with Biology for things like archaeology. It would also be good training for Law, another top career.

In terms of skills gained, I'd say they're both equal. Languages obviously train memory, oral, listening and oral skills. Translations are hard and show you've got talent, and you can think. Plus getting an A* is renowned to be impossible unless you're fluent.

History I'd say gives you more breadth for degree choices opening up an array of arts and social science subjects. You're analytical skills will drastically improve, and it trains the ability to think subjectively, and see different perspectives and generally deal with relative concepts. Essay writing and communication skills will also improve. . It also shows you have a huge memory.

It's up to you in the end, go for the one you'd enjoy more and be better at . Based on your other 3, I don't think it really matters at all which one you choose, as you seem to be going down a science route.
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From Bio Maths and Psychology, it sounds like you'll be doing something sciencey. For science courses, won't prefer one over the other. Maybe Psychology and Spanish may go well of you want to do something like Psychology and Linguistics. Learning languages is a challenging thing, so they'll always look respectable to unis.

History is also great. Maths and History have an excellent synergy I've found. A great one. They're good for things like Economics. Bankers are making a lot these days!

History will also be good for social sciences, and might compliment psychology well in that regard. So you could do something like Politcs at uni, or go into the civil service or other government/ social jobs. It also goes well with Biology for things like archaeology. It would also be good training for Law, another top career.

In terms of skills gained, I'd say they're both equal. Languages obviously train memory, oral, listening and oral skills. Translations are hard and show you've got talent, and you can think. Plus getting an A* is renowned to be impossible unless you're fluent.

History I'd say gives you more breadth for degree choices opening up an array of arts and social science subjects. You're analytical skills will drastically improve, and it trains the ability to think subjectively, and see different perspectives and generally deal with relative concepts. Essay writing and communication skills will also improve. . It also shows you have a huge memory.

It's up to you in the end, go for the one you'd enjoy more and be better at . Based on your other 3, I don't think it really matters at all which one you choose, as you seem to be going down a science route.
Thanks for the reply I think i'm going to choose Spanish cause I enjoy slightly more
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