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A level psychology or sociology? watch
Last edited by jd_xox; 24-05-2016 at 13:27.
- 21-08-2015 17:20
- 22-08-2015 01:17
- 22-08-2015 01:27
I'd say psychology is more useful, because of the science side... however, you should do which ever you feel is going to be more enjoyable. You did well at GCSE I guess it would kind of make sense to carry on what you have already learned.
- 22-08-2015 01:35
I've done Sociology at GCSE and am planning on taking Psychology A Level in September, from what I see there are some cross overs between the two subjects. Depending on the exam board Sociology can be very essay based (I did WJEC) and from what I'm reading on the Spec for Psychology it can be science orientated.
Sociology might be different from Psychology in the fact that you look at the effect that certain things have on a group of people, whereas in Psychology you can concentrate on the effect upon the individual (guessing here as I haven't taken it ). But in the end it's totally up to you what you want to do.
Although I would keep in mind the type of job you are aiming to do after education as I believe that your A Levels have a bigger impact on your career than GCSEs. For example, may determine the uni you go to (if you choose to go ). But on the whole I'd personally choose Psychology as most of Sociology is common sense and I feel you know a bit about it before you even start.
Hope this helped.
Last edited by Annest; 22-08-2015 at 01:39.
- 22-08-2015 01:42
Personally I would do psychology because there are so many topics which make up the subject. Some of my favourites are atypical behaviour, biopsychology, criminal psychology, nature/nurture, learning/conditioning, memory, health psychology and conformity/obedience.
This list goes on...!! I'm thinking about taking psychology as one of my optional modules for uni along with my degree in Biology.
Also I don't see why the science side puts you off, you get to conduct your own experiments and analyse other psychologists findings as well.
It's definitely more useful than sociology...