hi i am starting college this year and have secured 3 of my a level options which are biology, chemistry and english literature however i am struggling with my 4th option as i want something that would be less time consuming. the possible options i am considering are psychology, media studies and economics can you help me decide what would be the easiest of the 3 so that i can focus on my other a levels?!
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- 21-08-2015 17:33
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- 23-08-2015 03:10
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- 23-08-2015 05:39
You shouldn't really pick an AS and not be prepared to commit to it- the workload even in 'easy' subjects can quickly rack up if you go in with a 'pfft, I don't care' attitude.
That being said, Media Studies is a walk in the park. It's also an effectively useless subject unless you're going to be studying something related at university. Economics has quite a heavy workload, while Psychology has a lot of memorisation. Neither of these are subjects that you can flunk off and pick up an A in. However, given your other subjects, I think Economics would tie in nicely with Chemistry.
I don't want to come off as overly negative- take this as a warning more than anything else. You can quite comfortably manage top grades in 4 subjects if you commit yourself. The AS experience is vastly different from GCSE- the people harping on about the workload aren't kidding; it's easily double of GCSE, even more in some subjects. You might find you don't get along with the EngLit course, or that Biology is a massive pain. It's unwise to pick a subject you won't concentrate on as much off the bat. If you just need a timetable filler, then pick Media Studies, I guess. But if you want the 4th subject to really help on your UCAS application, go with one of the other two and give it an equal slice of dedication as your other subjects.