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    So ive finished my gcses (3 A*s and 8 As!!) and the subjects ive chosen for A level are biology, geography, psychology and media (only to AS) so my subjects to A2 will be Biology, geography and psychology. However i was thinking of applying to Oxford to study either human sciences or psychology, do you think these subjects will be ok considering psychology isnt a 'facilitating' subject??? but say i got As and A*s in all of them, would i still be able to get in??? if psychology isnt good enough i may take chemistry, but people keep telling me how chemistry a level makes them want to die hahaha so the thought of taking it scares me considering how stressed i got at gcse!! (although i did get A* in chemistry gcse).
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    If you're applying to study Psychology then you should obviously take Psychology at A level! It's still a pretty strong subject even if it isn't as strong as, say, Chemistry. Why don't you email Oxford admissions and ask their opinion? They'd probably be happy to tell you their preferred combinations of subjects for their courses.

    I took Chemistry A level and got an A in it, so I'm a biased source, but I found it much less stressful than some of my other courses. It's hard work, but not too hard. However, if it made you stressed at GCSE then you may be better taking something else as obviously A level is harder and hence more stressful.
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    If you're applying to study Psychology then you should obviously take Psychology at A level! It's still a pretty strong subject even if it isn't as strong as, say, Chemistry. Why don't you email Oxford admissions and ask their opinion? They'd probably be happy to tell you their preferred combinations of subjects for their courses.

    I took Chemistry A level and got an A in it, so I'm a biased source, but I found it much less stressful than some of my other courses. It's hard work, but not too hard. However, if it made you stressed at GCSE then you may be better taking something else as obviously A level is harder and hence more stressful.
    thank you i will email them!! do you think taking media as a 4th option is a bad choice, considering oxford only ask for 3 a levels???
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    (Original post by bethgrace99)
    thank you i will email them!! do you think taking media as a 4th option is a bad choice, considering oxford only ask for 3 a levels???
    It's a weaker subject than some, but as you're dropping it after AS I don't think it would be a major issue - and it's far from the weakest A level out there.
 
 
 

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