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    Currently I'm going into year 11 and have started my personal statement and am looking to apply for sixth forms.
    I aim to be a psychologist/psychiatrist (not sure which as of yet, likely the latter) so I will be taking Biology, Chemistry and Maths

    Initially I chose Graphic design to be my last choice but some say, since I aim to go into psychology, to take a psychology course.
    Personally I don't mind either and at first I was going to choose psychology but then I ended up writing about graphic design in my personal statement.
    I haven't taken either for GCSE (not even art) so doing it at A-level will be new.
    Since whichever one of these two topics I chose will be dropped I am stuck as to which topic I do- Graphic design where I can try to develop my skills in my hobby of digital art and design or psychology which may help me for the future as extra learning and not something I terribly need for my chosen career.

    Basically I wanted to ask which seems better (especially considering Biology, chemistry and maths will be a big workload) and also about the highlights/lowlights of both/either courses.
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    Currently I'm going into year 11 and have started my personal statement and am looking to apply for sixth forms.
    I aim to be a psychologist/psychiatrist (not sure which as of yet, likely the latter) so I will be taking Biology, Chemistry and Maths

    Initially I chose Graphic design to be my last choice but some say, since I aim to go into psychology, to take a psychology course.
    Personally I don't mind either and at first I was going to choose psychology but then I ended up writing about graphic design in my personal statement.
    I haven't taken either for GCSE (not even art) so doing it at A-level will be new.
    Since whichever one of these two topics I chose will be dropped I am stuck as to which topic I do- Graphic design where I can try to develop my skills in my hobby of digital art and design or psychology which may help me for the future as extra learning and not something I terribly need for my chosen career.

    Basically I wanted to ask which seems better (especially considering Biology, chemistry and maths will be a big workload) and also about the highlights/lowlights of both/either courses.
    Graphics design though I think it shouldnt be is very constrained you wont get to explore what you enjoy doing you will be told to do what they want you to do and you dont get to be very creative,

    I would choose psychology especially as you havent done it before just so you can get some of the basics about the subject and confirm you definitely want to study it for 3 years at uni
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    (Original post by Ai-Kurrikku)
    Currently I'm going into year 11 and have started my personal statement and am looking to apply for sixth forms.
    I aim to be a psychologist/psychiatrist (not sure which as of yet, likely the latter) so I will be taking Biology, Chemistry and Maths

    Initially I chose Graphic design to be my last choice but some say, since I aim to go into psychology, to take a psychology course.
    Personally I don't mind either and at first I was going to choose psychology but then I ended up writing about graphic design in my personal statement.
    I haven't taken either for GCSE (not even art) so doing it at A-level will be new.
    Since whichever one of these two topics I chose will be dropped I am stuck as to which topic I do- Graphic design where I can try to develop my skills in my hobby of digital art and design or psychology which may help me for the future as extra learning and not something I terribly need for my chosen career.

    Basically I wanted to ask which seems better (especially considering Biology, chemistry and maths will be a big workload) and also about the highlights/lowlights of both/either courses.
    Psychology does seem to be the better choice simply because you want to go into that field in the future. It will give you the understanding you need.

    Can you possibly change one of your other options for graphics? It may still be difficult because you haven't studied it in GCSE...but it's quite different and allows you to explore the art.
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    Yeah, I would recommend choosing psychology. It will give you background information and maybe help confirm whether you actually enjoy the subject (3 years in uni and a career is quite a commitment!). You'll also get to know the teacher, who can help with a psychology themed personal statement
 
 
 

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