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    I go back to sixth form tomorrow, planning to study Economics, French, History, Sociology

    However, from reading around on SR, it seems thay sociology is ridiculed as being easy and a subject that universities don't respect.

    Is this true? And will it put me at a disadvantage, even if my other subjects are respected?

    I am thinking of a history or politics course at uni, so will these A Levels allow me to do this?
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    Half of my friends who did History chose Sociology as well, and it didn't disadvantage them at all. They still got into really good universities so you shouldn't be worried.
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    (Original post by meganm0ore)
    I go back to sixth form tomorrow, planning to study Economics, French, History, Sociology

    However, from reading around on SR, it seems thay sociology is ridiculed as being easy and a subject that universities don't respect.

    Is this true? And will it put me at a disadvantage, even if my other subjects are respected?

    I am thinking of a history or politics course at uni, so will these A Levels allow me to do this?
    Lol dont listen to what people on here say. So much academic snobbery. Unless you're studying all STEM subjects, most people on here arent happy.
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    I did Sociology at AS Level, and found it really benefited my History studies, even now at degree level. I presume they'll be some relevance if you want to do Politics as well. Your subjects sound like a good mix, and if anything Sociology will probably benefit you, it certainly won't be looked down upon by admissions tutors (only dweebs on TSR but hey they don't really matter in the real world)
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    (Original post by a.b245)
    Economics, French, History, Sociology is a good mix. Yes, your current options have two "facilitating" subjects (Histort and French). But many universities value Economics, and it is obviously well suited for politics. My friend recently achieved an A at A-level this year, and many have said that it is quite easy. However, sociology is a social science this could benefit your studies. History and Politics have a stronger link to Geography- this is a "facilitating subject". Have you done Geography at GCSE level?
    I didn't do geography at GCSE, purely because I couldn't stand to learn about rivers and coasts, although I did enjoy the Human Geography aspect in years 7-9
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    i did history sociology and lit and im doing history at uni - sociology wont put you at a disadvantage, in fact it helped me and goes well with history (sociology teaches you basic theories and persepctives which are later applied to history) while people see it as an easy subject it isnt and most unis wont see it this way i would say go for it as long as you have the grades unis dont care that much about the subjects!
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    Sociology degrees are just government-subsidised political activism degrees. It's cannibalism at its finest. This is why it's mocked so. It's not going to disadvantage you, but I doubt it will benefit you at all. Having taken sociology, I feel I learned nothing I didn't already know; merely had my suspicions confirmed.
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    For Oxbridge, maybe. It is on Trinity's list of "more limited suitability" subjects. However, it is stated that it would be suitable for arts/humanities/social sciences courses in combination with your traditional subjects. Anecdotally speaking, I know a few people who've gotten into Oxbridge with 'semi-soft' subjects like English Language, Psychology and Sociology.

    More on to the point: for most RG's (or equivalent) you will be fine. If they had beef with Scly, surely they would explicitly state that it is considered 'inferior', instead of implementing some 'secret' list and wasting the time of both the applicant and admissions tutors.

    I did a totally random combination of A Levels, which included a few soft options. I'm now off to an RG to study Economics. So don't worry!
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    (Original post by meganm0ore)
    I go back to sixth form tomorrow, planning to study Economics, French, History, Sociology

    However, from reading around on SR, it seems thay sociology is ridiculed as being easy and a subject that universities don't respect.

    Is this true? And will it put me at a disadvantage, even if my other subjects are respected?

    I am thinking of a history or politics course at uni, so will these A Levels allow me to do this?
    So long as you end up with three good A levels, it really doesn't matter. I got A*AA in RS, History and English Language and Literature and am off to study History at Warwick!

    Best of luck- Sociology sounds great. Don't be baited by TSR elitists.
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    Depends what uni you wanna go. I did Sociology and i got accepted to study History at Reading. I hated every single minute of the lesson though. boring af
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    (Original post by meganm0ore;[url="tel:59177355")
    59177355[/url]]I go back to sixth form tomorrow, planning to study Economics, French, History, Sociology

    However, from reading around on SR, it seems thay sociology is ridiculed as being easy and a subject that universities don't respect.

    Is this true? And will it put me at a disadvantage, even if my other subjects are respected?

    I am thinking of a history or politics course at uni, so will these A Levels allow me to do this?
    You're fine, I'm at Warwick now and in fact Sociology linked really well with my AS history module on the sixties.
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    (Original post by meganm0ore)
    However, from reading around on SR, it seems thay sociology is ridiculed as being easy and a subject that universities don't respect.

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    I am thinking of a history or politics course at uni, so will these A Levels allow me to do this?
    The main people to ask are the admissions tutors at the places you'd like to study. Most will have something somewhere about what sort of things they like and don't like.
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    You're fine, I'm at Warwick now and in fact Sociology linked really well with my AS history module on the sixties.
    Hey stranger! Not to hijack the post, but just wanted to ask you- have you thought about what stream of History you wanted to do? Really considering Renaissance Modern now :danceboy:
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    Hey stranger! Not to hijack the post, but just wanted to ask you- have you thought about what stream of History you wanted to do? Really considering Renaissance Modern now :danceboy:
    I'm not too sure yet, I'm edging more towards Modern History though)
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    (Original post by meganm0ore)
    I go back to sixth form tomorrow, planning to study Economics, French, History, Sociology

    However, from reading around on SR, it seems thay sociology is ridiculed as being easy and a subject that universities don't respect.

    Is this true? And will it put me at a disadvantage, even if my other subjects are respected?

    I am thinking of a history or politics course at uni, so will these A Levels allow me to do this?
    Sociology is an easy subject to study, but it won't put you at a disadvantage when applying to University. That would only be the case if you had fewer than two difficult subjects alongside it (and you have three!), or if you wished to study a STEM course.
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    (Original post by Elisha Rebekah;[url="tel:59184605")
    59184605[/url]]Hey stranger! Not to hijack the post, but just wanted to ask you- have you thought about what stream of History you wanted to do? Really considering Renaissance Modern now :danceboy:
    Hiya! Modern stream , going to be studying that along with a Mandarin language module. I can see why you're attracted to the prospect of Venice however and I too would be if it were not for the desire to learn mandarin.
 
 
 

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