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    Hey, so I've basically wanted to do Psychology since I studied it at GCSE. I've always had a deep interest in the subject, the majority of the subject actually, and now I'm applying to do Psychology at uni too I actually want to go into teaching?? But I love psychology so much that instead of doing a simple teaching degree, I want to do Psychology at uni first, and then a PGCE on top Now's the time to apply and i've heard that Psychology is MATHS based?!!!! I'm terrible at maths!!:'( Is it really that bad? I love love love the content of the subject but if it's maths based i'm going to be really put off What are your experiences of psychology? Any advice?? Thankyou x
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    Hello,
    I currently study Psychology at the University of Essex and really enjoy it. It is quite statistics based but you get so much support with this and all the formulas etc are given to you so it is more a case of just remembering what numbers go where. I was worried about the amount of statistics but at my uni there have been support classes and extra tuition if you need it on top of the lectures. Unfortunately any Psychology degree will have a lot of statistics in due to the fact that your final year of a Psychology degree will be completing a piece of research (you need to be good at statistics by this point in order to analyse your data).
    Overall I would say don't worry, most universities should offer you extra support and tuition if you would like it. I would really recommend the University of Essex so if you have any more questions about studying Psychology or about uni feel free to ask them.
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    Hi, I am currently in my 2nd year of my psychological degree, based on my experience so far, the statistics in psychology is not that hard as we would be using software such as SPSS to do the statistical analysis. So, I would say that you will do fine even if you are terrible with maths as I hate maths too
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    (Original post by james9n)
    Hi, I am currently in my 2nd year of my psychological degree, based on my experience so far, the statistics in psychology is not that hard as we would be using software such as SPSS to do the statistical analysis. So, I would say that you will do fine even if you are terrible with maths as I hate maths too
    That's cool What uni are you at? I'm thinking of going to the Uni of Manchester but i'm literally freaking out about the maths aspect!! I prefer to do a BA hons instead of a BSc simply because i'm better at English, but not many unis around me have that option. I'm going to be commuting as well so i'm a little stuck for choice
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    I hate how I can only choose 5 courses!
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    Hi,
    I got my grades in the summer, BCE in Psychology, French and Biology respectively. I really want to study psychology but fear my E will prevent this. I don't want to retake because I HATE biology but I guess I will if I have to. Does anyone know any universities that are lenient with entry requirements? I'm taking a gap year and will be teaching English abroad so I'll be doing something productive, will this help my case?
    Many thanks
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    I'm interested in why you want to study Psycholgoy at degree level first? Are you planning to go on to teach Psychology GCSE / A-level?
    I mean, if you want to be a teacher (Primary / secondary (non psychology) specialisation, then you may be better off completing the teacher training first then picking up Psychology on the OU?

    I absolutely advocate studying something you love and will enjoy. But you already know your desire is in teaching and three years and a lot of debt is quite a price to pay for something you won't use professionally. Unless you plan to be a psychology teacher, in which case, crack on!

    The stats are pretty easy, don't sweat it. Make accurate notes and you can refer to them whenever you need.
 
 
 
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