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    I am picking a levels and I am thinking of taking these four:
    -English literature
    -Psychology
    -History
    -Sociology
    I was thinking of taking maths instead of sociology but I only got a C at gcse.
    Are these A levels good in general?
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    Do you want to do them? Do you enjoy them? Do they interest you?

    If so, then yes, they are good choices, if not, then they are not.
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Do you want to do them? Do you enjoy them? Do they interest you?

    If so, then yes, they are good choices, if not, then they are not.
    i was also thinking of taking psycology and also stuck on wheter to choose maths, i have it but im in the top set and get good a grades
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    (Original post by kyralily)
    I am picking a levels and I am thinking of taking these four:
    -English literature
    -Psychology
    -History
    -Sociology
    I was thinking of taking maths instead of sociology but I only got a C at gcse.
    Are these A levels good in general?
    You need to think about three questios when choosing A-Levels:

    1. Do you enjoy the subject?
    2. Are you good at the subject? (You don't to be amazing, but you need a degree of competence obviously)
    3. Will your subjects allow you to do the course you want to do at university (if that's what you plan to do in the future)?

    If the answer is 'yes' to all of these questions, then you're taking the right A-Levels
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    (Original post by Out_of_the_Blue)
    i was also thinking of taking psycology and also stuck on wheter to choose maths, i have it but im in the top set and get good a grades
    Don't take a subject because you are good at it. You will eventually end up regretting it. I took one subject because I was good at it (still am, but oh well) but I regret it, maybe because of the subject, maybe because of the teacher, but I still somewhat regret it, make your choices wisely.
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Don't take a subject because you are good at it. You will eventually end up regretting it. I took one subject because I was good at it (still am, but oh well) but I regret it, maybe because of the subject, maybe because of the teacher, but I still somewhat regret it, make your choices wisely.
    I see what you mean but i have this wierd feeling that it will be a wasted skill.. I dont know what i want to do in the future though
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Don't take a subject because you are good at it. You will eventually end up regretting it. I took one subject because I was good at it (still am, but oh well) but I regret it, maybe because of the subject, maybe because of the teacher, but I still somewhat regret it, make your choices wisely.
    This is very true. I was going to take English Lit, but once I saw my GCSE result for Physics, I ended up taking that instead. And now, I don't really find the subject interesting anymore. Besides, you only have time for approx 4 subjects, it would be a waste of a lot time if you take one you don't like, not to mention, you'll be really unmotivated to do the work.
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    (Original post by flyingpanda)
    This is very true. I was going to take English Lit, but once I saw my GCSE result for Physics, I ended up taking that instead. And now, I don't really find the subject interesting anymore. Besides, you only have time for approx 4 subjects, it would be a waste of a lot time if you take one you don't like, not to mention, you'll be really unmotivated to do the work.
    Thanks, how important is it at this stage to know what career i want?
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    (Original post by Out_of_the_Blue)
    Thanks, how important is it at this stage to know what career i want?
    Not very. For now, all you need to know is which subjects you enjoy and what you want to pursue. Your liked and disliked subjects may even change later on. You don't need to really know what you want to do until Year 13, and your Sixth Form will probably provide you with lots of information regarding possible future jobs.
 
 
 
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