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    Im really struggling, I dont know whether I should do just Psychology on its own or psychology and criminology.
    Can I apply for both courses? How will I write this in my personal statement?
    Ive written that I want to do psychology and Criminology on my personal statement, should I just write psychology instead? Do universities mind? argh , im so confused
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    Im really struggling, I dont know whether I should do just Psychology on its own or psychology and criminology.
    Can I apply for both courses? How will I write this in my personal statement?
    Ive written that I want to do psychology and Criminology on my personal statement, should I just write psychology instead? Do universities mind? argh , im so confused
    I applied for various joint and single honours. Don't mention the subject by name if you don't need to. Find modules that are a recurring theme across all of your courses and talk about those
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I applied for various joint and single honours. Don't mention the subject by name if you don't need to. Find modules that are a recurring theme across all of your courses and talk about those
    what did you apply for?
    im so stressed out about this
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    what did you apply for?
    im so stressed out about this
    I applied for:
    Politics and Sociology
    Political Science and Sociology
    Political Communications
    Social Analytics and Politics
    International Politics and Intelligence Studies.

    As I said I picked out common modules and focused on those and work experience/extra-curricular activity. I have 4/5 offers so far
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I applied for:
    Politics and Sociology
    Political Science and Sociology
    Political Communications
    Social Analytics and Politics
    International Politics and Intelligence Studies.

    As I said I picked out common modules and focused on those and work experience/extra-curricular activity. I have 4/5 offers so far
    Do you think this is a good selection?
    Psychology - loughborough
    Psychology - Southampton
    Psychology and Criminology - De montfort
    Psychology and Criminology - Coventry
    Psychology - sussex

    i got AAB at AS
    Im predicted AAA, but i'm worried i will only get AAB

    Year 13 is so stressful, im actually so scared
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    Do you think this is a good selection?
    Psychology - loughborough
    Psychology - Southampton
    Psychology and Criminology - De montfort
    Psychology and Criminology - Coventry
    Psychology - sussex

    i got AAB at AS
    Im predicted AAA, but i'm worried i will only get AAB

    Year 13 is so stressful, im actually so scared
    I don't know what grades those Unis ask for. I'd say to apply to 1/2 above what you think you'll get and then the rest you should be realistic with. I got ABC at AS and am predicted AAB for A2. My firm university is Cardiff for ABB.
    Yeah year 13 is horrific compared to AS year... which subjects/exam boards are you doing?
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I don't know what grades those Unis ask for. I'd say to apply to 1/2 above what you think you'll get and then the rest you should be realistic with. I got ABC at AS and am predicted AAB for A2. My firm university is Cardiff for ABB.
    Yeah year 13 is horrific compared to AS year... which subjects/exam boards are you doing?
    yeah the grades vary from AAA-AAB-AAB-ABB-BBB

    ive heard cardiff is really good!!

    Im doing psychology Aqa, sociology aqa and business studies aqa
    what about yyou?
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    Im really struggling, I dont know whether I should do just Psychology on its own or psychology and criminology.
    Can I apply for both courses? How will I write this in my personal statement?
    Ive written that I want to do psychology and Criminology on my personal statement, should I just write psychology instead? Do universities mind? argh , im so confused
    If you opt for the combined course make sure that the psychology aspects are sufficient to get you a BPS accredited degree in case you ever wish to take your psychology studies further.
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I applied for:
    Politics and Sociology
    Political Science and Sociology
    Political Communications
    Social Analytics and Politics
    International Politics and Intelligence Studies.

    As I said I picked out common modules and focused on those and work experience/extra-curricular activity. I have 4/5 offers so far
    4 out of 5! Well done! Who you still waiting to hear from?
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    yeah the grades vary from AAA-AAB-AAB-ABB-BBB

    ive heard cardiff is really good!!

    Im doing psychology Aqa, sociology aqa and business studies aqa
    what about yyou?
    Sociology AQA, Psychology OCR and Film Studies WJEC

    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    4 out of 5! Well done! Who you still waiting to hear from?
    Swansea! How's it going for you?
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    Sociology AQA, Psychology OCR and Film Studies WJEC



    Swansea! How's it going for you?
    Oh well, there is always one that drags their heels - sure you will get your final decision soon then you can put it all to the back of your mind and concentrate on your studies - Y13 is just all go go go

    All well with me - first bit of year 2 assessed work due soon though!
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Oh well, there is always one that drags their heels - sure you will get your final decision soon then you can put it all to the back of your mind and concentrate on your studies - Y13 is just all go go go

    All well with me - first bit of year 2 assessed work due soon though!
    It's the most stressul year of my life, haha But I have things to take my mind off it so hopefully I won't get too stressed.

    Good Lcuk with your work!
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    If you opt for the combined course make sure that the psychology aspects are sufficient to get you a BPS accredited degree in case you ever wish to take your psychology studies further.
    Yeah, those courses are definitely accredited, it was the first thing i checked!


    emiloujess,
    how are you finding sociology, what topics did you choose? Im doing mass media and crime and deviance Not particularly liking mass media
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    [QUOTE=ricefarmer;60478739]Yeah, those courses are definitely accredited, it was the first thing i checked!


    (Original post by emiloujess)
    Sociology AQA, Psychology OCR and Film Studies WJEC

    Omg, how are you finding sociology, what topics did you choose? Im doing mass media and crime and deviance Not particularly liking mass media
    Just thought I would mention it but pleased you have considered the accreditation point. I do a joint honours course and some of my classmates got a shock last year when they found out that if the psychology wasn't a major aspect of their combined honours (depending on what the other subject was) then it wasn't sufficient for accreditation.

    Oh and butting in, but I loved sociology at A level lol

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    Yeah, those courses are definitely accredited, it was the first thing i checked!




    Just thought I would mention it but pleased you have considered the accreditation point. I do a joint honours course and some of my classmates got a shock last year when they found out that if the psychology wasn't a major aspect of their combined honours (depending on what the other subject was) then it wasn't sufficient for accreditation.

    Oh and butting in, but I loved sociology at A level lol

    Good luck!
    What do you study at university now? was it hard choosing your 5 options? What was year 13 like for you?
    and thanks!
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)

    What do you study at university now? was it hard choosing your 5 options? What was year 13 like for you?
    and thanks!
    I study Psychology & Speech Pathology (speech and language therapy).

    It wasn't really hard to pick my unis as speech therapy was my main focus and only a handful of unis offer the course (and only one offered the joint option). I studied one module for psychology last year and the other three were related to the speech therapy side (which includes aspects of child psychology so that's why mine is definitely accredited whereas some of my psychology coursemates last year (one of which was also doing criminology) found out that if they didn't major in psychology then no accredited degree)! That's why I jumped in with the accreditation reference.

    I enjoyed year 13 - loved the 2 years I spent at college - so much better than school. I took A levels in sociology psychology English lit/lang and RS. The applying to uni lark was not fun however - had to attend all my choices for written interviews etc and waited ages for replies, but that's the nature of the course I picked. Was very jealous of my friends who applied for traditional courses and just got the offers with no additional effort lol.

    Sure you will do fine
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    Yeah, those courses are definitely accredited, it was the first thing i checked!


    emiloujess,
    how are you finding sociology, what topics did you choose? Im doing mass media and crime and deviance Not particularly liking mass media
    We're doing Beliefs in Society and Crime & Deviance. Beliefs is actually really interesting but a lot to remember! What did you get at AS Soc?
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    We're doing Beliefs in Society and Crime & Deviance. Beliefs is actually really interesting but a lot to remember! What did you get at AS Soc?
    I got an A, but i have no idea how. I hated sociology the most!
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    I would probably go for Psychology or Criminology
    If you include Criminology, you lose BPS accreditation I think?? (which means you can't apply for the high paying Psych jobs, if you think you want to do them later on - e.g. clinical psychology).
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    (Original post by ricefarmer)
    Do you think this is a good selection?
    Psychology - loughborough
    Psychology - Southampton
    Psychology and Criminology - De montfort
    Psychology and Criminology - Coventry
    Psychology - sussex

    i got AAB at AS
    Im predicted AAA, but i'm worried i will only get AAB

    Year 13 is so stressful, im actually so scared
    With those grades don't waste applications with the last three as you can do better than that! Push yourself and apply to the best universities - you can do it!


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