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I understand that Psychology is more science based than Sociology but I am really confused which one to take. I take double science and am predicted B in all sciences. I wanna go into Criminilogy or policing so which one should I take?
Is Psychology really difficult to get a good grade in?
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(Original post by daisymae21)
I understand that Psychology is more science based than Sociology but I am really confused which one to take. I take double science and am predicted B in all sciences. I wanna go into Criminilogy or policing so which one should I take?
Is Psychology really difficult to get a good grade in?
Either one is difficult to get a good grade in (trust me, I do both). If you're more into Science, do Psych. If you're better at Eng Lit, do Sociology (general idea). Both are hard to get good grades in, and there's a hell of a lot to remember either way. Try and do the one you enjoy most though

As for Criminology... largely depends on what units you do. In Sociology there's a Crime & Deviance unit, and in Psych there's a Forensic Psychology unit. In general Sociology would be the better option though
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For Psychology...

AS: Quite easy, but quite tedious.

A2: Lots of content to remember such as studies so it is quite difficult, but very interesting.
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Psychology is a lot more interesting x
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Psychology is a lot more interesting x

What's interesting about it?
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For Psychology...

AS: Quite easy, but quite tedious.

A2: Lots of content to remember such as studies so it is quite difficult, but very interesting.
What's interesting about it? And why is it tedious?
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I'm in the process of applying to criminology now and I'm doing psychology as an a level- if you're good at the sciences that's probably the one I would recommend and there's a lot that you can link to criminology such as cognitive interviews. I regret not taking sociology as well at AS though


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(Original post by daisymae21)
I understand that Psychology is more science based than Sociology but I am really confused which one to take. I take double science and am predicted B in all sciences. I wanna go into Criminilogy or policing so which one should I take?
Is Psychology really difficult to get a good grade in?
Psychology looks better on application forms, while Sociology might be more related to your career choice.
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What's interesting about it? And why is it tedious?
At AS there is a topic called research methods which is very tedious to learn because you just learn about the principles of carrying out experiments and the disadvantages and advantages of carrying out different types of sampling, ethical issues for participants, validity, reliability, Experimental design, analysing data blah, blah, blah. There are some interesting topics in AS, but not a lot. Trust me. most people I know that studied AS Psychology found it to be quite monotonous at times.

However, A2 delves deeper into real life situations which makes it very fascinating. You learn topics in a more depth such as Schizophrenia, Aggression, Addiction, Sleep, Intelligence, Depression and so much more. Also the things you learn at A2 can be quite relatable to people's lives making more interesting. There is no doubt that there is a **** load of content to learn, but if you are naturally interested in the subject then you should be fine. Good luck
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I'm in the process of applying to criminology now and I'm doing psychology as an a level- if you're good at the sciences that's probably the one I would recommend and there's a lot that you can link to criminology such as cognitive interviews. I regret not taking sociology as well at AS though


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(Original post by emiloujess)
Either one is difficult to get a good grade in (trust me, I do both). If you're more into Science, do Psych. If you're better at Eng Lit, do Sociology (general idea). Both are hard to get good grades in, and there's a hell of a lot to remember either way. Try and do the one you enjoy most though

As for Criminology... largely depends on what units you do. In Sociology there's a Crime & Deviance unit, and in Psych there's a Forensic Psychology unit. In general Sociology would be the better option though
Thank you, you were really helpful!
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Ok, thank you
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Psychology looks better on application forms, while Sociology might be more related to your career choice.
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At AS there is a topic called research methods which is very tedious to learn because you just learn about the principles of carrying out experiments and the disadvantages and advantages of carrying out different types of sampling, ethical issues for participants, validity, reliability, Experimental design, analysing data blah, blah, blah. There are some interesting topics in AS, but not a lot. Trust me. most people I know that studied AS Psychology found it to be quite monotonous at times.

However, A2 delves deeper into real life situations which makes it very fascinating. You learn topics in a more depth such as Schizophrenia, Aggression, Addiction, Sleep, Intelligence, Depression and so much more. Also the things you learn at A2 can be quite relatable to people's lives making more interesting. There is no doubt that there is a **** load of content to learn, but if you are naturally interested in the subject then you should be fine. Good luck
Thank you, I definitely need it!
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Look at what you'd end up learning and pick based on what you think you'd find most interesting. That's all
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I'd opt for psychology. Its very interesting at AS and A2.
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I got full marks for both AS psychology and sociology
AS for both is really easy
However I dropped sociology at AS
Both were very interesting - sociology is the easier one
But psychology at A2 is so much harder than AS its a joke
If you need advice just drop me a PM


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They both have a lot of memorising involved. You'll do more stats and bio stuff in psychology. You will want some of that stats background once you reach degree level for criminology type subjects but sociology is probably the more relevant subject overall. I took both and preferred sociology to be honest but I had a much better teacher!
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Why do you regret it?
I would have really enjoyed the crime and deviance topic as well as most of the course, i ended up dropping biology which I took instead within a couple of months anyway


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