Choosing A Level subjects - French, Psychology or Sociology?Watch
If you do any of these subjects, would you be able to tell me a bit about what they're like and how difficult they are?
I have quite a few friends who did psychology, they all thought it was really interesting to take so they did and ended up regretting it when they realised how many case studies you have to memorise. And according to them the really interesting topics come up at A2 rather than at AS. But again I'm not an expert on that so someone else's opinion would be good lol. Sociology, I also have a friend who did this for AS and they said it was interesting. But I don't know much about that so that's not very helpful (sorry).
AS AQA Sociology is relatively straight forward. The content is quite mild and i had no issues. Ended up getting and A when i only revised half the course lol. A2 is slightly more difficult, however you are trained to cope with it so you should be fine. Some of the things you look at in Sociology are suicide, crime, deviance, education, gender issues, ethnicity issues, social class issues etc etc. Its actually really interesting. I didn't know what to expect when i took Sociology on, but i'm glad i did.
I also done French for GCSE and got an A but dropped it going into AS Level. The reason for this was because there is a HUGE step up from GCSE to A Level and no on seems to tell you this. I mean, you have to translate books and films, and apparently it is very difficult from everyone i have spoken to. So this is why i did not take it on to AS Level. BUT, if you really want to you can, i am just warning you now.