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    Hi,
    I'm currently choosing my A levels and I'm not sure what to take for my fourth option. I am taking: English, Maths and Chemistry.
    For my fourth opinion it is either: Economics, Further Maths, French or Psychology.
    My mum is pushing me to either take Further Maths or Economics but I don't think I'm that interested in them. My friends tell me that universities find Psychology as a 'soft subject'. I have no idea what I want to do as a job or study on university so I'm just trying not to close any options :/
    Please help!
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    (Original post by Clara8)
    Hi,
    I'm currently choosing my A levels and I'm not sure what to take for my fourth option. I am taking: English, Maths and Chemistry.
    For my fourth opinion it is either: Economics, Further Maths, French or .
    My mum is pushing me to either take Further Maths or Economics but I don't think I'm that interested in them. My friends tell me that universities find Psychology as a 'soft subject'. I have no idea what I want to do as a job or study on university so I'm just trying not to close any options :/
    Please help!
    "My mum is pushing me. Is not a great reason to take a subject. Believe me, if you,re heart isn't in it- you,ll regret taking it. Admittedly, psychology is not as respected and may limit your options. That said, if it is only a fourth subject and you have three solid options that is fine. English language also falls into that category. In short, do what You want and what will keep your options open and from what you've said, it sounds like Further or Economics would be a bad choice. Also, think what you would like to do in two years time and choose subjects that will keep options open.
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    (Original post by Clara8)
    Hi,
    I'm currently choosing my A levels and I'm not sure what to take for my fourth option. I am taking: English, Maths and Chemistry.
    For my fourth opinion it is either: Economics, Further Maths, French or Psychology.
    My mum is pushing me to either take Further Maths or Economics but I don't think I'm that interested in them. My friends tell me that universities find Psychology as a 'soft subject'. I have no idea what I want to do as a job or study on university so I'm just trying not to close any options :/
    Please help!
    Don't do a subject because someone else wants you to do it - it's your life, your education and, eventually, your career.

    Your A level choices aren't weak at all even if you do choose Psychology as the other 3 are pretty solid. Most unis recommend taking 2 "facilitating subjects" - you have 3, which is good.

    Look at possible courses you might want to do at uni - even if you don't narrow it down completely, having a better idea might help. If you really don't know even as far as whether you want to do sciences or humanities at uni, I'd take French over Psychology as if you decide to apply for a humanities course in the end, French will look better, and you already have 2 sciences in case you decide to apply for a sciences course. But that's just my opinion
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    (Original post by Clara8)
    Hi,
    I'm currently choosing my A levels and I'm not sure what to take for my fourth option. I am taking: English, Maths and Chemistry.
    For my fourth opinion it is either: Economics, Further Maths, French or Psychology.
    My mum is pushing me to either take Further Maths or Economics but I don't think I'm that interested in them. My friends tell me that universities find Psychology as a 'soft subject'. I have no idea what I want to do as a job or study on university so I'm just trying not to close any options :/
    Please help!
    Pyschology is a good A level to do, so is FM. Obviously it will be harder but it will help reinforce your normal maths. And you cant go wrong with msths,fm,chemistry. But why dont you look in to history or philosphy, similar subjects.
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    (Original post by Clara8)
    Hi,
    I'm currently choosing my A levels and I'm not sure what to take for my fourth option. I am taking: English, Maths and Chemistry.
    For my fourth opinion it is either: Economics, Further Maths, French or Psychology.
    My mum is pushing me to either take Further Maths or Economics but I don't think I'm that interested in them. My friends tell me that universities find Psychology as a 'soft subject'. I have no idea what I want to do as a job or study on university so I'm just trying not to close any options :/
    Please help!
    1 - Don't take a subject because someone wants you to do it. You can't succeed in it that way
    2 - Psychology isn't a soft subject
    3 - It's okay to have no idea what you want to do, It's very normal, so just take the subjects you enjoy and will be motivated to actually study, otherwise it is horrible.
    4 - Don't worry too much about options now, you have three facilitating subjects, so you shouldn't be prevented from most paths.
    5 - Languages are very difficult and require a lot of work and a love for learning the language, so take it if you are prepared for that, don't take it if it's just something you might as well do because you're good at it (not that you are, just a reminder)
    6 - All A-levels are difficult, unless you love them, so take the subjects you love and you will do fine!
 
 
 
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