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    This is my first ever question on here, after two years of stalking for revision and guidance, without a login. But I'm really struggling myself for this. On Friday I have to hand my A-level choices at the LATEST.

    Bit of background, for GCSE I took:
    Spanish, Geography, Art and History. Along with Double/Additional Science, Philosophy and Ethics [a.k.a religious studies]

    I'm completely and utterly torn for what to take for my A-Levels. The grades are not really a bother for me. I'm doing good, at the moment [that sounds quite obnoxious, i'm sorry] but I don't know what to take. There's two sixth forms to choose from. Sixth Form A: with three options from the first year. And Sixth Form B: with four options from the first year and then you drop one for the second year.

    For Sixth Form B, the form is due in on Friday. I know I definitely want to do:
    History.
    And Art. [ anyone who did art- what is the work load like?]

    THE DILEMMA i have though, it that I love Philosophy and Ethics [the OCR course: for religious studies] and got 50/51 in the Mock GCSE we did after Christmas. But I don't know whether to take Philosophy or RS? The course guidance is extremely waffle-y and I have no idea what they're talking about. to be blunt. I did do a subject sampling of both subjects and they were equally as good so I'm so torn. Would anyone like to give me any aspects of the course/ break down it for me, so I know what they're talking about, I feel as if I'm just in a rut right now.

    Also: PYSCHOLOGY. Is it worth it? I have had a look at the course, but I don't know whether to do it. I'm more interested in criminology to be honest, but that's in the second year.

    Also GEOGRAPHY I hated it ever since year 10 but I'm really starting to enjoy it now, and somehow I got an A in my mocks so I don't know whether to do it or not.

    Please give me guidance people, I'll be forever grateful for your help. Also watch out for typos, I'm notorious for them. Thank you loves
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    Hey,

    If you know what exam board the sixth forms are doing it'll help you a lot, I know that if you're doing philosophy and ethics at the moment you'll want to do that at college, I've heard rs can be extremely boring, repetitive and if study a religion you don't like, you'll have a very hard time, philosophy and ethics is really straight forward. As for psychology, it's entirely down to your interests, when I was deciding what a levels to choose, I looked up past papers to get a general background of what they'd be like, I'd advise you too aswell


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    Lots of TSR advice on this issue here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...-form_subjects
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    (Original post by Brettmulrennan)
    Hey,

    If you know what exam board the sixth forms are doing it'll help you a lot, I know that if you're doing philosophy and ethics at the moment you'll want to do that at college, I've heard rs can be extremely boring, repetitive and if study a religion you don't like, you'll have a very hard time, philosophy and ethics is really straight forward. As for psychology, it's entirely down to your interests, when I was deciding what a levels to choose, I looked up past papers to get a general background of what they'd be like, I'd advise you too aswell


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    Thank you so much I'm going to do that now! I did have a talk with my philosophy teacher today but we do it at a different style to the a-level, and he didn't study RS.. I'm going to look at them now and see what it's like. Thanks for the reply!
 
 
 
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