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    I am planning to drop either Further Maths or German at the end of year 12 after getting my AS levels, and I want to pick up Sociology instead.
    Has anyone done the Sociology A-level in one year because I would be interested to know how hard it is?
    My school has told me it is physically possible to do it (as in it fits with the class schedhules etc) and I did get a very high A* at GCSE with full marks in one of the papers, but I am still not sure whether it would be too hard?
    If I were to go through with that plan, then I would self teach myself the first year of Sociology and go to taught classes about the second year of Sociology.
    But yeah if anyone has any advice or would like to point out if they know this is a stupid idea then hmu!
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    (Original post by Kezia15)
    I am planning to drop either Further Maths or German at the end of year 12 after getting my AS levels, and I want to pick up Sociology instead.
    Has anyone done the Sociology A-level in one year because I would be interested to know how hard it is?
    My school has told me it is physically possible to do it (as in it fits with the class schedhules etc) and I did get a very high A* at GCSE with full marks in one of the papers, but I am still not sure whether it would be too hard?
    If I were to go through with that plan, then I would self teach myself the first year of Sociology and go to taught classes about the second year of Sociology.
    But yeah if anyone has any advice or would like to point out if they know this is a stupid idea then hmu!
    I work in a sixth form college that offers a lot of one-year intensive A-levels. I have witnessed students walking away with A stars in Physics, Mechanics, Chemistry, Psychology, etc....The only thing about Sociology is the amount of readings you will have to do so as long as you keep up with the readings, it should not be harder than a lot of the technical courses that I have seen mediocre students succeed in.
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    It is possible, but you cant slack off at all. When i say this i mean it, you really wont be able to do nothing for some of the year; i would also suggest that if you are actually passionate about it start learning the AS course through out summer. It will give you a great head start and give you a brief understanding of the kind of work you will be getting yourself into before you decide to commit in September.
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    I sat 3 units in one year for sociology and got an A*

    4 should be ok. I know someone doing it now. It demands a lot of effort and hard work.
 
 
 
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