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    I want to do a psychology degree, and I've read that for a lot of universities they require a science at A-level. I intended to do English Lit, Biology, History and Religious Studies, but the way the option blocks have fallen I have to pick Psychology (which some universities have counted as a science, but if I don't pick Biology too I'm worried it would limit where I could go). I also have to choose between Biology and History. I'm really stuck, because I prefer History as a subject and I know I would enjoy it more than Biology, a subject I'm indifferent to but know would be useful, if not necessary.

    Should I go with what I enjoy (and will probably do better in) or with what is probably more practical? Also sorry if this makes no sense, thankyou!!!
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    Since you know what degree you want to do I would recommend having a look at some universities. I know this seems too soon, but you can get a general idea over whether you will be able to go for this course without a biology degree. Start the search somewhere like www.whatuni.com and search for psychology ba (hons) and it will tell you all the good unis that do this course and you can go from there to see what conditions the have, and even view the top A Levels taken by the students of this course.

    I would say that if you find that most places ask for a subject like Biology then do that, but if they generally accept Psychology as a science then take the subject you want, which seems to be history.

    Hope this helps
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    Think about the career prospects in psychology. There isn't a lot of jobs out there for it. Have that in mind as well!
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    To study psychology at a quality university I would recommend biology. Psychology a level does not provide a sufficient science background, meaning of two identical applicants, the one with a science will more likely get the offer. Look at what subjects your universities require, go on which and see what subjects applicants normally take


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    Thanks everyone, I did some more research and I've settled for Biology. But it's ok, because I'm now going to college after having some realisations about school. Now I'm picking English Lit, Biology, Philosophy and History; do those sound alright?
 
 
 

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