(Original post by idontknowmedoyou)
English lit sounds good, not sure about history though. Thanks for telling me about them. And I'm not going to take a subject if I don't like it I was just wondering because the only A level I really need is fine art. Can you recommend me any subjects you enjoy?
Yeah English is great - studying it now at uni! Loving it!
Yeah History is pretty grim at A-level. I did it at AS and hated every second of it!
Erm, I enjoyed Philosophy. I'm studying that alongside English Lit at uni. The former was by far, my hardest, most stressful, annoying subject I ever studied. But my goodness was it mentally stimulating! Truly fascinating subject. I would always ponder and wonder about what the class had debated on my way to my next lesson or whatever. It was awesome.
It's to do with things like Epistemology: how do we know what we know, can we know things without evidence, how do we separate experience from reality.
Or you tackle things like Religion and the problem of evil - how can there be an all-loving God if there's evil in the world like murder, famine, wars, etc?
Is religion real or is it a disease of the mind created by society to construct fear?
You will also study the ethics and morality - what makes a person under the age of 13 kill in cold blood and should they be punished like an adult?
The difficulty of ethical language such as bad and good, right and wrong. Is there such a thing as bad and good when it's based on opinion and personal judgement?
Is war just or is it just like murder? Why isn't genocide easy to compare to soldiers killing?
Is abortion murder? When is a fetus said to be a living thing or a human? When the mother "gives birth" the start of its life or when it grows a brain?
What is conscience and can it be found in the mind? If so, where in the brain is the mind located?
So it's a bit of everything; psychology, anthropology, law, religion, etc. If you like to understand what it means to be human or you've question what we perceive as life then maybe you should consider Philosophy or Religious Studies if your college offers it.