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    I'm starting my a-levels next year and am hoping to take psychology because it's something I'm really interested in and hope to study later... However, I'm probably going to be the only person in the class.

    How important do you think it is to be in classes with other people? I'm worried that I'll hate it and it will stop me enjoying the subject :/ Does anyone else have a class were they're the only person?
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    (Original post by yeknodelttil)
    I'm starting my a-levels next year and am hoping to take psychology because it's something I'm really interested in and hope to study later... However, I'm probably going to be the only person in the class.

    How important do you think it is to be in classes with other people? I'm worried that I'll hate it and it will stop me enjoying the subject :/ Does anyone else have a class were they're the only person?
    I was the only person in my economics class at AS and A2. Most of the teaching is informal, the teacher will probably tell you what needs to be done and then he'll let you go outside and do work in the study area.
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    (Original post by yeknodelttil)
    I'm starting my a-levels next year and am hoping to take psychology because it's something I'm really interested in and hope to study later... However, I'm probably going to be the only person in the class.

    How important do you think it is to be in classes with other people? I'm worried that I'll hate it and it will stop me enjoying the subject :/ Does anyone else have a class were they're the only person?
    To tell u the truth in a way it is good that ur the only person as it means that the teacher would pay more attention to you, and help u more in class and after class when u are stuck on a certain thing, and its not that important to be with other people, as u may find that they could distract u?
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    If you're literally the only person they probably won't run it at all. That happened to some subjects at my school.
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    Sometimes I'm the only one in. It does limit discussion. Some subjects are based around discussion and debate, but it isn't that much of an issue - though discussion does make things more exciting.
    Also, you won't be able to study with someone else, or get help from your peers... It might feel a bit lonely.
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    I'd be surprised about that, at least 20 people a year take psych at my school

    But I'm one of two in one of my lessons, we just work in the same class as the year above (two of them, too) and lessons are more informal
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    Pros and Cons, really. I've never been in a class by myself but:

    One way to think about it is that it's like tuition :rofl: which is great value for (very little) money.

    But you can't really copy your homework off someone else or consult another student or sit next to anyone, you know? (and on that note, is it acceptable to sit at the back left corner of the room? :erm:)

    And it might feel very intense at times. I remember that my Physics teacher would ask questions that none of us knew the answer to, then he'd pick one person at random and try to get to the answer with them, or go through homework questions, 1 for each person. So that'd be quite stressful if it was you on your own.

    And if you're late.. then the teacher can't really start though if it happens often they might get upset :dontknow:

    But ultimately, study what you want at whatever school you want to. If there's a possiblity of you being on your own then that's just how it is
 
 
 
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