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    I've chosen to study Chemistry, Biology and Psychology A Level at the college I've chosen to go to in September. However, I've now found out about an OCR Photography Cert. course, which is equivalent to AS Photography and therefore can be done in one year as a qualification, before being continued to a full A Level if wanted in year two. I really enjoy both photography and my academic subjects, but am unsure whether to pursue science/medicine or professional photography, and so don't want to dedicate myself to either one just yet, but don't want to spread myself too thin and let grades slip before med school. Any thoughts on what I should do? Should I try the photography certificate? Or is it too much?
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    I think you should try all at AS and see which you would want to be living on for the rest of you life
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    I think you should try all at AS and see which you would want to be living on for the rest of you life
    Thanks for the reply, only problem is this college have mostly already abandoned the AS system so all subjects (apart from the photography certificate) are a two year A level course, no AS
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    Thanks for the reply, only problem is this college have mostly already abandoned the AS system so all subjects (apart from the photography certificate) are a two year A level course, no AS
    Couldn't you drop the Psych? I mean, it isn't necessary for medicine so....
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    Couldn't you drop the Psych? I mean, it isn't necessary for medicine so....
    That's true, but if I did go into medicine psychology/psychiatry would be what I'd want to specialise in, and like photography, I also find that subject very interesting
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    That's true, but if I did go into medicine psychology/psychiatry would be what I'd want to specialise in, and like photography, I also find that subject very interesting
    Imo you should do four ngl, or at least try four at AS, see if you can cope with it, and then if not drop it. Remember, photography A level isn't necessary to becoming a photographer
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    Thanks for the reply, only problem is this college have mostly already abandoned the AS system so all subjects (apart from the photography certificate) are a two year A level course, no AS
    No matter what you do, I'm sure you will do well. If you ever lose motivation or need inspiration, read on. Good luck!



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Moeen_Nawazish

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...12-months.html



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    (Original post by LDS16)
    That's true, but if I did go into medicine psychology/psychiatry would be what I'd want to specialise in, and like photography, I also find that subject very interesting
    wouldn't it be easier to apply for psychology in the first place? (to uni)
    also, you can do photography on your own in your free time/evening course?
    If I were you I'd take all 4, it's not uncommon to do 4 different subjects.. especially that this photography course is only for 1 year
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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    Imo you should do four ngl, or at least try four at AS, see if you can cope with it, and then if not drop it. Remember, photography A level isn't necessary to becoming a photographer
    That's true, I suppose I could try photography (the least essential) and either drop it or have it finished in my first year. Thanks
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    No matter what you do, I'm sure you will do well. If you ever lose motivation or need inspiration, read on. Good luck!



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Moeen_Nawazish

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...12-months.html



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    Thank you wow haha, he makes me a little jealous, although I guess that took him more than two years
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    (Original post by lawlieto)
    wouldn't it be easier to apply for psychology in the first place? (to uni)
    also, you can do photography on your own in your free time/evening course?
    If I were you I'd take all 4, it's not uncommon to do 4 different subjects.. especially that this photography course is only for 1 year
    Perhaps, but I want a medical degree to practise psychiatry, rather than study it (if that makes sense..). That's a good point about photography, I'm already in a local club, I just want a qualification in photography too, but if it was too much I can see it wouldn't be necessary. Thanks for the advice
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    Perhaps, but I want a medical degree to practise psychiatry, rather than study it (if that makes sense..). That's a good point about photography, I'm already in a local club, I just want a qualification in photography too, but if it was too much I can see it wouldn't be necessary. Thanks for the advice
    I did maths, further maths, chem, bio for AS, dropped bio this year and did maths, further maths, chemistry and a FULL A level physics in one year this time. I'm not saying it was a walk in the park, but it was manageable. If you really like both directions, I think you will have the energy to cope
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    I chose sociology, biology and chemistry this year and because I didn't focus as much I should have I decided to drop out a few months before the exam in order to retake them in September and focus correctly, Biology and chemistry are really hard subjects and require full attention. A career in medicine is very practical and is best for you I say focus on your main subjects first
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    Thank you wow haha, he makes me a little jealous, although I guess that took him more than two years
    I don't understand why you and so many others here often question his authenticity or whether he did it in 2 years. Gosh. How insecure can you people be? LOL! He attained those amazing A-level grades in two years and he's an entrepreneur now. Get over it! Gosh.
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    I don't understand why you and so many others here often question his authenticity or whether he did it in 2 years. Gosh. How insecure can you people be? LOL! He attained those amazing A-level grades in two years and he's an entrepreneur now. Get over it! Gosh.
    I'm sorry, I only glanced over the Wiki article but watched the video instead, and from the way he spoke ("the norm is to do 5/6, but i decided to do 8, which then went to 10" etc.) I thought he was saying he achieved those A levels over more than two years 4/6 years. I believed it was legitimate from the articles though
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    (Original post by lawlieto)
    I did maths, further maths, chem, bio for AS, dropped bio this year and did maths, further maths, chemistry and a FULL A level physics in one year this time. I'm not saying it was a walk in the park, but it was manageable. If you really like both directions, I think you will have the energy to cope
    Wow, that's impressive! Hoprfully you're right, I think I'll do the AS equivalent for photography and maybe the full A level in year two depending how things go
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    (Original post by I.dee)
    I chose sociology, biology and chemistry this year and because I didn't focus as much I should have I decided to drop out a few months before the exam in order to retake them in September and focus correctly, Biology and chemistry are really hard subjects and require full attention. A career in medicine is very practical and is best for you I say focus on your main subjects first
    Thank you for your advice, I'm aiming to keep biology and especially chemistry my main priority whilst balancing the rest
 
 
 
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