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    i'm thinking i want to study criminal psychology or medicine at university. because i'm edging more towards criminal psychology i decided i would do A-levels in Law, Psychology, Sociology and Biology. i chose biology because i like the subject, i don't know if it will help for uni. if i go to medical school i think i would change either Law or Sociology for chemistry and something else.

    are they the right kind of subjects (For criminal psychology, i know what subjects i need for medicine)

    also, i heard doing A-levels is really hard. a lot harder than GCSE's. especially Law. is it really that hard? are my choice of subjects hard? i don't mind if they are but i just want to know?
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    The only remotely hard subject you've chosen is Biology,
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    I would take Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and whichever subject that you enjoy for the 4th. That way, you'll still be able to get into medicine or criminal psychology if you can't make a concrete decision now. Also, how about forensic science as a degree? It sounds like the best of both worlds.


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    I would take Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and whichever subject that you enjoy for the 4th. That way, you'll still be able to get into medicine or criminal psychology if you can't make a concrete decision now. Also, how about forensic science as a degree? It sounds like it's the best of both worlds.


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    Very much depends on the person I feel, but definitely what are generally classed as the easier subjects for the most part.
    I took Psychology and Sociology for a year and walked through the exams to be honest. I have friends who got As in Law practically in their sleep.

    Biology is regarded as a harder subject but I would recommend you pick more facilitating subjects. Some higher end universities have certain blacklisted subjects, and we've all heard stories about how reportedly some universities don't like Law or Psychology applicants to have A-Levels in that subject because the subjects are too soft.
    Perhaps look at "harder" humanities subjects, Literature or History in place of Sociology or Law? It would keep your options open for the humanities side, and pick sciences for your other options. That's what I would do. Check entry requirements for criminal psychology degrees to be sure though, of course.
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    (Original post by HollieNR)
    i'm thinking i want to study criminal psychology or medicine at university. because i'm edging more towards criminal psychology i decided i would do A-levels in Law, Psychology, Sociology and Biology. i chose biology because i like the subject, i don't know if it will help for uni. if i go to medical school i think i would change either Law or Sociology for chemistry and something else.

    are they the right kind of subjects (For criminal psychology, i know what subjects i need for medicine)

    also, i heard doing A-levels is really hard. a lot harder than GCSE's. especially Law. is it really that hard? are my choice of subjects hard? i don't mind if they are but i just want to know?
    Go for the bio chem and psy because honestly these subjects will definitely help you and you can get into both paths! You need chemistry honestly I'm finding it difficult at the moment because I don't have chemistry and thinking of taking if after A2 all depends on you I guess! Remember to work very hard and don't slack in AS

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