What A-level subjects should I do?

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I got my AS results today and they weren't the best. I got an A in English Literature, a B in Geography (just on the boundary for a B) and then 2 U's in Maths and Biology. I definitely shouldn't have done maths and biology in the first place as I am better at essay subjects. My school haven't let me back yet- I have a meeting on Friday next week-I'm probably going to have to retake the year. So, my question is what 2 new subjects should i retake with English Literature and Geography?/which ones would I find the easiest?
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If you're better at essay subjects, then choosing some more essay-based subjects would be the logical option in my opinion, such as History, Psychology, Government and Politics and so on. Have you got any idea what you want to do/study after A Levels yet?
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If you're better at essay subjects, then choosing some more essay-based subjects would be the logical option in my opinion, such as History, Psychology, Government and Politics and so on. Have you got any idea what you want to do/study after A Levels yet?
I was thinking about doing psychology so that's reassuring! My school doesn't offer Government and Politics and I haven't done History in a year since GCSE, so I don't know if I would be at a disadvantage? I was considering English Language as I thought I may find it easy as I got an A at GCSE and I have done English Literature this year?I think I want to do Law or English Literature at university.
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Hi,
I got my AS results today and they weren't the best. I got an A in English Literature, a B in Geography (just on the boundary for a B) and then 2 U's in Maths and Biology. I definitely shouldn't have done maths and biology in the first place as I am better at essay subjects. My school haven't let me back yet- I have a meeting on Friday next week-I'm probably going to have to retake the year. So, my question is what 2 new subjects should i retake with English Literature and Geography?/which ones would I find the easiest?
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Hey! Congrats on English and Geography, those grades are great Psychology sounds like a good idea if you can't think of anything else, though one of my friend's mum is a lecturer in psychology at a university and they actually prefer people who haven't done it at A level as apparently it's quite similar to what they cover in 1st year at uni because not everyone is offered it at A level. What about a language? What were your strongest GCSEs? But more importantly, what do you most enjoy?
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I was thinking about doing psychology so that's reassuring! My school doesn't offer Government and Politics and I haven't done History in a year since GCSE, so I don't know if I would be at a disadvantage? I was considering English Language as I thought I may find it easy as I got an A at GCSE and I have done English Literature this year?I think I want to do Law or English Literature at university.
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No problem! A Level Psychology would be fine with English Literature and Geography for either a Law or English Literature degree
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Hey! Congrats on English and Geography, those grades are great Psychology sounds like a good idea if you can't think of anything else, though one of my friend's mum is a lecturer in psychology at a university and they actually prefer people who haven't done it at A level as apparently it's quite similar to what they cover in 1st year at uni because not everyone is offered it at A level. What about a language? What were your strongest GCSEs? But more importantly, what do you most enjoy?
Thanks a lot! I am happy with those two. I done French at GCSE and I got a low A but again, I haven't done it for a year so I'm not sure if that would put me at a disadvantage. I definitely enjoy, and am best at essay based subjects. English Language was another probably my best GCSE subject as I got an A with minimal effort so maybe English Language and Psychology? I think my best other options would be sociology, business studies or economics.
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Thanks a lot! I am happy with those two. I done French at GCSE and I got a low A but again, I haven't done it for a year so I'm not sure if that would put me at a disadvantage. I definitely enjoy, and am best at essay based subjects. English Language was another probably my best GCSE subject as I got an A with minimal effort so maybe English Language and Psychology? I think my best other options would be sociology, business studies or economics.
Thanks for the help
That sounds like it could work, but I'm just thinking if you did that you'll be doing 4 essay based subjects and sometimes it's really good to have a break and do a completely different subject. Did you do music or anything? I'm applying to Medicine so I do biology, chemistry and maths but I also do music with that and I'm so glad I have something different to do Just an idea. And no problem, feel free to ask me anything
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