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    English lit, english lang, psychology, sociology, spanish (AS)..
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    English lit, art, psychology, sociology, spanish (AS) ?

    Originally I wanted to take art, but after working SO hard at GCSE and not getting the A* I was predicted, I've kinda lost faith. My theory; I'd put LOADS of effort into it, get a good mark, and then get to uni and they'd be like.. 'Sorry, we don't care much for art.' See what I mean?

    I really hate making these choices.. enrolment is on Wed and I need to decided asap!
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    Possibly the first as Art is a bit of a specialised subject, unless you do want to do Art at uni. Although the first lot are all very similar, essay subjects, whereas Art might break it up a bit. (as well as Spanish ) What are you planning to do at uni anyway?
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    I'm not positive yet. I want to be a journalist, so some type of english. Probably lit and a post-grad course in journalism. It's just I've heard that art is a HUGE workload, and I don't want to spend all that time on it and to be told it's not really significant at uni.
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    Depends what degree you wanna take, but in my opinion.....English lang would be more helpful than art.
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    It's suchhhh a difficult choice, because then again I don't want to get to sixth form, see others doing art and be like, 'ahh I wish I could do that.'
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    i think you should do english language, spanish, psychology and media studies or photography. everyone in my college dropped out of art in the first year, and i did art with textiles, which was a lot of work, so i dont really recommend art. i think english lang is better for uni than lit, but check out individual uni's requirements as my friend wanted to go to uni but has to stay an extra year at college coz he didnt do lit and its required for his course. spanish is a must! i did it and its fab. i got my best result (B) in that, and i did fast track so i only started studying for it one year ago. for a media based career i think something a bit vocational like photography, communication studies or media studies would be good, especially media as it combines film making and is a bit more practical. dont get stuck with all essay subjects, but also don't do more than one practical subject as you'll have way to much work. i honestly think 4 subjects in enough if you wanna get good grades. i did 5 in both first and second years and i compromised my grades. unis would rather have 3 A's than 5 C's.
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    From what ive read its usually lit that is most needed rather than lang, ludmilla.
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    English lit, english lang, psychology, sociology, spanish (AS)..
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    It's OK just to do 4 AS subjects, and I really wouldn't recommend that you try to do 5 including Art, which from watching friends pulling their hair out, I know is a lot of work if you want to get the top grades.
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    You should pick what you wish to do and not think about application in this instance in that the effect on your application imo won't be great if you did art over english lit (maybe they will see you as a more round person! Which is always good) - I'd go for Art in your case in that you really wished to do it. Im sure you'll have no problems at application time.
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    Because you want to do english, i would say language would be better, Maybe language and art, rather than lit and art.
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    I'm definitely doing english lit, it's the choice between art/lang I need to make. :/
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    I don't think English Language is a particularly respected subject at top universities, but probably moreso than art. Also, art is far too subjective (or objective, I can't remember which) at a2, the whole of my year failed, despite putting in hours and hours of work.

    a2 is a LOT of work, from what I've seen. While me and my other friends were mucking about in the common room in frees and lunch hours, those who did art were in the art rooms trying to get all their work done. And still no-one got above a D. So English Language would probably be a lower workload, if nothing else.
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    I'm not doing 5 subjects. :] I'm doing 4 AS levels and one GCSE. A lot of people do that where I'll be going. I'll probably drop one subject in the second year and take Spanish onto AS. Whichever subject I do worst at I'll drop, I guess. Eeeek, I'm leaning towards language. GCSE Art was such a huge workload and I spent all of my revision time doing exam prep yet I didn't get an A*. I don't want that to happen at Alevel. I think I'd probably have a better chance of getting A's if I did the two English subjects as they've always been my best subjects.
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    By the way, do you have a chance to do creative writing in language? Is there any work with poetry at all or short stories?
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    I'd personally go with English lang. It's slightly more respected than art, not that that's really important, it's more relevant to your future plans and it's probably less work. You can always keep up art as a hobby if you want.
 
 
 

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