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A level advice: Sociology, philosophy&ethics, psychology, english lit & politics Watch

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    Hi guys.

    I'm a prospective year 12 student who is interested in taking Sociology, Philosophy & Ethics (Religious Studies), Psychology, English Literature or Politics for A Level. Top 3 by far are for sure Sociology, Philosophy & Ethics & English Literature/Psychology (not so much Politics)

    If you've done any of these A levels, can you please tell me how you've found them - especially philosophy & ethics/religious studies.

    Thank you so much, please please reply.

    Hey, I took psychology or an AS.

    I found the subject matter really interesting - I enjoyed it a lot in year 11 so I had some idea for what I was getting into. I found it was a lot of memorising case studies - especially evaluation - however I found it ok to manage as I found a nice technique that I can explain to you if you do pick up psychology.

    Ultimately I dropped it - despite achieving a B - because I'm not too fond of essays and I neglected my other subjects for psychology. It's important to think about how good you are at writing a lot quite quickly, as well as memorising big blocks of text and information for case studies. People in my class who struggled with memorising, or weren't very motivated, found the subject difficult. But if you are willing to put the work in it is worth it!
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