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    Can anyone help me? I want to know what A-Level psychology is like. Some people say it's interesting, others say it is super boring. What is the work load like and topics? Super stuck for my last A-Level choice, I'm taking biology and PE as my other options.
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    (Original post by AlicePlz11)
    Can anyone help me? I want to know what A-Level psychology is like. Some people say it's interesting, others say it is super boring. What is the work load like and topics? Super stuck for my last A-Level choice, I'm taking biology and PE as my other options.
    Hey! It might help more to tell us what exam board you're doing so you can get the best feedback from someone who's currently doing the same one
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    I'm on AQA, and generally I do find it really interesting, especially once you get through research methods! Obviously it depends on how good of a teacher you have and you may get better/worse topics depending on your exam board.

    This year (Year 12) I'm doing
    Social Influence (Obience to authority etc)
    Memory
    Attachment
    Approaches
    Psychopathology (Depression, OCD, Phobias)
    Research Methods
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    I'm doing the same as the person above, and I definitely agree with it being interesting. It's my favourite subject!

    I'm also doing biology and English literature, and I feel it complements them both. Although there is a lot of content, it's really interesting, so you will probably find yourself remembering everything as you might tell parents what you've learnt, eg - asking what type of attachment you showed as a baby.
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    (Original post by chloecrazy)
    I'm doing the same as the person above, and I definitely agree with it being interesting. It's my favourite subject!

    I'm also doing biology and English literature, and I feel it complements them both. Although there is a lot of content, it's really interesting, so you will probably find yourself remembering everything as you might tell parents what you've learnt, eg - asking what type of attachment you showed as a baby.
    Or tell them that the reason why you hit your sibling was simply due to the use of displacement as a defence mechanism rather than through any malice

    But I agree with both of the answers above! I find it incredibly interesting but there is a LOT to know so just be aware of that
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    It's AQA
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    (Original post by Ruthie2267)
    Or tell them that the reason why you hit your sibling was simply due to the use of displacement as a defence mechanism rather than through any malice

    But I agree with both of the answers above! I find it incredibly interesting but there is a LOT to know so just be aware of that
    Ah aha I haven't learnt about that yet, but I will definitely be telling my mum that!!
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    Im in my final year of it and trust me, it's torture. So much work to do, exams are so difficult with not much to go by(past paper wise) and though the topics can be interesting at times it's a lot of heavy debates. Can be quite biology based as well - you need a lot of free time.
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    (Original post by chloecrazy)
    Ah aha I haven't learnt about that yet, but I will definitely be telling my mum that!!
    In year 13 you learn about Freud and it's under that

    (Original post by AlicePlz11)
    It's AQA
    In which case what I said stands, because I'm on AQA too I'm not sure what board the person above is on, but I wouldn't say there's huge amounts of biology in AQA Psychology, some definitely but there's also a lot of social etc
    There also aren't really many debates imo you just learn the different explanations for behaviours and stuff
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    Hey I take psychology with pe and they are actually a really good mix together. Some things do actually cross over so they combine really well. I take AQA and personally i find attachment and memory quite boring compared to social influence but on the whole I find it really interesting. Bio is also a good mix with PE and will help a lot! Need any more help with ether PE/Psychology drop me a message 😉


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