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    I've chosen the A-levels English Literature, Spanish and Psychology with the hopes of doing Law at University. But I'm not sure if Psychology would be considered a 'traditional' subject/may limit my chances if I was to apply to Oxbridge or another Russell group university?
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    I would do History, but I don't find it very enjoyable - especially with the content in A-level History. Do you know of any other subjects which would help with Law?
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    Psychology is a fantastic subject. I have no idea why people view it as 'soft'. Probably because it is not a 'traditional subject'. It is incredibly academically vigorous and would not disadvantage you at all in an application to any university. Personally Psychology is the toughest A Level that I am taking, but I do it because it love it. Make sure you choose subjects for the right reasons. Its important that you have a passion for Psychology because unlike the Sciences or other humanities you simply will not scrape a 'pass' by just doing class work and homework.
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    Psychology is a fantastic subject. I have no idea why people view it as 'soft'. Probably because it is not a 'traditional subject'. It is incredibly academically vigorous and would not disadvantage you at all in an application to any university. Personally Psychology is the toughest A Level that I am taking, but I do it because it love it. Make sure you choose subjects for the right reasons. Its important that you have a passion for Psychology because unlike the Sciences or other humanities you simply will not scrape a 'pass' by just doing class work and homework.
    I completely agree. I don't think it should be labelled as a soft subject. It is very hard, but I do have an interest in it. I guess it does help quite a bit for what I want to do in the future, which is Law. I think some universities view Psychology as a science A-level?
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    i think psych is increasingly regarded as a science now. possibly fitting it in the "traditional" category? either way, it's a great subject, albeit extremely difficult.

    I think it's just worth taking things you're interested in taking, as long as you check out the course requirements at the places you're planning to go (such as, one may require a science that they don't consider psych to be under). In the end, it's just a matter of linking your subjects to the thing you wanna take at uni/where ever since that applicability and the gained skills' relevancy is something they're looking for
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    For what it's worth i'm doing 3 non-facilitating subjects (psychology, sociology and philosophy) and so far I've had offers from 4 russell group Unis for psychology, so if psychology is what interests you most then go for it; it's easier to revise for a subject you are actually interested in!
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    Yes. Psychology is accepted as a subject by Oxbridge and london universities, for law. It may be an issue for hard sciences but they are more than happy to accept it for law (or jurisprudence in oxford's case)
 
 
 
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