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Hi, at the minute I'm still studying GCSE's and soon I will have to finalize my A-level choices. I know that I am choosing french and government and politics. However, I'm torn between Sociology and Religion. I did not study Sociology for GCSE but I am studying Religion and currently, I'm sitting on an A*. Sociology does seem very interesting, so what should I do?
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(Original post by StudentLucy1)
Hi, at the minute I'm still studying GCSE's and soon I will have to finalize my A-level choices. I know that I am choosing french and government and politics. However, I'm torn between Sociology and Religion. I did not study Sociology for GCSE but I am studying Religion and currently, I'm sitting on an A*. Sociology does seem very interesting, so what should I do?
Hi Lucy (I'm guessing),
I currently do A level Religious studies and Sociology. Your GCSE grade FUNDAMENTALLY DOES NOT MATTER. A level religious studies is about thinking really deeply and formulating heavy arguments with a substantial amount of evidence to back up your claims. Whereas A level sociology, on the other hand, is much more to do with credited memorising and name dropping - however, it requires lots of studying and containment of knowledge. In A level religious studies, if you say something like 'Kant asserts that natural theology is...xxx' and repeat with multiple philosophers, your highest grade would be a E. A level philosophy is wholly focussed on evaluation and you must take that into consideration when picking it, you will not be able to just cruise either though. Hope this helped!
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I'd say take Religion, I've heard GovPol and Sociology are quite similar. As the comment above said, there is a huge difference between GCSE RS and A Level RS though
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Hi Lucy (I'm guessing),
I currently do A level Religious studies and Sociology. Your GCSE grade FUNDAMENTALLY DOES NOT MATTER. A level religious studies is about thinking really deeply and formulating heavy arguments with a substantial amount of evidence to back up your claims. Whereas A level sociology, on the other hand, is much more to do with credited memorising and name dropping - however, it requires lots of studying and containment of knowledge. In A level religious studies, if you say something like 'Kant asserts that natural theology is...xxx' and repeat with multiple philosophers, your highest grade would be a E. A level philosophy is wholly focussed on evaluation and you must take that into consideration when picking it, you will not be able to just cruise either though. Hope this helped!
Thank you, it helped a lot!
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I'd say take Religion, I've heard GovPol and Sociology are quite similar. As the comment above said, there is a huge difference between GCSE RS and A Level RS though
Thank you!
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Religious is very hard at A level - trust me I know! The exam is 2 hours long and you have to do 8 short essays, you seriously have to be committed. I also do Sociology and I definitely suggest doing it, its so interesting and enjoyable. But ultimately you decide
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