After a recent comment in a the Sun, I'd just like to say that Psychology is not an "easier option", in fact, I find it more difficult that Business Studies and Computing. There's much more facts, figures, dates, names and so forth you must learn (and then apply them) - if people think it's a dossers A/AS Level they should try it for themselves.
Surely difficulty is subjective, and everyone has a different opinion on its difficulty. I think I would find it a lot harder than maths or physics, because im rubbish at remembering facts, and rubbish at essays. What was the reason the Sun called it easy? maybe it has a really high pass rate implying that the majority of people find it not to hard
The easy-ness of a subject really depends on the type of person who's doing it right. I do well at maths and physics becuase they are much more calculation based but would find somthing like english or a forign language a nightmare.
Phycology does sound an interesting subject though - I think most people would prefer to study phycology, business studies or law just becuase they are more interesting than the normal maths/science/english.
That's my opinion, but on the subject of phycology - it sounds really hard - most people are likely to already know some maths english and science from pre-gcse but no-one knows phycology.
Er...who cares what 'The Sun' says? How can they make assessments about what is an 'easy' A' level? The vocabulary used by that paper is that of an average nine year old. This was not intended to be a snobby post, but people work hard to gain good A' level grades and to have a crappy rag suggest that a subject you enjoy is inferior is a bit much.
What board did you lot do? Im planning on doing OCR in a year...(just done my A Levels)...as a back up to some resits Im doing. It seems really interesting and if anyone has done the OCR course please get in touch...
psychology is most definately not easy. I did it along with my biology and chemistry a-levels in 2002 and come exam time - revision was hell. To give u an idea, based on the aqa syallabus, I worked out i had to memorise about 40 short essays for my exams and they only test u on about 10 - but becuz u dont which ones - u have to make sure u memorise all 40. Think about that - 40...
my results speak for them selves.
A in maths
C in psychology
and i did twice if not 3 times more work for psychology!
love Katy ***
I only did psychology up to As level, to be brutally honest it was incredibly easy compared to the likes of physics, maths or even computing. Fine, there are a fair few facts to remember but thats it. There are no taxing questions or difficult concepts, there is no real application of knowledge as the questions are so leading its unbelieveable. Its just one big memory test.
I found it incredible that the research covered passed as science, most studies were scientifically unsound in the most outrageous ways, its hard to believe this is considered a science! Worst of all, we were told to answer all questions 'objectively'. Which basically meant we couldn't give our own opinion! Just regourgate all that you've read and it will be fine.
A friend of mine did a science AVCE, and took psych AS in his first year as a "filler". He too found it very simple, and quite pathetic compared to his main area of study. In fact we spent some time ripping the easy A-level students, cos there definately are large gaps in difficulty between certain subjects.