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Should I pick up biology or sociology
My other subjects include philosophy and psychology
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Should I pick up biology or sociology
My other subjects include philosophy and psychology
Wow don't you think it's all a little to similar
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should i pick up biology or sociology
my other subjects include philosophy and psychology
dont do the three "ologies"!! You might struggle to find a uni
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Should I pick up biology or sociology
My other subjects include philosophy and psychology
Are you planning to go to university? If so, what course?
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Both may be relevant if you're interested in Psychology - although there are some Psychology courses which require some scientific background, for which Biology would be preferable. If your interests are wholly on the social/behavioural side and you aren't considering e.g. Experiemental Psychology at Oxford or PBS at Cambridge, then Sociology is perfectly fine. For those courses, a science subject is a definite benefit in applying (however Oxford also has PPL, which given you're taking Philosophy at A-level may be more of interest - I'm not sure if they are as keen on a science background).
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Are you planning to go to university? If so, what course?
I would like to do something psychology related maybe even a nursing degree or something along the lines of that I know the requirements are Atleast one science subject which allows psychology for the unis I would like to go to (York and Leeds) but I'm wondering if my subject choices would be seen as soft without biology.
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dont do the three "ologies"!! You might struggle to find a uni
What if I want to study psychology as a degree wouldn't the ologies be ideal?
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I would like to do something psychology related maybe even a nursing degree or something along the lines of that I know the requirements are Atleast one science subject which allows psychology for the unis I would like to go to (York and Leeds) but I'm wondering if my subject choices would be seen as soft without biology.
The subjects you've chosen aren't "soft". Don't get too hung over this whole hard vs. soft thing.

Just make sure you meet the specific subject requirements for nursing, and you should be fine.
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Both may be relevant if you're interested in Psychology - although there are some Psychology courses which require some scientific background, for which Biology would be preferable. If your interests are wholly on the social/behavioural side and you aren't considering e.g. Experiemental Psychology at Oxford or PBS at Cambridge, then Sociology is perfectly fine. For those courses, a science subject is a definite benefit in applying (however Oxford also has PPL, which given you're taking Philosophy at A-level may be more of interest - I'm not sure if they are as keen on a science background).
As much as I would like to do the above I'm worried that my options won't be as open to be able to change my options if I would like
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As much as I would like to do the above I'm worried that my options won't be as open to be able to change my options if I would like
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I didn't indicate any specific action to be taken that you hadn't expressed a consideration of?
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The subjects you've chosen aren't "soft". Don't get too hung over this whole hard vs. soft thing.

Just make sure you meet the specific subject requirements for nursing, and you should be fine.
So would unis not care about them as much as I have been worrying about them? Literally have changed my options several times because people keep telling me they're too soft or won't go together
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So would unis not care about them as much as I have been worrying about them? Literally have changed my options several times because people keep telling me they're too soft or won't go together
They're not soft at all. In regards to "won't go together", I studied Biology at A-Level alongside Computer Science and Maths. Biology doesn't exactly fit right, but I still got into university for a CS degree.
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Only do biology if you're certain you enjoy it and will have the motivation for it. I'm going into A2, it was by far my most heavily weighted subject, so much content, especially with the new alevels. However,I loved every minute of it and would recommend it, it's just not worth it if you're not fully in it, as it's so hard.
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Only do biology if you're certain you enjoy it and will have the motivation for it. I'm going into A2, it was by far my most heavily weighted subject, so much content, especially with the new alevels. However,I loved every minute of it and would recommend it, it's just not worth it if you're not fully in it, as it's so hard.
I love biology but the units our school will be doing are my least favourite so that's why I'm not sure it was one of my highest grades out of my other GCSEs that I received too
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They're not soft at all. In regards to "won't go together", I studied Biology at A-Level alongside Computer Science and Maths. Biology doesn't exactly fit right, but I still got into university for a CS degree.
Thanks for the advice& CS seems so interesting
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I love biology but the units our school will be doing are my least favourite so that's why I'm not sure it was one of my highest grades out of my other GCSEs that I received too
What units will you be doing? If you love it and good and it then do it!
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What units will you be doing? If you love it and good and it then do it!
During my GCSEs I really enjoyed looking at animal behaviour but the a level contains a lot of plant cell and energy transfer stuff and that always put me off otherwise I feel like biology is really interesting as you learn about things that are relevant to life
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During my GCSEs I really enjoyed looking at animal behaviour but the a level contains a lot of plant cell and energy transfer stuff and that always put me off otherwise I feel like biology is really interesting as you learn about things that are relevant to life
Yeah I understand, if you don't mind me asking, what exam board will you be doing? I did OCR Biology A I've finished AS and going on to A2 now
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Yeah I understand, if you don't mind me asking, what exam board will you be doing? I did OCR Biology A I've finished AS and going on to A2 now
Aqa I think
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Aqa I think
Do it, I think you'll enjoy it!
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