I'm stuck between taking philosophy and psychology as one of my a-level subjects. What is each course like? What are the enjoyable parts of each subject?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2017 14:49
- 08-10-2017 14:52
I did psychology and I loved it. The content was fun and interesting and the format was a nice break since I did science and maths a levels. Definitely do it. Try it out. The workload is a bit much but stay on top of it and essay plans are key to revision since this was how I got an A*
- 08-10-2017 15:13
I am in y13 and do a level psychology and a level RS (which contains philosophy and ethics in it) and want to do a joint honours in psychology and philosophy at uni. Psychology is SO interesting and, as mentioned above, there is a lot to learn but you'll be fine if you're prepared to put the effort in. I find all my lessons interesting and don't mind revising most content cos it all amazes me. I also love studying philosophy, and for my RS a level, exams are entirely essay based. I really like this as I enjoy writing essays and putting forward arguments, plus evaluating/criticising work.
Generally, id say psychology goes well with other science a levels and philosophy with essay based ones (English, history etc) Then again, doing 2 science subjects might be well complimented by another essay one and shows a range of skills. I studied English and maths alongside the two and really enjoyed the balance.
If I were you, I'd maybe just watch some psychology and philosophy crash course videos on YouTube and see which ones you love more? Both subjects are great in my opinion so whatever decision you'll make I'm sure you'll love 😁