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    It’s been something I am interested in however I do not have anybody to talk to about this, my older sister is no help at all. The school’s career advisor is in twice a week and I don’t know if she will get across to speaking to me so here I am!
    I am really not too sure what to pick, the Sixth Form I am quite fond of going to doesn’t accommodate Psychology. But overall I am just curious as to what A-Levels I should take, I really am stuck and I’m in a position where I don’t have an adult to talk to about this! I understand after you need some sort of degree but my main question of course is the A-Levels required and maybe what degree is needed, again (I feel stupid for not knowing this) I am clueless!
    Thank you very much for your help!
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    have you considered moving to another sixth form that does psychology?
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    Psychology, biology and maths works pretty well. Also keeps your options open if you change your mind to another course
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    Top unis will want you to have a natural science A-Level (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), some unis include psychology A-Level in this list, some do not.
    Other than 1 science it would be useful to have maths as statistics and analysis plays a large part in Psychology. But really, you only need 1 science, you also need to be aiming for AAB-AAA for a good university
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    some child psychology degrees don't require any specific subjects but certain grades- biology would be good, and consider taking health and social.
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    psychology, sociology, biology and health & social care are relavent subjects
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    Phychology, biology and maths or phychology, chemistry and maths or chemistry, biology and maths
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    There are not many specific 'child psychology' courses out there, your best option is to do a base degree in Psychology and then specialise in developmental psychology. You could do an Applied Psychology Masters degree, this allows you to go straight into the work field when you come out of university, you could then specialise via a PhD or further Masters or lesser qualifications

    The best thing is to not specialise too early in your career
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    (Original post by Trinaxox)
    It’s been something I am interested in however I do not have anybody to talk to about this, my older sister is no help at all. The school’s career advisor is in twice a week and I don’t know if she will get across to speaking to me so here I am!
    I am really not too sure what to pick, the Sixth Form I am quite fond of going to doesn’t accommodate Psychology. But overall I am just curious as to what A-Levels I should take, I really am stuck and I’m in a position where I don’t have an adult to talk to about this! I understand after you need some sort of degree but my main question of course is the A-Levels required and maybe what degree is needed, again (I feel stupid for not knowing this) I am clueless!
    Thank you very much for your help!
    You might find this website helpful! Biology would be great, and for a degree in psychology you'll probably have to write essays so an essay subject like history, English, sociology or politics might be worth considering too.
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    My daughter got into the university of Nottingham and got offers from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Loughborough doing Psychology. Her subjects were Psychology, Art and PE with grades A*AA.

    She dropped Chemistry at AS as her grade was lower than the others. Having visited the University open days they were more concerned with grades than subject for the second and third subject. They just insisted on one science which A level psychology was considered one.

    There were some uni''s that wouldn't take Art and PE together but one 'softer' subject could be okay.

    She got a first class honours degree at Nottingham, a distinction in her Masters and is still there on a PhD.
 
 
 
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