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    hiya basically i'm in year 11 and i've gotta start considering my a level options. i definitely want to do sociology and i'm considering english lit- but i'm unsure for my third one. i'm considering maths; but would that be manageable with english lit?

    idk what i want to do at uni- maybe a mental health nursing degree or sociology degree.
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    hiya basically i'm in year 11 and i've gotta start considering my a level options. i definitely want to do sociology and i'm considering english lit- but i'm unsure for my third one. i'm considering maths; but would that be manageable with english lit?

    idk what i want to do at uni- maybe a mental health nursing degree or sociology degree.
    If you're good at maths (so expecting to get a 7, 8 or 9 at GCSE), A level maths shouldn't be too difficult to handle alongside maths. Have you thought about maybe studying psychology or biology? Psychology will complement sociology and biology may be useful for nursing, although I've heard that it's very difficult. What other subjects have you enjoyed at GCSE? If you want to keep some more doors open, another facilitating subject may be useful (history, geography, a language, a science or maths) but you shouldn't take one just for the sake of it. The most important thing is to take subjects that you enjoy and want to study intensively for two years.
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    nursing sometimes asks for a science or social science - look at entry requirements. biology and psychology would be good for nursing
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    hiya basically i'm in year 11 and i've gotta start considering my a level options. i definitely want to do sociology and i'm considering english lit- but i'm unsure for my third one. i'm considering maths; but would that be manageable with english lit?

    idk what i want to do at uni- maybe a mental health nursing degree or sociology degree.

    I didn't think at all about my a levels and just chose whatever came to me, which ended up with my changing to psychology 4 months into a levels!! so it's really good you're thinking through your options now. look at all the courses available at the sixth form you're going to and think about how the courses are set out, for example some of my friends take sociology, english lit and history and they are constantly writing essays! if essay writing is a strong point of yours, then that's ok but i think maths would add something different to your a levels as it's not essay based. i also think if you are good at maths and know you'll put the work in to get a good grade, you'll be fine! but also, don't limit yourself. look at courses, even if you think you won't like them, just read the content and ask yourself if you'd be happy studying that for 2 years. a levels are difficult so it's super important you like the course!! if you want to do mental health nursing have you looked at psychology? it's a really good subject and would link in with that degree
    but don't limit yourself at all, i have so many regrets about my a levels, for example i wanted to take government and politics but i didn't because i was worried i didn't have enough political knowledge and would look stupid in class. looking back on that, it's ridiculous because the whole point of taking an a level is to learn!
 
 
 
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