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    For my A-levels, I want to take French and English lit. In the future I may want to be a teacher for languages, but I'm not quite sure. Would maths or psychology be better for me as a third subject?
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    (Original post by Meg687)
    For my A-levels, I want to take French and English lit. In the future I may want to be a teacher for languages, but I'm not quite sure. Would maths or psychology be better for me as a third subject?
    Which do you think you will enjoy and do best in?
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    Which do you think you will enjoy and do best in?
    As I didn't take psychology as a gcse the A-Level would be brand new, but the subject sounds so interesting and I'd love to know more about psychology! I do well in English so I hope they'd help each other.
    Perosnally I don't know how much I'd enjoy maths, but I think I'd do well in it, a lot of people who I've spoken to have said that maths would open a lot of doors for me. I don't know if I should try a new subject or not!
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    (Original post by Meg687)
    As I didn't take psychology as a gcse the A-Level would be brand new, but the subject sounds so interesting and I'd love to know more about psychology! I do well in English so I hope they'd help each other.
    Perosnally I don't know how much I'd enjoy maths, but I think I'd do well in it, a lot of people who I've spoken to have said that maths would open a lot of doors for me. I don't know if I should try a new subject or not!
    With French and English alongside it the only door maths A level would open would be the option to take an economics degree.

    For teaching psychology is likely to be a lot more help.

    How flexible is your sixth form - would they allow you to start off with 4 subjects for the first term to help you decide? If you explain that you’re uncertain which to pick and that you would want to decide long before sitting any exams they might be able to help.
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    (Original post by Meg687)
    As I didn't take psychology as a gcse the A-Level would be brand new, but the subject sounds so interesting and I'd love to know more about psychology! I do well in English so I hope they'd help each other.
    Perosnally I don't know how much I'd enjoy maths, but I think I'd do well in it, a lot of people who I've spoken to have said that maths would open a lot of doors for me. I don't know if I should try a new subject or not!
    Psychology is an enjoyable A Level, and I studied the A Level without having done it at GCSE and did fine, most who were in my A Level class if not all didn't do Psychology GCSE, and I went to a very large sixth form.

    If you think you'd enjoy Psych more, and you have an interest in it, then I personally think it's the better option.

    Maths post GCSE is only useful for a Maths/Computer Science/Economics at degree level. Otherwise it doesn't open any less doors, especially not for languages.
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    Psychology is an enjoyable A Level, and I studied the A Level without having done it at GCSE and did fine, most who were in my A Level class if not all didn't do Psychology GCSE, and I went to a very large sixth form.

    If you think you'd enjoy Psych more, and you have an interest in it, then I personally think it's the better option.

    Maths post GCSE is only useful for a Maths/Computer Science/Economics at degree level. Otherwise it doesn't open any less doors, especially not for languages.
    Okay thank you very much :-) I don't plan on taking either of the pathways that lead on from Maths, so I was leaning a bit more towards psychology. I think I might prefer psychology actually.
    Thanks again :-)
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    Psychology would probably be better- i dont know anyone that did psych at gcse and does psych for A levels
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    (Original post by PQ)
    With French and English alongside it the only door maths A level would open would be the option to take an economics degree.

    For teaching psychology is likely to be a lot more help.

    How flexible is your sixth form - would they allow you to start off with 4 subjects for the first term to help you decide? If you explain that you’re uncertain which to pick and that you would want to decide long before sitting any exams they might be able to help.
    Okay, I'm pretty sure I won't go into economics so thank you for letting me know.

    I've been talking to my teachers and most of them have told me that they think psychology would be great for teaching too.

    My sixth form are pretty adamant that we take 3 A-Levels because 4 would be extremely difficult for anyone to handle, but if I do as well as I'm predicted to do, they may allow me. Although I think I'd rather do 3 and do as well as a possibly can, rather than pushing myself too hard by doing 4.
    I'm having a meeting with our careers adviser soon so I will definitely ask what you have suggested - thank you so much.
 
 
 
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