a-level psychology, sociology or geography?

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hiya,

so, i'm currently in yr 11, and i am going to choosing my a-levels soon, but i'm stuck: i don't know whether to choose psychology, sociology or geography. i already know that i want to do chem and bio (i aspire to do medicine at university) , but i just don't know what to choose as my third.
i am doing sociology at gcse, and i really enjoy it, but i don't know if it will be like that at a-level.
i'm also doing gcse geography, and i enjoy it at times, but i went to my sixth form open evening yesterday, and my geography teacher was explaining the topics in a-level geography, and i sounds so interesting- i had never considered it before, but now i am.
i want to be a psychiatrist in the future, and i know you don't need psychology at a-level for that, but it really interests me, and always has. however, i've read a lot of articles saying that psychology is very maths-y and science-y (i don't particularly enjoy maths), so i'm not sure. does anyone do a-level psychology? if so, how involved is maths? also, what are the exams like?

if anyone does do sociology, geography or psychology, i would really appreciate if you left your opinion on the subject.

thank you so, so much for any replies xxx
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I'm in year 13 doing biology, chemistry and psychology and I love psychology!

It is a very big subject with a lot of content (more than biology) to memories however it is really interesting and I'm glad my college convinced me to take it! There is some maths in it however don't worry. There's is way more maths in chemistry (I hate maths too btw) and the extent of it in psychology is:
>Mean, median, mode
>Standard Deviation
>Stats tests (hardest part but not too bad)
>Graphs
As for how the exam works it will probably depend on the exam board. I'm doing edexcel and at AS there are two papers, one focusing on Social and Cognitive psych and the other on Biological and Learning psych with a mix of short and long answer questions. At A2 there are 3 papers, one on AS content, one on A2 content and the third on certain parts across both years, research methods and issues and debates. Again they're a mix of short and long answer questions with much longer essays involved.

Hope I've helped and any more questions about anything just ask!
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(Original post by yeahthatonethere)
I'm in year 13 doing biology, chemistry and psychology and I love psychology!

It is a very big subject with a lot of content (more than biology) to memories however it is really interesting and I'm glad my college convinced me to take it! There is some maths in it however don't worry. There's is way more maths in chemistry (I hate maths too btw) and the extent of it in psychology is:
>Mean, median, mode
>Standard Deviation
>Stats tests (hardest part but not too bad)
>Graphs
As for how the exam works it will probably depend on the exam board. I'm doing edexcel and at AS there are two papers, one focusing on Social and Cognitive psych and the other on Biological and Learning psych with a mix of short and long answer questions. At A2 there are 3 papers, one on AS content, one on A2 content and the third on certain parts across both years, research methods and issues and debates. Again they're a mix of short and long answer questions with much longer essays involved.

Hope I've helped and any more questions about anything just ask!
wow- this has really put my mind at rest; thank you so much! i'm thinking of chem and bio, too! psychology sounds really interesting, and the research methods is something we also do in gcse sociology, and my teacher said that they are quite similar in that sense. definitely considering it- thank you so much! xx
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