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I want to pick 2 of these a levels to go with art and geography but I don't know much about them...if anyone's taken them/is taking them and can tell me a bit about what they're like and what they're useful for (uni/job wise) that'd be great
I'm considering 2 from:
-Religious studies
-Economics
-Geology
-Psychology
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I’m doing rs at the minute and I would really recommend it . The exams consist of 2 essays on particular topics but the content is really interesting and even though one half of it is almost history it’s really relevant as it’s all tied back to the message nowadays.
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I’m doing rs at the minute and I would really recommend it . The exams consist of 2 essays on particular topics but the content is really interesting and even though one half of it is almost history it’s really relevant as it’s all tied back to the message nowadays.
Thanks I'll consider it then because I wanted to pick at least 1 from RS and economics because apparently they're considered more "academic" than the other 2. I might do both
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I did a Religious Studies AS Level and I'm doing psychology A Level and I'd honestly recommend both!

Psychology has a lot more content and encompasses science and essay subjects into one! What you learn depends on you exam board but on my exam board (Edexcel) in the first year we do obedience, prejudice, aggression, drug addiction, memory, eating disorders and phobia just to name a few! It's a lot to learn but it's very interesting.

Religious Studies is more heavily essay based and on AQA it involves philosophy, ethics and and religion (we did Buddhism which is uncommon to cover but was awesome). I personally love the ethics section but it's also a lot of revision just not as much.

I will happily answer any specific questions you have on either of these subjects if you want!
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I did a Religious Studies AS Level and I'm doing psychology A Level and I'd honestly recommend both!

Psychology has a lot more content and encompasses science and essay subjects into one! What you learn depends on you exam board but on my exam board (Edexcel) in the first year we do obedience, prejudice, aggression, drug addiction, memory, eating disorders and phobia just to name a few! It's a lot to learn but it's very interesting.

Religious Studies is more heavily essay based and on AQA it involves philosophy, ethics and and religion (we did Buddhism which is uncommon to cover but was awesome). I personally love the ethics section but it's also a lot of revision just not as much.

I will happily answer any specific questions you have on either of these subjects if you want!
Thanks question, how complex/difficult is the science aspect of psychology? Because I typically get B's in my sciences so I'm not sure if taking a scientific subject is a great idea. The entry requirements for psychology at the sixth form I'm going to is C's in english and maths + B's in all 3 sciences so I'd only just be fitting the criteria for science
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Thanks question, how complex/difficult is the science aspect of psychology? Because I typically get B's in my sciences so I'm not sure if taking a scientific subject is a great idea. The entry requirements for psychology at the sixth form I'm going to is C's in english and maths + B's in all 3 sciences so I'd only just be fitting the criteria for science
Well I am a science student so I'll try to be as unbiased as I can!

Like I said content will depend on your exam board and on mine the most science-related bits are how synapses work and how drugs can affect them and basically memorising definitions and what bits of the brain do. It's not really anything too complex and honestly I think asking for B's in all science is a bit much!

There is some maths in it but the most complex it gets is learning how to do some stats tests which can be hard to wrap your head around but they should give you the equations its they ask you to do them.

You'd honestly be completely fine doing psychology with B's (which are great btw) in science.
Hope I've helped and anymore questions just ask!
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(Original post by rosewillow)
I want to pick 2 of these a levels to go with art and geography but I don't know much about them...if anyone's taken them/is taking them and can tell me a bit about what they're like and what they're useful for (uni/job wise) that'd be great
I'm considering 2 from:
-Religious studies
-Economics
-Geology
-Psychology
I currently take A level psychology and I love it!
It does have scientific aspects (but not loads...so I wouldn't worry), I only got a C in core science and a B in additional, and I cope pretty well! There are statistics you need to remember, but the course is really interesting.
There is maths involved, but not a lot.
Psychology is actually useful for a wide range of jobs...
Directly related would be; (I mean that's providing you did psychology at degree level)
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher

Other jobs;
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Detective
  • Human resources officer
  • Life coach
  • Market researcher
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Well I am a science student so I'll try to be as unbiased as I can!

Like I said content will depend on your exam board and on mine the most science-related bits are how synapses work and how drugs can affect them and basically memorising definitions and what bits of the brain do. It's not really anything too complex and honestly I think asking for B's in all science is a bit much!

There is some maths in it but the most complex it gets is learning how to do some stats tests which can be hard to wrap your head around but they should give you the equations its they ask you to do them.

You'd honestly be completely fine doing psychology with B's (which are great btw) in science.
Hope I've helped and anymore questions just ask!
Thank youuuu!
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I currently take A level psychology and I love it!
It does have scientific aspects (but not loads...so I wouldn't worry), I only got a C in core science and a B in additional, and I cope pretty well! There are statistics you need to remember, but the course is really interesting.
There is maths involved, but not a lot.
Psychology is actually useful for a wide range of jobs...
Directly related would be; (I mean that's providing you did psychology at degree level)
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher

Other jobs;
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Detective
  • Human resources officer
  • Life coach
  • Market researcher
Ok thanks, that doesn't sound too bad! I've considered marketing/media and psychology degrees in the past so I'll likely take psychology at a level in case it comes in handy
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Thanks I'll consider it then because I wanted to pick at least 1 from RS and economics because apparently they're considered more "academic" than the other 2. I might do both
Yeah RS is thought of highly by unis as it’s academic and really develops critical thinking skills
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Yeah RS is thought of highly by unis as it’s academic and really develops critical thinking skills
I thought it might be but I wasnt sure because for some reason it's never on lists of academic subjects to take. I just assumed it was academic based off of the fact it requires a good writing and thinking skills
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I thought it might be but I wasnt sure because for some reason it's never on lists of academic subjects to take. I just assumed it was academic based off of the fact it requires a good writing and thinking skills
Yeah all unis accept it as a strong subject so I’d say it’s a good choice and the content isn’t hard to understand
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Yeah all unis accept it as a strong subject so I’d say it’s a good choice and the content isn’t hard to understand
Ok good
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