Turn on thread page Beta

Which 3 subjects are the best combo? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    So my combinations are:

    -English Lit, Spanish and Sociology.
    -Spanish, Psychology and Biology
    -Law, Criminology, Sociology

    No clue what I want to do when I’m older, but which is the best combination?
    Currently for GCSEs I’m taking English Lit/Lang, Maths, Combined Science, Sociology, Media and Childcare
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Best for what...?

    The two most notable combinations would be the first and second - the first allowing you the option of studying English and/or Spanish at uni. The second may be adequate for a few bioscience courses, and a few Psychology courses prefer students to have some scientific background (although most have no preference). It's worth highlighting that if you aren't good in the sciences it's not worth taking one at A-level just for the sake of having a scientific subject - they are all a great deal of work, with Biology having a great deal of subject content to learn in particular.

    I would be wary of subject content overlap in the last combination as this is something universities tend to dislike.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Bio, chem, maths

    You dare take that challenge?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Best for what...?

    The two most notable combinations would be the first and second - the first allowing you the option of studying English and/or Spanish at uni. The second may be adequate for a few bioscience courses, and a few Psychology courses prefer students to have some scientific background (although most have no preference). It's worth highlighting that if you aren't good in the sciences it's not worth taking one at A-level just for the sake of having a scientific subject - they are all a great deal of work, with Biology having a great deal of subject content to learn in particular.

    I would be wary of subject content overlap in the last combination as this is something universities tend to dislike.
    So if I chose Spanish psychology and biology would this be okay?? And I got a 6 in the moc which was the second highest in my class
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by james ionicbond)
    Bio, chem, maths

    You dare take that challenge?
    no way!! Have the worst maths teacher literally scraped a 4 (1 mark into the grade boundary) and I dislike chemistry!
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Maths
    or
    Maths, Further Maths, Physics
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Beth286)
    So if I chose Spanish psychology and biology would this be okay?? And I got a 6 in the moc which was the second highest in my class
    Certainly, although if you wanted to keep the possibility of English open, you may want to consider swapping Psychology for English Lit. No Psychology degrees I know of require the subject at A-level, and English Lit develops the same transferable skills as Psychology at A-level (while Psychology would also entail some statistical skills, these are also developed equally in Biology, so you've covered yourself there as well).

    If you aren't that interested in English Lit, but are considering Psychology, it's a reasonable choice to make though. If you aren't so sure, then to maximise your options it may be worth considering English at least.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by aceplayyt)
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Maths
    or
    Maths, Further Maths, Physics
    Sorry to offend you but they are my least favourite subjects
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Beth286)
    So my combinations are:

    -English Lit, Spanish and Sociology.
    -Spanish, Psychology and Biology
    -Law, Criminology, Sociology

    No clue what I want to do when I’m older, but which is the best combination?
    Currently for GCSEs I’m taking English Lit/Lang, Maths, Combined Science, Sociology, Media and Childcare

    Do they have to be in those combinations?
    Out of your subjects I'd say Spanish, Biology, English Lit/Law.

    Chemistry can open a lot of doors as well so could be one to consider.

    Certain subjects are required for certain degrees but for degrees like Psychology, Law, Sociology and Criminology, they don't require the A level in that subject plus some colleges don't even offer them.

    Which are your three favourite subjects?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Certainly, although if you wanted to keep the possibility of English open, you may want to consider swapping Psychology for English Lit. No Psychology degrees I know of require the subject at A-level, and English Lit develops the same transferable skills as Psychology at A-level (while Psychology would also entail some statistical skills, these are also developed equally in Biology, so you've covered yourself there as well).

    If you aren't that interested in English Lit, but are considering Psychology, it's a reasonable choice to make though. If you aren't so sure, then to maximise your options it may be worth considering English at least.
    My brother currently does English Lit and says he doesn’t have time for any of his other subjects as he is constantly reading for it or doing work, extra research etc, so it’s kind of put me off it. I have no future desire to do anything with English however I guess results day will lead me in which subjects to take
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Don't you think it'll be hard doing Spanish A-Level without GCSE?
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Beth286)
    Sorry to offend you but they are my least favourite subjects
    aha you can basically do any degree with those combos.

    But i'm guessing you want to do more of the Humanities subjects instead
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by blawan)
    Do they have to be in those combinations?
    Out of your subjects I'd say Spanish, Biology, English Lit/Law.

    Chemistry can open a lot of doors as well so could be one to consider.

    Certain subjects are required for certain degrees but for degrees like Psychology, Law, Sociology and Criminology, they don't require the A level in that subject plus some colleges don't even offer them.

    Which are your three favourite subjects?
    The only subject I know I definitely want to do is psychology, not for degree purposes but just because I think I will enjoy it. Then have my two fascilitating subjects Spanish and Biology as these are my two favourite from the hard subjects.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mundosinfin)
    Don't you think it'll be hard doing Spanish A-Level without GCSE?
    I do it at gcse sorry I forgot to mention that one haha that’s so bad
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by aceplayyt)
    aha you can basically do any degree with those combos.

    But i'm guessing you want to do more of the Humanities subjects instead
    Either humanity or science but the only science/ social science I want to take are psychology and Biology.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Beth286)
    My brother currently does English Lit and says he doesn’t have time for any of his other subjects as he is constantly reading for it or doing work, extra research etc, so it’s kind of put me off it. I have no future desire to do anything with English however I guess results day will lead me in which subjects to take
    There is a great deal of reading in English Lit, although there is equally a fair bit of reading beyond lessons for Psychology (probably a bit less overall though).

    If you don't want to continue with English and are interested in the social sciences (which I assume based on your proposed subjects), Psychology would be a good option and the suggested combination above would be a good choice
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Beth286)
    So my combinations are:

    -English Lit, Spanish and Sociology.
    -Spanish, Psychology and Biology
    -Law, Criminology, Sociology

    No clue what I want to do when I’m older, but which is the best combination?
    Currently for GCSEs I’m taking English Lit/Lang, Maths, Combined Science, Sociology, Media and Childcare
    Id pick the first option. Seeing as you arent sure what to do afterwards yet, it keeps your options open.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Id pick the first option. Seeing as you arent sure what to do afterwards yet, it keeps your options open.
    I think I’ve decided to go for Spanish Psychology and Biology. Surely this will keep my options open two are there are still two fascilitating subjects??
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Beth286)
    I think I’ve decided to go for Spanish Psychology and Biology. Surely this will keep my options open two are there are still two fascilitating subjects??
    Yeah, that does keep your options open. And those are decent subjects to pick.
    The reason i chose the first one was because they also keep your options open and are decent subjects.
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    History
    Art
    English Literature
 
 
 

University open days

  • Staffordshire University
    Everything except: Midwifery, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Undergraduate
    Sun, 21 Oct '18
  • University of Exeter
    Undergraduate Open Days - Exeter Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 24 Oct '18
  • University of Bradford
    Faculty of Health Studies Postgraduate
    Wed, 24 Oct '18
Poll
Who is most responsible for your success at university
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.