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    Which of the two do you guys think will benefit me more?
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    I do psychology but not sociology although I have friends who do. From what i know, Psychology covers a wider range of topics, it has stuff like memory and attachment as well as biopsychology and psychopathology (OCD, phobias etc). One of my close friends does both, she personally enjoys psychology more because of the breadth of stuff covered. They are both essay-based subjects which is always useful.

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    (Original post by tblNick)
    Which of the two do you guys think will benefit me more?
    I did sociology and can highly recommend it. I loved it.
    I didnt so psychology so cant comment on that.
    What do you want to do at uni?
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    If you can, do both (which is what I wanted to do, but my year of sixth form was the only year not offered sociology (years prior and after were offered it)), as there is some crossover.

    If you have to choose, I'd pick Psychology, purely because it's a more sciency subject and, as a result, makes you looks better as a candidate. You could always go on to do sociology at uni; in psychology, studying the sciences behind behaviour may help you understand why the things covered in sociology happen, and so may be beneficial.

    I would take a look at the specifications and past papers for both, and whichever one you like the best and whichever seems the most interesting (yet also seems the least difficult), do. If you're taking STEM or science subjects at A-Level too, sociology may relieve you of a science overload, and you could look better as a candidate as you are seen as being able to diversify, although your science subjects may crossover with psychology, making it easier.
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    (Original post by Sycaphore)
    If you can, do both (which is what I wanted to do, but my year of sixth form was the only year not offered sociology (years prior and after were offered it)), as there is some crossover.

    If you have to choose, I'd pick Psychology, purely because it's a more sciency subject and, as a result, makes you looks better as a candidate. You could always go on to do sociology at uni; in psychology, studying the sciences behind behaviour may help you understand why the things covered in sociology happen, and so may be beneficial.

    I would take a look at the specifications and past papers for both, and whichever one you like the best and whichever seems the most interesting (yet also seems the least difficult), do. If you're taking STEM or science subjects at A-Level too, sociology may relieve you of a science overload, and you could look better as a candidate as you are seen as being able to diversify, although your science subjects may crossover with psychology, making it easier.
    Thanks for your reply indeed. Highly appreciated.
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    I did both, mainly enjoyed psychology - more in depth and science based, sociology for me was more difficult to get my head round because it was mainly theory and history which I had never done prior to it but I ended up getting B’s in both at a level so I guess I did okay ☺️
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    (Original post by Lily048)
    I did both, mainly enjoyed psychology - more in depth and science based, sociology for me was more difficult to get my head round because it was mainly theory and history which I had never done prior to it but I ended up getting B’s in both at a level so I guess I did okay ☺️
    Nice to hear from you. Thanks for your advice, and well done for your grades!
 
 
 

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