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    Does anyone recommend doing both Psychology and Sociology?
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    They are both essay-based so if you're good at writing then its fine. I know a lot of people who want to do both so consider it, but look at other options too.
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    (Original post by codyann02)
    Does anyone recommend doing both Psychology and Sociology?
    Depends what course you wish to do. Bit samey for me.
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    They are both essay-based so if you're good at writing then its fine. I know a lot of people who want to do both so consider it, but look at other options too.
    Okay, thankyou! Do you know if they involve any other subjects?
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    Some people like it due to the overlap - less information to learn and retain and you get to hear it twice (surely that counts as revision?!)
    Others like more variety in their subjects and aren’t a fan of essays
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    (Original post by codyann02)
    Okay, thankyou! Do you know if they involve any other subjects?
    I've heard that psychology has a bit of math in it.
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I've heard that psychology has a bit of math in it.
    I did a psychology AS level 3-4yrs ago and there wasn’t any maths really. Yes there was a lot of remembering numbers (e.g. number of participants in studies, year of studies).
    I’m aware that the syllabus changed a couple of years later so it’s possible there is now more maths
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    Is it a good course to take ?
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    I want to take psychology, sociology and maybe law not decided on the third yet
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    I’ve also heard psychology involves more to do with biology and the brain but not to sure I’m doing sociology as gcse
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    I do both and personally I absolutely love sociology, but I can’t stand psychology. I’d definitely recommend sociology but not psychology but it’s your choice at the end of the day
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    Why don’t you like psychology may I ask?
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    (Original post by codyann02)
    Why don’t you like psychology may I ask?
    I don’t like it because I find it so dull. It’s just not my thing. Although I’m good at essays, I hate maths and science and psychology is a bit too close to science for me. Plus I hate both my teachers which never helps
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    i take both in year 12 and i love it, i find they really compliment each other and sometimes something you’ve learnt in one helps boost your grade in another. you do have to be willing to learn/remember a lot and write a lot of essays though. honestly the maths in psychology isn’t particularly hard, and you get a calculator in your exams anyway, although so far i haven’t seen a single maths-based exam question
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    (Original post by Garrix we)
    I don’t like it because I find it so dull. It’s just not my thing. Although I’m good at essays, I hate maths and science and psychology is a bit too close to science for me. Plus I hate both my teachers which never helps
    I found psychology really interesting and wanted to take it to A2 level but I struggled too much with the essay writing.

    I think it’s personal choice whether you’ll enjoy it or not - the same as anything really!
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    (Original post by NMauger96)
    I found psychology really interesting and wanted to take it to A2 level but I struggled too much with the essay writing.

    I think it’s personal choice whether you’ll enjoy it or not - the same as anything really!
    To be honest, I might have liked it more if I had teachers who were even slightly enthusiastic about the subject. I just hate all psychology with a passion now unfortunately haha
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    (Original post by Garrix we)
    To be honest, I might have liked it more if I had teachers who were even slightly enthusiastic about the subject. I just hate all psychology with a passion now unfortunately haha
    That’s such a shame. It’s surprising how much of a teacher’s attitude can impact our ability to learn and be interested. I had really great teachers for psychology and they were more than happy to help with advice and marking exam answers when I resat an exam the year after to improve my grade even though I no longer took the subject.
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I've heard that psychology has a bit of math in it.
    Current psychology A-level student. Psychology math is so easy it's not worth stressing about. You have to know what mean, mode, median and frequency means. That's literally it, it's less than GCSE
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    (Original post by NMauger96)
    That’s such a shame. It’s surprising how much of a teacher’s attitude can impact our ability to learn and be interested. I had really great teachers for psychology and they were more than happy to help with advice and marking exam answers when I resat an exam the year after to improve my grade even though I no longer took the subject.
    Yeah I totally agree with you!
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