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So I’ve recently been accepted in A-Level German and Spanish on the condition that I only do one other subject to allow for time to catch up in German and Spanish leaving me with the dicision of picking between my original comibination.

I’ve already decided against Sociology but I’m having a hard time narrowing it down between English Literature and Psychology.

I’m leaning more towards Psychology but I think English Lit would go better with Spanish and German.

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I think that English Lit would go better. But if you like Psychology more and know that you’ll like what the course content will cover then you should go with what you like best
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What do you want to do afterwards?
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English Lit would work well as you study a book and film in German and Spanish and write essays about themes and characters in the exam. Naturally it's quite a strong combination too.
English language would work well as you study the basics of grammar and language change, tying in with foreign languages.
Psychology is a very interesting subject and a good break from subjects that require a lot of vocab and quotes knowledge. That said, you learn a LOT of theories and core studies.

I study the combined English Language and Literature, Psychology and Spanish so I know what's involved aha.

Either way anything is fine with Spanish and German, but good luck as one language is hard enough 😂
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All the subjects you have mentioned are very content heavy, but I think Spanish German and English Lit makes a better subject combination overall; have you considered History?
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I think that English Lit would go better. But if you like Psychology more and know that you’ll like what the course content will cover then you should go with what you like best
I’ve never studied Psychology before, but I know I love English Literature.
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What do you want to do afterwards?
In an ideal world I’d like to study German and Spanish at Uni, I love languages and it was only due to things out of my control that I didn’t get to do them at GCSE.
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English Lit would work well as you study a book and film in German and Spanish and write essays about themes and characters in the exam. Naturally it's quite a strong combination too.
English language would work well as you study the basics of grammar and language change, tying in with foreign languages.
Psychology is a very interesting subject and a good break from subjects that require a lot of vocab and quotes knowledge. That said, you learn a LOT of theories and core studies.

I study the combined English Language and Literature, Psychology and Spanish so I know what's involved aha.

Either way anything is fine with Spanish and German, but good luck as one language is hard enough 😂
I absolutely love languages, they were always my best subjects and it was due to things outside of my control that I didn’t get to study them at GCSE.

Which requires more work generally: English Lit or Psychology? My main focus will be Spanish and German so I don’t want my third to something that will end up taking up the majority of my time.
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(Original post by sjk.xx)
I absolutely love languages, they were always my best subjects and it was due to things outside of my control that I didn’t get to study them at GCSE.

Which requires more work generally: English Lit or Psychology? My main focus will be Spanish and German so I don’t want my third to something that will end up taking up the majority of my time.
Hellooo
So I study the combined Lang and Lit, but for people doing straight English Literature in my school I know they have to do:
- comparison of two novels based on a theme or character
- study of a drama text
- study of a Shakespeare text
- study of poetry by specialist author and an anthology of modern poetry

It looks a lot but they say they're managing. My course involves studying two novels, one poetry anthology, one drama text and a big language anthology aha

For psychology at my school:
- the social area (4 core studies)
- the developmental area (4 core studies)
- the biological area (4 core studies)
- the individual differences area (4 core studies)
- correlation, research methods, statistics
- mental health
- options between criminal psychology, child psychology, environmental psychology, or sport psychology
(Looks a lot but it's manageable)
Workload wise I would say they aren't that different but psychology is definitely easier than English Literature.


Just go let you know I sit next to someone who does Spanish German and English combined
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Which is the one that interests you and you would get the best grade in?

Unless that is P or you intend a career in P, then all things being equal I would take EL.
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All the subjects you have mentioned are very content heavy, but I think Spanish German and English Lit makes a better subject combination overall; have you considered History?
I have no GCSE in History, and I think I’d be better suited to English Lit in comparison. Why do you mention history?
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Which is the one that interests you and you would get the best grade in?

Unless that is P or you intend a career in P, then all things being equal I would take EL.
I’d probably do better in English Lit, in the past I’ve had a history of being able to fudge it in extreme circumstances and come out with pretty good grades.
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100% English Literature, Eve Bennett on YouTube done these exact 3 A Levels so I would look on her channel for some advice
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Hellooo
So I study the combined Lang and Lit, but for people doing straight English Literature in my school I know they have to do:
- comparison of two novels based on a theme or character
- study of a drama text
- study of a Shakespeare text
- study of poetry by specialist author and an anthology of modern poetry

It looks a lot but they say they're managing. My course involves studying two novels, one poetry anthology, one drama text and a big language anthology aha

For psychology at my school:
- the social area (4 core studies)
- the developmental area (4 core studies)
- the biological area (4 core studies)
- the individual differences area (4 core studies)
- correlation, research methods, statistics
- mental health
- options between criminal psychology, child psychology, environmental psychology, or sport psychology
(Looks a lot but it's manageable)
Workload wise I would say they aren't that different but psychology is definitely easier than English Literature.


Just go let you know I sit next to someone who does Spanish German and English combined
I’m just worried because I don’t want to take a third subjects that’ll end up requiring more time that I’d rather spend on Spanish and German.
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100% English Literature, Eve Bennett on YouTube done these exact 3 A Levels so I would look on her channel for some advice
Oh yeah I’ve heard of her, isn’t she some like mega genius? Because I’m definitely not 😂.

I’m definitely look at her videos then, it might help some.
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I’d probably do better in English Lit, in the past I’ve had a history of being able to fudge it in extreme circumstances and come out with pretty good grades.
Grades then. EL it is.

Respected facilitating subject which enhances your language skills and supports the other two.

Either EL or EL and Lang combined.
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(Original post by sjk.xx)
I’ve never studied Psychology before, but I know I love English Literature.
Then I would stick with EL if you’ve not researched the Psych course
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Grades then. EL it is.

Respected facilitating subject which enhances your language skills and supports the other two.

Either EL or EL and Lang combined.
For me it’s just EL, I’m just worried that if I choose EL my options will be very narrow if I change my mind.
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Then I would stick with EL if you’ve not researched the Psych course
Oh I’ve researched it, I’ve researched it a lot, and I do worry about how factually orientated it is, as I tend to do much better with opinion and chatty based subjects.
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(Original post by sjk.xx)
For me it’s just EL, I’m just worried that if I choose EL my options will be very narrow if I change my mind.
How does it expand by taking P?

You are already committed to languages.


Have a play about with this.

Which course?

https://my.sacu-student.com/sacustud...p=SACU_BROWSE0

https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer
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