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so I started this year at college but it wasn’t for me, so now I’m starting a levels instead.

i’m sure on sociology and philosophy but I don’t know about my third option??

just wondered what peoples experiences were like with politics or psychology, or would either of them actually fit in better with the other two??
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so I started this year at college but it wasn’t for me, so now I’m starting a levels instead.

i’m sure on sociology and philosophy but I don’t know about my third option??

just wondered what peoples experiences were like with politics or psychology, or would either of them actually fit in better with the other two??
They are all a bit samey.

1. That aside then you should always look at what you enjoy and what you can get good grades in. that helps you get into the better unis.

2. You then might look at what courses or careers you are interested in and what their entrance requirements are.

3. Check if theres a subject requirement.

4. If you pass both those tests then you are good to go.

By choosing the A levels you are then you are more or less defining which sort of degree you can an cant do.

Unless you wish to do either sociology of philosophy at degree level, then it wont make any difference.

Have a read of these articles and then a play with the tools to see what choices your combination might help with.

Which A levels?

http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/

https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-level-choices


Which course?

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

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

I forgot to add talk to teacher and student as well as download the specification for both and then compare what they cover and the exam format. see which one appeals more.
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What are you thinking of doing at uni?
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What are you thinking of doing at uni?
sociology!
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They are all a bit samey.

1. That aside then you should always look at what you enjoy and what you can get good grades in. that helps you get into the better unis.

2. You then might look at what courses or careers you are interested in and what their entrance requirements are.

3. Check if theres a subject requirement.

4. If you pass both those tests then you are good to go.

By choosing the A levels you are then you are more or less defining which sort of degree you can an cant do.

Unless you wish to do either sociology of philosophy at degree level, then it wont make any difference.

Have a read of these articles and then a play with the tools to see what choices your combination might help with.

Which A levels?

http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/

https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-level-choices


Which course?

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

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

I forgot to add talk to teacher and student as well as download the specification for both and then compare what they cover and the exam format. see which one appeals more.
thank you!! these helped a lot
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(Original post by charlqtte)
so I started this year at college but it wasn’t for me, so now I’m starting a levels instead.

i’m sure on sociology and philosophy but I don’t know about my third option??

just wondered what peoples experiences were like with politics or psychology, or would either of them actually fit in better with the other two??
I wouldn't bother about them being the same or different, just do what you think you may like. A variety of choices is good because it keeps your options open. I would choose politics over psychology because it is more interesting.
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sociology!
Pyschology fits quite well, but it wont matter. Go for the grade and be sure to check entrance requirements just to be safe.
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choose whichever one you feel like you'll enjoy more
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Like people have said find out what exam board your college does for the subjects and look at the subject content. Also, if they do AQA Psychology I can give you my opinion on the subject as I do AQA Psychology.
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Psychology 100%
I do both Psychology and Politics and I love Psychology. I also do Sociology.
Let me put it this way I didn’t want to go Uni until I did Psychology, now I want to be a teacher of Psychology.
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Like people have said find out what exam board your college does for the subjects and look at the subject content. Also, if they do AQA Psychology I can give you my opinion on the subject as I do AQA Psychology.
yeah its aqa!
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They are all a bit samey.

1. That aside then you should always look at what you enjoy and what you can get good grades in. that helps you get into the better unis.

2. You then might look at what courses or careers you are interested in and what their entrance requirements are.

3. Check if theres a subject requirement.

4. If you pass both those tests then you are good to go.

By choosing the A levels you are then you are more or less defining which sort of degree you can an cant do.

Unless you wish to do either sociology of philosophy at degree level, then it wont make any difference.

Have a read of these articles and then a play with the tools to see what choices your combination might help with.

Which A levels?

http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-studen...l-and-college/

https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-level-choices


Which course?

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

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

I forgot to add talk to teacher and student as well as download the specification for both and then compare what they cover and the exam format. see which one appeals more.
This is a great response - agreed!
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yeah its aqa!
Okay, well I'll give my personal opinions on the subject. I personally love it and it is my favourite subject (I also do Sociology and Economics). Some of the topics we cover in year 1 are: Social influences, attachment and psychopathology. There is also a heavy focus on research methods, which are, in year 1 at least, quite easy. However, a lot of other people who take Psychology don't enjoy it and it had a high drop out rate in year 12. It can also be very content heavy which means you need to spend a lot of time revising it, especially in year 2. A lot of people underestimate how hard it can be and as a result quite a few people can fail. Though I personally love it and it can be easy to get a good grade if you're willing to work, so if you like what you see go for it.
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