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Hey I'm currently in my GCSEs and I already know what I want to be when I'm older, I don't have a specific job but I'd like to work with mental health or helping people with addictions or a psychologist or a psychiatrist, something in that type of field. I was going to study Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies for my 3 subjects. I do Religious Studies for my GCSEs and it's one of my best subjects I'm really good at it, I want to do Psychology bc Psychology is what I want to do when I'm older and Sociology as I feel like I'd be good at that however most Psychology Uni courses says I need to study maths or scienceIf I did psychology, sociology and religious studies AND biology for a levels do you think that would be too much? Rn, I'm not academically that smart lol however I'm revising atleast 2 hours a day minimum and my maths and science scores and improving alot!If I continue at this rate I will have all the entry requirements for my A Level Courses but I'm also thinking about my university course... Should I do 4 a levels or drop Religious Studies and do Biology, Sociology and Psychology? Also do you need to be really good at Maths for Psychology? I've always struggled with maths but I revise maths alot and I'm getting much better. Since July 2018 and November 2018, I've gone up a whole level. My expected grade is a grade 5 for my GCSE's.
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Hey I'm currently in my GCSEs and I already know what I want to be when I'm older, I don't have a specific job but I'd like to work with mental health or helping people with addictions or a psychologist or a psychiatrist, something in that type of field. I was going to study Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies for my 3 subjects. I do Religious Studies for my GCSEs and it's one of my best subjects I'm really good at it, I want to do Psychology bc Psychology is what I want to do when I'm older and Sociology as I feel like I'd be good at that however most Psychology Uni courses says I need to study maths or scienceIf I did psychology, sociology and religious studies AND biology for a levels do you think that would be too much? Rn, I'm not academically that smart lol however I'm revising atleast 2 hours a day minimum and my maths and science scores and improving alot!If I continue at this rate I will have all the entry requirements for my A Level Courses but I'm also thinking about my university course... Should I do 4 a levels or drop Religious Studies and do Biology, Sociology and Psychology? Also do you need to be really good at Maths for Psychology? I've always struggled with maths but I revise maths alot and I'm getting much better. Since July 2018 and November 2018, I've gone up a whole level. My expected grade is a grade 5 for my GCSE's.
if the courses require maths and a science (which they do) and you know you wanna do psycology then take maths, biology and psycology, I think that'd be more beneficial cos unis focus on your top 3 a levels...
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Hey I'm currently in my GCSEs and I already know what I want to be when I'm older, I don't have a specific job but I'd like to work with mental health or helping people with addictions or a psychologist or a psychiatrist, something in that type of field. I was going to study Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies for my 3 subjects. I do Religious Studies for my GCSEs and it's one of my best subjects I'm really good at it, I want to do Psychology bc Psychology is what I want to do when I'm older and Sociology as I feel like I'd be good at that however most Psychology Uni courses says I need to study maths or scienceIf I did psychology, sociology and religious studies AND biology for a levels do you think that would be too much? Rn, I'm not academically that smart lol however I'm revising atleast 2 hours a day minimum and my maths and science scores and improving alot!If I continue at this rate I will have all the entry requirements for my A Level Courses but I'm also thinking about my university course... Should I do 4 a levels or drop Religious Studies and do Biology, Sociology and Psychology? Also do you need to be really good at Maths for Psychology? I've always struggled with maths but I revise maths alot and I'm getting much better. Since July 2018 and November 2018, I've gone up a whole level. My expected grade is a grade 5 for my GCSE's.
If you can do it sure, (sorry if I sound harsh) but if around the board on all your subjects you're about a grade 5, I would highly recommend only taking 3, I also doubt a sixth form or college would allow you to take 4 a levels because of it.
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i thought pscyhology required maths or a science a level
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1) High five! also am at GCSE level and certain I want to do psychology
2) From my research, clinical psychology is quite competitive so getting a good degree from a university that does well in psychology is quite important. If you take a look at Unis which top the leagues in psychology and take a look at their requirements, almost all of them prefer at least one STEM subject and at least one humanities. So, if I were you, I’d choose your strongest of Maths and Bio. If you take Psychology at A Level you basically learn all the Bio you need for it (and at my school they checked whether people w Bio were doing better at Psychology and it turns out they were doing equally as well as people who didn’t take Bio) and for Maths I think you only really need to know statistics. I’m planning on taking Maths, English, Economics and Psychology (bc I hate plant biology). About the four a levels thing, if you can’t handle 4 then always go for Bio/Maths rather than RS. But on the other hand, it might be nice to start with 4 and have a subject you can drop (RS/Sociology) if it gets too stressful
That was a bit long, sorry about that! x anyway hope it helps
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It's fantastic that you've been improving your grades. I personally always advise people to take 4 A-levels. Of course it will be harder, but since it's over half the subjects that you take in GCSE, you also have a lot more time. As long as you stay on top of it, A-levels are FAIRLY straightforward. Coming from experience, it's so much easier to drop an A-level rather than to pick one up midway through the year.
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Hey I'm currently in my GCSEs and I already know what I want to be when I'm older, I don't have a specific job but I'd like to work with mental health or helping people with addictions or a psychologist or a psychiatrist, something in that type of field. I was going to study Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies for my 3 subjects. I do Religious Studies for my GCSEs and it's one of my best subjects I'm really good at it, I want to do Psychology bc Psychology is what I want to do when I'm older and Sociology as I feel like I'd be good at that however most Psychology Uni courses says I need to study maths or scienceIf I did psychology, sociology and religious studies AND biology for a levels do you think that would be too much? Rn, I'm not academically that smart lol however I'm revising atleast 2 hours a day minimum and my maths and science scores and improving alot!If I continue at this rate I will have all the entry requirements for my A Level Courses but I'm also thinking about my university course... Should I do 4 a levels or drop Religious Studies and do Biology, Sociology and Psychology? Also do you need to be really good at Maths for Psychology? I've always struggled with maths but I revise maths alot and I'm getting much better. Since July 2018 and November 2018, I've gone up a whole level. My expected grade is a grade 5 for my GCSE's.
Dont do 4 a levels. Most universities for Psychology accept Psychology for a science. Do your research and you should be fine with your original choices. You might possicly need a 6 for Maths but that wont be everywhere.
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Hey I'm currently in my GCSEs and I already know what I want to be when I'm older, I don't have a specific job but I'd like to work with mental health or helping people with addictions or a psychologist or a psychiatrist, something in that type of field. I was going to study Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies for my 3 subjects. I do Religious Studies for my GCSEs and it's one of my best subjects I'm really good at it, I want to do Psychology bc Psychology is what I want to do when I'm older and Sociology as I feel like I'd be good at that however most Psychology Uni courses says I need to study maths or scienceIf I did psychology, sociology and religious studies AND biology for a levels do you think that would be too much? Rn, I'm not academically that smart lol however I'm revising atleast 2 hours a day minimum and my maths and science scores and improving alot!If I continue at this rate I will have all the entry requirements for my A Level Courses but I'm also thinking about my university course... Should I do 4 a levels or drop Religious Studies and do Biology, Sociology and Psychology? Also do you need to be really good at Maths for Psychology? I've always struggled with maths but I revise maths alot and I'm getting much better. Since July 2018 and November 2018, I've gone up a whole level. My expected grade is a grade 5 for my GCSE's.
Firstly correct me if I'm wrong but a psychiatrist is a doctor who specialises in psychology whereas a psychologist is just straight psychology with a masters of whatever in a specific area or general etc.

Assuming that you want to do a bsc, you generally need 2 sciences (often including psychology for admission purposes, maths is also technically part of this but you don't NEED to take it at A- level for psychology).

3 A levels are more than fine 1 traditional science from chemistry, biology or physics, psychology and another subject of your choice would be a good set up. For example in my school almost everyone applying for psychology does psychology, biology and sociology as they all interrelate a lot .

You might need like a GCSE grade B which is like a 5 or 4 or 6 in your system in maths ? (lol I don't get it) - check the entry requirements when you apply

The maths content in psychology is limited to research methods really, which is basically how to perform research. There are one or two statistical testing methods you need to learn and that's about it.

I'm currently doing psychology, biology and sociology so if you have any questions about the subjects feel free to pm
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Firstly correct me if I'm wrong but a psychiatrist is a doctor who specialises in psychology whereas a psychologist is just straight psychology with a masters of whatever in a specific area or general etc.

Assuming that you want to do a bsc, you generally need 2 sciences (often including psychology for admission purposes, maths is also technically part of this but you don't NEED to take it at A- level for psychology).

3 A levels are more than fine 1 traditional science from chemistry, biology or physics, psychology and another subject of your choice would be a good set up. For example in my school almost everyone applying for psychology does psychology, biology and sociology as they all interrelate a lot .

You might need like a GCSE grade B which is like a 5 or 4 or 6 in your system in maths ? (lol I don't get it) - check the entry requirements when you apply

The maths content in psychology is limited to research methods really, which is basically how to perform research. There are one or two statistical testing methods you need to learn and that's about it.

I'm currently doing psychology, biology and sociology so if you have any questions about the subjects feel free to pm
i actually checked the entry requirements for about 10 universities mainly RG and they showed 1 science was necessary and that list included Psychology so another science isnt needed.
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i actually checked the entry requirements for about 10 universities mainly RG and they showed 1 science was necessary and that list included Psychology so another science isnt needed.

There you go magicstar321 ^
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