Psychology/geography considered as sciences? A-level options

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I have chosen 4 A-levels to study next year - biology, chemistry, geography and religious studies. I am unsure of which degree I would like to do or what career I am interested in so believe theses subjects should keep my options open.

I think I would be most likely to do a degree in a science (something like biology or environmental sciences). I am taking chemistry because although I don't enjoy that much I believe it will help with a science degree and I think I may prefer the A-level course to GCSE. Although, if I don't enjoy chemistry and it isn't looking possible for me to get a decent grade at A-level I will drop it after the first year. If I do enjoy it I will drop RS.

I am thinking that maybe I should swap RS for psychology in my options. This is because I think I will enjoy psychology and if I do drop chemistry (so I would be taking biology, geography and psychology alevels) but still want to do a biology degree I think that psychology would count as a second science (compared to if I stuck with my options at the moment so would be taking biology, geography and RS)? But I also wandered if geography would be just as likely to count as a second science so I would still be ok to stay with RS?

Overall I want to do RS becauseI believe it brings something new to my A-level choices with an essay-based subject but I wandered that if I am considering a science degree that it would be better to have psychology as a 'back up' science for if I hate chemistry and drop it. OR would universities be just as likely to count geography as a second science. So if a university course counts psychology as a science will it also include geography or is psychology more likely to be considered as a science?
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(Original post by Amy1302)
I have chosen 4 A-levels to study next year - biology, chemistry, geography and religious studies. I am unsure of which degree I would like to do or what career I am interested in so believe theses subjects should keep my options open.

I think I would be most likely to do a degree in a science (something like biology or environmental sciences). I am taking chemistry because although I don't enjoy that much I believe it will help with a science degree and I think I may prefer the A-level course to GCSE. Although, if I don't enjoy chemistry and it isn't looking possible for me to get a decent grade at A-level I will drop it after the first year. If I do enjoy it I will drop RS.

I am thinking that maybe I should swap RS for psychology in my options. This is because I think I will enjoy psychology and if I do drop chemistry (so I would be taking biology, geography and psychology alevels) but still want to do a biology degree I think that psychology would count as a second science (compared to if I stuck with my options at the moment so would be taking biology, geography and RS)? But I also wandered if geography would be just as likely to count as a second science so I would still be ok to stay with RS?

Overall I want to do RS becauseI believe it brings something new to my A-level choices with an essay-based subject but I wandered that if I am considering a science degree that it would be better to have psychology as a 'back up' science for if I hate chemistry and drop it. OR would universities be just as likely to count geography as a second science. So if a university course counts psychology as a science will it also include geography or is psychology more likely to be considered as a science?
some universities dont consider psychology or geography to be a science at all, more of them would consider psychology to be a science than geography but if you want to do environmental science then geography is a good choice.
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some universities dont consider psychology or geography to be a science at all, more of them would consider psychology to be a science than geography but if you want to do environmental science then geography is a good choice.
Thank you, yes I am just considering a case when I dont have two core sciences whether I would get away with geography or psychology, and whether I should do psychology because it is more likely to be considered a science.
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Thank you, yes I am just considering a case when I dont have two core sciences whether I would get away with geography or psychology, and whether I should do psychology because it is more likely to be considered a science.
its all down to whether you're more geared towards biology or environmental science really, if you were happy to do so, you could do biology chemistry psychology and geography and then you can drop chemistry and possibly have both biology and environmental science still open to you.
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A 'science' subject is usually characterized via practical work. Neither Geography or psychology (par mabey a trip to a river to or mountain) have these and are much more essay based. Therefore not a science, although they are more sciency than humanity subjects e.g. History, English ect. If you want something more environmental i'd personally do geography, as that is the study of the environment.
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