Sociology or Psychology?

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I'm in Year 11 and trying to choose my A-Levels now. I want to do English Lit and History but I don't know what to choose for my third option. I'm thinking about going into law but I have no other career ideas at the moment.
I'd like to do another humanity which goes well with English and History and I'm leaning towards psychology, but I don't want to do a "soft" subject either. Any ideas?
Also does anyone know any good sixth forms in West/Central London which specialise in the subjects I'm looking at?
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I'm in Year 11 and trying to choose my A-Levels now. I want to do English Lit and History but I don't know what to choose for my third option. I'm thinking about going into law but I have no other career ideas at the moment.
I'd like to do another humanity which goes well with English and History and I'm leaning towards psychology, but I don't want to do a "soft" subject either. Any ideas?
Also does anyone know any good sixth forms in West/Central London which specialise in the subjects I'm looking at?
Classics or Ancient History. It might be quite a lot of history but, if you enjoy it that is what I would recommend.
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Classics or Ancient History. It might be quite a lot of history but, if you enjoy it that is what I would recommend.
I'm almost certainly going to stay at my school's sixth form though and they don't offer either of those. I haven't seen them at any other sixth forms I've been considering either, but thanks
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I'm almost certainly going to stay at my school's sixth form though and they don't offer either of those. I haven't seen them at any other sixth forms I've been considering either, but thanks
I didn't see the title of the question, sorry. I would recommend psychology as a-level sociology could be completed by my cat.
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I'm in Year 11 and trying to choose my A-Levels now. I want to do English Lit and History but I don't know what to choose for my third option. I'm thinking about going into law but I have no other career ideas at the moment.
I'd like to do another humanity which goes well with English and History and I'm leaning towards psychology, but I don't want to do a "soft" subject either. Any ideas?
Also does anyone know any good sixth forms in West/Central London which specialise in the subjects I'm looking at?
Psychology A level is not considered soft by unis and would be perfectly good for Law alongside English Lit and History so choose it if the subject interests you
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I'm in Year 11 and trying to choose my A-Levels now. I want to do English Lit and History but I don't know what to choose for my third option. I'm thinking about going into law but I have no other career ideas at the moment.
I'd like to do another humanity which goes well with English and History and I'm leaning towards psychology, but I don't want to do a "soft" subject either. Any ideas?
Also does anyone know any good sixth forms in West/Central London which specialise in the subjects I'm looking at?
As harrysbar has said, neither Sociology nor Psychology are considered 'soft' subjects; in fact, the concept of 'soft' subjects doesn't really exist anymore. Ergo, you won't get an advantage or additional points for doing 3 traditional subjects.

As an aside, I might recommend A level Religious Studies. I always recommend it to students on TSR on almost every single thread because it's an incredibly interesting and respected subject. It's also quite easy in my opinion as the content is mostly common sense. In other words, RS would be a very good way to bump up your grades and get into an excellent university.

It has quite a bit of philosophy (ethics and religions) in it and usually goes by the name of RS and Ethics (or similar). Interesting topics include the death penalty and abortion. It's also very relevant to all other humanities subjects that you could do at university, including Law, and I'd argue that it's quite similar to Psychology (including Sociology) given that they all look at people within society and why they may act the certain ways that they do. But, it takes it a step further and looks at how people should act (ethics) and whether or not acting ideally would actually be considered immoral (ethics vs morality). There's so much more to RS as well. :fluffy:

Can't recommend it enough! All of the students that I've tutored at GCSE and then A level did this because of my recommendation and had a great time studying it. That said, if you're not interested, don't force yourself to do RS. :rambo:
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I am currently taking sociology as a 4th subject and just completed psychology with a B. if i compare psychology and sociology i would say they both are kinda a same, you'll have to learn a lot of information. Tbh i found psychology easy then sociology, i am a private candidate so i have to do it all by myself and am kinda having problems with it but if you are going to a school it wouldn't be a problem for you. I would recommend you psychology rather then sociology, it's relatively easy then sociology. i learned psychology studies on flashcards and that really helped.

Lol also if anyone who js taking sociology here can you help me with some notes that would be really helpful😬🤞
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