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Hey I have to apply for my a level options and I’m really stuck between French and sociology. I’m currently predicted a 9 in French for gcse, and I like essay writing so I’m not sure what to pick. For my other two options I’m taking English lit and Art. They both really compliment the options I’ve already chosen, so I’d like to know how they are, if they’re interesting, which one’s harder etc?
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Hey! I’m a French A Level student (Year 12) and I would recommend French if you enjoy talking about broader topics since it’s very very different from GCSE, there’s more to learn and the content can be challenging if you don’t put in the work. There is a bit of essay writing in French, which I think you’ll enjoy since you like the more artsy philosophical side of A Levels.

Sociology does seem like a very good pick too! (Sorry, I don’t personally do this A Level so I can’t give you the best of advice on this!) My best advice is do what you like, don’t force yourself to do subjects that you don’t like. It may seem obvious but I’ve seen plenty of my friends hate their A Levels because they chose something they didn’t like. You’ll enjoy college so much more!

Talk to the college you’re thinking of going to at an Open Day, some colleges let you do 4 A Levels as long as your GCSEs are all 7+. So you could do Sociology, French, Art, and English Lit!

If you’ve got questions about the French A Level (AQA) feel free to PM me
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Hey! I’m a French A Level student (Year 12) and I would recommend French if you enjoy talking about broader topics since it’s very very different from GCSE, there’s more to learn and the content can be challenging if you don’t put in the work. There is a bit of essay writing in French, which I think you’ll enjoy since you like the more artsy philosophical side of A Levels.

Sociology does seem like a very good pick too! (Sorry, I don’t personally do this A Level so I can’t give you the best of advice on this!) My best advice is do what you like, don’t force yourself to do subjects that you don’t like. It may seem obvious but I’ve seen plenty of my friends hate their A Levels because they chose something they didn’t like. You’ll enjoy college so much more!

Talk to the college you’re thinking of going to at an Open Day, some colleges let you do 4 A Levels as long as your GCSEs are all 7+. So you could do Sociology, French, Art, and English Lit!

If you’ve got questions about the French A Level (AQA) feel free to PM me
Thanks a lot that was really helpful, the sixth formers at my school aren’t really too helpful. But yh I think I am leaning towards French more but it’s still such a hard choice.
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