I have no idea what a levels to take!!!!

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i’m currently in year 11 (ofc my exams have been cancelled so i have alot of free time on my hands) so i thought i’ll do abit of research into sixth form and my choices.
i’ve already handed my application which i chose double graphics & media but i chose them without thought and want to change them completely however, i have no idea what to pick!!
i have some interest in running a business (although i’ve never studied business) and i’m also interested in creativity (mainly fashion) and i have to pick 3 a-levels for next year.
does anyone have any advice? i’m hella stressed right now!!
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(Original post by sarahluv)
i’m currently in year 11 (ofc my exams have been cancelled so i have alot of free time on my hands) so i thought i’ll do abit of research into sixth form and my choices.
i’ve already handed my application which i chose double graphics & media but i chose them without thought and want to change them completely however, i have no idea what to pick!!
i have some interest in running a business (although i’ve never studied business) and i’m also interested in creativity (mainly fashion) and i have to pick 3 a-levels for next year.
does anyone have any advice? i’m hella stressed right now!!
Do they offer A-Level Textiles at your college?

You could consider doing BTEC Business Studies in lieu of an A-Level. Most people who take an A-Level or BTEC in Business have never studied it before- most people will be in the same boat.
Some people do end up running their own textiles business.
I once did work experience with a self employed textiles conservationists. Although you do have to do A-Levels Chemistry to it and uni masters
Point being that it is a very diverse field.
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Do they offer A-Level Textiles at your college?

You could consider doing BTEC Business Studies in lieu of an A-Level. Most people who take an A-Level or BTEC in Business have never studied it before- most people will be in the same boat.
they don’t offer textiles but i was thinking about product design as one choice because it’s an art/design related subject and another one as btec business studies. i’m going to a sixth form rather than college so i have 3 options instead of just one course
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(Original post by sarahluv)
they don’t offer textiles but i was thinking about product design as one choice because it’s an art/design related subject and another one as btec business studies. i’m going to a sixth form rather than college so i have 3 options instead of just one course
Yes, product design sounds like it would suit you.

I meant that at most colleges/ sixth forms there is an option to take a BTEC course in business worth 1 A-Level along side 2 other subjects.
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Yes, product design sounds like it would suit you.

I meant that at most colleges/ sixth forms there is an option to take a BTEC course in business worth 1 A-Level along side 2 other subjects.
ohh okay sorry about that but yes that’s an option at my sixth form. i was thinking btec business, product design and psychology? product design & business would be new to me at a level and psychology i have studied for gcse however i’ll only be picking it to fill in the gap as i don’t know what to do for a third which would be a terrible idea.
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(Original post by sarahluv)
ohh okay sorry about that but yes that’s an option at my sixth form. i was thinking btec business, product design and psychology? product design & business would be new to me at a level and psychology i have studied for gcse however i’ll only be picking it to fill in the gap as i don’t know what to do for a third which would be a terrible idea.
Did you enjoy GCSE psychology?
If you did, go for it.
An understanding of psychology is a 100% relevant to business.
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Did you enjoy GCSE psychology?
If you did, go for it.
An understanding of psychology is a 100% relevant to business.
i did enjoy it slightly and achieved good grades in it but i’ve heard a-level and gcse are quite different based on what’s studied
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i did enjoy it slightly and achieved good grades in it but i’ve heard a-level and gcse are quite different based on what’s studied
Why don't you briefly have a look at the exam board syllabus to see if you might be interested?
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psyc...on-at-a-glance
NB. There are other exam boards, but they are all fairly similar.
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i did enjoy it slightly and achieved good grades in it but i’ve heard a-level and gcse are quite different based on what’s studied
They only go into deeper topics so expect to write longer, more detailed essays but it's still similar to GCSEs
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I did alevel product design so if you have any questions about it dont hesitate to ask
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I did alevel product design so if you have any questions about it dont hesitate to ask
i just saw your reply now but i do have a few questions
- was your course mainly exam based or coursework based?
- what exam board/ what kind of things did you study?
- how did you find it overall?
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