Sameera2020
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Hi, I'm starting sixth form next year and have picked two of my A-levels (English literature and healthcare) but I'm unsure of the third A-level which I should take.

I've studied sociology at GCSE level but I'm aware it's much more detailed at A-level. As for psychology, I haven't ever studied it but it seems interesting as it's something new.

I'm looking to do a primary school advanced/ degree apprenticeship after sixth form so I'm just wondering which A-level would work better as a third... sociology or psychology.

Any advice would be useful, especially if you've studied these A-levels before.

Thanks
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Hi. I (was) in Year 13 and took Sociology, Geography and English Lit and many of my friends took both psyc and sociology. They all said Sociology is so much easier because theres a mathematical element to Psyc which makes it tough. They have told me that a level maths/sciences will make psyc easier. On the other hand, sociology is much more essay based. Personally, taking English allowed me to be so much better in sociology as having good essay writing skills is essential for sociology, similar to how maths is essential for psychology.

In terms of actual content, hit the nail on the head. For example, in Sociology you learn about Marxist theory on class inequality in education. Freud in Psyc sounds way too complicated!
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(Original post by MrXtra)
Hi. I (was) in Year 13 and took Sociology, Geography and English Lit and many of my friends took both psyc and sociology. They all said Sociology is so much easier because theres a mathematical element to Psyc which makes it tough. They have told me that a level maths/sciences will make psyc easier. On the other hand, sociology is much more essay based. Personally, taking English allowed me to be so much better in sociology as having good essay writing skills is essential for sociology, similar to how maths is essential for psychology.

In terms of actual content, SomeoneSay hit the nail on the head. For example, in Sociology you learn about Marxist theory on class inequality in education. Freud in Psyc sounds way too complicated!
I think that's helped me make my decision. I'm weak at maths so it looks like sociology is the better option for me.
Thank youu
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Thank you for providing this much detail. I appreciate the guidance
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Psychology is deffo out the window 😂
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