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    Also, are they interesting?
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    Sociology maybe. English Lit definitely not.
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    Some might find them interesting, some might not. Some might regard them as soft, some might not. It depends entirely on what you are hoping to study or do afterwards, why you are studying it, and whether you find it interesting or not.
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    English and RS definitely not. Sociology, according to some universities, yes.
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    never heard that english is soft...or RS for that matter

    certainly hope not or I'm screwed...
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    Yes, English Literature is - interesting. Not soft. Or else I'll give you a beating with my spank stick if you say it again :spank:
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    English literature certainly isn't soft, the other two have a less traditional background but I wouldn't say they were ridiculed as subjects.

    It doesn't matter how "soft" an option you take; a good student with real potential and talent will succeed whatever their subject is. It's about what you do with the skills you receive from the course and where you want to go.


    Also have never worked out why Eng lit is so respected yet media or film studies are not - they're both concerned with the analysis/interpretation and production of texts. The concept of "respectable" seems a bit idiotic to me, for people who want to measure their intellectual calibre prematurely, you can take the most traditional subjects and still **** them up and gain nothing from it (and vice versa).
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    I'm going to be doing Psychology, Sociology and RE...So RE is not considered soft, sociology is and what about Psychology?
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    Psychology is a little bit, but don't listen. It's good and often people find it harder than they expect.
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    I've never heard English Lit being described as 'soft' its one of the better arts A levels to take!

    There are lots of threads on 'hard' and 'soft' subjects if you search the forums and I think there may even be a wiki page on it somewhere.

    Psychology is definately regarded as quite soft, and Sociology often is.
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    English Lit CERTAINLY isn't soft at all (although english language apparently is)

    I'm not sure about the other two though
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    But I mean really, you shouldn't let 'hard' and 'soft' decide which a-levels you do. If it won't hinder your university application then it doesn't really matter - do what you most want to
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    haha, i should hope not - those are my three A2 subjects!

    english lit and religious studies are both traditional subjects and are certainly not regarded as 'soft'. sociology often is, though, ironically, i find it a good deal more challenging than english lit and re.
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    English Lit is one of the hardest A levels there is, and one of the most well-respected!!! English Language is considered to be more soft. Psychology is slightly and also Sociology, but they are still fine A levels..... its more subjects such as Dance or Photography that are thought of as useless.
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    Sociology GCSE was really fun, so hopefully the A Level is the same
    Don't be put off because a subject is percieved as soft!
 
 
 

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