Want to study psychology but my A Levels arn't appropriate

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I have made a grave lap in judgment. At the beginning of the year, and pretty much throughout the entirety of secondary school, I have wanted to study English Literature at university. Hence why my A-level choices were chosen as they are. Geography, English literature, and psychology. I chose those with the intention of using the knowledge I learnt from the other two A levels to further strengthen my English essays.

However, as this year has progressed, I have found that I actually really like psychology. And I mean REALLY like it. I willingly spend my free time researching various things about it and have already read ahead of the course because I find it so fascinating. ESPECIALLY social influence. And I'm good at the subject! The first test I did and I got 100%.

I don't know what to do, as when I looked up what A-Levels universities usually look for for psychology it's the sciences and math. I can't stand those subjects, and changing a levels NOW would be a death sentence as there is no way I can catch up.

What on earth could and should I do? Should I just not even bother with trying to pursue psychology? Do I have a chance of getting accepted to a Russel group university (or any honestly) with those A-Levels? Am I just overthinking this and should just see what happens?

Apologies if this is worded horribly, it's very late for me and I'm writing this in a deranged state of tired overthinking.
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Contact the unis, read their course profiles carefully. If they don't *require* biology, maths etc, then there's no reason for them not to accept you, particularly if you're passionate enough for doing extra reading and are getting sufficient grades. Again, do ring or email them if you're unsure. Taking the initiative is better than giving up. Worst ways they won't take you but they might be able to recommend another route or course to you - good luck!
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You can 100% get into a Russell Group, if that’s what you want, with those A Levels. I was accepted to two (decided not to attend either, went somewhere else) on History, Classics, and English Lit. My friend also did Psychology and was accepted to RGs, but attended same uni as me (my uni is definitely top 5/10 in country for psychology, or was then), and did no science subjects.

In your Personal Statement, play up how much you have enjoyed studying psychology and how you have pursued it outside of your classes. Definitely drop which schools of thought/studies you enjoy researching outside of classes which aren’t in your syllabus.

You shouldn’t be worried. As long as you’re on an accredited psychology course (most, not something to worry about) that’s a solid psychology degree.

Also bear in mind that psychology courses can be bachelors of science or art - maybe you would like the art more? Worth looking into and seeing which universities offer which. However, even if you do want to go for BSc, it’s still an option with your current A Level subjects. It’s just a case of justifying to them in your Statement that you’ll be good at Psychology because of your humanities-based subjects, not in spite of
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Bristol counts both Geography and Psychology A level as a science : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...sc-psychology/
So does Liverpool : https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/
And Exeter : http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduat...y-requirements
Looks like Sussex doesnt specify any subjects (but wants Maths grade 6 at GCSE) : https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...psychology-bsc
Same for UCLAN : https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un.../#course-entry
And UEA : https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...bsc-psychology
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