A level Psychology or Sociology

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Hey guys, i am really conflicted about which of these subjects i should take for a levels. I have done psychology for gcse but not sociology.
I just want to know which one is easier.
And also what is the highest marker for psychology and sociology?
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(Original post by Lemon 24)
Hey guys, i am really conflicted about which of these subjects i should take for a levels. I have done psychology for gcse but not sociology.
I just want to know which one is easier.
And also what is the highest marker for psychology and sociology?
It really depends on which you enjoy more, I'm in year 13 and doing psychology but did sociology GCSE and its very different. Yes, it can link but psychology is more scientific, if you know where you are going for sixth form/college, ask what exam board the school offers and look at the spec for both and see which you would enjoy learning about more. I would recommend psychology as its more interesting but I would argue sociology is easier. Definitely don't worry about which holds more 'value', at the end of the day your grade in that a level matters more than anything so pick what you would enjoy.
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Hi, I did both sociology and psychology at a level. With psychology you pretty much just have to copy and paste information from the textbook onto the test. It’s a test of memory more than anything else. There is a little bit of maths but not much.

Sociology is a little abstract at times and involves a lot of reading around the course. Personally I enjoyed it more than psychology. If you’re into current affairs, politics and things like that you’ll probably enjoy it. You have to remember lots of keywords, sociologists, dates and studies but that goes for psychology as well. I guess it depends on whether you prefer essay based subjects or not.

I’d say sociology is easier, simply because the Mark scheme tends to be more ambiguous.
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