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Hello, I've written a similar post before a few months ago but would like to ask again in a more concise way (hehe) in case anyone has any helpful advice.

I'm going into Y12 in september and atm I have chosen English Lit, History and Geography. My main problem is that I am not entirely sure about the Geog option because 1) One of the Geog teachers we will be having is imo not a great teacher and 2) I have mixed feelings about Geog: sometimes I think I enjoy it, other times I read about glaciation or tectonics and have little interest in it lol. The other two options I'm considering are Sociology and Psychology because they seem interesting and the teacher seems very good, but then idk if I will actually like them as we have never done those subjects before. My parents also tell me that it would be better if I chose Geog because it is a 'facilitating' subject and unis would much prefer me if I did that - is that true?

For the future I am considering going into teaching, or potentially law or journalism, however I am not at all certain on this. I am also thinking of doing History (or maybe Law?) at uni but again have no idea. Any advice on which of Geog/Psych/Sociology would be the best option would be much appreciated.

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Hi! As you want to do law sociology or psychology are equally as great in understanding society and how people think. With A level do NOT choose a subject half heartedly (i'm yr12 doing biology and hate it lmao) because your lack of interest will definitely show in your grades. The gap between gcse and a level for me was bigger than I initially thought but it does get better. There's no point in doing geography if it doesn't necessarily help with what you want to do, uni's would prefer you take subjects that support the course and you do really well in. Definitely look into sociology and psychology a bit more and see what interests you most. I hope this helped!
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(Original post by teesxo)
Hi! As you want to do law sociology or psychology are equally as great in understanding society and how people think. With A level do NOT choose a subject half heartedly (i'm yr12 doing biology and hate it lmao) because your lack of interest will definitely show in your grades. The gap between gcse and a level for me was bigger than I initially thought but it does get better. There's no point in doing geography if it doesn't necessarily help with what you want to do, uni's would prefer you take subjects that support the course and you do really well in. Definitely look into sociology and psychology a bit more and see what interests you most. I hope this helped!
Thank you, that's really useful to know
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I'd ignore the idea of soft or facilitating subjects because at the end of the day higher grades in subjects that you're actually interested in are better than lower grades in subjects that you only took because they're thought to be facilitating subjects. I took psychology and sociology and got offers from all 5 of my choices, which included 2 Russell group universities
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I'd ignore the idea of soft or facilitating subjects because at the end of the day higher grades in subjects that you're actually interested in are better than lower grades in subjects that you only took because they're thought to be facilitating subjects. I took psychology and sociology and got offers from all 5 of my choices, which included 2 Russell group universities
Okay, thank you, that's great
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Any more advice? I'm thinking of doing Eng Lit, History, Geog and Sociology and then dropping one that I enjoy less in the first few weeks of Y12
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