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Epq or core maths as plus 1

Hi my a levels are physiology, politics and history I don’t know whether to do core maths or an epq for my plus one and help/suggestions would be appreciated
Do you mean Psychology A level?
And what is your intended Uni subject - any ideas?
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Original post by McGinger
Do you mean Psychology A level?
And what is your intended Uni subject - any ideas?

Was thinking of either doing psychology or criminology at uni
Original post by jerryorla
Was thinking of either doing psychology or criminology at uni

Core Maths would be useful for Psych (stats work). Just be aware that at Uni, Psych is a science subject, not a social science and whilst many Unis would just be okay with just A level Psych, others will want a science subject.

Btw, Crim is just Sociology by another name. It might sound glamorous but its just a 'social science' - and there is no job that requires a degree in Crim and its a bit of a waste of time. Pick a Sociology degree that includes a few units in deviance and criminal justice instead - it will be much more useful.
Original post by jerryorla
Hi my a levels are physiology, politics and history I don’t know whether to do core maths or an epq for my plus one and help/suggestions would be appreciated

i do both core maths and psychology currently and i also did that in combination with an epq at the start of this year but i would definitely advise you to do core maths its sort of an extension of gcse maths with data that relates the real life mainly statistical and pretty much all maths in psychology is already covered in core maths.As long as you attend majority of your core maths lessons you wont have to do much work outside class whereas in epq you have to do many hours outside of class to do well.
Original post by jerryorla
Hi my a levels are physiology, politics and history I don’t know whether to do core maths or an epq for my plus one and help/suggestions would be appreciated

I currently do a really similar combination: Psychology, Politics and History of Art, and Core Maths. I would recommend core maths as you'll practice some research methods from psychology e.g. standard deviation, sampling etc. Psychology at university is very scientific and will have statistical and research method modules, so it would be attractive doing core maths.

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