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ALEVEL

guys idk what I should do for ALEVEL

Economics or sociology

Idk what career goal I want to go into so I want to have broad subjects

Psychology
Law
ECONOMICS OR SOCIOLOGY
Spanish
EPQ
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Psych and sociology are very similar I've heard so you might be better with econ. I do both psych and econ and I find little crossover between them. Sociology is less mathsy, econ's got a fair few formulas and graphs you have to remember and the theories are also rather 'hard' as opposed to a 'soft' subject like sociology. Soc is quite broard to tho so I'd say base it on which you prefer for content

Maybe if you have time you could do like a taster session on Tutor2u by watching their econ and sociology content, they have hundreds of vids for both so you could get an idea what you'd be studing
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Hii!! I would suggest to take Eco as you want broad subjects. I take psychology and i know a lot of topics from sociology are taught in psych aswell. And psych, law and eco is a very good combination. Try taking the taster sessions for each before you make a choice though :smile:)
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Original post by shineb19
Hii!! I would suggest to take Eco as you want broad subjects. I take psychology and i know a lot of topics from sociology are taught in psych aswell. And psych, law and eco is a very good combination. Try taking the taster sessions for each before you make a choice though :smile:)


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Original post by Studying Pigeon
Psych and sociology are very similar I've heard so you might be better with econ. I do both psych and econ and I find little crossover between them. Sociology is less mathsy, econ's got a fair few formulas and graphs you have to remember and the theories are also rather 'hard' as opposed to a 'soft' subject like sociology. Soc is quite broard to tho so I'd say base it on which you prefer for content
Maybe if you have time you could do like a taster session on Tutor2u by watching their econ and sociology content, they have hundreds of vids for both so you could get an idea what you'd be studing


Tysm!
I do both psychology and sociology (both aqa) and I can confirm there is a bit of overlap, such as with research methods. However, they are two separate subjects and so are examined very differently and have very different content, such as with research methods it's not the same for psychology and sociology. However, since you stated you don't have a career goal yet, economics might be better as I'd imagine this is more different to psychology than sociology is. I'm just trying to clarify that psychology and sociology aren't really that similar, but they do pair nicely together.
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Original post by always-anxious
I do both psychology and sociology (both aqa) and I can confirm there is a bit of overlap, such as with research methods. However, they are two separate subjects and so are examined very differently and have very different content, such as with research methods it's not the same for psychology and sociology. However, since you stated you don't have a career goal yet, economics might be better as I'd imagine this is more different to psychology than sociology is. I'm just trying to clarify that psychology and sociology aren't really that similar, but they do pair nicely together.


Tysm , this is very useful !!
Original post by ComfortS
Tysm , this is very useful !!

No worries, if you have any other questions surrounding psychology and sociology I'd be happy to answer

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