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psychology or biology a level

2 of my alevels are history and English lit. now I need to pick my 3rd a level and I can't decide between psychology and biology.
originally I picked biology because I was interested in Radiography, but now I am being told it is extremely difficult with my subject combination as well as the fact that I did combined science.

I am unsure what I want to do in the future so it is making the decision even harder, but I'm interested in law, Radiography, Journalism and teaching.
Original post by skz123
2 of my alevels are history and English lit. now I need to pick my 3rd a level and I can't decide between psychology and biology.
originally I picked biology because I was interested in Radiography, but now I am being told it is extremely difficult with my subject combination as well as the fact that I did combined science.
I am unsure what I want to do in the future so it is making the decision even harder, but I'm interested in law, Radiography, Journalism and teaching.

but now I am being told it is extremely difficult with my subject combination as well as the fact that I did combined science.
Not sure what you mean by this.
If you are asking about whether biology would complement your choices, it's not exactly the best fit. However, I haven't heard people who did English Lit or History alongside Biology complaining about it.
Biology involves summarising a lot of material and writing very concise and synthesised answers as well as drawing out quite a few diagrams. I don't see this being too different from English Lit (despite being different in nature).

I am unsure what I want to do in the future so it is making the decision even harder, but I'm interested in law, Radiography, Journalism and teaching.
Out of the listed jobs, only radiography (be it therapeutic or diagnostic) will require specific A Levels which is one science. It doesn't need to be biology, but it's just as good. See the following for example:
https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/i102/diagnostic-radiography-bsc#entry
https://www.bcu.ac.uk/health-sciences/courses/therapeutic-radiography-bsc-hons-2024-25#entry_requirements
You should do a law degree to go into law (although you strictly don't need it for SQEs, but law firms might have a preference; to become a barrister you need the equivalent of a law degree be it an LLB, BA, or PGDL); even if you do a degree in law, you don't need specific A Levels. Journalism doesn't need a degree (or any qualifications for that matter), but if you decide to do a degree in journalism for whatever reason you don't need specific A Levels. Teaching requires either a PGCE/PGDE or a BEd; the former will require an undergrad in any subject, and the latter doesn't require specific A Level subjects.
If I wanted to cover all bases, I would do an undergrad in radiography (whatever type), then be open to do doing a PGCE or PGDL (PGDL typically require you to fund it yourself) if you want to switch into other fields. You won't need anything to go into journalism.
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Taking one science A level is essentially a waste of time as the majority of science or science related degrees require two.

Law does not require any specific A level subjects.

Most journalists will do an undergraduate degree in their preferred subject, and then do a postgrad journo degree afterwards - ie. MA Broadcast Journalism - Master's degree City, University of London or MA Newspaper Journalism - Master's degree City, University of London

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