I am thinking of doing History,English lit,Maths and Sociology for a levels

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can i please have your thoughts on this and if you find these subjects easy or hard, thanks 

Posted Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 19:51 by Krishanka

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AS Levels? Or are you planning on taking all four of those as full A Level courses?

I can only answer if you're asking about the AS Levels; I'm loving both English Lit and Maths (Mechanics is the one I'm taking..).

English is excellent, but you /must/ love reading in order to take it. If you don't read daily, it is almost guaranteed that you will find yourself either falling behind or disliking the subject.

Maths is also fantastic. The first part of the course is very much similar to GCSE's, just developing it in more detail. I wouldn't advise taking Maths unless you achieved an A at GCSE level - I've been told most who decided to take it but only gained a B, haven't done all that well. (There are always exceptions though, if you work hard at it).

As for the other two subjects; I didn't take them. Some of my friends took History and I know that they are loving it. Apparently it is a very fascinating subject to take.

And as for Sociology. From what I have gathered at my own Sixth Form; most are torn between taking either Psychology or Sociology. And out of the two, it seems most people have had a preference to Psychology, due to finding Sociology fairly dull.

However I would advise doing some online research; take a look at some of the specifications and see if anything on there really interests you. If it does, I see no reason why you shouldn't take them. It sounds like a lovely mix of subjects. :D

Answered Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 21:34 by Bexie
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They seem like good A levels - English lit is a lot of work though so I recommend English lit and lang. Maths is a really good one to take and history as well; sociology is a bit less hard work so that seems a good balance :) what do you want to do for a career?

Answered Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 21:36 by Joanne
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historyz gud nd itz quite eazy

mathz iz okay i fnd dat statistics is easier dan core

sociologyz supposed to be gud ---> i wunt knw a arent doin it

 dnt knw bout english either

Answered Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 20:15 by Akeel 786
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thak you to both for answering. all your thought were really good and i will take it into account. i would like to do something with law later on. thanks again

Answered Wed 10th October, 2012 @ 16:56 by Krishanka
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You don't actually need law at A level but I think it would look better than sociology on your application?

Answered Wed 10th October, 2012 @ 19:19 by Joanne