should i take Psychology for A level?

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I'm thinking abput taking it but can you tell me if it's any good taking or what it's like?

Posted Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 15:19 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

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Hi, im doing AQA psychology A2 and i absolutely love it :) my friend who's doing OCR psychology absolutely hates it so i think exam boards makes a difference. At As you learn about Memory, Attachment and Research methods. I didn't like AS much but come A2 you can choose which topics to do atm i did aggression, relationships and perception. But id recommend it if your an essay and English person because psychology is like an English exam, your expected to write a couple of sides at A2 and only a page at AS. Hope this helps, good luck. 

Answered Mon 14th May, 2012 @ 17:41 by Jumela Begum
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Well, it depends on what you're interested in. I take AQA Psychology and love it - but it's NOT an easy or 'doss' subject - a lot of people in my school took it as an 'easy option' and were very disappointed - it's tough! It's one of my favourite subjects but you have to be very interested to do it. Find out what exam board your school has for As/A Level Psychology.

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 11:33 by Hannah
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Hmm...it depends on your career. Let's say you want to be a doctor- don't take psychology, take maths, chemistry, biology and physics (or further maths).  Here's some reviews: 

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080616082944AAbwgyT

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080523153039AAqrNz2

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101221042039AAhh2zh

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080616104128AAWOaFF

Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 15:43 by LP-FTW
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I find it interesting, Im doing it for AS right now. I dont know which exam board your school does but for AQA you look at all different areas of psychology and do a topic from each e.g for cognitive psychology you look at memory, social you look at conformity etc. It's quite wordy and theres a lot of names to remember so If you're not good with reading/writing I'm not sure I'd recommend it, but the essays aren't too long, the biggest essays you get at AS are about a page so it's not too bad and it's pretty straightforward, so if you like stuff that has clear answers, rather than more debate like philosophy or english then it's okay.  Hope that helps

Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 10:36 by Sarah
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I'm not only doing Psychology at A Level, but I'm also going to uni to study it in September! I find it the most interesting subject on my timetable, and I do love my lessons, however the topics are very important - if you don't like biology then you'll have trouble with a couple of units, but it's not that big a deal, statistics are also a third of your exam in A2 level, but I'm not one for maths and I find it okay, so I don't think that's an issue either. But at A2 level, every exam has at least two essay questions in, which have to be bang on otherwise you can lose a lot of marks, so its very high pressure, but it is an amazing subject and I love it - I'd always recommend it ;) Baha!

Hope that helps :D

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 21:42 by Sophy
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I love Psychology - it's my favourite subject (I'm on the AQA spec) and by far the most interesting. It takes a lot of hard work to get the grades so don't think it'll be a time-waster subject. A bunch of girls in my class thought it'd be a subject that they'd get a decent grade in without any work but they were so wrong - these girls all got U's and dropped out before the end of the first year. But my friends and I worked hard and came out with As and Bs (AS and first part of A2). So, its a great subject but be prepared to work :-)

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 12:18 by Nicola Legg
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Hey Fellow Student

I take psycholoy on the AQA exam board and i find psychology to be really intresting, there is a lot to each section but that is like every other a-level. i have to admit i do prefer doing sociology but depending on your career choice i say go for it

Best of luck

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 16:11 by Shannon Carr
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Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 16:10 by anonymous