Should i take sociology AS next year?

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I'm considering taking Sociology as an AS level next year & perhaps dropping it before A level. I haven't done it at gcse but have done humanities. However, someone told me i would probably struggle at it because there is alot of maths involved. I understand there are statistics and graphs etc. but is there really anyting i couldn't manage? I got a C in maths, by the way. Any thoughts?

Posted: 29-05-12 22:19 by sophie

it depends wot u want to be in the future sophie. Also wot u can do is look at a sociology paper n look at the type of maths u have to do. im sure u can do it n gud luk in ur choices **

Posted: 29-05-12 22:22 by Braniac

Planning on doing a degree in equine management. I know sociology doesn't have very much to do with that but i am interested in the subject. Will try to find a paper online, that's great advice. Thanks! **

Posted: 30-05-12 23:05 by sophie

Maths? I wouldn't say you need to be good at maths, It's mainly remembering names and different theories with a few stats in there :)

I did it at AS, there was a lot of work, but I guess that's the same with any subject (compared to GCSE). I'm considering dropping it for A2, but I'm undecided. Worth taking at AS though! 

Posted: 31-05-12 14:38 by Beth

Yeah, i didn't think there would be much maths involved. I think the person who said just wanted to put me off. Think i might go for it though. :) Thanks! **

Posted: 31-05-12 21:42 by sophie

Hi Sophie I was doing some research for you into the degree and firstly you need to take a science subject (biology, chemistry and physics) I'm sure you are already aware of the this. But for the other subjects which you can't decide on I was reasearching on a website called

I choose the management studies degree and then looked at what the top 10 A-levels that people took who did a degree in management studies. This is what I found:

  • 56% did Business Studies
  • 30% did Maths
  • 26% did General Studies
  • 19% did Economics
  • 17% did Computing/ICT
  • 17% did Psychology
  • 17% did History
  • 17% did Geography
  • 14% did English Literature
  • 13% did Biology
  • 9 % did Physical Education

There are loads of others but those are the top 10 have a look maybe you haven't considered some of these A-levels.

If you have any questions or need advice I'm always happy to help :)

Modified once, last modified by Georgia on Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 09:40

Posted: 01-06-12 09:38 by Georgia