What's Psychology like at A-levels?

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Just wondering..

Posted Tue 5th February, 2013 @ 19:49 by Former Member

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In regards to applying to medicine, it doesn't really enhance application by taking psychology a-level. For medicine Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology are more valued.

Answered Tue 12th February, 2013 @ 23:46 by Blue and Red
Edited by Blue and Red on Tue 12th February, 2013 @ 23:47
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depends i do psycholoigy on the ocr exam board but i dont know what the other exam boards are like. for as psychology its not to hard you basically have to remember dome studies and know how to evaluate them etc, but at a2 theres alot more to remember and its alot of work but then again so are all a levels :) but if you are organised and have an intrest in it youl definatley do well

Answered Mon 11th February, 2013 @ 12:17 by sakura ikumi
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i do aqa a psychology and i really enjoy it, it helps that i have a great teacher but it is interesting and really not that hard, but you need to do a lot of revision for it cause of all the studies t=you'll need to understand and remember.

Answered Mon 11th February, 2013 @ 16:04 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Thanks guys

Also, does psychology help if I was to study medicine?

Answered Mon 11th February, 2013 @ 21:22 by Former Member
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Hiiii :) im doing psychology on the AQA board and i really enjoy it, my teacher is amazing toooo though :) i guess it would kind of help you because one of the topics for me is schizophrenia and some boards do/ have done eating disorders so it will give you a head start in understanding psychological disorders :) Hope this helps

Answered Tue 12th February, 2013 @ 16:05 by Abitracey
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i'm not going into medicine but i think psychology is relvant to medicine and will be useful

Answered Tue 12th February, 2013 @ 16:47 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Hey :) I do Psychology AS (AQA) right now and as long as you keep on top of your revision it's reasonable and very interesting. If you decide to do it, at least with my exam board you need to dedicate some time to learning research methods as that's where people lose a lot of marks in the exam since they've been spending so much time revising the actual topics.

Answered Mon 11th March, 2013 @ 20:20 by Lauren
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I agree with Lauren, many people take it as an easy A level and many got Us because they never revised. It isn't easy but it is really interesting.

Good luck in picking your A levels!

Answered Sat 16th March, 2013 @ 14:42 by Bethany Cunningham
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It's a new subject so it's much hard then you think. You have to do a lot of work otherwise you really don't do as well as you want to. Not really sure if it's relevent to medicine. You need maths, biology, physics and chemistry for medicine possibly further maths too. Also medicine is very competitive, just to warn you. But overall I do enjoy psychology but it's a lot of work if you're not use to such a change from almost no work at GCSE level...

Answered Sun 24th March, 2013 @ 20:07 by Megziiminime