Which a-level is easier, fun, and seen as better at uni's Sociology or Psychology?

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I want to become something on the line of dentist/pharmacy/option .. (medical). If that helps answer the question. 

I forgot to mention im taking Maths, Chem and Bio, this is my fourth option ;)

Posted Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 12:29 by mfsk
Edited by mfsk on Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 12:58

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So if you want to go into dentistry or pharmacy or in-fact anything medical your best bet is to take at least 2 of the sciences and I'd say that Pscyhology is the better option to take if you're looking into a career in medicine.

Pscyhology is the study of the brain and human attitudes, it is quite sciency to a certain extent and requires a certain degree of mathematical skills. However, if you have a C or above at GCSE Mathematics then you should be fine. It goes well with Biology, English, History and Sociology :)

Sociology is basically applied Pscyhology. It is about the study of society and about discovering the differences in societies and the world around us. If you chose this, you'll be most likely to study such topics as: Family, Education, Health, Religion and Media. Although it is a good subject to take up and can be very interesting, the medical profession often DO NOT LIKE THIS SUBJECT. It is often seen as mediocre and easy, but it's not particularly easy. I'm currently studying AS Sociology and I got an 'A' in my January module, but that doesn't mean you'll find it easy. You have to be able to write clear and concise essays and structure them well. It's a good subject, but if you're interested in Medicine, the only topic you are going to find useful is the Health one, and you might not even study it!

If I were you, I'd go for Pscyhology :) After all, it is a Science.

I don't do it but I have a lot of friends who do, and they love it. I have one friend who wanted to go into medicine, but is now looking at Crimonology which is very interesting. I almost wish I had done it. But I chose my subjects to work around what I wanted to do in the future (I'm doing History, English and Sociology and I want to study English at university)

You do need to keep your options open, so if I were you I would suggest studying these at AS:

1). Biology
2). Chemistry
3). (your choice) of probably Psychology
4). Something else of your choice, perhaps do something you enjoy but you wish to drop later. As I said though, it's good to keep you options open. You may discover you didn't like one subject as much as you think you would and you'll want to drop it at A2 level.

I don't know if you're doing an EPQ or a 5th AS Level, but that's something to consider as well

I hope this helped :) !

- Hannah x

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 12:55 by misshapenskies
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Your amazing, yes you helped a lot! And sorry i forgot to mention i am taking Maths, Chem and Bio. And thank you for the detailed answer! :') 

Also Pyschology is something i would like to drop later (2nd year?) 

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 13:00 by mfsk
Edited by mfsk on Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 13:00
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I took both, i like psychology way better but i think sociology is easier :)

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 12:57 by AtomicBecca
Edited by AtomicBecca on Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 13:19
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I took psychology, it's quite hard & there's a lot to remember. I still enjoy it though, it's quite interesting :)

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 13:08 by Shannine
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I'm thinking of doing Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English Lit at A-level. I also want to go into medicine. Any advice??????

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 19:42 by Lullu