GUYS I NEED HELP

Like urgent, mind numbing help.

Okay so remember when I said I wanted to move to France and become a travel journalist and whatnot? Well, it turns out that I have to make that decision now.

The company which I want to go with for my A Level studies needs my application by September. That gives me less than a handful of days to decide my WHOLE future (basically). And I'm panicking.

I already know that I want to take business studies, but will one A Level be enough to equip me for my whole life? If I take one course, spend five hours a day studying, have to reach the quota of 700 hours, it would take me 140 days to complete it. This would give me 220 days of free time and only one A Level.

Another option is to also go for another course, but which one? I've narrowed it down to four - English, English literature, psychology and sociology
Psychology is the study of human behaviour, right? It's not about the human brain and how neurones interract to form said bevaviour??
Sociology is the study of politics and the government and how our MP is an ass, not about how the economy functions, yes??
And then if I want to learn to write properly, wouldn't that just be the English A Level, instead of studying literature??
If I choose this, I only get 80 days of holiday.


Guys, I'm in serious need of help. Do I stick with one course? Or two?? Is two even enough?! And then what should I go for??

Oh, and sorry for rambling, but my life is in jeopardy, so uh, if you can help it would be much obliged.

CAN YOU NOT HEAR MY PANIC?!?!

16 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I have no idea!! Have you talked to your parents? Maybe they can help you decide. Sorry I am not helpful, I don't know what to say. :(

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    1. Aha, it's fine! And they're trying to help but it's a really confusing matter!

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  2. Wow that's a lot to decide in such a short time. Does your school have a guidance counselor? They usually help with those types of decisions. I wish I could give some real advice but the school system is so different here (USA) so i'm not sure how everything would play out for you with what you decide. All I can say (which may or may not be helpful) is to chose something you really love because it's 10x more difficult if you don't love what you're doing. Hope that helps a little bit.

    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

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    1. it totally does, AND WE DO! I didn't think of seeing what my school calls 'The Steps To Success Staff' until you said - thanks!!!

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  3. I don't really know anything about your system, but I'd say 2 sounds good, and I'd recommend English literature as that deals with writers and their works exclusively whereas English is also things like ads and grammar and stuff, but do seek help from your parents and maybe a school guidance counsellor, they'll have much more wisdom on the topic! Remember that you have to be interested in the subjects you choose or else it's going to be much harder to prepare for any type if exam.

    Anna x

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    1. I definitely will, and yeah I completely know what you mean!

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  4. Oh goodness....
    I don't know much about school anywhere besides the USA, but can't you decide on one thing now and then later if you don't feel like it's enough, decide on something additional? Ahhh! Good luck making a decision :)

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    1. I guess I could actually do that - I could take one subject next year and the next near the end of 2015..

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  5. I do four AS levels and it's hard work. English Lang is the study of the history of english and isn't taken as seriously as lit. My friend Lizzy loves psychology, it really wasn't for me, but it's about the brain but not the neurological side from what I know. It's about memory and behaviour I think/ Sociology is studying how society is changing, but again, I don't take it. I would try to do more a levels as business studies isn't the most academic subject on the planet. It all depends what kind of job/higher education you want. To get a decent journalism job you should probably get a BA (arts degree so anything but science or maths). Also the analysis of writers may help.

    I'm sorry I can't help more as I am science all the way. Hope this helps.

    See if you can find the CGP guide (those revision guides in dark colours) and see if the topics interest you.

    A Levels are hard, I'm not going to lie but if you have the ability go for it.

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    1. This is so helpful!

      Hm, I think I might do English Literature.. and they have a load of those at my school - I'll check them out tomorrow.

      Thanks!

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  6. OMG I FEEL FOR YOU. I can't even decide my future and I've been working on making decisions for...um, 4 years. I am absolutely offering nothing, lol. But I hope you make the "right" choice. >-< GOOD LUCK
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

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    1. I KNOW I'M DOOMED!! and ahaha, thanks!

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  7. Not sure if I'm too late to help (I have spent the last week paddling around somewhere in the Scottish Highlands as I indulge the whims of the Duke of Edinburgh), BUT I WOULD DEFINITELY DO TWO COURSES, unless you're planning to do some awesome charity work, write a bestselling novel etc in your 220 free days. If not, 220 is a lot and do you really want to be cooped up in the house with nothing to do? Out of your options, I'd go for a creative subject to balance out Business Studies, specifically English Lit. But of course I would always be biased towards English Lit ...

    I'm sorry if this comment is totally unhelpful, remember you reserve the right to throw all advice given to you out of the window!

    AND GOOD LUCK!!!

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    1. That sounds great - I hope you had a great time!

      And your advice is good, thank you, I really think that's what I might do.

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  8. PS I answered your pronunciation queries on my blog :L

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