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    In my opinion, yes. The process of deciding your future starts when you are in the process of deciding your GCSE options.

    However, generally speaking, one can spread the risk by opting for subjects or courses that relate to areas of interest. Of course, many careers are liberal, in that they accept candidates with a diverse academic background. Being 'too young' is also an issue that is more relevant to certain careers than others.
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    Yeah 17/18 years is tons of time!!! We do have it really easy worrying about these small things haha come on guys grow up a bit
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    The american system is better where you can just study anything and it has no bearing on the career you go into afterwards.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    The american system is better where you can just study anything and it has no bearing on the career you go into afterwards.
    certain careers require certain knowledge one way or the other, if you don't study it at uni you will have to learn it after. Whether that is post grad or on the job, it still delays people properly entering those careers.
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    Not old enough to buy alcohol but old enough to decide what you want to spend the rest of your life doing? Top idea that one...
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    The american system is better where you can just study anything and it has no bearing on the career you go into afterwards.
    what?

    elaborate..
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    (Original post by Rooster523)
    Not old enough to buy alcohol but old enough to decide what you want to spend the rest of your life doing? Top idea that one...
    I said the exact same thing, its a really big deal.
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    (Original post by a10)
    what?

    elaborate..
    UK degrees are very specific. Whereas in USA you can study a variety of subjects at uni.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    UK degrees are very specific. Whereas in USA you can study a variety of subjects at uni.
    There are several multi disciplinary uk degrees though - Exeter, Birmingham, Ucl, kings


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    I think we are. I feel we are expected to make life changing decisions about our future but yet at college i can't go to the toliet without asking. I don't see how they can expect me to make big decisions but yet i can't even do something as simple as going to the toliet at college without asking.

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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    UK degrees are very specific. Whereas in USA you can study a variety of subjects at uni.
    It's not as willy-nilly as you're making it out to be. There is more variety in U.S. degrees, but your major still accounts for the vast majority of your work.

    There are optional modules in different disciplines in courses here as well.
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    Generally speaking, smart people don't know what they wanna do with their lives until they're in their early twenties or so.
 
 
 
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