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    STEM isn't everything and all subjects are important and difficult in their own way.
    I do STEM A-Levels because I genuinely enjoy them and i'm a lot better at them than humanities or arts. I loved languages, music, drama and history at GCSE but I found them soo hard.
    We need people who can write/express, communicate with other societies and entertain just as much as we need people to research, invent, calculate and solve.
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    Humanities students subsidise STEM students, they should be grateful.
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Biology
    Why don't people consider Biology a proper STEM subject?
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i'm going to do history, geography, gov + politics and maths. either dropping maths or gov + politics, and i'll be looking to do non-stem degree because stem is not for me.

    and writing essays are so difficult to stem students (atleast in my school), they struggle on how to start it.
    meh, fair enough, he's being silly.

    How often do the stem students in your school need to write essays? I never practice the violin, hence I'm not very good at it.
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    (Original post by harinimnida)
    No I only took history to A Level, I was so interested by the subject but I was so bad with exam technique that I started to hate it towards the end because I couldn't get decent grades 😞
    that'll be something i'll have to look out for then! what are you doing now at uni?


    (Original post by Bernie2016)
    Im sorry but I just cant treat PE at A-Level as the same as say Physics or Further Maths, and neither will most universities if not all.

    as much as i hate hate hate pe, i still dont look down on others who take it. sure i think to myself why would anyone want to be in their pe kit monday morning but at gcse/a level, it does have more use than just running around right? like looking at how the body works and stuff.

    (Original post by george_c00per)
    You're so lucky that you can do A Level Gov&Pol, I wish I could but my school doesn't offer it It would fit so well with my other options as well.
    im gutted mine dont offer economics so now i have to take maths, which is ok but still would prefer economics
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    mate you need a balance like u can't just be all science and facts and logic sometimes u need a bit of creativity that comes from non stem subjects as well as sciences
    as Einstein said: logic gets you from A to B.... imagination takes u everywhere :P
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    I do three STEM subjects and History... History is my hardest as there's a **** ton of dates to remember.
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    (Original post by MevMev)
    mate you need a balance like u can't just be all science and facts and logic sometimes u need a bit of creativity that comes from non stem subjects as well as sciences
    as Einstein said: logic gets you from A to B.... imagination takes u everywhere :P
    thats a beautiful quote


    (Original post by StrangeBanana)
    meh, fair enough, he's being silly.

    How often do the stem students in your school need to write essays? I never practice the violin, hence I'm not very good at it.
    oh what i meant was students who's very very able in stem at gcse, who gets like 99% on their exams but come out with Ds in literature at GCSE. theres this boy in year 9 who's doing A level maths early because he's just that good at it, but according to his brother in my year, he's not very good on the humanities when we asked him about how his brother is so smart.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    that'll be something i'll have to look out for then! what are you doing now at uni?
    Gap year now but I start Diagnostic Radiogtaphy in September
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    (Original post by george_c00per)
    I am familiar with this STEM snobbery a lot. STEM students only display their subjects as better as they usually have no creative talent or essay skills, and are only able to learn facts given in front of them (soz for being truthful lmao).

    The people who like STEM subjects and arty based subjects never seem to bash non-science lessons however, and agree that both are needed for the world to revolve.
    We do plenty of essays, however some STEM students can be butt holes. Then again, so can others.

    Maybe my view is different because I've always been into acting. I guess the pessimist within me avoided that route because it's a big gamble vs Engineering.
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    (Original post by harinimnida)
    Gap year now but I start Diagnostic Radiogtaphy in September
    that sounds like a very specific course, how did you come across it? because right now at school all i hear are medicine + law and im like is that it?
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    I have changed from an Artsy degree to a Computing degree.

    Sometimes, I don't know whether I changed because I was jealous I didn't do a STEM degree or not...
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    I personally don't get why people think STEM is everything. I mean all subjects have their pros and cons. Non STEM subjects can be useful in various ways as well
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    you make me laugh, maths is not rigorous after 5 past papers - im not just talking about gcse maths btw
    Try a STEP paper then. Should be easy for non STEM students
    http://www.mathshelper.co.uk/STEP%20I%202008.pdf
    Give it a go.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    that sounds like a very specific course, how did you come across it? because right now at school all i hear are medicine + law and im like is that it?
    I wasn't smart enough for medicine I actually came across it searching for health professions, I was torn between therapeutic or diagnostic but diagnostics use more machines id be very trigger happy.
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    Economics is what the real master race does.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Economics is what the real master race does.
    lol.
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    Only in STEM can objective truth be found.

    However, arts and humanities also give culture and organisation to societies. You can't have a world of only science or only philosophy.
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    You get 2 A*'s in STEM subjects with just past papers and I'll accept your argument
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    no ones arguing about english lit, history etc being hard... they are core valued subjects... dont tell me media is as hard as physics. Please
 
 
 
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