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    You don't need a science. You can always gain a general understanding by reading things like New Scientist and so on. OK, you won't be an expert on the exact workings, but if it's keeping up on scientific current affairs you're worried about, do that.

    Alternatively, take five? You'll have your sciencey science, and people will say :eek: "Oh my gosh, what an intelligent man!"

    Maybe. :ninja:
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    You're all right, I feel like a bit of a tit tbh. Thank you all so much for your help. It's just I'm under a lot of pressure from several different parties. I know people say you should do what you want to do but when you've had your mum, dad, uncle and grand parents all influencing you in different ways (e.g I want to be like X when I grow up), it makes things a little confusing. But yeah, you're all right and you've been a huge help.

    Only think I'd still argue is that Media Studies is NOT a soft subject.

    (Original post by Moe Lester)
    I would be more worried about potentially taking Media if I was worried about "prestige"
    This why on earth media if you're so worried??

    (Original post by bob247)
    So for A Level my options are of yet undecided. In an ideal world, I'd like to take:

    Maths, Economics, History, Media Studies/English Lit

    However, I'm afraid that not having a science will affect me later in life personally.
    I wouldn't worry as most of your subjects are pretty 'classic' ones which are highly respected (though perhaps English Lit is a wiser choice than Media Studies?). For example, History is thought of to be as a rather intelligent subject and definitely not seen as a 'soft subject'.

    And besides, isn't maths a 'science subject' anyway? Like if you apply to university for medicine and need 3 sciences then it counts?

    I think you should choose those as ultimately in the grand scheme of things A-Levels aren't too important- merely the university they lead you to and if they are your favourite and best subjects then you should definitely choose them!

    Good luck deciding!

    (Original post by bob247)
    So for A Level my options are of yet undecided. In an ideal world, I'd like to take:

    Maths, Economics, History, Media Studies/English Lit

    However, I'm afraid that not having a science will affect me later in life personally. Really, that I'd be considered a soft touch, taking subjects that are considered 'hobbies' rather than proper, academic, prestigious subjects like Physics or Chemistry.

    I love social sciences and humanities in general. Though undecided, I'm leaning towards something like political sciences, sociology, maybe Economics or History. All things I enjoy, am good at, at GCSE level and think I will be so at A Level. Obviously, in those subjects, the sciences will be of no use to me. However, I am told that universities prefer it if you have ONE creative subjects and a wide range of subjects to show that you have a wide range of skills. Is that true? Will my selected options leave me too specialized in broad area?

    Fact of the matter is, despite getting an A on my mock, I despise Physics.

    I can deal with Chemistry, but also would prefer not to take it.

    I DO like Biology, however, looking at the specification for A Level, it does not appeal to me.

    I'm worried that when it come to getting a job, my qualifications will not be specialized enough and even if I do get something like an MBA, I'm afraid I'm going to end up working in some boring organization, maybe as a manager, maybe getting good money but doing something that is quite commonplace. Worst of all, I'm afraid I'm going to end up in a bank...:shifty:

    I don't want to be a doctor or a teacher or a lawyer, but I also don't want to be someone who you'd tell your children, something along the lines of "Yes, he's a manager in X company", "he does something in X airlines".

    I'm worried that without a science, I will not have as good an understanding of the world around me, the world that I live in that I should have. You know, like when you go out to a social gathering, you have loads of people with an understanding of the economy or the media and have a good historical general knowledge but I want to be a little different than that. Will not taking a science effect me in that aspect? Make me look dumb?

    I realize I may come off looking a little conceited and I apologize for that, but I have this thing that, when I am around people, I like to have a better understanding of things in general than they have.
    DON'T DO MEDIA STUDIES!!! It's such a joke subject
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