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    (Original post by emma_1987)
    surely a vocational course doing EXACTLY what you want to do as a career would be more enjoyable than sat in a classroom doing unnecessary A levels?

    I'm all for people doing A Levels...as long as its for the right reasons!
    Yes you are correct, but not everyone knows exactly what they want to do as a career. In this case, A levels imo, are the better choice.

    This is just my opinion, I'm not saying that this is fact.
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    I did ICT over the last two years and the Edexcel syllabus at least is a bit of a joke really - you practically get an A-Level for being able to use Microsoft Office and the print screen button :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by emma_1987)
    surely a vocational course doing EXACTLY what you want to do as a career would be more enjoyable than sat in a classroom doing unnecessary A levels?

    I'm all for people doing A Levels...as long as its for the right reasons!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:

    people do A-Levels for enjoyment? :wtf?: :laugh: :rofl: :rofl:
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    I did ICT over the last two years and the Edexcel syllabus at least is a bit of a joke really - you practically get an A-Level for being able to use Microsoft Office and the print screen button :rolleyes:
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Hey Gaz, did you do ICT?
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Hey Gaz, did you do ICT?
    Yep - I did Maths, F. Maths, Biology, ICT and General Studies at A-Level (and AEA Maths); most of my friends dropped ICT after the first year but as you only sit one exam in the subject per year I thought I may as well carry on because the coursework isn't overly difficult.
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    :cool: :cool: :cool:

    people do A-Levels for enjoyment? :wtf?: :laugh: :rofl: :rofl:
    Maybe I should have been more clear:
    Taking Sociology instead of English Literature for example, because they enjoy Sociology more than English Literature.
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    Yep - I did Maths, F. Maths, Biology, ICT and General Studies at A-Level (and AEA Maths); most of my friends dropped ICT after the first year but as you only sit one exam in the subject per year I thought I may as well carry on because the coursework isn't overly difficult.
    Cool, what grade did you get?
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    Yep - I did Maths, F. Maths, Biology, ICT and General Studies at A-Level (and AEA Maths); most of my friends dropped ICT after the first year but as you only sit one exam in the subject per year I thought I may as well carry on because the coursework isn't overly difficult.
    oh right. Is that same as computing? I wanted to do it but my school didn't offer it. (well they do now... :mad: ). General Studies? wow you must be amazing. :rolleyes: (I take it it's much harder than AEA?)
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    (Original post by solarwindstorm)
    This is completely rubbish. If you want to be a journalist you can do English, History and and other subject which are not MM subjects.
    Actually, if you want to be a journalist you can do exactly what you like, not what someone like this tells you. Alternatively, you can do nothing at all and try to work your way up the ladder from scratch.

    I want to be a journalist and I'm taking the pure English route, because I feel that the degree gives me more scope and fall back if I can't get into the industry. However, it'd be perfectly feasible to do media studies and aim for a journalism course - I have a friend going for that at Westminster.

    The only sorts of jobs where you can really say, 'that's rubbish, you must take this...' is specialist things like medicine. Now, if you wanted to be a doctor, taking A-levels like business and media would be bloody stupid, as they have no relevance.

    There may be some subjects which are newer than others, which are - to an extent - less respected by others. But why do maths, hate it, and fail, when you want to do a media degree and could spend two years doing well in a subject that interests you?

    Different people have different needs. If we take Mickey Mouse to mean useless, then what's Mickey Mouse to some people is not to others. As many have pointed out, that's an LSE specific list - if you don't want to go to LSE ignore it. If you do want to go to LSE, but are doing some of those subjects, then ask yourself why you are doing the subjects and why you want to go to LSE. If you love the subject and see it as pushing you towards your goal, then maybe LSE isn't right for you. Or maybe LSE is the ultimate goal, and you want to tailor your A-level choices to their requirements. At the end of the day though, the only person who really needs to be happy with where you are is yourself. And who wants to go to LSE anyway? I don't. :p:
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    (Original post by Frosty Phantom)
    Yes you are correct, but not everyone knows exactly what they want to do as a career. In this case, A levels imo, are the better choice.

    This is just my opinion, I'm not saying that this is fact.

    definitely, if you don't know what you want to do, then you have to work to your strengths! But far too many people are just doing A levels and going to University for the sake of it, not because its what they want to do, and for many, its a waste of their time.
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    For everybody's information,....yes I do need A Levels. I'm an academic person so it is the only option. And I've made up my mind this is what I want to do, so don't waste your time writing unnecessary advice that is neither needed nor wanted.
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    (Original post by emma_1987)
    Obviously! Its not just going out into the sea on a surf board to have fun? What job do you get out of it? These people must be pretty well off if they are willing to pay so much to go to university for something they could just go to the beach for! I know what I'd rather be doing!!! :rolleyes:
    oh well, you'd be doing hardcore (useless) statistics for 3 years. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Charlottie)
    I highly doubt it. What does Mickey Mouse really mean? It's a load of crap really. I found English easy, because I enjoyed it and didn't mind doing work, and yet that's not Mickey Mouse. Just go with what you want, and if you're really worried about what Unis want, then look into it.
    :dito: well said
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    Cool, what grade did you get?
    Admittedly ICT was my bad grade as I got a B but then again everyone else was getting D grades due to being able to endlessly improve their coursework with teacher advice even though they failed their exams.

    oh right. Is that same as computing? I wanted to do it but my school didn't offer it. (well they do now... ). General Studies? wow you must be amazing. (I take it it's much harder than AEA?)
    I hear computing is actually an academic subject and so is rather different.
    General Studies was mostly a test of coping with the boredom of being sat in a hot room next to the window and being baked by the sun while writing for three hours using general knowledge and making up quotes by people who don't even exist.
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    General Studies was mostly a test of coping with the boredom of being sat in a hot room next to the window and being baked by the sun while writing for three hours using general knowledge and making up quotes by people who don't even exist.
    Well said! Thats exactly what it was!!! What a waste of time?!
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    I hear computing is actually an academic subject and so is rather different.
    General Studies was mostly a test of coping with the boredom of being sat in a hot room next to the window and being baked by the sun while writing for three hours using general knowledge and making up quotes by people who don't even exist.
    Damn. I would like to have done this subject then. I love writing rubbish whilst sounding smart. like:

    General Studies is a very well-respected subject. It teaches you to draw together knowledge from different areas which enables you to write analytically, an example would be the application of Quantum Electrodynamics to lasers..... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by emma_1987)
    Well said! Thats exactly what it was!!! What a waste of time?!
    well at least you had the opportunity to sit the exam.
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    (Original post by darkenergy)

    General Studies is a very well-respected subject. It teaches you to draw together knowledge from different areas which enables you to write analytically, an example would be the application of Quantum Electrodynamics to lasers..... :rolleyes:

    Is she why you chose not to do it Gary? lol :rolleyes: You could have done it instead of Further Maths???!
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    I did ICT over the last two years and the Edexcel syllabus at least is a bit of a joke really - you practically get an A-Level for being able to use Microsoft Office and the print screen button
    agree with ya gaz!!!!
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    (Original post by emma_1987)
    Is she why you chose not to do it Gary? lol :rolleyes: You could have done it instead of Further Maths???!
    no, if it didn't take 9 hours, I would have taken it. I wanted to fail an exam and I wanted to draw a pikachu on an exam paper.

    oh Gaz, did you remember P6? It was a question on matrices, you have to find a second matrix B, such that AB would give A or something... I was completely stuck, so I found the eigenvectors and eigenvalues for matrix A, then normalised them and finally rotated them.... :rolleyes: I was taking the piss.
 
 
 

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