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    Hi!!
    Im completely lost as the title suggests. Half way trough my AS levels I am realising that I have choosen the wrong subjects for myself!!! This is beecause recently I have wanted to become a lawyer but the more I think about it, it just not me. I am more of an arty person and I dunno why but at the end of year 10 I was receiving alot of pressure from my mom to become a lawyer but its just not for me. I am not a book person and being stuck in them really bores me so I don't see how I could ever be succesful in law. I would much prefer doing acting, designing for house interiors, being a publicist, etc - Im an a very creative person in general. Hence, I was wondering if you taught it possible the fact of me dropping government and politics for art - do u think I would have enough time to do it in one year or is it possible that I start this year and I do all the exams next year?? I like my other subjects being history, spanish and french. Yet, I don't really like Literature but I have no way out anymore as Ive already done unit 1 in january.

    So please tell me what u think cos I dunno what to do?? continue or change
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    Your subjects seem like a good match for law but then again you say you don't want to study law, so that is a bit confusing. But they are all 'arty' subjects, which is good cos you are 'more of an arty person'.

    I think you could drop G&P for Art but are you sure you could handle it? It could be a lot of effort and hard work and you would be wasting the last 5 months of G&P. But if you rele are unhappy and feel you need to change subjects go for it. Your parents can't force you to become a lawyer, although judging from your subjects I think you have potential to become one. In the end, you gotta do what's right for you! Not sure I've helped - hope I have
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    Thanks so u think that even if I keep all this subjects I can still study art, design or publicity at university. And that not having a art A-level won't penalise me?? If it doesn't then maybe I could continue with it
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    you need to sit down with your mom and ask her why she put the pressure on you to become a lawyer. she may not have consciously pressured you but all the same...
    ask for her opinion on whether or not you should drop a subject to take on art. if she doesn't support the idea, don't immediately agree with her. you should proceed to ask your school's head of the art department for his/her opinion. then take a step back from it all and combine all the responses together. you should then make a decision from this amalgamation, and hope for the best.
    in my opinion, if you do decide to take on art, you should really drop 3 of your current subjects. there is absolutely no point in having 5 AS-Levels if you plan on taking an 'artsy' course in uni. just a few suggestions.
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    you could always do another 2 years
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    You could drop English lit and politics at the end of AS and pick up AS or A-level art next year. Then you'd still have 4 A-levels and 2 ASs or 3 A-levels and 3 ASs, which is more than you need.
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    Thanks!!!
    My teachers and my mom think I've got the potential to study law at Cambridge but I just don't know. It feels impossible! Like now at AS im struggling to do all my notes in History and Government and politics. And I don't have time to read extra material, so I really don't see how I could make it in University - especially with a course that demands so much reading. Plus my main goal in life is to be succesful and probably get a high paid job in NY but I feel so down at the moment as im not going to achieve what I want. This making me scared as I know I'll regret it if I don't accomplish it.

    But thanks for ur help!! Going to think some more about it
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    I think trying to begin art now would be a pretty impossible task. Personally, the volume of work that I have produced so far, and the amount that I still have to do, is incredible. It would probably work out for the best if you completed G&P and then took art as an AS in your second year. You'd have to check with universities, but it may be difficult to get into an art/design course without art. I really think that you need to sit down with your Mum and find out why she is so keen for you to go into law. Ultimately, it is your choice, but you need to think carefully, and consider university entry requirements.
 
 
 

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