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    I live in scotland and i am just about to finish my sixth year of high school. I have applied for 2013 entry to study a Physics Masters degree at Edinburgh and Glasgow and have received an unconditional from Glasgow and was rejected from Edinburgh due to being predicted a C grade in my Advanced Higher maths and a grade B was required (even though I have much better higher results than others in my year who have received offers for the same course! Apparently the opinion of my maths teacher that i have had for 6 weeks was sufficient evidence to reject me on) So i still aim to achieve my grade B in Advanced maths in the summer exams and have the option to reapply next year to Edinburgh if i chose.


    But...

    As of last year my sister received a guitar as a present and i have taken a great fascination in music and guitar theory. To the point were i can actually see myself doing something with. I've always been pretty good at physics and some aspects of it i find really interesting but music is just like the maths you apply to physics but instead you can just have fun with it, no crazy equations or problems just art and expression. Also a big part of me wanting to do physics degree is because...well...i have no idea what i want to do as a career and i thought, since its such a broad degree, everything will work out. And i love music but job opportunities are a bit on the slim side.

    So i plan on taking a year out and going back to school and getting my Higher Music before i decide what i want to apply for in October 2013.

    I guess i'm asking do i follow what i love and hope it leads me somewhere nice or do i go and get a respected degree and then pursue something musical (please note i cant really afford to do two separate degrees and joint honors isn't possible due to the university saying as of 2013 i have to have got my Higher English in fifth year to study both (moving the goalposts i feel))

    Cheers for listening,
 
 
 
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