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People who say stuff like 'Any A-level that's not STEM isn't worth doing', do you even know what the term means? The T and E are for Technology and Engineering; Technology A-levels are not very respected when applying for science university courses, I've seen they're just add-ons to the more 'academic' subjects. The Engineering A-level is an applied course only offered by Edexcel, which again is not respected. You cannot apply STEM to A-level discussions; it's just bounded about by people who are trying to look in the know.

What exactly is a technology degree? I can only imagine Design & Technology degrees, which are not 'up there' with science degrees. Engineering is a great degree, but not great as an A-level subject. Should one take A-Level Resistant Materials Technology and Applied Engineering A-levels instead of English Literature and Geography? Omg choose the STEM option instead of the respected humanities subjects, because STEM.

At least understand the terms you're using before slating other people's humanities subjects. I study Maths at uni before I'm accused of not being smart enough to study science.
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Anyone.
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(Original post by Lasershark)
I study Maths at uni before I'm accused of not being smart enough to study science.
Good luck.
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Science > Maths (unless from Cambridge)

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I'm not too keen on how people look down on non-STEM degrees in the first place.
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inb4 STEM snobbery outburst begins

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Science > Maths (unless from Cambridge)

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what does that even mean
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Science > Maths (unless from Cambridge)

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Maybe if you did maths you would understand how the > sign works.

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what does that even mean
Inequalities m8
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Maybe if you did maths you would understand how the > sign works.

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If you did science you'd understand how the world works
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Inequalities m8
'm8'?

Attempt at irony or just downright retarded?
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Inequalities m8
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(Original post by majmuh24)
inb4 STEM snobbery outburst begins

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Weren't you the one spearheading the whole thing the last time?
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If you did science you'd understand how the world works
Scientists still don't understand how the world works properly yet...

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Weren't you the one spearheading the whole thing the last time?
Nah, that was Robbie and Dragonborn, I just posted on the thread... :erm:

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'm8'?

Attempt at irony or just downright retarded?
Obviously studying german m8.
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STEM does not literally mean Science, Technology and Engineering etc. Sure, the acronym translates to it but it is a term used to classify areas / fields that generally lead into those fields or are related in some way. Technology does not mean DT, it means subjects such as maths and physics that lead to other fields where you can develop technologies etc., in a broad sense.
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So Accountancy can count as the M of STEM? Don't know. Accounts seems somewhat easy and I thought STEM was for really clever people who knew how the world worked? :lol:
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So Accountancy can count as the M of STEM? Don't know. Accounts seems somewhat easy and I thought STEM was for really clever people who knew how the world worked? :lol:
Accountancy barely qualifies as a graduate subject at all.
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Accountancy barely qualifies as a graduate subject at all.
maths tho bro
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