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    I'm studying history, english literature and economics at A2 and really wish I had taken at least one science subject as aspects of them all really interest me.

    I have no desire to go into a career in science but am kinda sick of essay based subjects and miss how unambiguous the mark scheme was for science subjects. I also did best in the three sciences at GCSE.

    I do look into aspects of science that peak my curiosity now, but feel that I would have more understanding of how the world works if I had studied the sciences. I think I will but a level textbooks and try and teach myself a little.

    This is just me feeling sorry for myself.
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    well that's a shame
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    Were you talked out of it or just didn't want to do it?
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    (Original post by DoNotResuscitate)
    I'm studying history, english literature and economics at A2 and really wish I had taken at least one science subject as aspects of them all really interest me.

    I have no desire to go into a career in science but am kinda sick of essay based subjects and miss how unambiguous the mark scheme was for science subjects. I also did best in the three sciences at GCSE.

    I do look into aspects of science that peak my curiosity now, but feel that I would have more understanding of how the world works if I had studied the sciences. I think I will but a level textbooks and try and teach myself a little.

    This is just me feeling sorry for myself.

    Is it too late to pick up an AS?
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    (Original post by DoNotResuscitate)
    I'm studying history, english literature and economics at A2 and really wish I had taken at least one science subject as aspects of them all really interest me.

    I have no desire to go into a career in science but am kinda sick of essay based subjects and miss how unambiguous the mark scheme was for science subjects. I also did best in the three sciences at GCSE.

    I do look into aspects of science that peak my curiosity now, but feel that I would have more understanding of how the world works if I had studied the sciences. I think I will but a level textbooks and try and teach myself a little.

    This is just me feeling sorry for myself.
    Maths and Sciences are the only A level subjects I truly respect. They are harder than other subjects though, far harder.
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    (Original post by King of the Ring)
    Maths and Sciences are the only A level subjects I truly respect. They are harder than other subjects though, far harder.
    I think difficulty is relative. I have friends that are major science geeks but really struggle with essay based subjects.
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    what are you planning to study at uni? you could always switch to a job that involves science later in life, after doing online courses etc.

    in some ways, your path is actually more beneficial to you than if you had chosen science subjects; skills that come along with essay subjects stick with you forever, whereas most people doing physics forget the bulk of what they learnt at a-level soon after the exams anyway.

    the fact that you have realized what you might after all be interested in is a fantastic stepping stone early on in life, as opposed to spending 50 years in a workplace where you later open your eyes to discover your hatred of

    that is a very negative way to look at it. you should view a-levels as a way to guide you into an initial career, not a restriction to your future areas of interest/profession.
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    (Original post by King of the Ring)
    Maths and Sciences are the only A level subjects I truly respect. They are harder than other subjects though, far harder.
    How do you know?
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    How do you know?
    Because over the years I have seen lots of average ability kids get good grades, whilst much brighter kids struggle more on Maths and Science subjects. The latter subjects determine who will go to Medical/Vet/Dental School.
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    (Original post by King of the Ring)
    Because over the years I have seen lots of average ability kids get good grades, whilst much brighter kids struggle more on Maths and Science subjects. The latter subjects determine who will go to Medical/Vet/Dental School.
    Not everyone wants to be a vet/doctor.
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    (Original post by Revilos)
    what are you planning to study at uni? you could always switch to a job that involves science later in life, after doing online courses etc.

    in some ways, your path is actually more beneficial to you than if you had chosen science subjects; skills that come along with essay subjects stick with you forever, whereas most people doing physics forget the bulk of what they learnt at a-level soon after the exams anyway.

    the fact that you have realized what you might after all be interested in is a fantastic stepping stone early on in life, as opposed to spending 50 years in a workplace where you later open your eyes to discover your hatred of

    that is a very negative way to look at it. you should view a-levels as a way to guide you into an initial career, not a restriction to your future areas of interest/profession.
    Thank you, you have really helped improve my outlook on the situation. It is sometimes easy to forget that you can always change career paths in the future.
 
 
 

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