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    I'm currently in year 11. Around a year ago I had no idea of what to do, I enjoyed all subjects equally and performed equally as well in each of them. My father suggested to me that I study Medicine, and I think I went with it because I had no other preference.
    For the last few months, however, I've found that I drift more towards essay based subjects.
    Originally I was going to study the three sciences and French, so that I could pursue a career in medicine. But I've found that this year I haven't found it as interesting as I've found things like English, History, French and Latin.

    I was thinking that for A Level I could take English, History, French, Philosophy and Ethics and Classical Civilisation. After all these are the things that I enjoy, and I feel as if if I don't enjoy the sciences now, I don't think I'll enjoy medicine. I spoke to my teacher about it (having studied History herself) and she reckons it's a good idea.
    But my father doesn't seem keen on the idea, perhaps because he's already romanticised the idea of me studying medicine so much.
    Is there anyone else here who drifted towards these sorts of subjects?
    If so, how are you finding them and what are you thinking of doing in the future?
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    If you don't enjoy science then don't do them, it really is that simple. You're much less likely to get good grades if you're studying a subject you hate, and at the end of the day grades matter more than subject. Console your father with the possibility that (if you decide you want to do medicine), there are Access to Medicine/foundation years for people who took non-science A levels.
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