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i cant stand people who say other subjects are ''not real'' subjects PUHLEASE. anyone can pass STEM with past papers TBH. for example, the only science i have no understanding on is physics, but using past papers and studying the markscheme got me 2 A* so far so mmmhmmm
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I think snobbery in regards to what people study is ridiculous and only highlights the obvious insecurities of the person criticising you for doing what you love. I'm a languages student, often I'm criticised for doing languages. But to me, it doesn't matter. I bloody love languages and I know that I'll enjoy studying them and using them in later life. If someone criticises you for doing what you love, nod and smile; then walk away. :yes:
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I think snobbery in regards to what people study is ridiculous and only highlights the obvious insecurities of the person criticising you for doing what you love. I'm a languages student, often I'm criticised for doing languages. But to me, it doesn't matter. I bloody love languages and I know that I'll enjoy studying them and using them in later life. If someone criticises you for doing what you love, nod and smile; then walk away. :yes:
j'aime etudier les langues aussi! what languages are you studying? i'd love to continue with french to A level but unfortunately i just dont have the will to do languages academically, i prefer learning languages outside a classroom tbh like in the country it's from.
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j'aime etudier les langues aussi! what languages are you studying? i'd love to continue with french to A level but unfortunately i just dont have the will to do languages academically, i prefer learning languages outside a classroom tbh like in the country it's from.
French! :teeth: and Spanish :teeth:

Everyone has their own special way of learning a language. I like the security of being taught in a classroom environment :yep:
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I study a STEM subject that some people say isn't a real STEM subject, that's ridiculously annoying :lol:

Some people just like to feel superior and clearly that's the only thing they can pick on.
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I study a STEM subject that some people say isn't a real STEM subject, that's ridiculously annoying :lol:

Some people just like to feel superior and clearly that's the only thing they can pick on.
and what subject is this?
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i cant stand people who say other subjects are ''not real'' subjects PUHLEASE. anyone can pass STEM with past papers TBH. for example, the only science i have no understanding on is physics, but using past papers and studying the markscheme got me 2 A* so far so mmmhmmm
psh ok
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The way I see it is every subject has importance, if something makes someone happy then why should you judge because it's not STEM? STEM is great, but the world can't all just be STEM...what would the world be like without the arts, literature, languages etc. We need everything! Everything is beautiful
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(Original post by ihatePE)
and what subject is this?
Biology
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Everyone bickers about what they study, not just STEM students. It's just another thing to joke around about. Also, I don't think most of the snobbery is to do with STEM subjects being hard (for me they're the easiest), but more the usefulness - there's not much an Anthropology degree will get you.

(Original post by iEthan)
I think snobbery in regards to what people study is ridiculous and only highlights the obvious insecurities of the person criticising you for doing what you love. I'm a languages student, often I'm criticised for doing languages. But to me, it doesn't matter. I bloody love languages and I know that I'll enjoy studying them and using them in later life. If someone criticises you for doing what you love, nod and smile; then walk away. :yes:
As a STEM student who struggled through a language at AS: I applaud you :clap2::congrats:.
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(Original post by Changing Skies)
Biology
probably the only stem i enjoy, it's straight forward! but that doesnt make it ''not-a-real-stem'' people are so judgemental tututut
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True. Even though I aspire to study a science based career, I've never understood the whole 'STEM master race' crap:dontknow:
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(Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
Everyone bickers about what they study, not just STEM students. It's just another thing to joke around about. Also, I don't think most of the snobbery is to do with STEM subjects being hard (for me they're the easiest), but more the usefulness - there's not much an Anthropology degree will get you.



As a STEM student who struggled through a language at AS: I applaud you :clap2::congrats:.
true. my friend who's a facilitating subject freak sent me this when i told them i want to do Gov and politics. Name:  Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 22.13.54.png
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lol i didnt know people can be so worked up on what others take.
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Everyone can study whatever they want, most STEM snobbery is just banter anyway.

(Original post by ihatePE)
anyone can pass STEM with past papers TBH.
depends on the level tbh, most bright kids could do GCSE/A-level Physics with some help, not so many could do a Physics degree at a decent uni
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true. my friend who's a facilitating subject freak sent me this when i told them i want to do Gov and politics. Name:  Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 22.13.54.png
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lol i didnt know people can be so worked up on what others take.
doesn't seem "worked up" to me
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doesn't seem "worked up" to me
telling me it's my mistake seems a bit too irrational. since when does it become their responsibility to tell me this? since when is gov and politics ''not respected''?
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(Original post by ihatePE)
i cant stand people who say other subjects are ''not real'' subjects PUHLEASE. anyone can pass STEM with past papers TBH. for example, the only science i have no understanding on is physics, but using past papers and studying the markscheme got me 2 A* so far so mmmhmmm
That's GCSE lol....
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being told Art isn't a subject really grates me when the clothes on their back are designed by someone focused on Art, textiles and fashion? And the phone they have is designed by someone specialised in an Art based subject also? Even the bed they sleep in!
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I do Humanities subjects at A Level, they aren't easy but I find on here, if you don't do STEM, you are a failure according to users on here. I feel so inferior.
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(Original post by StrangeBanana)
Lol'd, this is real snobbery OP ^



depends, what are your other subjects, and what degree do you want to do?



yeah that's crap as well, writing essays isn't difficult
i'm going to do history, geography, gov + politics and maths. either dropping maths or gov + politics, and i'll be looking to do non-stem degree because stem is not for me.

and writing essays are so difficult to stem students (atleast in my school), they struggle on how to start it.
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