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    Well, i kind of do but they are all vastly different. I am currently in the first year of a levels and studying maths, business sutdes, computer science and it. I have narrowed down to architecture, accountancy, law and that its.
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    You need physics for most architecture courses I've heard. Accounting looks good with your a level choices. Law, well, if you don't do an essay heavy subject you can forget about that.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    You need physics for most architecture courses I've heard. Accounting looks good with your a level choices. Law, well, if you don't do an essay heavy subject you can forget about that.
    well do you know anything else i could do?
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    What are your passions?
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    Don't worry too much about degree/careers, you may realise what you want to do towards the end of your A-Levels. After that it doesn't really matter as 70% of jobs don't require a specific degree I have been told. Studying what you enjoy and having experience is most important
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    Try this;
    Create a table. You should have a column for "Job Role", "Cost (to get into it)", "Enjoyment & Fulfilment", "Free time (outside of work)", "Starting Salary", "median Income", "Barrier to entry", "My current Skill Level" and lastly "Employability.
    Now from 0 to 100, rate how important each aspect is to you. (e.g Employability (100), Starting Salary (70), Enjoyment (90). etc.)
    Now fill in your top job choices.
    Going along, give each job role a number from 1 to 5 on how good that it is in each aspect (1 being poor and 5 being excellent)
    Once you have filled in the whole table, for each job role do this; (number of how important aspect is x number rating in box) then record total for each job role.
    Once finished job with highest points wins and is the one that should meet your needs and desires most.
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Don't worry too much about degree/careers, you may realise what you want to do towards the end of your A-Levels. After that it doesn't really matter as 70% of jobs don't require a specific degree I have been told. Studying what you enjoy and having experience is most important
    thanks for the reply, this really cheered me up because I was worried about my subject choices.
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    (Original post by unknown_usr)
    What are your passions?
    im really into drawing and designing but my college didn't offer product design so yer.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    You need physics for most architecture courses I've heard. Accounting looks good with your a level choices. Law, well, if you don't do an essay heavy subject you can forget about that.
    I dated an Architecture student for a while and she didn't have a physics background at all, she was more artistic. As for law I wouldn't say forget about it at all! You just need to do a conversion course which some law firms prefer anyway. In fact one of the great law professors when my dad was a university started out as a mathematician.

    You don't really need to decide yet OP, Architecture may not be right with your A level choices though you good go down the civil engineering route? As for a career in law, if it's something you're interested in then it's definitely a possibility! You can always hone the necessary essay writing and research skills during your undergrad.
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    (Original post by RetroZer0)
    im really into drawing and designing but my college didn't offer product design so yer.
    Have you considered graphic design? Art? Comics/animation? Most degrees and courses related to these things need a portfolio, not a formal qualification, so it doesn't matter if you take art or no.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    You need physics for most architecture courses I've heard. Accounting looks good with your a level choices. Law, well, if you don't do an essay heavy subject you can forget about that.
    Law has no required subjects so why would he be excluded from it for having no essay heavy subjects? People who do all science subjects do as well as those who do all essay subjects
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    (Original post by unknown_usr)
    Have you considered graphic design? Art? Comics/animation? Most degrees and courses related to these things need a portfolio, not a formal qualification, so it doesn't matter if you take art or no.
    my college has art but my business teacher has said that art can be time-consuming and students may focus more on art than other subjects so no, not really.
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    Look into Foundation courses in art and design. Your local college should run one of these, there're a one year course. Effectively, you have a taster in a lot of art and design disciplines that will allow you to discover your passion and career aspiration.
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    (Original post by RetroZer0)
    im really into drawing and designing but my college didn't offer product design so yer.
    Hi RetroZer0

    I thought you might want to hear about Ravensbourne. We offer Foundation courses in Design and Media which will help you build up your skill for a year and help you decide whether a design degree is for you. It's great free year if you are coming straight from college or sixth form to meet new people while figuring out what you like.

    We also offer a BA Product Design course which I thought you might be interested in. The course is taught by industry professionals and our student get to work on industry standard briefs. There are opportunities to enter competitions and work on collaborative projects with other courses.

    I hope this has helped. Let me know if you'd like to know more. I will be happy to help.

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