I am in year 12 and currently take maths, business, physics and ict. I want to drop one but don't know whether to drop physics or ict. I don't want to do physics in life but I feel like it will look good if I get it as an a level. But I don't really like it as much as ict, and I feel like ict is not as good looking as physics on a CV. any advice?
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drop ict or physics watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-10-2017 16:49
- 13-10-2017 17:04
I would say drop physics. And this is coming from someone who has taken it as an A-level (and wish they didn't). If it has no point to your future, then you don't really need it. When someone looks at your A level's it not a matter of "oh you did that subject? You must be so-and-so". A levels shouldn't be based on how good it will look on a CV, but more on how it can contribute to your future goals.
I struggled heavily with physics and by the time I was in year 13, I didn't want a career in that subject. Even if it will look good from a face value, I hated it because I wasn't allowed to drop it or change it for a different subject.
One last thing, employers don't really care about the subjects you do, it's more like what skills can you bring to their company. Someone who can do physics but hasn't had any previous work experience is less likely to get the job than someone who has done some experience and has done a subject, like, let's say english. IMO, ICT would be an even better choice, because some of the things you'll learn there, you'll need in the future as we advance with technology. So you'll be at an advantage there.
I would've taken IT tbh, it was my best subject at GCSE, so I don't know why I didn't take it XD. But I hope this has helped!