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    I'm unable to decide which subjects I'm supposed to choose for Edexcel IAL Levels, I don't even know which career would be good for me and weirdly I'm not aware of my interests either. Otherwise, I would be able to come up with some sort of conclusion. I'm a private student and have been home-schooled for more than half of my life. My dad prefers that I become a doctor (typical). However, I'm quite terrified of many things and I'm not sure if I'll be able to overcome my fears. I never had a lab experience so I'm not sure how things really work. Honestly, I can't even watch YouTube videos related to bloody stuff, be it about a real heart anatomy. I surely find human body interesting though, like how it works at the same time it cringes me. It's been months since I have been stuck thus I ended up going for Biology, Physics, and Chemistry (Which are essential for Medicine). Another problem is, during my IGCSEs I had no attraction towards Chemistry either perhaps because of the chapter 'The Concept of Moles' and I know that in A Levels we study topics in depth. I'm afraid I might end up getting bored. I was going for 4 A Levels until I realized it'll be too much of a pressure to handle although I must mention I have always loved Maths. I wish I wasn't too complicated =( Plus, I have to give the AS exam by May/June 2018, very less time and I'm still perplexed.

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    Don't study subjects just because you feel you ought to so that you can become a doctor and impress your dad. If being a doctor isn't for you (and it doesn't sound like it's for you) then find a different path. If you like maths then maybe consider maths and/or further maths? Have you thought about studying a humanities subject like history or geography? They may not be STEM subjects but they are excellent choices and keep a number of doors open. You could also consider languages. Just remember that there is much more out there than just the STEM subjects so don't feel that you have to take chemistry just because it's a science and it will help you get into a career which you're not really keen on anyway. What subjects did you look forward to studying for in the run up to your iGCSEs? This is a pretty good guide to what you may actually want to study more.
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    (Original post by Julie Hime-sama)
    I'm unable to decide which subjects I'm supposed to choose for Edexcel A Levels, I don't even know which career would be good for me and weirdly I'm not aware of my interests either. Otherwise, I would be able to come up with some sort of conclusion. I'm a private student and have been home-schooled for more than half of my life. My dad prefers that I become a doctor (typical). However, I'm quite terrified of many things and I'm not sure if I'll be able to overcome my fears. I never had a lab experience so I'm not sure how things really work. Honestly, I can't even watch YouTube videos related to bloody stuff, be it about a real heart anatomy. I surely find human body interesting though, like how it works at the same time it cringes me. It's been months since I have been stuck thus I ended up going for Biology, Physics, and Chemistry (Which are essential for Medicine). Another problem is, during my IGCSEs I had no attraction towards Chemistry either perhaps because of the chapter 'The Concept of Moles' and I know that in A Levels we study topics in depth. I'm afraid I might end up getting bored. I was going for 4 A Levels until I realized it'll be too much of a pressure to handle although I must mention I have always loved Maths. I wish I wasn't too complicated =( Plus, I have to give the AS exam by May/June 2018, very less time and I'm still perplexed.

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    Which GCSEs do you enjoy most?
    Um, I don't know.. I only studied for 3 months and gave 5 subjects. All I concentrated was at doing well, therefore, I can't recall which subject I enjoyed the most. Chemistry is definitely not in the option, I don't think I understood anything and not sure how I still got an A. My tutor wasn't even good unlike for Biology and Physics. They made each topic understandable and fun although I couldn't finish the Syllabus due to less time. I scored B in Biology and an A in Physics.
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    (Original post by Julie Hime-sama)
    Um, I don't know.. I only studied for 3 months and gave 5 subjects. All I concentrated was at doing well, therefore, I can't recall which subject I enjoyed the most. Chemistry is definitely not in the option, I don't think I understood anything and not sure how I still got an A. My tutor wasn't even good unlike for Biology and Physics. They made each topic understandable and fun although I couldn't finish the Syllabus due to less time. I scored B in Biology and an A in Physics.
    What subjects did you study? I'm guessing maths, the three sciences and maybe English?
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    What subjects did you study? I'm guessing maths, the three sciences and maybe English?
    Hehe, yes! You guessed it right I got Bs in Math and English - Not so proud but according to the time I had for the preparations, I'm okay with it. I'll give IELTS in the future to compensate, for now, I want to focus on A Levels.
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    (Original post by ecila21)
    Don't study subjects just because you feel you ought to so that you can become a doctor and impress your dad. If being a doctor isn't for you (and it doesn't sound like it's for you) then find a different path. If you like maths then maybe consider maths and/or further maths? Have you thought about studying a humanities subject like history or geography? They may not be STEM subjects but they are excellent choices and keep a number of doors open. You could also consider languages. Just remember that there is much more out there than just the STEM subjects so don't feel that you have to take chemistry just because it's a science and it will help you get into a career which you're not really keen on anyway. What subjects did you look forward to studying for in the run up to your iGCSEs? This is a pretty good guide to what you may actually want to study more.
    I do love Maths or I think I do at least more than Chemistry. I was even planning to take it for A Levels. However, I got so pressurized by people around me telling that I shouldn't waste my time as I have done enough and just decide 3 subjects. I was surely going for 4 A Levels so that I can have the path open for various careers (Like I'll be able to decide something by the time I'm done with A Levels), during iGCSEs I didn't know that A Levels are such huge step up but now my friends/siblings/teachers are advising that I should just take 3 A Levels as it'll lessen the burden and won't cause much stress. I don't know what's business or accounts studies are like, I never studied these kinds of subjects before I have teaching experience, it's something I kinda enjoy so I was thinking that if perhaps I don't have interest in Medicine in the future then I'll end up becoming a Professor in a university (Haha, my ridiculous thoughts)
 
 
 

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