Why do my parents want me to do science A-Levels? Watch
Do you not think this question might not be more suited to your parents? We can speculate on all the benefits and drawbacks of taking Science based A Levels all we like but if you want to know why your parents think you should take them then you need to ask your parents.
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Well why do other parents do this could be a better question. I'm guessing mine aren't the only ones.
Personally I was given free reign to choose whatever I wanted to do. They were my options. Take whatever you want but at the same time try to understand why your parents want you to take Science based subjects.
But shouldn't my enjoyment take more importance for whatever reasons my parents come up with?
We don't know what you want to do. For all we know, you're choosing A Levels that will struggle to get you into uni, or subjects that you might enjoy but aren't good at. We don't know if your parents are recommending you take Science based subject (which might or might not simply be Physics, Chemistry, Biology) or whether they're putting a lot of pressure on you.
Yes, it's good if you enjoy your subjects. But at the same time your A Level choices do have a reasonable impact on what you do in the immediate future. At some point, you might have to start making practical choices, rather than fun choices. If you're lucky the two will overlap.
So yes, your enjoyment should play some part. But I wouldn't say it takes absolute precedence over ANY reason your parents come up with. Ultimately they're probably offering advice on what's best for you, not forcing you. You're free to ignore that advice if you wish but I'm willing to bet somewhere they probably have a point.