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I'm trying to decide whether to do a degree in biology or a degree in fine art but they're both so vastly different I'm finding it really hard.
I enjoy creativity and academics in equal amounts and (before the pretentious TSR users say both degrees are worthless) I know I want to become a secondary school teacher.
Advice from anyone who has navigated a similar situation would be great!
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I'm trying to decide whether to do a degree in biology or a degree in fine art but they're both so vastly different I'm finding it really hard.
I enjoy creativity and academics in equal amounts and (before the pretentious TSR users say both degrees are worthless) I know I want to become a secondary school teacher.
Advice from anyone who has navigated a similar situation would be great!
What subject do you want to be a secondary school teacher in?

Ultimately it is your choice - consider which you would find more interesting and the careers prospects of each subject. Should you wish to go into teaching, you will have to do an additional course after graduation (PGCE) or going onto a program like Teach First. Do lots of research before you apply - look at course prospectuses online and attend open days to talk to lecturers and current students.
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(Original post by Siobha)
I'm trying to decide whether to do a degree in biology or a degree in fine art but they're both so vastly different I'm finding it really hard.
I enjoy creativity and academics in equal amounts and (before the pretentious TSR users say both degrees are worthless) I know I want to become a secondary school teacher.
Advice from anyone who has navigated a similar situation would be great!
My only suggestion would be that art would be easier to pursue as a hobby in your spare time than biology, but then again as a teacher you may not have much spare time.
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I'm trying to decide whether to do a degree in biology or a degree in fine art but they're both so vastly different I'm finding it really hard.
I enjoy creativity and academics in equal amounts and (before the pretentious TSR users say both degrees are worthless) I know I want to become a secondary school teacher.
Advice from anyone who has navigated a similar situation would be great!
You need to think about whether you would be happier being an Art teacher or a Biology teacher. You know yourself the difference between the two lessons, with Art generally being a more relaxed environment. You could talk to your current Art and Biology teachers about what they like and dislike about teaching the subject and maybe volunteer to assist in lessons for a while with the Year 7s if you have any free periods. Doing this would also look great on your UCAS form.
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I'm trying to decide whether to do a degree in biology or a degree in fine art but they're both so vastly different I'm finding it really hard.
I enjoy creativity and academics in equal amounts and (before the pretentious TSR users say both degrees are worthless) I know I want to become a secondary school teacher.
Advice from anyone who has navigated a similar situation would be great!
I also chose between 2 very different subjects - Korean language and International Relations. The most useful way for me was trying to write a personal statement for both. My statement for Korean was an absolute breeze to write, I had so much to say and I didn't really have to dig that hard for ways to make it sound good, whereas for International Relations it was really difficult. That was what ultimately made the decision for me because I realised I didn't have the same passion for IR. At uni I'm now taking an IR module anyway, so I can continue it alongside Korean, but I'm definitely sure I made the right choice.
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