Did you change what you wanted to do after A levels between year 12 and 13?

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If yes what did you want to do before you changed your mind?
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I'm in year 13 and still want to go to university

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In year 12 I was positive I was going straight after sixth form...

Now I'm considering a gap year
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I'm in year 13 and still want to go to university

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In year 12 I was positive I was going straight after sixth form...

Now I'm considering a gap year
Did you change what degree you wanted to pursue?
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I started year 12 wanting to do a degree in psychology, now im coming toward the end of year 12 i am set on a law degree
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No? I've wanted to go into medicine for a long time. I think going through the process of applying, interviewing, UCAT etc in Year 13 if anything made me realise how much I wanted to go into medicine and how much I wanted a place a medical school
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(Original post by Studio#0048)
Did you change what degree you wanted to pursue?
Technically no

In year 12 I had no idea what I wanted to do

In year 13 I still have no idea what I want to do
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I started year 12 wanting to do a degree in psychology, now im coming toward the end of year 12 i am set on a law degree
Was the change of heart a sudden one or did it gradually happen?
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I picked History, English Language and English Literature for A-Levels. Now I'm planning on going to university to study Computer Science in September.
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Was the change of heart a sudden one or did it gradually happen?
i think that before you study a subject you cant truly know what it would be like as a career, hell even now i couldnt really say what having a career in psychology would be like. but in january i changed one of my a level options (drama) for law as i believed that it would better assist me in my pathway to uni. i know that a lot of people say that taking law at a level is somewhat "frowned upon" by some unis but i disagree with that, and it was taking law at A level that changed my mind. i wanted to take psychology as i was eager to learn about mental health, and while this a topic within the A level, a lot of it is unrelated and other topics such as memory (in my own opinion, it might not be for others) is quite boring.
I think the change of heart was somewhat gradual, but from this experience i can say that you dont need to know your whole life plan the second you begin year 12, i think that as you progress throughout the year, it is then you can make more informed decisions about what you truly want to pursue in life.
sorry that was so long for you to read hopefully that gave you a good understanding though
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I was doing a city & guilds in engineering for one year and then changed to a levels maths further maths and physics this year
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Yes. Year 12 I was certain on going to uni.
Year 13 I applied, was accepted and firmed my uni. Recently decided to decline my spot as I realised I wanted to go to uni purely because everyone else does. I have no real interest in the subject I applied for so I’m gonna give it a year or two to find what I really want to do. Maybe find a degree apprenticeship during my gap year.
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I thought I was going to take a gap year and go into studying journalism and now I’m going to uni this year to study English Lit and Spanish
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