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Reply 1
p.s. is 'Business Studies' an academic subject?
Reply 2
Hey,
I have often wondered this, but I have to say...I think not. I would of said that Art is more about creativity and expression than knowledgable or academic. When I was aplying for a scholorship, they also told me at GCSE not to select Art or Drama because they were not 'academic' subjects.

Dave
Reply 3
I'm still unsure as to what it means for a subject to be academic. But I get the feeling Economics is more academic than Business Studies. Does 'academic' mean that when you study it, it's basically textbooks and 'table and chairs' study?
Reply 4
-=flyboy=-
When I was aplying for a scholorship, they also told me at GCSE not to select Art or Drama because they were not 'academic' subjects.

Dave

Would that be 'scholorship' or 'scholarship' then? :biggrin:

And no, imho, Art is not academic.
Reply 5
Tek
Would that be 'scholorship' or 'scholarship' then? :biggrin:

And no, imho, Art is not academic.



God damn it every time! Get it with grammer too, or do I mean grammAr?

Hey hey

Dave :smile:
Reply 6
ZJuwelH
I'm still unsure as to what it means for a subject to be academic. But I get the feeling Economics is more academic than Business Studies. Does 'academic' mean that when you study it, it's basically textbooks and 'table and chairs' study?



Err, to put it bluntly...yes

Dave
Reply 7
Academic = subjects that can be mixed into a variety of careers
Vocational = subjects that apply to only 1 working criteria


Unlike other subjects, Art can be either be academic or vocational.
Reply 8
Unregistered
Academic = subjects that can be mixed into a variety of careers
Vocational = subjects that apply to only 1 working criteria


Unlike other subjects, Art can be either be academic or vocational.


Which catergory does law fit into?
Reply 9
I would say it's academic
Reply 10
Lord Huntroyde
Which catergory does law fit into?


Depends where you study it I suppose...
Reply 11
none of the 2 r traditional academic subjects
Reply 12
zero101
none of the 2 r traditional academic subjects


I was actually thinking of law at degree-level.
Reply 13
Lord Huntroyde
Which catergory does law fit into?


It depends what the course is like.
Reply 14
Art is preferred in GCSE by unis for medicine
Reply 15
Unregistered
Art is preferred in GCSE by unis for medicine

What, because it shows you are skilled with your hands?
Reply 16
Every A-level is academic, even art. They're academic because you have to do revision and an exam.

AVCEs are vocational because there's no exams, it's all coursework and external portfollios.
Reply 17
im not too sure, read it somewhere. Like the foreign languages is preferred by Unis for Law than the usual history and latin
Lord Huntroyde
Which catergory does law fit into?


Hmm Law never used to be considered an academic subject (I know a successful solicitor in his 60s who never went to Uni, he just learnt it on the job) but it pretty much is one now; it's not entirely vocational, I read somewhere that "only" 60% of law grads actual go into a legal career.
Reply 19
Alexander
I read somewhere that "only" 60% of law grads actual go into a legal career.


and the rest become milkmen.