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    Hi,

    I've just finished college, now waiting on results. I've taken a gap year and intend to apply this September. The problem is I am completley unsure on what degree to take, and really don't know where to go to help with this. My college is now closed for the holidays, and the advice of my senior tutor the last time I spoke to him was (unexpectedly) unhelpful.

    I've taken Maths, Chemisty and History at A2, with Biology at AS (B).

    In the gap year I intend to retake a few modules should I need to to take these grades up to AAA (which I am competent of....I took 15 exams this summer and it just all got to me :o:)

    Anyway, I'm good at both the sciences and arts, so I'm equally torn between them. Furthermore, I find interest in both of them (my favourites at college being Chemistry and History). I do naturally have an inquistaive and imaginative mind, so it really does mean in almost any subject I focus on, I tend to enjoy and do well in.

    I really don't know what to do. Only Keele does a joint honours of History and Chemistry, but I don't want to go there (and i'm told anyway that if you're going to do a science, you really want to specialise).

    Now, I know a good questions should be job prospects, but again, I don't have a clue what I want to do, and tbh, really don't want this to dictate my decision as I'm just so fickle.

    If I pick, I do so at the exclusion of the other, and that concerns me as I've found quite alot of joy and interest in both subjects (these being History and Chem). Furthermore, I suppose there's more to sciences then Chem and to the arts then History.....I'm overwhelmed by this as this means that there's a whole other wealth of courses I could be picking from (in the arts it's really just history that's the draw....maybe history and politics, but sciences....there's all sorts; chem engineering, natural sciences, pharmacy etc etc it's just all so much!)

    Help! I don't know what to do to decide :o: And I really do need to do so quickly too as I'm being pressured by college to make an early application (for both their sake and mine). Honeslty, I'm drowing here so some direction would be great!
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    Isn't there a history of medicine degree? lol
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    What about something like physics/maths and philosophy?
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    You should list your interests/ activities/ things you are good at. You said you are torn between chemistry and art. To be honest, a career in chemistry will most likely give you a better income/ chance of succeeding. For example, pharmacists are needed everywhere and receive a high income because of it. Chemistry would be an appropriate science for pharmacy. Additionally try to talk to your counselor/ or representative at the unis you wish to attend. Research unis now and if one catches your eye see what they offer. I believe the british embassy site or another local british site offers an analysis to suggest courses you may like based on your interests and habits. You might want to take one of these. I regret that I forget the name of the website. Next poster, help me out?
    I found my subject choice by sheer luck, really. I had good grades and was good at every subject equally but didn't know what to do. It wasn't until I was working on my Personal Development class, did the answer come to me. I was asked to define my motivation and at that time I wanted to be a vet and motivating me was my love for animals. The very next day the opportunity arose for me to raise a 6 litter of kittens. After this experience I knew veterinary medicine was for me.
    I hope I gave you some inspiration for finding you subject. You seem to have good grades and should do well in whatever you choose.

    PM if you need any advice or questions.

    Have fun and good luck!
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    Stamford test? didnt work for me but it may do for you.
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    Do medicine
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    Or history of medicine
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    What about Chemistry and History & Philospohy of Science at Leeds?
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    Why not just get a job, any job, and have some life experience while you decide what you really want to do?

    It's pretty stupid just to go to university because it is the next thing on the list to be ticked off. Or because you are being pressured by college to make an early application.
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    (Original post by jinglepupskye)
    Why not just get a job, any job, and have some life experience while you decide what you really want to do?

    It's pretty stupid just to go to university because it is the next thing on the list to be ticked off. Or because you are being pressured by college to make an early application.
    I think that's what I'f prefer to do tbh :o: But ugh, it is a big step to make I'd think. Seems quite daunting...
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    (Original post by allieRAWR!)
    I think that's what I'f prefer to do tbh :o: But ugh, it is a big step to make I'd think. Seems quite daunting...
    I think it would be even more daunting to get on a course and discover that you hate it. Not to mention expensive.
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    Take the gap year. I regret not doing that!
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    Gap year is the answer to your problem.
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    (Original post by elisabethbridge)
    Gap year is the answer to your problem.
    I've just finished college starting my gap year now. I intended to apply this Sept, but if I hold off and wait for some clarity, this means I'd be applying Sept 2010, for 2011 entry.

    That's 2 years until I start Uni. I'll be 20. Is that.........ok? I know I know I know, Uni is always there, but I suppose not following the status quo makes me feel a little insecure. ....My mum might get sick of me living here (along with both parents being a little disappointed and confused by it all), I'd have to think about thoroughly supporting myself, I'd face the criticism of my family (and potentially loss of financial support off my dad), all my friends will have gone removing that support system (which does actually scare me alot).....I feel as though removing myself from the shelter of education would thrust me into adulthood, and well, I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that.

    Anyone care to allieviate my anxieties please? :o:
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    Philosophy of Science. Or whatever it's called.

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prosp-students/...ctus/maps/sts/
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    Thought about biochemistry? It's all the rage these days.
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    Sorry my brains turned to much right now but I know one uni does Law & Chemistry and it's a really respected course. With the law you'd get some history/politics in there too and you can take politics modules as well. I think this course is at bristol or b'ham...Really cant remember! sorry.

    UCL do histroy, philosophy and social science
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    Twenty is nothing!

    All you young whipper-snappers on here worrying about age make me feel old. I'll be twenty-two when I start.
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    (Original post by Eric Arthur)
    Twenty is nothing!

    All you young whipper-snappers on here worrying about age make me feel old. I'll be twenty-two when I start.
    Wow haven't heard whipper-snappers in a while. I will be 19 when i start this september. :yes:
 
 
 
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