What is the career path for subjects chosen?

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What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby Cheerfuldad » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:32 am

Hi All,

My DS studies in one of the IP School and come sec 3, he needs to choose between Humanities and Maths & Science. May I know what are the career paths for selecting Humanities or Maths & Science. Please advise. :?:

Thank you.

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:42 am

it is easier to switch to humanities from math/science at Pre-U or uni...but will be very difficult to switch from humanities to math / science if later found to be boring.....math/science offers wider choice of careers in math/science as well as humanities but will be difficult for humanity grad to do a career in science
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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby Cheerfuldad » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:44 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:it is easier to switch to humanities from math/science at Pre-U or uni...but will be very difficult to switch from humanities to math / science if later found to be boring.....math/science offers wider choice of careers in math/science as well as humanities but will be difficult for humanity grad to do a career in science


Hi verykisau2010,

Thank you for your information.

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby vlim » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:50 am

Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:39 pm

vlim wrote:Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?


that is no difference from any one doing econs at JC1....no one has any advantage as don't think any one has any chance to do econs between year 1 - 4. everyone starts at the same starting line...but if one were to take econs in uni year 1, then they would find it boring repeating what has been done during JC1-2/year 5-6
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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby jtoh » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:13 am

vlim wrote:Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?


I don't think Economics per se is that difficult in A levels. It's more because it's a new subject and the students haven't got a handle on it.

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby vlim » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:17 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
vlim wrote:Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?


that is no difference from any one doing econs at JC1....no one has any advantage as don't think any one has any chance to do econs between year 1 - 4. everyone starts at the same starting line...but if one were to take econs in uni year 1, then they would find it boring repeating what has been done during JC1-2/year 5-6

Is it? They repeat the topics in uni yr1? .. Then tt would be boring ..., :roll:

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby vlim » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:20 am

jtoh wrote:
vlim wrote:Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?


I don't think Economics per se is that difficult in A levels. It's more because it's a new subject and the students haven't got a handle on it.

I heard need to do case study and they need to do analysis and write out .... So those who are not good in write out will jialet ... :roll:

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby MandyMummy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:32 am

vlim wrote:
jtoh wrote:
vlim wrote:Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?


I don't think Economics per se is that difficult in A levels. It's more because it's a new subject and the students haven't got a handle on it.

I heard need to do case study and they need to do analysis and write out .... So those who are not good in write out will jialet ... :roll:

Ya lor, the case study questions are tough. They removed the easier and pretty high scoring MCQ paper years ago.

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Re: What is the career path for subjects chosen?

Postby jtoh » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:24 pm

vlim wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
vlim wrote:Heard that Economic Subject in yr 5, is pretty tough to handle :?


that is no difference from any one doing econs at JC1....no one has any advantage as don't think any one has any chance to do econs between year 1 - 4. everyone starts at the same starting line...but if one were to take econs in uni year 1, then they would find it boring repeating what has been done during JC1-2/year 5-6

Is it? They repeat the topics in uni yr1? .. Then tt would be boring ..., :roll:


They have to go through the fundamentals again. Your son will find that alot of what he's doing at S1 and S2 he would have done in GEP too. :evil:

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