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Decisions, Decisions

15 Feb

Just a few fays ago, my school held an Options Evening where I got to go around with my parents to learn all the different options I can take for my upcoming GCSEs. Initially, I was going to take French, Geography and History. My two humanities were heavily criticized but there was no way I could choose which was more beneficial for my future. My options Evening persuaded me to take Drama, a great subject not just for my acting career, but also, for confidence skills. I want to become a lawyer when I am older. I could have a fantastic case report with evidence and all the defense, but all that could be lost if I can not stand up and present myself. I want to be heavily involved with the public and other people in my job, but all that is not possible if I am one of the shy kids that hides behind my mother’s legs.

French is also an absolutely critically vital subject. Not only do I get an English Baccalaureate award if I take it, but it is also one of those clean polished subjects that shines on a Uni Application, so for those reasons, French is a no-no for dropping!

History and Geography are my lovelies! It would break my heart to drop either of them as they are such academic and interesting subjects. But what is really doing my head in is the fact that I can’t drop either of them as I am too good and too interested in both!

My head is going to burst! All I’ve heard these past weeks is “Take French!”, “The EBacc is vital” Drama will benefit you!” “Think about your options!” “Don’t rush!” “GCSEs this” “GCSEs that” It is so hard to look for an opinion that is not biased as whatever teacher you ask, they want you to take their subject!

I have still got a month to choose what I want, but now it is half term all I want to do is relax and I’ve even banned everyone in my family to say “GCSE” because just the word gives me headaches. I think that by the time the break is over, I will have a my mind up… Let’s hope so…

All my love! Nat xx

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