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What Career should I have

My teachers are constantly telling me i should know what my career is but i have no clue what i want to do!!! I love georgian houses and interiors of homes but i don't want to be a builder. This is what i am doing for GCSE's:
English- I don't enjoy but can do it
Maths- Try really hard but struggle with harder maths
French- love french!! and try really hard in it, quite good at it.
History- love history, one of my best subjects.
Art- Love Art, One of my best subjects
Buisness Studies- love business studies, one of my good subjects
German- Hate it!
Chemistry- Hate science- but try hard
Physics- Not great at it, struggle with some concepts.
I have no clue how to make Art,History and business studies into a career, i would like to be an architect but i am not good at maths or physics, so there is a small issue there!! please help me!! #marketing #architecture #interior-design

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Mike’s Answer

Great to already have a passion at GCSE stage. If interior design if something that inspires you, there are so many opportunities out there to help people design their homes or places of work - I would suggest considering a volunteer position with an interior design firm, shadowing a designer and providing support as needed. Should you have the chance, perhaps introduce yourself to a local hospice or other charity organisation, to offer services around helping create inspirational spaces - even just one room would give you great experience.
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Pamela’s Answer

Choosing your future career at a young age can be difficult or daunting. I would suggest to follow the path of where your passions are, so something that can incorporate all or some of the things you love and you will enjoy doing. There are plenty of jobs that you can start off with - example: Travel guide - that would incorporate a language skill (so French); Art and history (as you would literally be surrounded by it - paintings, buildings ect)...Try looking into internships at Museums, Art Galleries, Art institutions
Interior Design would be something to look into.

Also, remember that sometimes your passions grow and change throughout your life....you might find yourself doing and loving something completely different in 10 years time :) as long as you always enjoy what you do!
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Prashad’s Answer

Sometime you don't know what you want and that is ok. You can compensate by ensuring you don't drop any of the "hard" subjects in order to keep as many subjects open as you can. (http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college/)
You mentioned that you're struggling with maths and physics. Which is ok. The most important point is to understand that maths skills need to trained like you train a muscle. In the same way you don't magically get a six pack, you don't magically get good at maths. The number 1 step to get better at maths is to understand and accept that anyone who puts in the effort WILL become good at it. Keep analysing what type of problem you're struggling with on the day and ask for specific help.
Good luck.

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Miriam’s Answer

First, look up local architecture, interior design, and urban planning firms and ask if you can talk to one of their employees about what they do every day and see what resonates with you. This will give you great information.


Secondly, ask them about other careers they considered and you might find additional ideas. For example, urban planning is related to architecture but at a bigger level and determines how many of what types of buildings a community needs, which may work well with your interest in history if that interest is about learning how people used to live. This site will give you more information about how this major is different. https://aap.cornell.edu/admissions/undergraduate


Next, remember that not all careers flow directly from a specific academic subject, in fact many flow from multiple. For example, one career you might enjoy with those interests is museum curation- the individuals who determine what to show in a museum, how it all ties together, how to organize the exhibit in the space, and what exhibits will attract the most visitors have to think about the history of what they are putting together, the design of the exhibit in the space, and the business of the museum.


Lastly, it is ok to not be sure what you want to do. It is better to learn broader skills that you can apply to the right role that comes about than to force yourself into something very specific that you end up not wanting to do.


Good luck!

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Alexander’s Answer

Hi Catherine


sounds to me like architecture or interior design might be something that could interest you.


All the best

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Kevser’s Answer

Hi Catherine,

Firstly, I would say that you shouldn't stress too much about this. It is hard to know what career you should go for at a such young age. This will come with time.

You're mentioning that you love French - how about studying in France and learning the language and the culture. Most schools have student exchange programs. You could perhaps teach French later.

In regards to architecture, maybe you could take some extra courses for e.g. mathematics. At first it will be tough but the better you get at it and understand it the more you will appreciate it.

Do some volunteering work. This would be a great way to find out what you like and don't like as well.

Good luck with everything!
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Theresa’s Answer

The areas that come to mind after reading through your question/ paragraph is: historical restoration, interior design, etc. Find ways to constantly expose yourself to this field. Take classes, read, draw, redo rooms at your house, refurbish furniture for your room. You learn and get better by doing, doing, doing.


My company is involved in more and more restoration work. The more we do, the more we do. Love it. Very gratifying.


Good luck, t

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