What were your best and worst subjects in school or college?
Heh um… okay. Let’s go with school subjects, simply because by the time I got to college (though I should say Sixth Form) I’d picked what I wanted to do for As/A2 so I should have been happy with the subjects.
School… so pre A-level we’re looking at GCSE and before, right?
Okay… well to start with I was good at maths. I mean gooooood at maths. From Year 3 (I think that’s last year of primary school, right?) I was working two years ahead of the rest of the class and it stayed that way until I hit GCSE. Not that I loved it or anything, I just found it piss easy. All the time. Then GCSEs came along and I there was something of a jump from what I was doing to what we started to do. So it slowed me down.
And then… not so much that I lost my touch, but other subjects became a hell of a lot more interesting. English Literature, Office Applications (hell yeah! I learned to touch type there), Geography, Chemistry, Biology. I was, as the term states, a nerd. Not like now… where I’m a geek, but a nerd in that I thoroughly enjoyed my sciences; working things out, making things bang and burning odd powders and pulling entrails out of animals (or flowers). All very, very cool.
The other stuff just took a back seat; history, business studies, French, German, design and technology. Ugh. Things that, looking back, I’m surprised I didn’t like.
My grades however tell a pretty consistent story all over (11 A*-C grades), even in the ones I hated, which were languages. I dunno… if they tried to teach an interesting language like Japanese or Latin, I might have held on, but I just didn’t really want to know. Even though I went to Germany for a couple of weeks and all sorts of other odds and sods to do with languages… I just didn’t like them. No explosions, you know?
Heh, I guess not much as changed!
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