'Can I Switch Subjects and Take a Gap Year? Is It Too Late, at Age 50, to Study Psychology?' ; THE CAREERS ADVISER
Haydon, Caroline, The Independent (London, England)
Degree of difference
My daughter, aiming for three As at A-level, has two offers to read English. But she has changed her mind about the location and course and wants to take a gap year and read history. Are there universities that don't like accepting students after a gap year? And as personal statements are subject driven, will she be penalised if her interest in history looks recent?
It's normal for humanities students to consider various degrees which fall under that heading, so her change of heart wouldn't be considered unusual. If she is going to make a new application for entry in 2008 she will be writing a new personal statement which will be read …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Can I Switch Subjects and Take a Gap Year? Is It Too Late, at Age 50, to Study Psychology?' ; THE CAREERS ADVISER. Contributors: Haydon, Caroline - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 22, 2007. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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