Transitioning from 10th grade to 11th grade is fine, it happens to every 16 year old. However, it also brings
about changes, major changes in regard to their future career. Getting the subject choices, brainstorming future possibilities, carefully examining the workload required, predicting time management flaws, and whatnot is what they do while finally getting their head towards ‘deciding’. It all comes down to their decision making, after all, some people deem it to be the ‘first proper decision’ of a student’s academic life. Conventionally in India and many asian countries, students are given streams which categorise classes into — science class which includes the usual physics, chemistry and biology along with a subject like math or psychology depending on the student’s liking and then there is commerce which includes business studies, accounts, math, and economics and the usual arts which can be mixed and matched. The perplexing and rather stressful mind game is to actually ‘know’ what they want to do in life.
I have come across undergrads who got a liberal arts degree from The United States and came back to India to get into Medical School and repeat Undergrad all over again! By the time they get to actually treating patients, they’ll be dying their hair black.
Another instance of indecisiveness is when a student chooses unique and non linked subjects in high school, well that seems like a pretty good and smart idea to me since it opens doors to all career paths. One might argue that it’s the same as being a jack of all, master of none, nonetheless, many universities prefer all rounded students (academically). So maybe indecisiveness can be a new trend in High school. Take everything and then declare your major.
A typical equivocal combination of subjects showing universities a rigour of coursework and a willingness towards every academic field can be something like this —
5. Psychology Anything that a student chooses, he/she should keep in mind an array of things. Contemplate on individual liking, probability of good grades, career options and what their universities of choice want.
I would like to reiterate on the opinion that opting for a liberal combination gives the student an upper hand in choosing a suitable career.