Important lessons

I have been enjoying the fact that our younger daughter is doing Sociology, Psychology, and Politics as her A Levels. We have been having really interesting conversations, particularly about Politics, as you can imagine.

And yet when she told her grandfather what subjects she was doing he said "Oh, so no real subjects then". While I realise that Sociology particularly is still considered a "pseudo-sciencep" and I can see why, it struck me that all three topics will leave her better armed for life as an adult in our challenging world than say maths.

Yes, core skills matter, but I have never ever made use of any of the Maths, Physics or Chemistry that I did at school and spent the rest of my life reading all that I can about Sociology, Psychology and Politics!