My plan was to do Modern History and Politics at Southampton. It had the most stimulating modules which I really cared for, but I doubt I'll meet my offer. They themselves said it a very competitive course. My insurance choice Royal Holloway also wanted the same grade for History.
The issue is I choked badly in my last history exam and proceeded to make costly strategic blunders. History was my one passion and I wanted to become some sort of academic, or at least teach it for a living. All I needed was a B but my poor judgement (ran out of time, rushed, formulated a bad plan and answered the 40 marker incorrectly) makes it seem unlikely.
I can't find a uni that accepts anything less than a B for history, which seems reasonable tbh. No other uni's I looked at had modules as interesting as Southampton's ( i.e.terrorism, Gandhism, Iran, McCarthyism etc).
I could do Politics and IR somewhere but I'm not sure if that will lead to many opportunities, nor am I sure it would be valued if I don't do it from a 'good' university? Is where you go important or is how well you do all that matters?
I was a third year at college so re-sitting does not seem to be an option. Currently I have 300 UCAS points from three subjects. 120 from Sociology, 120 from Law btec (not very intellectually challenging I know) and only 60 from Economics. I re-sat economics papers this year but the most I can hope for is a C in my opinion.
Is it still worth looking for a 'good uni'? Is Politics and IR a worthwhile degree? If not, then it's probs not worth the debt and next 3 years of my life.
I know majoring in STEM could help me make good money, but as I couldn't do AS Maths or Biology in the first year, I doubt that path is an option. I could ditch Uni as an option and pursue an apprenticeship in accounting, but I'm not sure my heart's in it.
I'm going to be 20 in November and am worried I lack any real world experience. Feel like a bit of a man-child and this needs to change. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
3rd Year at college, worried about results day, what should I do?