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    I am currently half way through my first year at my sixth form college but already they are starting to begin the pressure on uni applications but the trouble is that unlike most, no actually all I don't even have a rough career path in mind so this is making alot harder since nothing is suddenly jumping out at me.

    I am taking to AS Economics, Maths (Stats), History and Politics as well as IT4Learning and General Studies but these do not actually count. I am enjoying my main subjects but 19th Century Britain was a little dull so i could really go down any of these paths.

    Also these are the GCSEs i took in case it helps anyone with ideas for my future anything!

    Drama A*
    Science Core A*
    Science Additional A*
    RE Short Course A*
    Maths A (this is only A i got in every mock it was A*)
    History A
    English Literature A
    English Language A
    IT Short Course A
    French B
    Food B

    Any help and advise at all would be invaluable,

    thanks

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    Questions: What pleases you in life? What are you good act? What do you hate doing? More feedback also appreciated!
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    (Original post by southeastnigga)
    Go into porn.
    lol do that, Join the army but in a specialised field and slightly higher up the carear ladder
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Let me ask you this: why do you want to go to university?


    urm, because i want a better education and job and i actually enjoy learning and always have to some extent and uni seems the next step... i just havn't yet decieded which particular path i wish to follow
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    You have to ask yourself what do you like doing.
    What are you good at?
    Think what would you actually love to do, and not consider it 'work'. There are so many different courses out there at the moment, that it is impossible to not find something you are interested in.
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    It's early days for you. You're thinking too much. Do some sort of work experience over the summer to see what you like. I think most didn't really know what they wanted until a few months into 6th year/A2. Based on your subjects I'd just randomly through in Accounts, Law, PPE. I'd say most in your situation end up going to uni. Be aware there are other options, and don't just jump in because everyone else is.
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    get a backpack and travel the world
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    (Original post by theBOON)
    Questions: What pleases you in life? What are you good act? What do you hate doing? More feedback also appreciated!

    1 erm doing well at stuff and suceeding as well as over coming challenges. meeting new people and potential friends and having a good time.

    2 singing and acting but don't want a career in either. used to me good at maths, i have tow UKMT gold and best in school maths awards, also quite good at rational thoughts and remembering odd little statistics etc. um creating things to an extant. i am also i brown belt in jujitsu, go to debating club and sweeney todd rehersals and love reading if any of this helps!

    3 hate ironing.... um more seriously anything medicine related and law (hence havnt chosen anything) law i was put off after my work experience.

    ask any questions you want.
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    i was the exact same as you, and in the end decided to go into something broad and with career prospects like business, but coupled with a subject i enjoy at school (in my case english)

    most of the courses ive picked are business management with english

    just a thought? maybe you could do a joint hons if its not one specific youre interested in?
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    do you have any ideas about the SORT of work you'd like to do, by which I mean - would you rather work with the public, or in business? would you want work which takes you abroad? would you want to work with numbers or anything financial? It might help you to talk to a careers advisor, or take a careers test - even if you don't find out what it is that you want to do, it might help you think about the sort of work you'd be interested in.

    really though, you don't have to know now what you want to do. relatively few careers need a SPECIFIC sort of degree, and I think there's a lot of value in just doing what it is that you're most interested in. I went to university with basically no idea of what it was that I wanted to do at all, I just knew that I wanted to study literature.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    do you have any ideas about the SORT of work you'd like to do, by which I mean - would you rather work with the public, or in business? would you want work which takes you abroad? would you want to work with numbers or anything financial? It might help you to talk to a careers advisor, or take a careers test - even if you don't find out what it is that you want to do, it might help you think about the sort of work you'd be interested in.

    really though, you don't have to know now what you want to do. relatively few careers need a SPECIFIC sort of degree, and I think there's a lot of value in just doing what it is that you're most interested in. I went to university with basically no idea of what it was that I wanted to do at all, I just knew that I wanted to study literature.
    I'd agree with what you're saying, but I'd just like to point out that there are quite a few careers that require specific degrees. Anything medicine or engineering related needs a specific degree. As does law, and accounts
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    (Original post by yosrush)
    I'd agree with what you're saying, but I'd just like to point out that there are quite a few careers that require specific degrees. Anything medicine or engineering related needs a specific degree. As does law, and accounts
    Law most certainly does not, and does accounting need a specific accounting degree? Not taking a medical undergraduate degree doesn't proclude you from a career in the medical field, either. Obviously you need a qualification, but it can be done as a graduate.

    Anyway, you're right, there are a few careers which call for specific degrees - but relatively, there are few.
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    (Original post by yosrush)
    I'd agree with what you're saying, but I'd just like to point out that there are quite a few careers that require specific degrees. Anything medicine or engineering related needs a specific degree. As does law, and accounts
    Law doesn't require a specific degree - you can have any undergraduate degree and do the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) which would qualify you to proceed to the next stage of legal training, just as a Law Degree would. I'm pretty sure you don't need a specific degree for accountancy either.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    do you have any ideas about the SORT of work you'd like to do, by which I mean - would you rather work with the public, or in business? would you want work which takes you abroad? would you want to work with numbers or anything financial? It might help you to talk to a careers advisor, or take a careers test - even if you don't find out what it is that you want to do, it might help you think about the sort of work you'd be interested in.

    really though, you don't have to know now what you want to do. relatively few careers need a SPECIFIC sort of degree, and I think there's a lot of value in just doing what it is that you're most interested in. I went to university with basically no idea of what it was that I wanted to do at all, I just knew that I wanted to study literature.

    um i think i could do finance or at least some sort of numbers and as long as i get to meet some new people relatively often i don't think i mind public or business really. the career quizes i have tried have not really returned any helpfull responses.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    Law most certainly does not, and does accounting need a specific accounting degree? Not taking a medical undergraduate degree doesn't proclude you from a career in the medical field, either. Obviously you need a qualification, but it can be done as a graduate.

    Anyway, you're right, there are a few careers which call for specific degrees - but relatively, there are few.
    That kinda defeats the whole purpose. Why would you do a three/four year degree for the opportunity to go into another branch after you graduate when you could have just done it from the start?

    Medicine, Pharmacy, Vet Med, Optometry, Dentistry are just off the top of my head of medical courses where you can't just walk into after having any old degree.
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    (Original post by x19x)
    um i think i could do finance or at least some sort of numbers and as long as i get to meet some new people relatively often i don't think i mind public or business really. the career quizes i have tried have not really returned any helpfull responses.
    does your school offer any careers advice?

    tbh, if I were you, I just wouldn't worry about - you've still got ages. you should think more about what it is that you want to be studying at university, and I think that'll become more apparent as you continue with your AS studies.
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    (Original post by yosrush)
    That kinda defeats the whole purpose. Why would you do a three/four year degree for the opportunity to go into another branch after you graduate when you could have just done it from the start?
    Because the OP doesn't know what she wants to study, that's the entire reason. Of course you can't just "walk into" those career areas, my point was that she shouldn't worry too much as very few career options are completely cut off from you on the basis of your undergraduate degree - graduate medical courses are one such example.
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    thanks everyone for all you help, they do have alittle bit of careers advise but after the guy at my old school... o well i may try again. there is a career fair on the tenth which i am of course definitely going to.
 
 
 
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