Hi I have just begun year 13 at sixth form. So that you get the bigger picture I got 3A 2B 4C GCSE grades and carried on at sixth form- A's English Literature, Geography and RE, B's ICT and English and C's Biology French, German and Maths. I ended up finishing year 12 with an A in Sociology and a D in English lang/lit AS. I had a hard time due to illness in year 12 so I ended up doing 2 and passing my Maths GCSE which was my 4th C. They were better results than I had been expecting as I have lost my confidence even though I really enjoy Sociology. So the A spurred me to do A2 and so now I am doing A2 Sociology and English and finishing RE AS in January. (I originally started it in year 12 but did not do the summer exam. I have also taken up AS Home Economics this year which is going great so far, English is also doing better and I am enjoying the classes so hopefully I can get a C overall .
So I will finish year 13 with 2A2 and 2AS.
My main worry is that I do not know what I really want to do for the rest of my life. I actually got in to start a BTEC Childcare at the local college worth 3/3.5 A levels for this September but I declined when I got my results. The only thing I know is that I like helping young people and I have done a lot of volunteering in primary schools, at the salvation army and with the church. I know I will not be applying to Uni's for September 2011 but ultimately I would like to go in the near future.
I was thinking I might do part time Psychology AS/A2 depending on the time at College but can I do a BTEC childcare aswell and will it take up so much time that I wont have any days to volunteer? I have heard from friends who have done BTEC's before that they only have to go to college like 3 days a week. I wouldn't mind taking 2 years out just so I can get into Uni.
I was thinking about taking Spanish GCSE night classes with my cousin and equivalent to a GCSE in Sign Language so I would have 11 GCSE's
Do you think if I had 2/3 A levels 2/3 AS and a BTEC at DDD grades worth 3.5 A levels I would get accepted into uni ???
I have really lost my confidence so any help/ advice is helpful
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- Thread Starter
- 02-10-2010 16:05
- 02-10-2010 16:08
- 02-10-2010 16:13
Have you considered being a social worker? I think you need to take a gap year and get some real world experience, find out what you really want to do etc.
- Thread Starter
- 03-10-2010 15:05
yes i have considered social work and I will be taking a gap year with some primary teaching an social work experience incorporated. I am not sure about all the courses and in retrospect since I wrote the above post it would be better to see what I get next summer and then decide if i need any additional qualifications.