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    I was 100% sure yesturday that i was going to quit college. But this morning i was over thinking it and i'm just not sure anymore. I really want to get a fulltime job and save money to go travelling next year. I'm not motivated AT ALL in any of my subjects (psychology, sociology, photog, english) and half the time i don't even turn up to college. There's only 3 things that interest me in terms of work, and that's making music, owning a bar, and concept design for games (i know, random). What should i do? Also, would i be wasting my time if i finished this year of college to get my AS levels and then quit? Helpp :confused:
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    I know the idea of just quitting and getting a job seems easy and reasonable but it is really difficult getting a job at the moment! Just stick with college, but if you want to apply for jobs, go for it, although perhaps wait until the end of the year?
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    Id stick it out for now. Go to college and do your best in your exams. If you did leave now, there arent many jobs going at the minute, with the way things are at the minute, especially in the areas you are most interested in. Id carry on untill you finish college, and see what happens then. If you still want to get a full time job and go travelling after that then you can do that. And at least you get some sort of qualifications out of college. You can always try and get a part time job for now.
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    If I where you I'd take a trip down to your local connexions if your under 19. They really helped me when I was unsure about doing A levels, they can help you get on all sorts of different apprenticeships and find work if you decide a levels aren't for you.
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    Your dreams are quite fantastical, and despite the fact they were possible they're also very hard and you are likely to fail or struggle (not through your own incompetence, just because something like opening a bar is such hard work and there is so much competition). I'd say finish sixth form and at least come out with some A-Levels should you need them in the future before you launch yourself into these other careers. Chances are you'll regret not having them to fall back on if you leave now.

    Even some A-Levels is a little better than no A-Levels.
 
 
 
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