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    I was thinking of going down a more vocational route such as extended diploma ICT or engineering but still not sure.

    Im in top set and predicted to get most GCSE's A*-C (about 10)
    the only problem is, i dont like school...
    im in year 11 and CAN'T WAIT to leave, surely it will be kinda like school?

    Also how much more would it help me get a job, saying if i did not go to university?
    and i heard they are very hard!

    If i did it, they would probably be something like IT, law, psychology, buisness..
    not something like maths and sciences.

    help!
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    Obviously you're going to get quite a bias opinion here, as almost everyone in this forum is doing/has done/is planning on doing A levels.

    I think they're really worth it, and they aren't as bad as you think. Even though I'm doing a Levels at the 6th form of the same school, the whole lifestyle is so different, I used to hate going to school every single day (but obviously enjoying the socialising parts) but in 6th form I genuinely enjoy most of my lessons and enjoy the social aspect even more, people are so much more mature.

    I believe, however, it isn't for everyone; and you should talk to your career advisor at your school and some of your teachers. Explain to them your situation fully, they don't all just want you to go to uni blah blah. Talk to family members and older friends and see what you think.
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    (Original post by callumccfc)
    I was thinking of going down a more vocational route such as extended diploma ICT or engineering but still not sure.

    Im in top set and predicted to get most GCSE's A*-C (about 10)
    the only problem is, i dont like school...
    im in year 11 and CAN'T WAIT to leave, surely it will be kinda like school?

    Also how much more would it help me get a job, saying if i did not go to university?
    and i heard they are very hard!

    If i did it, they would probably be something like IT, law, psychology, buisness..
    not something like maths and sciences.

    help!
    If you work hard for the next 7-8 years of your life. You won't regret it for the next 80 years of your life pal.
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    This is tricky, if you think you'll do badly at A-levels (less than BBC then I'd say go down the vocational route) A-levels are only worth doing (here comes the neg rep) if you are going to do well at them. If you spend the next two years of your life not trying hard and coming out with less than CCC then it isn't worth it. In that time you could do one or two courses that really interests you and get you into a job quicker. On the other hand, if you want to work in something like engineering, finance, or law in the future then it is definitely worth pursuing A-levels, whilst it is possible to get into some of them without qualifications it is exceptionally hard.
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    If you work hard for the next 7-8 years of your life. You won't regret it for the next 80 years of your life pal.
    Flipside of this being is you can die tommorow.

    Work hard but remember you don't live to work.
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    (Original post by TlanTlan)
    Flipside of this being is you can die tommorow.

    Work hard but remember you don't live to work.
    People don't live on the basis they are going to die. They live and work to live happily another day.
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    (Original post by TlanTlan)
    Flipside of this being is you can die tommorow.

    Work hard but remember you don't live to work.
    Yes, but if you die tomorrow then how can you complete your A-levels, you won't really have a choice whether you want to complete them because you won't really be thinking about it.

    Some people's aim is to have a purpose in life.
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    What about doing A levels at a college? completely different to school as all the students will be between 16-19 generally (save for a few mature students)
 
 
 
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