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    So i am currently in college, and i am studying, A level

    i dont like anything - i just want
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    What do you do in your spare time? Think of something to do with what you enjoy?
    Are you good with money? Maybe something like running a small business or becoming a banker? A lawyer, a marketer? Honestly there's so much you can do, just because your A Levels may not directly show you to a path does not mean you do not have one. You do not need to apply for uni this year, it's for those who know what they want to do, and you don't and that's better than doing something simply for having something to do. Just have a look at jobs and look into each more. At this stage if you want to be say a lawyer, you can be. Or if you want to do some humanitarian work, volunteer for an organisation or volunteer abroad, you can do that, and no one in their right mind will call you a failure. Whatever you chose to do, aim high at the very least.
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    Not everyone can say that they know exactly what they want to do with their lives. You shouldn't lose hope however, look at your subjects and see if there is something interesting about the course that you would want to study at university. Maybe there are some aspects of psycology that are of certain interest or business studies. I'd say you should speak to the careers adviser at school if your stuck, or take the Myers Briggs test online, http://www.myersbriggsreports.com/?g...FQoY4QodjygLDA.

    Go for something you really enjoy, and soon things will be put into perspective.

    Hope this helped
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    (Original post by helpmekid)
    Ever time i think i just go blank and dont know what to do, people are always telling me hurry up and decide, as i have to apply next year- what shall i do, am i going to fail my life.
    I'm assuming you're 17 or so?

    I'm 26. I don't even know what exactly which path to take in life (including relevant postgrad degree) :laugh: OK, that's not quite true. But you're still very, very young. Few people know what they want to do in their life when they're only in their mid to late teens. Some do but will end up changing career part-way through life. You are not going to "fail" at life!

    You don't have to apply for university next year. You can take a year or two out (do some voluntary work, travel, work for a bit) before you decide.

    But as far as studying a degree goes, do you have any interests? Have you looked on the UCAS website for courses?
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    I was exactly the same!! Im in my first year of uni now and im transferring degrees becauseat alevels I didnt know what degree 2 pursue,I changed my mind a million times and then when i finally decided on my degree, boy was it the wrong choice! Make sure that u read over the course and think can i do this, is it something that i really want to go in2....with me i ended up choosing accounting its the salary motivated me 2 do the degree, so i was like yeah i think i can do it, i was in denial, as i read over the course and it didnt look that interesting,but, i thought ill find it interesting...but, yeah i didnt and now imtransferring.................. ..so the point is, no your not going 2 be a failure, u could always get an apprenticeship, that wasnt an option 4 me, i always wanted 2 go uni even though i wasnt sure on what i wanted 2 pursue :s...but, think your options through carefully, u dont want 2 be in my position, iim having 2 complete and pass the course im on now otherwise they wont let me transfer, and i dispise accounting...so go over the courses very carefully, u'll eventually come across something that seems interesting and once u start uni u can always transfer to another degree before october or november, i was still indenial at this point, so yeah u will automatically know whether the course is for u or not by oct/nov time, Good LUCK and make sure u think hard, dont make a rash choice
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    (Original post by helpmekid)
    So i am currently in college, and i am studying, A level Business studies, Psychology, ICT and Sociology, in my GCSES i had got C, B in English, B in Maths, and BB IN science , also i got A *, A B B C C,

    The problem is that, i dont know what to do in university or my Future career, i dont want to do Maths, or science and become a doctor or do medicine
    i want a job which there is job availability in the Future - as there will be jobs available

    i want a job Which pays well. Also i am lost on what to do,
    What shall i do ?
    Ever time i think i just go blank and dont know what to do, people are always telling me hurry up and decide, as i have to apply next year- what shall i do, am i going to fail my life.

    i dont like anything - i just want a job whihc pays good but i dont knw wat direction ? i shld go in - soz if that makes no sense
    getting worried as many ppl knw what there doing and i dont , and ppl always saying hurry up and think
    I would say take the previous posters' advice, but don't be afraid to take a gap year or time out if you still feel unsure.

    I studied Pharmacy for two years and dropped out: it would've been much better if I'd taken some time out to save up money and really think about what I wanted to do instead of just jumping straight into a degree I didn't really want to do simply because it seemed to be the "right thing to do" and because it would pay well!
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    Those GCSE results are not unacceptable, in fact getting an A*, A and a large collection of Bs isn't bad at all in the scheme of things. The choice of A level subjects however may well hold you up academically: they're all viewed as soft subjects and don't provide any direct knowledge input into your degree (eg to do psychology unis want biology, and for computer sciences they want maths - a strong base to build specialist knowledge on).
    This doesn't mean higher education is closed to you, however you are certainly not going to be offered a place at an academically strong university.

    You need to think before you go into higher education about the added value of a degree to you. Do not do a degree simply for the sake of it: it has to be something that you enjoy and/or will add real value to your CV. (enjoyment is certainly a crucial factor; you need to get a good result, and that will only happen if you enjoy the course)

    Other than university, you may want to consider looking for internships, beginning work or, as has been suggested, taking a year or two out to gain some experience to move forwards (you need to have an idea of something productive you wish to do in those years out though) There are a lot more options out there than what initially seem available to you, having an open mind will move you forwards faster than trying to go down a path not necessarily ideal for you.

    Whatever you go for, be aware that you're unlikely to get a stunning salary to begin with, even with the best degree from the best uni! your salary will increase when you prove your proficiency.
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    You don't have the grades to be a failure. If you want to be a failure you will have to resit. Otherwise you will have to be an unqualified success.
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    thanks or all ur advice - but i have one small question, that out of my current a level options - what career opportunitys are there with the a levels i am doing , can ict and business get me somewhere ?
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    Any good quality degree will leave you with numerous options of where to go in terms of career. I have no idea what I want to do, and most people don't, at least not with certainty.
 
 
 
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