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    I'm asking this question because it seems like if you aren't incredibly talented then you haven't got a choice but to stay in education. Sometimes I truly get fed up with it.

    Do you think education holds some people back?
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    I think there are lots of people who could be good at something which is unrelated to school, but may never know it.
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    No, it wasn't for me.

    I took up 6th Form wanting something to fall back on, when I could've had two extra years getting into teams and racing.

    Now I'm in that position, I've just lost two years. Don't get me wrong, I suppose the grades will come in handy if I need them, but it just burns knowing I lost two years of racing.

    Still, I'm on that road now, and that's why I'm not doing Uni.

    It hasn't necessarily held me back, but it certainly didn't do me any favors. I missed out on so much; but I retain the positive outlook that it may be worth it. :yep:
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    (Original post by wavey93)
    I'm asking this question because it seems like if you aren't incredibly talented then you haven't got a choice but to stay in education. Sometimes I truly get fed up with it.

    Do you think education holds some people back?
    Defintiely. I hate academia but here I am doing a sodding degree lol, I have always loved entrepneurship etc. I might not be good at it (although I'd hope so) it is something I reckon I would really enjoy but just dont have the balls.
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    (Original post by quads1992)
    I think there are lots of people who could be good at something which is unrelated to school, but may never know it.
    I agree 100%.
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    It wasn't when I was at school, I went a bit off the rails and hardly ever went in during Year 11.

    But now that I'm older and studying things that I actually enjoy it's great!
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    Defintiely. I hate academia but here I am doing a sodding degree lol, I have always loved entrepneurship etc. I might not be good at it (although I'd hope so) it is something I reckon I would really enjoy but just dont have the balls.
    This is me lol, well I wouldn't say I hate academia, I've just been too lazy throughout 6th form.
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    Education was definitely right for me. School and uni work was a natural fit for me. But I do know some people who really didn't get along with formal education but were pushed into uni anyway, and then dropped out soon after. It's not because they're stupid, it's just not right for some people.
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    School was an impediment to my cultural and intellectual evolution as the programme was made for average IQ folks (90-105). I suddenly lost interest in the 9th grade as I wasn't synced with the educational system. I believe with a more challenging programme I would've performed better in terms of grades and knowledge. Starting Uni in September so I cannot speak about that yet.
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    Education has served me well, I'm quite academic and it comes to me naturally so I'm fortunate in that sense.
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    Don't really think it was for me, but I still don't know any alternative that is so I stuck with education because it's important nonetheless.

    I was quite slow in primary school, stayed average (sometimes below average) for all the years in high school until GCSEs. Somehow got one of the best results in my year for them, then started to work hard for A-levels and managed to get into UCL for Physics.

    To be honest I can't stand the whole academia thing because I just don't click with it and it's a constant struggle. I'm on course for a 1st but it hasn't been enjoyable. Something that takes a student on my course an hour to perfect takes me 2 hours.
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    Hell no.
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    I don't know whether it was for me or not.

    All I know is that I like being a student. I like learning new things. Although you might argue I can also do this by not going to school. But I just like going to school and be in a learning environment like that. I really like studying. lol Seems weird, but I just think it's cool. Also, education does no harm to me, all it does is to be beneficial. I got nothing to lose, really.
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    Yes, I'd like to think so, when I can be bothered at least.
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    On one hand i think it was a bad thing, i studied a stupid subject and i'm really not thinking its going to help me get a job, on the other hand if i'd stayed back home i'd be stuck in a dead end job and stuck living with my parents till god only knows when. So it kind of had its uses...
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    I'm a little strange, although I am generally considered academic by my friends due to my great grades (A's throughout) I don't actually enjoy studying or eduction...
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    I definitely enjoy learning, it's just formal education that I don't always enjoy. I've always done well in it but I hate when it's too structured...I don't like when teachers still try and tell you do everything in a certain way, when I know that it won't help me.

    I'd say education comes naturally to me though and I can't imagine not going to university so I'd say education is probably for me, even if there are a few aspects I can't stand.
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    (Original post by wavey93)
    I'm asking this question because it seems like if you aren't incredibly talented then you haven't got a choice but to stay in education. Sometimes I truly get fed up with it.

    Do you think education holds some people back?
    This doesn't make any sense. If you have a talent that is entertaining to others, then you don't really have to go to school do you? You can just finish what you're required "by law" then go do whatever you want, given you have the resources to do it.

    Now I understand what you're saying, although I think you're putting the "blame" on the wrong thing. Education is here to help us better our lives to, (forgive the circularity) educate us about the world and how it works.

    There are many different options you can take in schol depending on who you are, where you want to go and, most importantly, what you want to do. School is very beneficial and ultimately, one of the most important times of your life (from the latter years of "high school" (I'm over in the states) up through studies at a university.
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    wish i hadn't bothered with uni ... i cant get a job in what i want to do because i don't have a previously "perfect" academic record, but it was never necessary when i went to uni! (basically they are now turning round and saying my A-Levels aren't good enough to get an employer that will take me through my professional exams (so basically i cant get qualified) ... blahh so not impressed!
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    (Original post by sammy_wolfe)
    wish i hadn't bothered with uni ... i cant get a job in what i want to do because i don't have a previously "perfect" academic record, but it was never necessary when i went to uni! (basically they are now turning round and saying my A-Levels aren't good enough to get an employer that will take me through my professional exams (so basically i cant get qualified) ... blahh so not impressed!
    Can you not resit?
 
 
 
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