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    Hey, just joined today! im in my last year of gcse. i know its a bit early but i have no idea what im working towards or what i want to do. I have a vague idea of what i want to take in sixth form but i dont have a clue of what to work towards in job terms like nothing interests me :/. Any help would be much appreciated
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    Well im in year 13 and im still unsure of what job i want to do really! You just have to take it step by step! When i was in year 11 i was planning to do medicine, now its totally changed and im applying for economics! Just study well now and think of the A levels subjects you want to take, there is plenty of time for careers!

    Good Luck for GCSE's!
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    Just go with the subjects you are best at and most interested in. That will be of lots more value to you than doing something just to facilitate a career path because you think you need to sort one out.

    I didn't really know what I was definitely going to do until my final year of uni. I took language a levels, did a German degree and am now a language teacher but I never really planned for any of that to happen- just did what I knew I liked!


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    (Original post by Michele96)
    Hey, just joined today! im in my last year of gcse. i know its a bit early but i have no idea what im working towards or what i want to do. I have a vague idea of what i want to take in sixth form but i dont have a clue of what to work towards in job terms like nothing interests me :/. Any help would be much appreciated
    Think about:
    1) what you enjoy most and try to think of careers that build on that such as biology -> medicine etc. This also applies to A-level choices, also see this pdf published by the Russell Group of top unis, it outlines well-regarded a-levels, suitable for any degree and those required for specific degrees: http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media/...ces-latest.pdf
    2) What you're good at, especially with A-levels, you'd be more likely to get good A-level grades in subjects you're good at, and this can lead you into other degrees- e.g. you might be good at chemistry and could use this as an a-level to go into law
    3) Speak with a careers advisor/ do some work experience. The summer holidays after yr 11 are the best time to do some work experience, so ask if your parents know anyone etc. it could be anything, but it would certainly give you an idea
    4) Speak to your teachers. Your teachers will probably know your strengths best and so might be able to point you in the direction of some potential careers

    For A-level choices, as you're unsure about a career it might be best to keep your options open at this stage by choosing 2+ well-regarded A-levels as outlined in the pdf - although this doesn't matter as much if you're aiming lower than Russell Group unis.

    Good Luck
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    (Original post by MLogan)
    Well im in year 13 and im still unsure of what job i want to do really! You just have to take it step by step! When i was in year 11 i was planning to do medicine, now its totally changed and im applying for economics! Just study well now and think of the A levels subjects you want to take, there is plenty of time for careers!

    Good Luck for GCSE's!
    Oh my god! Same! Apart from the fact that I realised I didn't want to do medicine until early year 12.
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    thanks guys
 
 
 
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