Okay, so after a long hard (forced) look at myself its become pretty clear I am going nowhere fast. Despite considering myself fairly intelligent I have not applied this at all and so my education is somewhat lacklustre; having been predicted 11 A's in my GCSEs and planning to get into Uni and study software engineering, I ended up finishing school with 5 GCSEs and dropping/getting kicked out of college THREE TIMES.
I've now decided to pump up the determination and go for a degree in either business studies or accountancy, preferably business studies with a heavy approach to the accountancy.
I have pretty much two clear options:
1) Take the next year, study 3 A levels at home while working (I live on my own) and go to uni in Sept/Oct 2014.
2) Scrap all that, carry on working in my full time job and just start a Bsc Hons Degree with Open University in Oct 2013 (they have a Business Studies with Accountancy path course which seems ideal).
Pros and Cons I've figured out so far..
+ The social experience
+ Can dedicate my time to studying while actually at a university
+ Surrounded by others focused on the same goals
- At least a year before I even start it
- More expensive in the long run
- Will take some major dedication and discipline to study 3 A levels on my own in 1 year WHILE in full time work.
- The cost of the A levels (about £450 each, already got my Maths A level so about another £900 to pay over the next year)
+ Can begin sooner
+ Can still work full time (I guess banging this on my CV will kind of open up a little more opportunity to me?)
- Equal dedication to get it done ASAP around full time work (they recommend you take 6 years.. definately not)
- I'm somewhat cut off from the world or anyone in a similar mindframe as this venture is entirely solo; I can imagine I'll lack motivation at times
- Pretty much no social life
I'm pretty torn on this, as I want to get into it and go for it ASAP, however after some recent events in my life, I'm putting anything that revolves around a social experience as priority.
Can anyone offer some advice?
TL,DR? Just start a degree in business studies later this year with Open University, or study A levels for the next year and go to uni?
Open University VS Home Study then Uni Watch
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Last edited by Morzor; 18-04-2013 at 22:03.
- 18-04-2013 20:49