So I just finished year11 and have always hated school however always seem to have been getting decent grades. All my GCSE's will be A's or B's which is good enough to get me into my chosen Alevel courses ( Biology, Chemistry, Business and Physcology ).However like I said I have always hated studying and school with a passion and am dreading the thought of sixth form. I have also been offered an apprenticeship in marketing which is something I have always been interested in. I don't know weather or not my career progression would be limited because I would only have GCSE's and an NVQ in marketing. I really want to do this apprenticeship however I'm holding back cos I don't want to waste my life and end up with a job I hate that pays **** money so... Any help/advice on which I should choose?...
BTW another plus is that the marketing apprenticeship pays £265 a week.
Don't worry I am going through the same situation as I want to do an engineering apprenticeship but I'm reconsidering now because the longer you stay in education the more money you are likely to earn plus if you ever decide to change your career path at least you have your a levels so I think you should go sixth form then when your finished go uni or apply for a higher apprenticeship that way you can do both
It is true that you can always do A-Levels later, but you have to be careful, because you will only be funded doing A-Levels if you are under 19 when you start them. So if you take too much time out now and then change your mind, you will have to pay to do A-Levels. That is why it makes more sense to start them now or in a year from now. That's why I asked how long this apprenticeship is - if it is only a year, I would do it, and then go back to sixth form and do A-Levels. But if it is two years or longer, I would do A-Levels now, and then do an apprenticeship afterwards.