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    I am doing two BTEC's in health and social care and business studies and achieved a Distinction* in each subject. I have been told to go to uni by friends and have been told I would be nuts if I didn't go with the grades am I getting! Should I go or not? Also I am studying the Welsh bacalaurette which will give a A grade as well if I pass it.
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    Its really your choice. You won't lose anything by going to university of course. It depends on a lot of things! Why didn't you plan on going to uni in the first place? Considering the fact that everyone goes to uni now. It's not like you can't get a job without going to uni but having a degree not only gives you an advantage of securing higher paying jobs, than you probably would without a degree, a university education undoubtedly prepares you for the hard work and rigor needed to succeed in the real world, whichever the degree. It's a great experience. With good grades, you could even study abroad which is an even more invaluable experience. The things you take from each experience is upto you and if you make the most of your time in university by grabbing every kind of opportunity, I think that will be a priceless experience.
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    Thank you very much for replying, I didn't plan on going on in the first place because I thought uni was for the best of best students only! but I realised a few monthsa ago its not, which you may be thinking well you're getting high grades well I also thought will they accept BTEC's and I found out most do, my self confidence isn't the best so maybe that's why I seem to be knocking it on the head, and when looking at uni courses its really hard to know what im really looking for and what I want to do? I don't know where I want to start, there's so much to choose form and I don't know what to choose .
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    (Original post by BOO70)
    Thank you very much for replying, I didn't plan on going on in the first place because I thought uni was for the best of best students only! but I realised a few monthsa ago its not, which you may be thinking well you're getting high grades well I also thought will they accept BTEC's and I found out most do, my self confidence isn't the best so maybe that's why I seem to be knocking it on the head, and when looking at uni courses its really hard to know what im really looking for and what I want to do? I don't know where I want to start, there's so much to choose form and I don't know what to choose .
    It's best to start with what you enjoy doing and what you're best at. Do you want an office job? Or maybe you'd like to work in healthcare/teaching/something with people? Maybe you know you want to work with kids? It's all helpful and narrows down the choices if you really have no idea whatsoever.

    That's what helped narrow it down for me anyway.
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    It's best to start with what you enjoy doing and what you're best at. Do you want an office job? Or maybe you'd like to work in healthcare/teaching/something with people? Maybe you know you want to work with kids? It's all helpful and narrows down the choices if you really have no idea whatsoever.

    That's what helped narrow it down for me anyway.
    I've had experience with children, didn't enjoy it, trying got think what I enjoy with the subjects is still difficult, I took the subjects cause I enjoyed business and I am also thinking o fa career with teenagers and mental health. How do I decide, I thought about getting myself work experience to see what I enjoy but that still may leave me wondering which I reckon I will lol. thank for replying to me I appreciate it. Alos is there another to find out what you want to do other than work experience? any suggestions?
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    (Original post by BOO70)
    I've had experience with children, didn't enjoy it, trying got think what I enjoy with the subjects is still difficult, I took the subjects cause I enjoyed business and I am also thinking o fa career with teenagers and mental health. How do I decide, I thought about getting myself work experience to see what I enjoy but that still may leave me wondering which I reckon I will lol. thank for replying to me I appreciate it. Alos is there another to find out what you want to do other than work experience? any suggestions?
    Here's my thoughts upon hearing that:
    -teaching secondary school
    -mental health nursing

    All I can recommend is getting more work experience. It's all useful, even if you just find out that you don't like something. I did accounting experience and thought it was the most boring thing imaginable, so at least I knew I didn't want to do that. Then I did some in various sectors of healthcare which has really narrowed it down and I'm going to study Optometry in September.

    So. What I recommend is doing more experience, and if you still don't know, then hopefully you'll have narrowed it down at least a little bit and can work from there.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Here's my thoughts upon hearing that:
    -teaching secondary school
    -mental health nursing

    All I can recommend is getting more work experience. It's all useful, even if you just find out that you don't like something. I did accounting experience and thought it was the most boring thing imaginable, so at least I knew I didn't want to do that. Then I did some in various sectors of healthcare which has really narrowed it down and I'm going to study Optometry in September.

    So. What I recommend is doing more experience, and if you still don't know, then hopefully you'll have narrowed it down at least a little bit and can work from there.
    I will try to get more work experience it is just hard to find it especially with mental health and even business, im not trying to block all your ideas, im just saying and I really appreciate your reply, thank you .
 
 
 
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