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    I was going to study History RS ICT and Sociology at A level in college. However, just before I applied for college I panicked thinking I would not receive the 5 A* to C required, so I applied for an Electrical Installation course. I have been on the Electrical Installation course for almost a year, I am still not if it's what I want to spend my life doing. Should I do A levels next year? But will I be able to cope with the work load, considering I've had a relaxed workload for the last year, not even any homework once. What should I do? My GCSE results are: ICT A* 2x (Double award) RS and PSE B, Maths, English, Art, History C, Business C & D (Double Award), Welsh, Science and Media Studies D. HELP!!!!
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    I was going to study History RS ICT and Sociology at A level in college. However, just before I applied for college I panicked thinking I would not receive the 5 A* to C required, so I applied for an Electrical Installation course. I have been on the Electrical Installation course for almost a year, I am still not if it's what I want to spend my life doing. Should I do A levels next year? But will I be able to cope with the work load, considering I've had a relaxed workload for the last year, not even any homework once. What should I do? My GCSE results are: ICT A* 2x (Double award) RS and PSE B, Maths, English, Art, History C, Business C & D (Double Award), Welsh, Science and Media Studies D. HELP!!!!
    Hi mate

    The thing with your current course is that it is a skill which be very useful throughout life, and is always something that you can fall back on. So I suppose it would be good to gain some form of accreditation.

    That said, if you want to do something academic then it would be best to start before the cut off after which you will have to pay for A levels (after 19 maybe, I'm not sure).

    If you really dislike the course you are currently doing and its a long time before accreditation I would change to something that you enjoy. You're only young and its only a year, and you will still have gained a life skill from your current course.

    You could do with picking up some A/s text books and get to know the material before starting the course if possible, always helps. Your grades are great, and you should be fine.

    If you want to start academia later on there are always access courses which grant access to specific fields of study within university, and will get you into most mid range universities.
    The collages also often have good links with a university in the city so likely to be accepted if you have a good statement and hit the grades.
 
 
 
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