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    (Original post by ballerina211)
    Hi, just some advice really...
    In year 11 I was swayed by teachers to do A Levels as it may lead me to a good career.
    However I can't help but feel lately that I have wasted a whole year doing A levels as this will not lead me to what my 'heart' wants to do, and that is a career in performing arts. What I don't want is the have regrets when I'm older about what I could have done...
    So far I have completed one year of AS levels and my predicted grades are AAAA, (However I think ABBB- to ABBC may be more realistic).

    Should I finish now, and join a BTEC performing arts diploma course instead? Or should I stick with them for another year and see how I feel then..
    In the past I have always been put off BTEC by teachers, as i had a very high GSCE performance... They assume A levels are harder and that I'm capable doing them...

    It really is a case for follow my head (stick at the a levels), or follow my heart...

    Stuck in a tricky situation, advice?
    What performing arts are you looking to do in the future? I assume it's acting? If so it depends on whether you want to do a drama degree at uni - in which case check the requirements for if any specific a levels or btec are needed i.e drama a level. If you're looking to get into a more specialist drama or arts school such as maybe guildhall or central school of speech and drama, then I would suggest continuing with a levels as they have no specific a level/btec requirements and you'd have a good set of qualifications as a back up. In both cases I would advise continuing with a levels and doing maybe a practical drama course or Saturday school on the side. So you'd be following your head but listening to your heart
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    (Original post by ballerina211)
    Hi, just some advice really...
    In year 11 I was swayed by teachers to do A Levels as it may lead me to a good career.
    However I can't help but feel lately that I have wasted a whole year doing A levels as this will not lead me to what my 'heart' wants to do, and that is a career in performing arts. What I don't want is the have regrets when I'm older about what I could have done...
    So far I have completed one year of AS levels and my predicted grades are AAAA, (However I think ABBB- to ABBC may be more realistic).

    Should I finish now, and join a BTEC performing arts diploma course instead? Or should I stick with them for another year and see how I feel then..
    In the past I have always been put off BTEC by teachers, as i had a very high GSCE performance... They assume A levels are harder and that I'm capable doing them...

    It really is a case for follow my head (stick at the a levels), or follow my heart...

    Stuck in a tricky situation, advice?
    There are no jobs in the performing arts - you will be wasting your time. If you do manage to get an acting job the pay is so rubbish
 
 
 
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