I am currently an 18 year old, 2nd year college student, studying A2 sociology, A2 religious studies and AS english Language. To get into a "traditional" uni, I'll have to stay on for a third year, which does not appeal to me - I'm not keen on college as a whole, and my friends will be leaving me.
I haven't done my UCAS application, because i'll only have 2 A levels by the end of this academic year.
But, I'm thinking of doing a humanities course at OU, instead of staying for a third year. Is this a good idea, academically?
I can't really afford to go to a traditional uni, and the thought of it terrifies me. I want to stay near home, because my family is here, and I will certainly feel happier here. I am also not very confident that I'll get the grades I need for my first choice of uni, Hull, because I got bad grades at AS level - DDDU - and I don't think I'll do well this year, either.
I was thinking of studying part-time, whilst volunteering at a local charity shop, to get some work experience. This way, it's cheaper, I can choose what I want to study, I can go as slow or as fast as I want, I can study on my own, and I get to stay near my family.
I know i'll be missing out on possibly meeting new people, but some social situations make me nervous, as I can be quite shy, and introverted, and not good in front of large crowds.
So, what I'm trying to say is, does anyone have any advice? And will it matter to any future employers that I'll only have 2 a levels, rather than 3 or 4?
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