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    A year ago I was solid in my decision of Sixth form then onto an Oxbridge University. However in Year 11 I'm being bullied by members of staff including my head of year (who is also my psych teacher) because I broke a minor rule. They've isolated and humiliated me, as well as held up a lot of references for me and its really destroyed my love of school. If I try and speak up they threaten to ruin my references.
    I do well in school and I have applied to sixth forms in my area (inc a grammar school). In my mocks I got 5A*s, 3As, 2Bs and a C.

    My main ambition was a clinical psychologist, but it's really hard to get a job as so many people study it and I'd come out of uni with aprox £100,000 of debt. (Assuming I spend 3 years degree, 4 years Phd in clinical Psych etc).
    I do love it though!!

    I've been offered an apprenticeship in saddlery. I'm a massive horse addict and own my own so it's something that I'd like- it'd also mean I'm self sufficient. It's 4 years, and I'd have a career by the time I'm 20 with very little debt. It's also something I'd love to do, but it is all weather and mainly cash-in-hand. It'd also take a while to build up rapport and clientele, plus the start up costs would be HUGE.
    It would however mean I trained away from home for the week. But after I'm qualified it's very flexible and I'm almost certain to start work straight away.
    BUT....I have also always wanted to go to uni!

    Help?!!
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    (Original post by KristaWinchester)
    A year ago I was solid in my decision of Sixth form then Oxbridge University. However in Year 11 I'm being bullied by members of staff including my head of year (who is also my psych teacher) because I broke a minor rule. They've isolated me, humiliated me and held up a lot of references for me and its really destroyed my love of school. If I try and speak up they threaten to ruin my reference to my next school.
    I do well in school and I have applied to sixth forms in my area (inc a grammar school). In my mocks I got 5A*s, 3As, 2Bs and a C.

    My main ambition was a clinical psychologist, but it's really hard to get a job as so many people study it and I'd come out of uni with aprox £100,000 of debt. (Assuming I spend 3 years degree, 4 years Phd in clinical Psych).
    I do love it though!!

    I've been offered an apprenticeship. It's 4 years, and I'd have a career by the time I'm 20 with very little debt. It's also something I'd love to do, but it is all weather and mainly cash-in-hand. It'd also take a while to build up rapport and clientele.
    It would however mean I trained away from home for the week and the hours are long. I have also always wanted to go to uni!


    Help?!!
    Some PhD are funded... + you can't do a PhD without a masters


    No-one can make this decision for you tbh
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    what would the apprenticeship be in?
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    (Original post by KristaWinchester)
    A year ago I was solid in my decision of Sixth form then Oxbridge University. However in Year 11 I'm being bullied by members of staff including my head of year (who is also my psych teacher) because I broke a minor rule. They've isolated me, humiliated me and held up a lot of references for me and its really destroyed my love of school. If I try and speak up they threaten to ruin my reference to my next school.
    I do well in school and I have applied to sixth forms in my area (inc a grammar school). In my mocks I got 5A*s, 3As, 2Bs and a C.

    My main ambition was a clinical psychologist, but it's really hard to get a job as so many people study it and I'd come out of uni with aprox £100,000 of debt. (Assuming I spend 3 years degree, 4 years Phd in clinical Psych).
    I do love it though!!

    I've been offered an apprenticeship. It's 4 years, and I'd have a career by the time I'm 20 with very little debt. It's also something I'd love to do, but it is all weather and mainly cash-in-hand. It'd also take a while to build up rapport and clientele.
    It would however mean I trained away from home for the week and the hours are long. I have also always wanted to go to uni!


    Help?!!


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    Hi there,

    It is good you have thought of alternatives to the route in to what you want to go in to.

    Have a look at www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk

    We have a whole host of advice pages and reviews from others of apprenticeships/other school leaver schemes

    Good luck,

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    (Original post by MSJKSP)
    what would the apprenticeship be in?
    I'm a horsewoman, and the apprenticeship would be in saddlery (making and fitting saddles). Not many people work in leather anymore (so I'm told) and the demand is massive. Not to mention it's bloody expensive to get saddlers out!
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    (Original post by KristaWinchester)
    A year ago I was solid in my decision of Sixth form then onto an Oxbridge University. However in Year 11 I'm being bullied by members of staff including my head of year (who is also my psych teacher) because I broke a minor rule. They've isolated and humiliated me, as well as held up a lot of references for me and its really destroyed my love of school. If I try and speak up they threaten to ruin my references.
    I do well in school and I have applied to sixth forms in my area (inc a grammar school). In my mocks I got 5A*s, 3As, 2Bs and a C.

    My main ambition was a clinical psychologist, but it's really hard to get a job as so many people study it and I'd come out of uni with aprox £100,000 of debt. (Assuming I spend 3 years degree, 4 years Phd in clinical Psych etc).
    I do love it though!!

    I've been offered an apprenticeship in saddlery. I'm a massive horse addict and own my own so it's something that I'd like- it'd also mean I'm self sufficient. It's 4 years, and I'd have a career by the time I'm 20 with very little debt. It's also something I'd love to do, but it is all weather and mainly cash-in-hand. It'd also take a while to build up rapport and clientele, plus the start up costs would be HUGE.
    It would however mean I trained away from home for the week. But after I'm qualified it's very flexible and I'm almost certain to start work straight away.
    BUT....I have also always wanted to go to uni!

    Help?!!
    With an apprenticeship you're basically limited to one career path but if you decide to take a-levels, you could go on to do any degree you wanted (given you've taken the right a-levels)

    Someone once told me that you should only go to university if you physically need a degree to pursue the career you wanted, not just for the sake of going to university.

    I have a two friends who want to become psychologists so yeah I guess it is a competitive field.
    But whatever you choose to do, good luck
 
 
 
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