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    Ok so I'm now in A2 basically midway and i've realised I've picked the wrong things. I did badly in AS, got two D's and an E. I got an E in graphics which is supposedly the course i'm applying to for uni. But I am not enjoying it whatsoever its making me miserable and I don't know what to do.

    I've looked at access courses for law but most say I have to be 19 by the start date but I would only be 18.

    Its quite a bit of a jump from graphics to law but I love everything about it and not quite sure it never dawned on me before hand. Initially I was going to pick psychology, sociology, history and philosophy. But I knew I was good at graphics so just chose that even though I never really enjoyed it and now i'm stuck
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    People make mistakes. Don't choose what you are good at but rather what you enjoy learning. Go on to law; speak to teachers and also with a law teacher especially. Do what shapes your future.
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    (Original post by hersheys98)
    Ok so I'm now in A2 basically midway and i've realised I've picked the wrong things. I did badly in AS, got two D's and an E. I got an E in graphics which is supposedly the course i'm applying to for uni. But I am not enjoying it whatsoever its making me miserable and I don't know what to do.

    I've looked at access courses for law but most say I have to be 19 by the start date but I would only be 18.

    Its quite a bit of a jump from graphics to law but I love everything about it and not quite sure it never dawned on me before hand. Initially I was going to pick psychology, sociology, history and philosophy. But I knew I was good at graphics so just chose that even though I never really enjoyed it and now i'm stuck
    The same thing happened on me. I end up with DDEb during my A level days, the subjects I did are all sciences. Only after A levels, I realised that sciences might not be what I'm looking for. (I don't know about you, but I was 'shaped' into a science-stream student since year 9. Being a science-student for 4 years, it wasn't that hard during 'O' Level days, but the real torture starts as soon as I started my A level. Not brave enough to change my subjects during A levels, because my parents, teachers, and all others have high expectations on me.)
    Right after A level, I took a one year break to calm, and look into my real interest. Registered myself in a local uni who is willing to accept me as a 1st year Business degree course student. I'm scared at first, 'cause everything seems VERY unfamiliar to me. Everyone in my class have at least got business-related-O Level subjects, and I'm the only 'alien' there. I thought that I would once again disappoint myself, but the truth is... Everything just got better than ever! It took me about a month to coop with my studies. I developed strong interests in Accounting and Marketing later on, and I love Business! I scored a ABBBC for my 1st semester, and I'm aiming an even better grade now for my second semester.
    I enjoyed my degree course now, and it doesn't feel hard at all. If it's what you are passion in, you will eventually find a way to go through it. Don't give up on what you love!
    You realised you have picked the wrong A level, and that's already a good start. Better than me! XD
 
 
 
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