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    Really it's just figuring out what you enjoy doing and connect it to a field and trying things out.

    A lot of people have trouble deciding.

    I know you want to do A levels, but you could always try going to some taster days for BTEC courses, since they're practical you could see if it would be something that you would possibly enjoy doing. Then select the A levels accordingly.

    Just try as many things as you can and see what you enjoy.

    I'm not saying you should go to university when I say this, but, try getting prospectuses from up and down the country from different universities and read through them. See if any of the degrees interest you - doesn't mean you have to go to university, it's just a useful starting point when trying to see what interests you. You don't obviously have to get a prospectus delivered to your house, but its free and for some reason I found it more useful than searching online.

    It wasn't until the end of my A Levels and a matter of weeks before applying for UCAS that I made a decision. Even then it was a bit of a gamble given that I didn't know what the profession I wanted to go into involved prior to looking through uni prospectuses. But here I am in my final year 4 years on, and thoroughly enjoying it! So please, don't worry!
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