I'm really not sure what to do after A Levels. I'm in year 12 so I need to start deciding.
Part of me really doesn't want to go to university so I can get a job and start getting somewhere for myself and earning money. I don't even know what I'd study at uni. I would consider german, maths, classics or crime and investigative studies but I have no idea how I would narrow that down.
I think I want a job in national security or banking.
How do you decide what you want to do or what is best for you? There are so many things I want to do in life but I just don't know how or where to start.
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- 16-02-2016 22:09
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- 17-02-2016 05:48
That's quite an eclectic mix of subjects. Have you done much research into them? I think a lot of the time people like the idea of a subject but once they start reading books they quickly change their mind.
If you don't want to go to university right after A levels then don't go, taking a gap year or even several gap years is pretty common; as long as you use the time productively it can only be beneficial. Find a job, do an internship, travel, move abroad, study abroad etc. A lot of companies offer work schemes for school leavers who don't want to go to university, maybe one of those would suit you better?
- 18-02-2016 04:35
Snufkin made a very good point. I always suggest to my friends who don't go to uni, to maybe go make a change for themselves and go abroad, see other cultures and experience their living. Volunteer or charity work always through my mind. Study abroad will be on my checklist. I think H4nn4h_R should try going abroad