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    Hi everyone,
    Honestly I've just about had enough of A levels. For someone like me who is not as intelligent as others I have to work extremely hard to get simply a pass. The amount I have to work to get higher than that is something I cannot sit down for hours and do, I feel like im the type to get up and physically work but im ashamed to drop out of my Alevels because of what my family would say. Also what would I be able to do if I do drop out that would include some type of qualification, and what to they need from me to join also what is it like ( if anyone has had experience in appreticeships etc.)

    thank you so so so much
    xxx
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    Don't let your family's opinions have an effect on your career choices; do what will make you happy, not them happy. I don't think you'll need A-levels to do an apprenticeship, but GCSE's are of good help.
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    Don't let your family's opinions have an effect on your career choices; do what will make you happy, not them happy. I don't think you'll need A-levels to do an apprenticeship, but GCSE's are of good help.
    thanks so much, my gcses don't look too good either tbh and my a levels are getting so hard erghhhh I hate it
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    gurl there's literally 3 months left
    having qualifications is better than having none
    you can't stick it out for just that much longer?
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    (Original post by z33)
    gurl there's literally 3 months left
    having qualifications is better than having none
    you can't stick it out for just that much longer?
    She might have 15 months left.
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    (Original post by Sumahh)
    thanks so much, my gcses don't look too good either tbh and my a levels are getting so hard erghhhh I hate it
    Surely you must have a good string of passes at GCSE in order to have taken A-levels?
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    (Original post by kc_chiefs)
    She might have 15 months left.
    theres still AS qualifications...
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    Surely you must have a good string of passes at GCSE in order to have taken A-levels?
    Since when was that true? A bunch of C's and 6th forms let you in.
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    I am truly sorry to hear all this.
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    (Original post by z33)
    theres still AS qualifications...
    Which are pretty much worthless. Hell, they are worthless.
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    (Original post by kc_chiefs)
    Since when was that true? A bunch of C's and 6th forms let you in.
    A C grade at GCSE is a pass...
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    (Original post by kc_chiefs)
    Which are pretty much worthless. Hell, they are worthless.
    maybe they allow you to qualify for a higher level of apprenticeship?
    or show some kinda skill to an employer?
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    (Original post by z33)
    maybe they allow you to qualify for a higher level of apprenticeship?
    or show some kinda skill to an employer?
    What it actually shows much more is that someone couldn't see through A levels to the end. Employers tend to look at these things not so much from a skills perspective but what it says about someones work ethic and willingness to see something through.

    And AS is such a low level it isn't like you have really earned much in the way of skills or knowledge.
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    (Original post by kc_chiefs)
    What it actually shows much more is that someone couldn't see through A levels to the end. Employers tend to look at these things not so much from a skills perspective but what it says about someones work ethic and willingness to see something through.

    And AS is such a low level it isn't like you have really earned much in the way of skills or knowledge.
    fair nuff i guess

    OP take a look at:
    http://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co....pprenticeships

    and search for apprenticeships:
    https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ticeshipsearch
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    (Original post by Sumahh)
    Hi everyone,
    Honestly I've just about had enough of A levels. For someone like me who is not as intelligent as others I have to work extremely hard to get simply a pass. The amount I have to work to get higher than that is something I cannot sit down for hours and do, I feel like im the type to get up and physically work but im ashamed to drop out of my Alevels because of what my family would say. Also what would I be able to do if I do drop out that would include some type of qualification, and what to they need from me to join also what is it like ( if anyone has had experience in appreticeships etc.)

    thank you so so so much
    xxx
    Ahh you shouldn't feel ashamed, everyone is different, that is what keeps things interesting! There are many successful happy people who haven't taken the conventional academic route.

    I would suggest sticking it out while you investigate your options.National Apprenticeships Week is happening from 14th - 18th March, there will be lots of info available, in the meantime check this out: http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/how_to_apply
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    Don't be too hard on yourself. Even the smartest of people still need to exert effort and work hard to achieve whatever it is they have to achieve. Besides it is not always the A-levels that matter, but the learning experience and the discoveries that came along the way. Sometimes, a passing grade is just okay. Grades and academic performance aren't the only bases for one's worth as a person. Have fun and enjoy, too. Lots of luck.
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    (Original post by z33)
    gurl there's literally 3 months left
    having qualifications is better than having none
    you can't stick it out for just that much longer?
    loool, yeah I know what you mean, Im on my first year though and I know that second year is only gonna get even harderrrr
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    (Original post by ninjapurple)
    Don't be too hard on yourself. Even the smartest of people still need to exert effort and work hard to achieve whatever it is they have to achieve. Besides it is not always the A-levels that matter, but the learning experience and the discoveries that came along the way. Sometimes, a passing grade is just okay. Grades and academic performance aren't the only bases for one's worth as a person. Have fun and enjoy, too. Lots of luck.
    awwww thanks so much! But seriously im not even being hard on myself, if I fail my A levels which I probally will, then what
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    (Original post by Sumahh)
    ... if I fail my A levels which I probally will, then what
    Get a job. Join the Army/Navy/RAF.
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    (Original post by z33)
    maybe they allow you to qualify for a higher level of apprenticeship?
    or show some kinda skill to an employer?
    yeah this is totally a good point I will deffo complete my AS
    thanks xx
 
 
 
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