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    I finish sixth form in June, I take English Language, History and Art. I have missed the Uni deadline.
    I have applied to many engineering apprenticeships that im not even interested in
    I like acting, dancing, singing, animals, writing, media, musicals.

    Parents are kind of against performing jobs, they prefer STEM careers.
    I feel so confused and stressed
    HELP PLEASE
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    (Original post by Het98)
    I finish sixth form in June, I take English Language, History and Art. I have missed the Uni deadline.
    I have applied to many engineering apprenticeships that im not even interested in
    I like acting, dancing, singing, animals, writing, media, musicals.

    Parents are kind of against performing jobs, they prefer STEM careers.
    I feel so confused and stressed
    HELP PLEASE
    You need to sit down with your parents and discuss things because no one on here is going to be able to help.

    Missed uni chance. By design or laziness or you are going to fail A levels?
    You aren't likely to get an engineering apprenticeship with English, History and Art. Unless you have good GCSE's. But not exactly a good idea if you are not interested as you state.
    Acting/singing/dancing, newspapers not exactly full of jobs for those.
    Army? Navy? Air Force? Any interest in those?

    Sit down with your parents and talk !!!!!
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    (Original post by ploopyploop)
    You need to sit down with your parents and discuss things because no one on here is going to be able to help.

    Missed uni chance. By design or laziness or you are going to fail A levels?
    You aren't likely to get an engineering apprenticeship with English, History and Art. Unless you have good GCSE's. But not exactly a good idea if you are not interested as you state.
    Acting/singing/dancing, newspapers not exactly full of jobs for those.
    Army? Navy? Air Force? Any interest in those?

    Sit down with your parents and talk !!!!!
    Missed uni chance- I didnt know what to do and i didnt want to go, pay loads of money, for something that im not interested in.
    I have interviews in engineering.
    Yeah, i know
    Nooooooooooooooo sorry, but my parents would NOT be happy with army, navy or air force. They aren't really 'me' :/
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    (Original post by Het98)
    Missed uni chance- I didnt know what to do and i didnt want to go, pay loads of money, for something that im not interested in.
    I have interviews in engineering.
    Yeah, i know
    Nooooooooooooooo sorry, but my parents would NOT be happy with army, navy or air force. They aren't really 'me' :/
    If you aren't interested in the apprenticeships then that really is a no go.

    You need to decide what you want to do and you need family help not message board help.
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    (Original post by Het98)
    I finish sixth form in June, I take English Language, History and Art. I have missed the Uni deadline.
    I have applied to many engineering apprenticeships that im not even interested in
    I like acting, dancing, singing, animals, writing, media, musicals.

    Parents are kind of against performing jobs, they prefer STEM careers.
    I feel so confused and stressed
    HELP PLEASE
    This site may help
    http://www.careercamel.com/how-to-de...er-sixth-form/
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    Don't go along with your parent's ideas if it really isnt what YOU want to do. And not everyone will have a clear idea of what they do want to do after 6th Form - and that's VERY normal, so get worried about it.

    If you aren't clear what you want to do next or if you want to apply to Uni next year etc, then the best thing to do is to plan yourself a really meaningful year while you get used to life outside school, and work out your next step. Work, travel, study, do voluntary work etc to fill up your CV, and have some different experiences that might help you get some clues about what you really want to do.

    If you look like you are planning/doing something sensible then this will also get your parents off your back - if you just drift along with no clear plans they will get anxious and start pressuring you - quickest route to lots of tension and parental rows between now and exam time. Not recommended!

    Look at courses at your local college to give you some breathing space - something like a BTEC Business course would give you some useful skills whatever you decide to do next and might please the parents. Or look at jobs available locally - even unskilled retail or office etc will earn you some cash and give you some time to think. It's worth investigating courses or work now to get your name down so you dont miss out. And again if you have this organised before your exams, it'll take the parent-pressure off you.

    Make it clear to the parents that you dont see till-bashing in Sainsbury's as a long-term career move but you realise you have to have a paying job (" I can't expect you to support me" etc) and thats its a stop-gap not a career. Plan/book some meaningful travel for after Easter (ie. when you've saved some ££) - Summer Camp in USA, organised overland trip to Australia etc, not just a 'holiday'. Again, stress to the parents that its good to have this sort of stuff on your CV rather than an empty space!

    Nowhere is it written that you can only go to Uni straight from school - heaps of people go one or two (or many more) years later and have just as much fun. And, many other people don't go to Uni at all and still have perfectly happy/successful lives.
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    thanks I know the options, but im just stuck on what area to pursue :/
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    (Original post by Het98)
    I finish sixth form in June, I take English Language, History and Art. I have missed the Uni deadline.
    I have applied to many engineering apprenticeships that im not even interested in
    I like acting, dancing, singing, animals, writing, media, musicals.

    Parents are kind of against performing jobs, they prefer STEM careers.
    I feel so confused and stressed
    HELP PLEASE
    Forget about what your parents think. You need to take control of your life and stop others from controlling it. Don't do engineering if your heart is not set in it. Do the best you can in your exams this summer and apply next year to university for a course you are interested in such as English, History etc.
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    (Original post by Het98)
    thanks I know the options, but im just stuck on what area to pursue :/
    Sorry I was in a rush and replied without reading the whole post, teach me
 
 
 
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