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    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
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    Re-take your A-levels, get a job/apprenticeship or put 10,000 hours into a profitable skill (Music, writing, business etc)
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
    Do you want to go to university?
    What do you want to do in the future?
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
    You could always take a BTEC in the subject you want to study at university, and then apply to university with that, or retake some of your AS modules so you still get a decent average in A2. This is only if you want to go to university though, so many people don't go to university and there are so many jobs out there that don't require a degree
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    Did you apply to university this UCAS cycle? If you really want to go there is always the option of going into clearing and facing the reality that you may have to attend the lower end universities and risking not getting accommodation and getting onto a course that you may not like. Otherwise, another choice is to redo your A-Levels next year (most likely on the new spec too!) and choose subjects that you enjoy, think about what you really want to do and even think about taking a gap year and do work experience, volunteering, or travelling. You may find something on the way that you want have as a career. Also look into courses that allow a foundation year onto their courses. Instead of applying to a course requiring AAB, the uni may offer that course with a foundation year with an offer of CCC, for example.

    University isn't everything. Just because everyone else is going, doesn't mean you HAVE to go either. You will find that a lot of people don't go to higher education at all and some way later in life. Others just simply enjoy working and stick to their hobbies, ie hockey, or travelling, whenever they can. Don't panic and don't worry Focus on your A2's for now and worry about the above later
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
    It really depends on what you want to do in the future, if you need a degree to do that job you can retake your a-levels (unless law or medicine), or do a vocational qualification that will enable you to get into uni. You can try to get an apprenticeship also, but be careful, some are totally crap.
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Do you want to go to university?
    What do you want to do in the future?
    Well, I was rather planning to do what everyone else did and go.

    But, really I still have no idea what I want to do in the future.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
    I know exactly what you are going through. I got CCDE at AS and I thought my life is over. My father nearly convinced me to just give up and get a job at Tescos for the rest of my life. However, I didn't give up that easily. I went around nearly every Sixth Form in my area and begged them to allow me to retake my AS levels. Luckily one Sixth Form were kind enough to offer me a place. After that it was work, work, work. I worked my arse off for the next year and got AABB in my AS levels. I am currently at A2 with offers from university. No matter how low you are in life, don't ever give up! The reason why we fall in life is to learn to pick ourselves back up and keep moving forward. Good Luck!
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    (Original post by DeadEnd_96)
    I know exactly what you are going through. I got CCDE at AS and I thought my life is over. My father nearly convinced me to just give up and get a job at Tescos for the rest of my life. However, I didn't give up that easily. I went around nearly every Sixth Form in my area and begged them to allow me to retake my AS levels. Luckily one Sixth Form were kind enough to offer me a place. After that it was work, work, work. I worked my arse off for the next year and got AABB in my AS levels. I am currently at A2 with offers from university. No matter how low you are in life, don't ever give up! The reason why we fall in life is to learn to pick ourselves back up and keep moving forward. Good Luck!
    Wow thats amazing!! This gives me hope.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
    I once got BDDE at AS and now I'm in of the best universities in the world; UCL
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
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    Also look into courses that allow a foundation year onto their courses. Instead of applying to a course requiring AAB, the uni may offer that course with a foundation year with an offer of CCC, for example.
    Just want to back Hunnybee's comment up about looking at doing a foundation year I did one one which automatically enrolled me onto the BSc in Psychology I'm currently doing and found it absolutely invaluable. I learnt things things which some people take for granted like how to reference, how to use the library etc and it got me used to the 'university way of life'; so getting used to a much bigger focus on independent study and how my course would be taught through lectures and seminars.

    I think my A Levels are CDD - I can't remember But I achieved more 1st's (so things graded at 70%+) more than any other mark last year and it's set me up for 2nd year really well too! Don't give up hope! Never give up on your dreams because if you; they'll stay just that ^^
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    It's not the end of the world. Uni doesn't have to follow school immediately. It could be worth exploring some careers to find out where your interests lie. You never really know where life will take you. I became a makeup artist after art college and now I have an offer for medicine at uni (11 years ago I was about to discover my A Level Biology was a D and AS Phyics also a D). Try pick the grades up a little as it might be helpful in the future but don't write uni off yet if it is something you want.
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    It's not the end of the world. Uni doesn't have to follow school immediately. It could be worth exploring some careers to find out where your interests lie. You never really know where life will take you. I became a makeup artist after art college and now I have an offer for medicine at uni (11 years ago I was about to discover my A Level Biology was a D and AS Phyics also a D). Try pick the grades up a little as it might be helpful in the future but don't write uni off yet if it is something you want.
    I am very interested to hear about your life story, what made you want to do medicine after the make up artist career? Do you have a favourite brand? Congratulations on your offer!
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I probably won't be able to go to university. I got DDE at AS and, etc.

    The thing is, is what do I do now? Everyone else is going to university no one seems to even consider the possibility of not going. I'm rather at a loss in what to do in life.

    Just curious as to what y'all think.
    I got DDU in my as levels and I've got 3 interviews for uni... I'm doing 2 A2'S and an AS to replace the U... typically you need 3 full a levels. .. If I've got chances you have to. There's other ways to go around it..

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    I got CCCU at AS. Didn't go on to do A2 as I just convinced myself I'd fail. I took some time out, worked, did an access course and am starting uni in September. I'm actually glad I didn't go at 18 because I probably would have spent more time getting drunk than doing any work (that was my prerogative back then). I feel more prepared now and know what I want out of life and my course! Don't ever give up.
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    I am very interested to hear about your life story, what made you want to do medicine after the make up artist career? Do you have a favourite brand? Congratulations on your offer!
    Ha! Thanks, have a stalk through my posts
    I just wanted to learn more and feel useful. I love science, hated A Levels but then did well at uni as a mature student
    Favourite brands are Laura Mercier for foundation and "natural" makeup, Nars for eyeshadow, MAC for lipstick and brushes and brush cleanser, Shu Uemura for lashes. Unnggghhh I love it all, but not enough I guess. I am quite good at it but not so brilliant and creative that I could dedicate my life to it and support a family on my earnings (it was great when I was young and had zero ambition). Now I do the odd job for regulars, same with photography but I work as a medical photographer as my day job and I feel so much more comfortable in this role. I love heading to work now and when I do take on makeup jobs it is only stuff I really want to do (couldn't afford to turn anything down when I was a freelancer).
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    Well, I was rather planning to do what everyone else did and go.

    But, really I still have no idea what I want to do in the future.
    I personally wouldn't apply to uni for a while then. I'd do something like an apprenticeship or maybe different A Levels? You don't have to go to uni straight after school. Heck, you don't even have to go to uni. Don't do what everyone else is doing. Do what you want to do.

    You need to work out what you want to do and work out how to get there. For some careers, an apprenticeship is probably better than uni.
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    UEL or London Met will literally let anyone in, try there!
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    You can retake or do a foundation course. Uni is not right for everyone and if you dont enjoy study, then I wouldnt go.
    When you leave school you could go to college or do an apprenticeship in soemthing more vocational.

    The biggest mistake you cna do is drift to uni becayse everyone else does and then rack up £50k+ in debt without enjoying it. You cna always go later in life 5,10,15 years from now.
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    Use clearing, they will consider people with lower grades because some people change their course or withdraw.

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