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    I am in my second year of college and although I don't have that long left of it, I am strongly considering dropping out. It is causing me to have anxiety and stress, I'm not that academic and 2 of the 3 of my choices are highly academic. English Lit and Classical Civilization. My thoughts are that I would drop out and get a job, maybe at a super market or on a equal level to that. Then save up money so I can follow my actual passion of art and writing in my free time. I don't know what my parents will think but I will be asking them when they come back. I have applied for an art college which I would only need one a-level in art to enter. So I could just drop classics and English lit so I can focus on my art. Any suggestions or thoughts are welcomed.
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    (Original post by KatMhairi)
    I am in my second year of college and although I don't have that long left of it, I am strongly considering dropping out. It is causing me to have anxiety and stress, I'm not that academic and 2 of the 3 of my choices are highly academic. English Lit and Classical Civilization. My thoughts are that I would drop out and get a job, maybe at a super market or on a equal level to that. Then save up money so I can follow my actual passion of art and writing in my free time. I don't know what my parents will think but I will be asking them when they come back. I have applied for an art college which I would only need one a-level in art to enter. So I could just drop classics and English lit so I can focus on my art. Any suggestions or thoughts are welcomed.
    I'm not sure whether your college would agree to you dropping your other two A levels, as they usually have guidelines about what volume of study their students should be involved in. There's nothing to stop you asking, though. I would suggest going to student support and telling them how you feel and what you would ideally like to do. They might offer you your ideal option or at least make things easier for you. I struggled with anxiety in my final year of A levels but I knew I wanted to finish them, so I studied mostly from home for the last couple of months. Not all colleges will accommodate that (I kind of forced mine too, because I was simply too ill to go to college every day) but they might be flexible about your study or help you with exam stress. Personally, I think it's worth continuing with your A levels if you've got this far - it just means your options are open if you decide on a different art course or something, but I would never put getting A levels (or any qualification) above someone's health. Hopefully in talking to your college you can find a solution that allows you to get your A levels while preserving your health.

    Good luck in pursuing your art and writing! I'm doing similar in going back to college to study performing arts. I definitely think following your dream is worth it.
 
 
 
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