Turn on thread page Beta

I've wasted two years on the wrong A-Levels?? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in year 13 at the moment, studying english lit, philosophy, and history, but I don't particularly like these subjects! I think they're interesting to read about but I don't like studying them in depth. I wanted (and still want to) take chemistry, physics, maths, biology, and economics in the first place as I've wanted to do a degree in chemical engineering for a long time, but I allowed myself to be persuaded out of this by my parents who love the renaissance subjects I've ended up studying and I've ended up with offers for an english degree from various unis. I'm very unhappy with this and feel like I've wasted two years of my life.
    I've considered declining my offers and taking maths and science a levels privately, then doing the degree I actually want. Which I would be willing to and work extremely hard for, but I can't escape the feeling that I've wasted two years of my life? On the other hand, I could just go to uni this September and see what happens after that, but then I'm missing out on what I actually want to do. I am in such a pickle, advice?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    You could try to get onto a Chemical Engineering degree with a foundation year (depends a little bit which uni you want to go to).

    Examples:
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...-4-or-5-years/
    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...oundation.aspx
    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergr...ng-foundation/
    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/prospect...do?id=H8012016
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/...programme.aspx

    It seems some of these still have places for 2016 entry.
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

1,729

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. SAE Institute
    Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music, Business, Web Further education
    Thu, 16 Aug '18
  2. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Poll
Do you want your parents to be with you when you collect your A-level results?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.