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    okay so im 17 years old and have had to take a year out of college due to mental health issues (anxiety and depression and all that jazz)... i was doing biology, maths, history and psychology at college but lasted a great total of 3 weeks before i competely broke down...

    this sort of knocked my confidence and now i am in the process of trying to find what to do next. i really want to go on and do art (i realised this after i dropped out - i find it so much more enjoyable!) but my problem is no college will take me if i am just doing 2 a levels (art and maths) but i dont want to have a large work loads because i really dont want last year to happen again...

    ive been looking into BTECs ad apprenticeships but i cant really find anything that will suit me

    does any one have any advice at all? any is very very very gratefully received thank you
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    (Original post by frezla)
    okay so im 17 years old and have had to take a year out of college due to mental health issues (anxiety and depression and all that jazz)... i was doing biology, maths, history and psychology at college but lasted a great total of 3 weeks before i competely broke down...

    this sort of knocked my confidence and now i am in the process of trying to find what to do next. i really want to go on and do art (i realised this after i dropped out - i find it so much more enjoyable!) but my problem is no college will take me if i am just doing 2 a levels (art and maths) but i dont want to have a large work loads because i really dont want last year to happen again...

    ive been looking into BTECs ad apprenticeships but i cant really find anything that will suit me

    does any one have any advice at all? any is very very very gratefully received thank you
    Have you looked into Art foundation diplomas? There are extended 2 year FAD courses that act as full equivalent to A levels. If you enjoy art and are planning a creative career they're generally a better preparation than A levels

    http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/study/fur...in-art-design/ is an example of what I'm talking about but they're available at a lot of FE colleges
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    Have you looked into Art foundation diplomas? There are extended 2 year FAD courses that act as full equivalent to A levels. If you enjoy art and are planning a creative career they're generally a better preparation than A levels

    http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/study/fur...in-art-design/ is an example of what I'm talking about but they're available at a lot of FE colleges
    oo thank you ive had a look at quite a few... they do normally ask for an A level (which i dont have yet but will have an AS this year - if all goes to plan!!) i am definitely going to look into it further thought thank you
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    oo thank you ive had a look at quite a few... they do normally ask for an A level (which i dont have yet but will have an AS this year - if all goes to plan!!) i am definitely going to look into it further thought thank you
    Yeah. The standard FADs ask for A level - the extended ones are designed for GCSE entry
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    The one thing I'd ask is why are you taking these subjects at all?
    What are they laying the foundations for?

    You need to be thinking about what sort of career you want and what you need to study to get there. Also, if you don't get great marks have you got a backup plan career wise?
    Noone ever told that to me when I was growing up and it's the one piece of information I wish I'd been given.

    "What can I do with my life" is the wrong question. What do you WANT to do? Work that out then tailor what you do right now to that answer.
 
 
 
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