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    Well within the past 6-8 months my future plans has drastically changed I'm now developing my new business network marketing in health, supplements and fitness which is completely different to my original plans which I think I convinced myself I wanted to do. I was pressured and convinced by school to do sixth form thinking it would be more grown up however we have such little freedom, and are treated no different to year 10's I'm really struggling as I really don't want to be their, my teachers barely ever turn up for lessons I'm only really committed to art and I don't actually need any a levels for my career, I feel I'm wasting my time. I don't want to be in education any longer than I need to be (18) is it worth moving and doing something different?
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    Move to a college instead
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    Maybe you could move to a college instead of a sixthform. I find the teachers are more committed and treat you more like an adult. As for a levels I think you should still try and get them even if you don't think you will need them, they're important if you need to fall back on to something if your plans don't work out in the long run xx
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    Thank you, I just worry as I really don't want to have to start from scratch at a new collage like would it continue? I'm moving to Australia when I turn 18 so I wouldn't be able to spend another 2 years, so I have only one year left? Does that make sense
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    (Original post by jasmin1507)
    Thank you, I just worry as I really don't want to have to start from scratch at a new collage like would it continue? I'm moving to Australia when I turn 18 so I wouldn't be able to spend another 2 years, so I have only one year left? Does that make sense
    You don't have to start from scratch just move to another college for A2, a lot of people in my year have done that. However you may face difficulty regarding exam boards. If that's the case you could just learn AS and A2 in the same year. It may be a lot of work though and if you are unmotivated you might not do too well. Good luck in whatever you choose
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    (Original post by jasmin1507)
    Well within the past 6-8 months my future plans has drastically changed I'm now developing my new business network marketing in health, supplements and fitness which is completely different to my original plans which I think I convinced myself I wanted to do. I was pressured and convinced by school to do sixth form thinking it would be more grown up however we have such little freedom, and are treated no different to year 10's I'm really struggling as I really don't want to be their, my teachers barely ever turn up for lessons I'm only really committed to art and I don't actually need any a levels for my career, I feel I'm wasting my time. I don't want to be in education any longer than I need to be (18) is it worth moving and doing something different?
    If you're going to be doing business or marketing, maybe find a one year apprenticeship course in a field that interests you and would be useful for the future? That's what one of my friends did, she left partway through Yr12 for the same reasons as you and has just finished her course. It also means that you'll be getting a decent wage (for an under-18 anyway), which will be useful if you're going to move to Australia like you said.
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    Thank you, I'm really considering it now, it's just taking that leap you know? Do you know any sites I can look for them at?
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    Thank you, I'm really considering it now, it's just taking that leap you know? Do you know any sites I can look for them at?
    If you're looking at colleges, http://findfe.com/index.php is a good site.

    The government's find an apprenticeship service - https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ticeshipsearch - is handy if that's the route you want to go down.
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    (Original post by jasmin1507)
    Well within the past 6-8 months my future plans has drastically changed I'm now developing my new business network marketing in health, supplements and fitness which is completely different to my original plans which I think I convinced myself I wanted to do. I was pressured and convinced by school to do sixth form thinking it would be more grown up however we have such little freedom, and are treated no different to year 10's I'm really struggling as I really don't want to be their, my teachers barely ever turn up for lessons I'm only really committed to art and I don't actually need any a levels for my career, I feel I'm wasting my time. I don't want to be in education any longer than I need to be (18) is it worth moving and doing something different?
    Hi Jasmin,

    I'm sorry to hear that you felt obligated to continue onto sixth form however as the others have stated there are alternatives you could turn to such as moving to another college who treats you more professionally, and also doing an apprenticeship.

    As you are committed to doing art, perhaps you'd be interested in doing a pre-foundation course. It is a one year course and can be for students who do not feel A levels are the right path for them, we also offer one here at Ravensbourne, if you'd like to check us out?
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    There are always other ways of going about something, do not feel like you have to force yourself to stay where you are because of the 'traditional' route.

    Hope this helps!
    Jay
 
 
 
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