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    I'm currently studying 3 As Levels History, Politics and Business Studies. I have now come to the conclusion that I should have never picked these subjects. I have so much pressure from home and from school to excel and do well in my exams that I am so close to dropping out. I haven't started studying yet I have just spent all weekend doing essays and I feel as though I can't breathe. I'm currently doing a history essay that I have no notes to help with. To make it all worse, I feel as though my career that I have been aspiring to do since I was 10 is not right for me-Accountancy. I now think that I would be best suited as a teacher or a nurse. However my parents have never encouraged me to be a teacher and they will just think I'm fickle if I say I want to be a teacher. Additionally my careers teacher has told me that there is no jobs for teaching in N. Ireland. Am I just stressed over nothing? I don't even think my study plan is suited to me now either.

    If you think the options you've chosen aren't suited to you, dropping out is definitely an option to seriously consider. I know it can be scary (when I dropped out this november for a year, I spent the first week panicking), but it turned out to be the best decision I ever made. This way I can prepare for A levels months in advance, I have a mental head start on everyone else, and a break from the pressures of the education system in general will probably benefit you!
    The job you choose can end up being yours for 50+ years now. Taking that into consideration, is it really a good idea to spend all of that time in a job you hate? It's something you'll be dedicating your life to, not your parents.
    It may be that you've just lost why you chose those subjects in the first place. It's normal to doubt your decision, especially about such a big choice! But if you're sure these subjects aren't right for you, I'd say drop out. You'll be glad you did.
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