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    I need some open advice, from you guys, about college and jobs, in general, to help me decide if I'm on the right track. This year I have done three different qualifications: A levels, BTEC Level 3 and GCSE. My courses were A Level Photography, BTEC L3 Certificate in Media Production (Film & TV) and BTEC C3 Computer Graphics and Animation with also retaking my English GCSE again for the fourth time, sadly. My results were distinction star (D*), merit (M), C (A level) and D (GCSE). My question is should I stay in college or not? If my college is going to force me to retake the GCSE again then the opinions are stick with it, make a deal or drop out of college and find a job. However, I want to go into a job like marketing, design and or photography yet I'm not sure if I need English GCSE or not? So I need you guys’ advice about if I should leave college or not?
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    Definitely focus on getting that GCSE.

    A grade C in English and Maths is really the minimum entry point for engaging with most formal jobs in this country, even if they don't strike you as particularly relevant for the fields you're looking at.
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    (Original post by Matty0898)
    I need some open advice, from you guys, about college and jobs, in general, to help me decide if I'm on the right track. This year I have done three different qualifications: A levels, BTEC Level 3 and GCSE. My courses were A Level Photography, BTEC L3 Certificate in Media Production (Film & TV) and BTEC C3 Computer Graphics and Animation with also retaking my English GCSE again for the fourth time, sadly. My results were distinction star (D*), merit (M), C (A level) and D (GCSE). My question is should I stay in college or not? If my college is going to force me to retake the GCSE again then the opinions are stick with it, make a deal or drop out of college and find a job. However, I want to go into a job like marketing, design and or photography yet I'm not sure if I need English GCSE or not? So I need you guys’ advice about if I should leave college or not?
    While it isn't a necessity to have a GCSE in English and Maths (i.e. there's other equivalent qualifications that employers consider), you should definitely stick it out and try to get that C in GCSE English. It will come in handy. I don't know if you'll get a job that easily in something like Marketing or Design without a degree, so most unis expect to have a C in English.

    But overall, stick at it and if you still end up with a D, you can do other qualifications that are just as recognizable as GCSEs.

    Good luck!
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    Personally, if I were in your position, I would stay and focus on the GCSE, education is very important and will definitely increase the chances of you getting into your desired job as opposed to an individual with no qualifications- keep trying, you never know this final time retaking could be your lucky time.
 
 
 
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