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I got my Gcse's results, I got mainly C's,few B's and 3 D's.
I wanted to do History,English Lit,Psychology at a level. However to do History and English lit I needed B's, shockingly i got C's in both.
I got D in maths, i was expecting F's but that was a surprise.
However i haven't got the entry requirements, but one teacher said she could talk to the head of sixth form and try to get me in. She said i should have a think and email her if i would like to do alevels.
The other 2 teachers said it's better if I'm off to college( i applied for Public services L3), because I'll struggle a lot in a levels and the college course will get me to where i want quicker.

I'm still unsure what i want to do in the future, maybe study Criminology in Uni. I did some research, and i found a uni would accept BTEC to study Law with criminology. If i go to the public services route, I wont have that many choices but if i choose a levels I'll have more time to think. I'm thinking to drop psychology to Media studies , because i need to retake maths. I already enrolled into College.

However I'm not a top A* student and afraid to fall behind. But then I'm afraid to go to the college route and regret my decision. What should i do? so confused.
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(Original post by bikiniikilll)
I got my Gcse's results, I got mainly C's,few B's and 3 D's.
I wanted to do History,English Lit,Psychology at a level. However to do History and English lit I needed B's, shockingly i got C's in both.
I got D in maths, i was expecting F's but that was a surprise.
However i haven't got the entry requirements, but one teacher said she could talk to the head of sixth form and try to get me in. She said i should have a think and email her if i would like to do alevels.
The other 2 teachers said it's better if I'm off to college( i applied for Public services L3), because I'll struggle a lot in a levels and the college course will get me to where i want quicker.

I'm still unsure what i want to do in the future, maybe study Criminology in Uni. I did some research, and i found a uni would accept BTEC to study Law with criminology. If i go to the public services route, I wont have that many choices but if i choose a levels I'll have more time to think. I'm thinking to drop psychology to Media studies , because i need to retake maths. I already enrolled into College.

However I'm not a top A* student and afraid to fall behind. But then I'm afraid to go to the college route and regret my decision. What should i do? so confused.
This is a really difficult choice to make. Do you tend to do better with coursework or exams? I ask this because the BTEC would be a lot easier study-wise if you struggle with exams but excel with coursework. The problem with doing the BTECs is that they're better for people who know what they want to do and where they want to go already. There's nothing wrong with not knowing that, but A-Levels do give you quite a bit of extra room in choosing your next step. It might be worth contacting that teacher and then meeting with the headteacher of the sixth form and discussing your options. They might be able to suggest whether you could do the A-Levels or not. Good luck!
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This is a really difficult choice to make. Do you tend to do better with coursework or exams? I ask this because the BTEC would be a lot easier study-wise if you struggle with exams but excel with coursework. The problem with doing the BTECs is that they're better for people who know what they want to do and where they want to go already. There's nothing wrong with not knowing that, but A-Levels do give you quite a bit of extra room in choosing your next step. It might be worth contacting that teacher and then meeting with the headteacher of the sixth form and discussing your options. They might be able to suggest whether you could do the A-Levels or not. Good luck!
Thank you! I never thought of that which got me thinking. I do much better at course work but I find it so boring. I learn more by doing exams? I mean I'm not fantastic at exams but In GCSE history/English lit I enjoyed the content. Thanks again.


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I got my Gcse's results, I got mainly C's,few B's and 3 D's.
I wanted to do History,English Lit,Psychology at a level. However to do History and English lit I needed B's, shockingly i got C's in both.
I got D in maths, i was expecting F's but that was a surprise.
However i haven't got the entry requirements, but one teacher said she could talk to the head of sixth form and try to get me in. She said i should have a think and email her if i would like to do alevels.
The other 2 teachers said it's better if I'm off to college( i applied for Public services L3), because I'll struggle a lot in a levels and the college course will get me to where i want quicker.

I'm still unsure what i want to do in the future, maybe study Criminology in Uni. I did some research, and i found a uni would accept BTEC to study Law with criminology. If i go to the public services route, I wont have that many choices but if i choose a levels I'll have more time to think. I'm thinking to drop psychology to Media studies , because i need to retake maths. I already enrolled into College.

However I'm not a top A* student and afraid to fall behind. But then I'm afraid to go to the college route and regret my decision. What should i do? so confused.
Have a real think about what your end goal is, there are some colleges where you can mix btech and a levels whilst resitting. Lots of research will help you get comfortable.
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