Recently started my first year of sixth form need advice

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I was going into sixth form with the hope of doing An A level in Physics and Math but but ended up in Tourism, Sociology and Applied Science courses. I'm stuck with these as the Physics and Maths teacher said i was probably going to fail there courses as i only had a C gcse for both of them. Because of this i now have zero motivation towards doing these courses and would rather get an apprenticeship. Is it worth staying in sixth form and doing these course or could i leave and hopefully find an apprenticeship if it isnt to late already?
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I don't think it's sensible to do subjects where you'll have no motivation. Perhaps ask if you can retake GCSE.
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I think you should ask your teacher to give you a chance and see how you get along. Teachers are mostly right with their predictions but not always. Its worth a try anyway and then if you are finding it difficult you could do an apprenticeship 😘 but try and persuade your teacher


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I don't think it's sensible to do subjects where you'll have no motivation. Perhaps ask if you can retake GCSE.
I just spoke with the head of the sixth form and she said that the best i could have got was the grades i have now as i didnt do the higher exams.
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I think you should ask your teacher to give you a chance and see how you get along. Teachers are mostly right with their predictions but not always. Its worth a try anyway and then if you are finding it difficult you could do an apprenticeship 😘 but try and persuade your teacher


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I'l give this a shot tomorrow, hopefully things go well but if they don't is it worth just working untill next june/july? because i havent found many apprenticeship options either because im looking in the wrong place or because i think its too late.
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(Original post by ACzombie)
I just spoke with the head of the sixth form and she said that the best i could have got was the grades i have now as i didnt do the higher exams.
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I'l give this a shot tomorrow, hopefully things go well but if they don't is it worth just working untill next june/july because i havent found many apprenticeship options either because im looking in the wrong place or because i think its too late.
Try to do a trial run, but A level is quite a step up, so work very hard if they do let you do it.
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Try to do a trial run, but A level is quite a step up, so work very hard if they do let you do it.
Thank you for your advice, i'l be sure to work as hard as i can if i can get into one or both of the course. as a last question do you know if applied science, sociology and tourism are as bad as i think they are? i'm not sure what i want to do career wise but i don't really think i dont want to do anything to do with sociology or tourism but i'm not sure about applied science as i couldnt find out much about the career options with it. are these a waste of time?
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Thank you for your advice, i'l be sure to work as hard as i can if i can get into one or both of the course. as a last question do you know if applied science, sociology and tourism are as bad as i think they are? i'm not sure what i want to do career wise but i don't really think i want to do anything to do with sociology or tourism but i'm not sure about applied science as i couldnt find out much about the career options with it. are these a waste of time?
I can't say for sure, because I have never done those subjects, but they are generally 'less respected' than maths and physics. Consider other options too, like the apprenticeship or asking to resit GCSE somewhere else, there's no need to rush it.
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I can't say for sure, because I have never done those subjects, but they are generally 'less respected' than maths and physics. Consider other options too, like the apprenticeship or asking to resit GCSE somewhere else, there's no need to rush it.
Thank you very much for your advice.
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