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    I'm in my second year of A levels and I am absolutely hating it. In my AS I got a B, two Ds and one E so pretty bad. I'm not enjoying sixth form at all, there's no freedom and we all have to adhere to the same school rules as previous years. I'm 18 now and I feel it is pointless to carry on as I know I will fail this year. I'm thinking of getting an advanced apprenticeship in my town doing social media and digital marketing, I did this as work experience and really enjoyed it. My parents don't want to hear about it though, they say I need to commit to my studies and go to university because marketing and apprenticeships in general "are useless". I've never disagreed with my parents up until this point and I feel like this apprentice opportunity is too good to miss as it gives a good wage and guarantees a job at the end. So does anyone have any advice on how to convince parents to let me drop out? I've told them that I have a plan but they just don't want to hear it.

    They should really be supporting you through these years, guiding you on what to do, not forcing you to commit to studies. Personally, It depends on what you want to do and how you feel about what your doing right now.

    You said that you hate it and that your first year grades were bad (2B's is good I guess, although I'm doing a BTEC so I wouldn't really know) so It would be up to you to decide whether to drop out and work/do an apprenticeship.

    Personally, If I was in your position, I would really, and I mean REALLY start searching for good apprenticeships, as well as trying to find work part time.

    List out the pros/cons of both and DO YOUR RESEARCH. Trust me, its worth it. I'm still 50/50 about choosing whether to go to uni and do computer science or to do an apprenticeship in cyber security so your not alone!

    Good luck!
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