Hi all, my name is Alejandro.
I am writing this post because I am actually very worried about my future.
I finished High School in Spain last year, and then came to UK in September, with a clear objective, which was going to a GOOD University and studying Astrophysics, but since I came, everything has been a problem.
Just when I arrived, I started looking for a school with my father, because we though it was going to be like in Spain, but then everything seemed ridiculous.
My local council, (Haringey)put me directly in an ESOL Course, when I actually spoke fluid English, and I had to spend one year with people that barely spoke English.
While that year passed NO ONE told what I was doing, what were my possibilities and what were all my possibilities after that.
When I finished that course, I was told that my only possibility was to do a BTEC course, because I am 16 and can't do GCSEs, so A-Levels were impossible as well.
I have researched about BTECs and what I first thought is that I was never going to be able to attend a top University, and looking at what I have read, it looks like that is what is going to happen.
The point in this is that I don't understand how I worked so hard in Spain (because our education system is pretty bad,due to the high level on early courses), and when I arrived to the United Kingdom, which is said to be one of the countries with the best education system, forces me to study something that cannot offer me all possibilities related to University studies.
I would like to know if right now, staying on this course (L1 Applied Science at Lambeth College) is the best option, because I really don't mind studying more years if it means being able to study anywhere; or doing another thing can lead me to A-Levels which was my real objective and I haven't even been given the opportunity to aim for them...
I am actually 16 and will be 17 in November if it helps.
I really appreciate any answer.
Thank you so much in advance.
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- 01-11-2016 11:21