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so basically im really struggling with my a levels. I have always wanted to go to university however and get an amazing job, however i considering dropping out after my first year as i dont think ill get the grades to do my course at uni...However i dont know what to do as a backup...opinions??
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There are many options instead of a levels - the most popular being an apprenticeship. This allows you to get a job and earn money, while learning, and can lead to a really good job as you work your way up. For example my friend is doing something similar in accounting as she wishes to be an accountant.

However, it might just be that these subjects just aren't for you, or you are doing too many. After my AS's I dropped one of my 4 and took EPQ instead because it doesn't have an exam and I know it finishes before exam season. Many of my other friends dropped down to only 3.
It's important to consider if you enjoy the subjects - if you don't like it it will be very hard to find the motivation to study it. Also the style is important too - I dropped psychology because of the huge writing content. I really enjoyed it but I am much more skilled in maths etc. so that could be a reason for you struggling.

What a levels are you taking? Are you studying at home and paying attention in class? Is there support available?
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so basically im really struggling with my a levels. I have always wanted to go to university however and get an amazing job, however i considering dropping out after my first year as i dont think ill get the grades to do my course at uni...However i dont know what to do as a backup...opinions??
First of all, you can't just drop out and not have a backup because it's the law to be in some form of education until you're 18. But you definitely do have a lot of options. Apprenticeships, BTECs, Access to Higher Education etc.

What A-levels are you doing? And what are you finding hard about them? Also what were you hoping to do at uni?

You can PM if you want, I'm going through a similar situation but instead I'm considering dropping out of uni
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Depends what you want to do! If your career path is practical based you could do as others have said and do an apprenticeship or a BTEC. You said you want to go to uni; A Levels are the preference for many academic subjects such as Law but something such as Computer Science, the sciences or Business could be an option with a BTEC.
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I dropped out of A-levels and did a Btec course instead. Currently, I'm attending a Russel group university studying psychology so A-levels are not your only options. There are more choices other than Btec courses as well, such as Access courses and apprenticeships. Howevere, it really depends on what you are interested in studying.
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