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    So... Its been one full term of first year A-Level, and I have a love hate relationship with it. I chose Business, English Lit and IT. Business is something I am so fond of and look to do it in my future, I'm interested in English as only a hobby and IT I hate with a burning passion. English, as expected, is hard; but harder than I thought it would be. I am getting the lowest grades in the class and thinking about doing English gives me a headache and anxiety, and the snobby teacher that hates me doesn't help. The school I'm going to is VERY strict, it has a high reputation and is not going to let anyone destroy it. Meaning, if you fail the test at the end of the year, your out, even if you only fail one, and it is fully inevitable I'm going to fail. A long with my crippling grades, I also have no friends! I recently pushed away all my friends because of my social anxiety and 'loner' behaviour. It is constantly brain draining having to hide from everyone at break and lunch just so no one will see me as having no friends and a loner. What I'm doing now is fine, but I cannot mentally do this for the next two years.
    My plan 'after' A-Level was to go straight into an apprenticeship and possibly get a degree in business. However, as business is an a two year course, and my chances of getting to year 13 are EXTREMELY low, making this whole of year 12 a waste of time only getting out with a possible IT BTEC course.
    I thought maybe if I do a online course of business, assuring myself a business A-Level, along side with doing a apprenticeship, I can get myself in a less toxic crowd and meet new people, whilst getting my education and future sorted without the 'tradition' routine which is undoubtedly going to fail for me...

    Please can someone answer their opinions especially if your in the same position as me, thank you

    *I think/sure my parents will be fine with it and will more likely for it.
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    So... Its been one full term of first year A-Level, and I have a love hate relationship with it. I chose Business, English Lit and IT. Business is something I am so fond of and look to do it in my future, I'm interested in English as only a hobby and IT I hate with a burning passion. English, as expected, is hard; but harder than I thought it would be. I am getting the lowest grades in the class and thinking about doing English gives me a headache and anxiety, and the snobby teacher that hates me doesn't help. The school I'm going to is VERY strict, it has a high reputation and is not going to let anyone destroy it. Meaning, if you fail the test at the end of the year, your out, even if you only fail one, and it is fully inevitable I'm going to fail. A long with my crippling grades, I also have no friends! I recently pushed away all my friends because of my social anxiety and 'loner' behaviour. It is constantly brain draining having to hide from everyone at break and lunch just so no one will see me as having no friends and a loner. What I'm doing now is fine, but I cannot mentally do this for the next two years.
    My plan 'after' A-Level was to go straight into an apprenticeship and possibly get a degree in business. However, as business is an a two year course, and my chances of getting to year 13 are EXTREMELY low, making this whole of year 12 a waste of time only getting out with a possible IT BTEC course.
    I thought maybe if I do a online course of business, assuring myself a business A-Level, along side with doing a apprenticeship, I can get myself in a less toxic crowd and meet new people, whilst getting my education and future sorted without the 'tradition' routine which is undoubtedly going to fail for me...

    Please can someone answer their opinions especially if your in the same position as me, thank you

    *I think/sure my parents will be fine with it and will more likely for it.
    English literature is painful for me as I get bad grades
 
 
 

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