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I'm heading into GCSEs and it feels like everyone's planning and has their future together since every thing shapes it from GCSE results determine your a level limits, your a levels determine your uni and course which determines your job etc
I'm going on and probably stressing too much but I feel like I have no plan literally nothing
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First things first, CHILL..

You're just starting a new academic year so it's understandable to feel pressured to have your **** together, other people may seem like they do but let me tell you, few really know what they're doing. For your own sake, stop comparing yourself to other people as it achieves nothing.

Right now it is important to enjoy yourself before your exams hit. Be with friends and family when you don't have to to do homework and take some time to yourself. Just insure you're organised and keep on top of your work so you don't have to play catch up. You're priority now is to focus on getting the best GCSEs you can. It doesn't matter if you don't know what to you're going to do in the future, I'm in lower sixth and currently split between what I'm doing, but that's okay. Although I know you have to put down your A-level subjects soon, you don't have to decide properly until results day when you enroll into sixth form and even then it's very flexible for your first few weeks at sixth form.

You just need to get to know yourself better. Ask yourself what subjects are you passionate about, which will motivate you to work hard even when the workload is full on and most importantly, what subjects excites you. A-levels are a huge commitment so please don't fall into the trap of doing a subject because it 'looks good' on a CV.. Just stick to what you're best at and what you know you will enjoy learning about.

It may also be an idea in your half-term holiday to get some work experience at a place that would interest you as a career. Not only will it help you cancel out jobs you find you aren't suited to but it may spark a love for a certain area of work and it's great to have as part of CV.

I wish you all the best in your GCSEs, work hard and don't worry too much about your A-levels. You have plenty of time to decide and I'm sure it'll come to you eventually.

Ask me any questions if you want and I'll happily answer.

Lily
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(Original post by CharlieBlackmore)
I'm heading into GCSEs and it feels like everyone's planning and has their future together since every thing shapes it from GCSE results determine your a level limits, your a levels determine your uni and course which determines your job etc
I'm going on and probably stressing too much but I feel like I have no plan literally nothing
There's no need to stress this much. I'm in year 12 and very few of my friends have any idea of what they want to do after A levels. If you have an idea that's great but basically you want to keep your options open. For A levels I simply took the subjects I am best at... I'm not really sure what I want to do after this although from my subjects it will probably include maths!
There's definitely no need to have a life plan, I saw a thread recently which asked year 13s how many times their degree choice had changed since year 12 and many people had changed their mind 5 or more times and that was just over a year! An idea might help (eg. I know I'd never go into anything with essays and stuff) but for now do what you enjoy and don't stress about it!

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I'm heading into GCSEs and it feels like everyone's planning and has their future together since every thing shapes it from GCSE results determine your a level limits, your a levels determine your uni and course which determines your job etc
I'm going on and probably stressing too much but I feel like I have no plan literally nothing
Honestly don't stress. I was in an introduction lecture at uni today and they asked us what we wanted to do with our degree and 42% of us answered the online survey and said we didn't know 😂
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I'm heading into GCSEs and it feels like everyone's planning and has their future together since every thing shapes it from GCSE results determine your a level limits, your a levels determine your uni and course which determines your job etc
I'm going on and probably stressing too much but I feel like I have no plan literally nothing
Very few people have even a vague idea of what they want to do in the future when going into GCSE, (those who do may also their aspirations change as the year progresses) so you'll be fine. You still have a decent year and a half before you'll start thinking about A-levels and A-level options, don't worry about it.
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