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    A-Levels aren’t for me.

    I never really wanted to do A-Levels. I stayed because I knew all my teachers and thought I would enjoy studying at a higher level. I’ve always hated school and the classroom environment as well as being a more hands on learner.

    However, I suffer health wise from stress related migraines and the first seven weeks of term I’ve been off on average at least two days due to being stressed out and that’s with me being on top of my work.

    I’m suffering health wise due to school. I don’t have an interest in attending college or doing a apprenticeship or traineeship. I work part time right every Saturday and absolutely love it, the people there are great and they’ve even said about employing me full time once I turn 18.

    I ask this question because the law says “UNTIL you’re 18 years old” in which you’re required to stay in education until that age. I turn 18 pretty soon and have no interest in completing my A-Levels, I’d like to just leave as soon as I’m 18 and go and work full time where I work part time right now. My question is: can I do this though? The law pretty much says I can but I’m not entirely sure as it seems to be a grey area.

    Any help on this would be appreciated.
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    Yes you could drop out right now if you want,be careful though,don't do something you might regret .
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    (Original post by gfdhdfghdfgh)
    Yes you could drop out right now if you want,be careful though,don't do something you might regret .
    I won’t regret it. I already know that. But I don’t want to have to do two months of education somewhere just to stay within the law.

    What do you mean I could drop out right now? Won’t there be consequences to me doing so legally?
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    Technically yes when you turn 18 you no longer have to be in education/training. You can drop out on your birthday.
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    Technically yes when you turn 18 you no longer have to be in education/training. You can drop out on your birthday.
    That’s great. Now I just have to hold out for two months then
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    where do you work and how much do you get paid?
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    From what you described I think you should drop out as soon as you turn 18, good look with your future endeavours.
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    (Original post by Keslo)
    From what you described I think you should drop out as soon as you turn 18, good look with your future endeavours.
    Thanks man
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    yeah, im sure you can drop out once you hit 18
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    (Original post by iBradz)
    Thanks man
    Out of curiosity what are you gonna do after you Drop out, will we ever see you again?
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    (Original post by soIiIoquy)
    yeah, im sure you can drop out once you hit 18
    Hopefully I can
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    (Original post by Popsiclez)
    Out of curiosity what are you gonna do after you Drop out, will we ever see you again?
    Just work full time where I work part time now. At the same time, aim for my dream and attempt to achieve it
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    You could drop out now, I know so many people who dropped out in their first year and went straight into employment. 100% sure the government will not really know nor care since you’re actually going into full time employment and not just bumming around.
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    (Original post by abdfal)
    You could drop out now, I know so many people who dropped out in their first year and went straight into employment. 100% sure the government will not really know nor care since you’re actually going into full time employment and not just bumming around.
    That’s what I’ve always thought about it. There are a couple of kids I know that left straight after year 11 and didn’t go to college, Sixth Form or anything and they just went to work straight away part time and chill at home when they don’t work. I just never took the chance due to the government and the law
 
 
 
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