Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I took GCSEs when I was 16 gaining D, F, E and U grades, I failed them all but still managed to get into college and do a course in animal care at entry level 3 along with entry level 3 in English and maths functional skills but they are very low levels. I left after I was 17, I couldn't go on so left and for a few months I spent sorting my mental health out, I eventually did and got a job as a Christmas temp. I am now back in college doing functional skills level 1 in English and maths, I am also a dog sitter, I am now also 18. I am still really worried about my future and the area I live in doesn't have many jobs with animals or apprenticeships I can find. I need to be able to afford a car and run it eventually. My sibling is very successful, has a masters degree and good job. That will never be me. Why do they have it so easy? We come from the same place. I've always had holidays, we have cars, days out, clothes, phones and loads of other stuff so in ways we are privileged and despite not having a lot of money we have quite a lot of things. Anyway my point is I can't stop feeling like I'll always be low paid and in a crap job, how do I turn all of this around and think more positively? It's also known that the lower the qualifications the more likely you are to be unemployed, is this what my life is heading for? Misery while my sibling has the best life. I don't think I'll ever be successful.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Take it one thing at a time. Break the big picture down and it'll seem more manageable.
 
 
 
Poll
“Yanny” or “Laurel”
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.