Im so torn up and stressed about this issue rn and i could really use a few external opinions and advice. Im in Yr 12 and studying Politics, Textiles and Biology for A-Level but have no clue what to do with my life, what i want to do career wise or what to study at uni. I've already done a tonne of research on uni courses but i cant find anything i think i'd enjoy and im not in a position where i can afford to try a course for a year then restart something else. The thing is im one of those high achieving people who got quite good grades at GCSE but all i focused on was school. I have a real passion for both politics and Textiles that i really cant chose between them, and ended up doing Biology on a fluke of my schools system where it was the only other subject available that i didnt hate (i'd try to get 4 other subjects before bio) and i hate it now, i dread going to lessons and find it really hard but im cant drop it. So im in the situation now where I just have no clue what to do and its really stressing me out.
Do you have the option to see a careers advisor during school or outside of school? They can help you define what career interests you have and give you more information on how to get there. I would also recommend trying work experience in some of the fields that do interest you, as it will give you greater insight if this is the career for you.
Don't feel rushed to go to uni if you are unsure yet. Plenty of students take gap years in which they use the time to develop their own interest and skills (travelling, work experience, employment, volunteering), which will help them for their future career planning.
In terms of your current A-level choices, have you spoken to your Biology teacher about your difficulties with the course. Perhaps they can help you or point you towards the right resources to make the content clearer. If you really can't stand it and wanted to drop it, you could take extra time to restart an A-level subject, which I would ask your school for more advice.
I’m not very au fait with education these days but I don’t understand how your school can force you to apply for uni. That seems very unfair. I wouldn’t suggest you apply to uni unless you are sure you want to do a particular subject and definitely not just because your school wants you to. Have you ever thought about what sectors you’d enjoy working in and trying to get work experience? You said you like textiles, maybe something to do with design?