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    Hi
    A few months ago (probably October time), I made a thread saying that I hated school and wanted to drop out
    One of the replies to that thread said something like this: “...Wait until Christmas and see how it goes...”

    As you know, last week was February half term. Nothing has changed, and I still hate the place.
    Do I drop out? I could easily self-teach myself.

    The only thing that is making me stay is a weekend trip to the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. That trip cost about £400 and there may be the opportunity to go down to one of the detectors. Something I don’t want to miss

    What do I do??
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    Neither do I . Find another route before you do anything, an apprenticeship, a job, maybe switch to another school . Or just do what i'm doing and force yourself to finish it .... and hope something you like will come up when it's done .
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    Hi
    A few months ago (probably October time), I made a thread saying that I hated school and wanted to drop out
    One of the replies to that thread said something like this: “...Wait until Christmas and see how it goes...”

    As you know, last week was February half term. Nothing has changed, and I still hate the place.
    Do I drop out? I could easily self-teach myself.

    The only thing that is making me stay is a weekend trip to the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. That trip cost about £400 and there may be the opportunity to go down to one of the detectors. Something I don’t want to miss

    What do I do??
    Hi there,

    Firstly - I am sorry to hear that you are not having a good time at school. I am unsure as to how old you are but you do need to be in some form of education until your 18th birthday.

    If you're under 18 there are other options open to you such as an apprenticeship, studying part-time and working or volunteering alongside.

    If you're over 18 it's not a requirement for you to stay but it may have an impact on your ability to finish your qualifications.

    There is also the option to learn through distance learning from home if you feel this would suit your learning style better.

    It would be great to know more about your circumstances, please feel free to send a message if you would like further support. The National Careers Service is live on TSR to support anytime.

    Thanks - Sophie.
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    I also don't want to go to school either but...you are not the one who decides your own life unfortunately, it's your parents. I honestly see no reason to get up at 7 in the morning and sit your ass in a classroom for 5 hours and learn almost useless information for your exams, the teachers are ****ing useless.
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    Hi there,

    Firstly - I am sorry to hear that you are not having a good time at school. I am unsure as to how old you are but you do need to be in some form of education until your 18th birthday.

    If you're under 18 there are other options open to you such as an apprenticeship, studying part-time and working or volunteering alongside.

    If you're over 18 it's not a requirement for you to stay but it may have an impact on your ability to finish your qualifications.

    There is also the option to learn through distance learning from home if you feel this would suit your learning style better.

    It would be great to know more about your circumstances, please feel free to send a message if you would like further support. The National Careers Service is live on TSR to support anytime.

    Thanks - Sophie.
    Thanks
    I’m nearly 18
    I think if I do self teach, I will find a part time job near where I live
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    Thanks
    I’m nearly 18
    I think if I do self teach, I will find a part time job near where I live
    Thanks for your reply.

    If you do decide to learn from home please be sure that you are working towards accredited qualifications through an approved provider.

    I am not sure what your end goal is in terms of career but it's important to keep on working towards qualifications that will help you get there.

    If you feel like you would benefit from a more in-depth careers chat you can talk to one of our advisers in confidence between 8am and 10pm 7 days a week through our website - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

    Best of luck with everything.

    Thanks - Sophie.
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    Thanks for your reply.

    If you do decide to learn from home please be sure that you are working towards accredited qualifications through an approved provider.

    I am not sure what your end goal is in terms of career but it's important to keep on working towards qualifications that will help you get there.

    If you feel like you would benefit from a more in-depth careers chat you can talk to one of our advisers in confidence between 8am and 10pm 7 days a week through our website - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

    Best of luck with everything.

    Thanks - Sophie.
    My end goal is to get into the RAF
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    I feel the exact same which is why I have to wait a year and a half to get into private education. In the meantime, I spoke to my teachers about how i'm going to be moving and i'm really excited to move to a new private school and they said well, you've got a year and a bit so how can we make that time really cool for you? And I literally have no idea. I do not have any friends since I think that everyone my age is super immature and nobody wants to be friends with me because i'm a 'goody-two-shoes'.

    First of all, have you spoken to your parents about moving, what did they say?

    Second of all, have you spoken to your teachers?

    Thirdly, what are your reasons for moving as they may be different to mine and there will be different options to improve you academic life.
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    I feel the exact same which is why I have to wait a year and a half to get into private education. In the meantime, I spoke to my teachers about how i'm going to be moving and i'm really excited to move to a new private school and they said well, you've got a year and a bit so how can we make that time really cool for you? And I literally have no idea. I do not have any friends since I think that everyone my age is super immature and nobody wants to be friends with me because i'm a 'goody-two-shoes'.

    First of all, have you spoken to your parents about moving, what did they say?

    Second of all, have you spoken to your teachers?

    Thirdly, what are your reasons for moving as they may be different to mine and there will be different options to improve you academic life.
    Thanks for the reply
    Firstly sort of. This topic did show up a little while back about what I want to do about school
    Secondly not really
    Thirdly I’m just really struggling at school, they go through the topics really fast and if I pull out I could go through it in my own time, and make sure I understand it before I move on
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    (Original post by IDOZ)
    Hi
    A few months ago (probably October time), I made a thread saying that I hated school and wanted to drop out
    One of the replies to that thread said something like this: “...Wait until Christmas and see how it goes...”

    As you know, last week was February half term. Nothing has changed, and I still hate the place.
    Do I drop out? I could easily self-teach myself.

    The only thing that is making me stay is a weekend trip to the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. That trip cost about £400 and there may be the opportunity to go down to one of the detectors. Something I don’t want to miss

    What do I do??
    Of course self teach your gcse you will excel I am sure
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    My end goal is to get into the RAF
    Cool, what role?
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    Thanks for the reply
    Firstly sort of. This topic did show up a little while back about what I want to do about school
    Secondly not really
    Thirdly I’m just really struggling at school, they go through the topics really fast and if I pull out I could go through it in my own time, and make sure I understand it before I move on
    Np x

    What do your parents think? Are they for or against it?

    I think talking to teachers could help A LOT, before I didn't think they could AT all tbh but when I started talking to them about anything and everything, for the first time in ages I felt that they understood and tried to help with what was best FOR ME. Not other students, nobody else, JUST ME. As selfish as it sounds, it's the best decision anyone could make.

    Talking to your teachers for those specific subjects might help? I did that at lunch because toward the near future i'll be taking some exams in Spanish, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths and I went to my teachers asking if they could get me to THE BEST I POSSIBLY CAN BE. And they started bringing me in at lunchtimes, doing extra homework, helping with things I didn't understand and taking more time on it. I'll be honest, that is one of the only good decisions i've made so far in my academic life.
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    Cool, what role?
    Air traffic control
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    Of course self teach your gcse you will excel I am sure
    I’m doing A level
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    Air traffic control
    nice! should be a really good roe so good luck!
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    Np x

    What do your parents think? Are they for or against it?

    I think talking to teachers could help A LOT, before I didn't think they could AT all tbh but when I started talking to them about anything and everything, for the first time in ages I felt that they understood and tried to help with what was best FOR ME. Not other students, nobody else, JUST ME. As selfish as it sounds, it's the best decision anyone could make.

    Talking to your teachers for those specific subjects might help? I did that at lunch because toward the near future i'll be taking some exams in Spanish, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths and I went to my teachers asking if they could get me to THE BEST I POSSIBLY CAN BE. And they started bringing me in at lunchtimes, doing extra homework, helping with things I didn't understand and taking more time on it. I'll be honest, that is one of the only good decisions i've made so far in my academic life.
    Thanks
    My parents are mixed about it. They think I could benefit from it but my social life would deteriorate. Which is why I want to apply for the RAF
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    nice! should be a really good roe so good luck!
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    (Original post by IDOZ)
    I’m doing A level
    that is fine and it is possible..you can even do it part time at a college for adults
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    self-teach myself.
    Spot the tautology.
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    Thanks
    My parents are mixed about it. They think I could benefit from it but my social life would deteriorate. Which is why I want to apply for the RAF
    That's cool, as long as you are doing what you enjoy!
 
 
 

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