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    I have a big dilemma.I’m a 17 year old student about to turn 18 and in my final year of A levels.
    Ever since I was a child my parents have always pushed me to picking academic subjects because they were the “right” choice.
    My A levels are Biology, Chemistry and Physics and I seriously learnt in the past 2 years I have no passion for my A levels, like at all. Im not even motivated enough to revise for my exams. The only reason I chose them is because I got As and A*s for them in GCSEs and once again, my family told me they were the “safest option”..... I was 15 at the time and didnt realise my options were unlimited.
    But I just cant see myself doing anything science related for another 3/4 years because my heart is just not into it and I dont want to waste my time and my money for a course I don’t enjoy.
    So I have decided to take a gap year to see where time will take me cause at this point Im just confused and overwhelmed with existential dread. Ive always been passionate about drama even though I’ve barely had any experience except for a couple of plays that I did in primary school, but it has never stopped me from wanting to pursue a career in acting , and for the past year I’ve been contemplating about applying to Drama School during my gap year but i feel like my parents are not going to support me.so I don’t know what to do at this point? Would I make a stupid decision if I choose to apply to drama school instead of going to university ?Is it too late for me to switch directions and does this mean i have wasted 2 years..?And do a levels matter when applying to drama school?
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    (Original post by y.mihova)
    I have a big dilemma.I’m a 17 year old student about to turn 18 and in my final year of A levels.
    Ever since I was a child my parents have always pushed me to picking academic subjects because they were the “right” choice.
    My A levels are Biology, Chemistry and Physics and I seriously learnt in the past 2 years I have no passion for my A levels, like at all. Im not even motivated enough to revise for my exams. The only reason I chose them is because I got As and A*s for them in GCSEs and once again, my family told me they were the “safest option”..... I was 15 at the time and didnt realise my options were unlimited.
    But I just cant see myself doing anything science related for another 3/4 years because my heart is just not into it and I dont want to waste my time and my money for a course I don’t enjoy.
    So I have decided to take a gap year to see where time will take me cause at this point Im just confused and overwhelmed with existential dread. Ive always been passionate about drama even though I’ve barely had any experience except for a couple of plays that I did in primary school, but it has never stopped me from wanting to pursue a career in acting , and for the past year I’ve been contemplating about applying to Drama School during my gap year but i feel like my parents are not going to support me.so I don’t know what to do at this point? Would I make a stupid decision if I choose to apply to drama school instead of going to university ?Is it too late for me to switch directions and does this mean i have wasted 2 years..?And do a levels matter when applying to drama school?
    Hi, yes A levels do matter to get into drama school. Although most don’t ask for high grades it’s always good to get the best possible grades you can as it will open more doors in life and you never know when you might want to change direction.
    I think gap years are always a good idea when you can’t decide what you want to do. Most of my friends took them but I was lucky and got offers at drama schools straight from college. You could join a theatre group and get more experience and have a look at some foundation acting courses too. Some of these are geared to helping people decide if a full 3 year commitment is for them. Alternatively you may decide to do a university degree and then apply for an MA at drama school later. Good luck!
 
 
 
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