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    I got 4A* at A Level, I took a year off to avoid uni the first time, but I’m being pressured to pick one now. I hate the idea of uni. I’m only mentioning that I got 4A* because everyone around me expects me to go to a great uni, but I don’t want to study an academic discipline or have a specific career after.

    Do you know anyone like me?
    What did they decide/what alternatives are there?
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    Maybe an apprenticeship?
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    I completely get you - although I haven't sat my A Levels yet I'm predicted AAA. My family is always saying "you're more clever than your brothers" "you are so bright you'll thrive at uni" but honestly I'm not feeling the enthusiasm!
    And apprenticeships don't appeal either soo I mean life is great
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    Your grades don't matter here. If you don't want to go, then don't go. Simple. Don't live your life doing things for other people, because you will be miserable and resent those people forever.
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    (Original post by GapYaar)
    I got 4A* at A Level, I took a year off to avoid uni the first time, but I’m being pressured to pick one now. I hate the idea of uni. I’m only mentioning that I got 4A* because everyone around me expects me to go to a great uni, but I don’t want to study an academic discipline or have a specific career after.

    Do you know anyone like me?
    What did they decide/what alternatives are there?
    It's your life after all, University is a choice not a must. Even though you are obviously inclined academically, if you don't want to be there you won't succeed. It's the same as GCSE to A level people will often achieve highly at A level become over confident and flop at degree level. Given the amount of independent work you really need to be motivated so that would worry me. It's not just about being academic, so if you feel as though your being forced to go based on previous performance it's probably not the best of moves you need to want to be there.

    There's no rush Uni will always be there and I'm sure once you have a career in mind you'll thrive at Uni. So I 'd suggest taking more time out. look into some jobs going or apprenticeships and if you're still unsure of what direction to take your life in just think of the things you don't want to do and go from there.
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    You dont have to go to University now. You can be successful in may other ways, or simply enjoy your life the way you want to. Doors will open if you have a degree, but so will doors where you have work experience.

    Your mind may change in a few years, you may want University then. For me, it was around 15 years before I decided to go, but I have been successful to date.

    Your life is not worth 3 years of potential misery. You are an adult and you can make responsible decisions. Do what you feel you need to
 
 
 
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