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im currently retaking year 12 at a sixth form because I moved schools and I hate the subjects ive picked out (specifically history), I wish to do film studies at uni but ive picked academic subjects and literally have no time to pursue my passion but I forced myself to go on and now im midway through a-levels and thinking to drop out?
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Have you looked for BTEC extended diploma courses in media/creative subjects? They're 2 year courses equivalent to 3 A levels and accepted by most courses for entry onto a practical film degree.
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(Original post by anon3838)
im currently retaking year 12 at a sixth form because I moved schools and I hate the subjects ive picked out (specifically history), I wish to do film studies at uni but ive picked academic subjects and literally have no time to pursue my passion but I forced myself to go on and now im midway through a-levels and thinking to drop out? I just feel so depressed at school and my parents dont seem to understand... if I was to drop out im thinking to find filmmaking courses and jobs but no idea if i should since there’s no way to get a film degree without going through a-levels.
What other subjects??? Religious Studies???
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there's an a level for film studies! why didn't you pick it?
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Try to finish A-level studies, at least pass them!
I too picked a subject that I really hated but decided to pass it anyway.
Afterall, if you want to attend uni, they ask for your A-levels so in that sense just carry on!!! (you can do it!)

Another suggestion is to try build a portfolio related to film-making on your spare time because you will end up with a collection of creations that you've made outside of studying/working and that can represent your passion as well as what you did to overcome the 'regretful' choice of your a-levels

Maybe create a short film related to History, it might help you to revise for your History coursework/exams too!
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You should look at apprenticeships, places like BBC, Channel 4 and Viacom offer them where you can study and get practical experience and contacts!
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Try to finish A-level studies, at least pass them!
I too picked a subject that I really hated but decided to pass it anyway.
Afterall, if you want to attend uni, they ask for your A-levels so in that sense just carry on!!! (you can do it!)

Another suggestion is to try build a portfolio related to film-making on your spare time because you will end up with a collection of creations that you've made outside of studying/working and that can represent your passion as well as what you did to overcome the 'regretful' choice of your a-levels

Maybe create a short film related to History, it might help you to revise for your History coursework/exams too!
thank you! I agree, I think i'm just going to push myself to study more and get through it considering ive been through it for this long now.
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Yes, that's the spirit!
When you are faced with more challenges, you will remember these times and encourage you to tackle them as you have done it before!
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thank you! I agree, I think i'm just going to push myself to study more and get through it considering ive been through it for this long now.
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there's an a level for film studies! why didn't you pick it?
Proper Film Studies doesn't begin until undergraduate level.
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i know that. i have a friend who is studying film at uni and she picked film studies, english lit and philosophy for a levels. studying film studies at a level is atleast a start and makes it much easier to apply for it at undergraduate level
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Proper Film Studies doesn't begin until undergraduate level.
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