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I'm doing health and social care, I'm hoping to get three distinctions. Myy subjects at gcses were

Maths - 4
English - 6 6
Double science - 5-5
Geography - 5
History - 6
Health and social care - D*
Hey don't be down on yourself about your GCSEs - you have 7 GCSEs + your Btec which is considered as an equivalent qualiffication. There will always be those with more! Whilst this is unlikely to get you a place at Oxbridge you have all the bases covered - Maths, English, Science and humanties as well as a practical subject.
My son had similar GCSEs grades an got offers this year at Loughborough, Sussex, UEA and Portsmouth. He awaits results for A Levels - so who knows where he will end up.
Looking at his GCSE "academic" record, his application was "aspirational", however he went for it. He is very keen on his subject and has worked hard. He does struggle with his exams however his teachers had said that he had very good subject knowledge and understanding and he has done well in coursework! He was planning to spend the last 8 weeks working on his exam technique!
My friend is a social worker - she got into this after doing an Open Uni Diploma in Health and Social Care, then a Degree and recently completed her Masters - all whilst working. Her daughter is now training to be a Probation Officer (doing well) - having done a teaching degree.
There are plenty of courses out there that have generic entry requirements subject wise.

Is there a teacher / tutor or maybe a year head leader at school who can help you? The problem with careers advisors is that they don't know you at all - surely someone at school can help you.
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Hey don't be down on yourself about your GCSEs - you have 7 GCSEs + your Btec which is considered as an equivalent qualiffication. There will always be those with more! Whilst this is unlikely to get you a place at Oxbridge you have all the bases covered - Maths, English, Science and humanties as well as a practical subject.
My son had similar GCSEs grades an got offers this year at Loughborough, Sussex, UEA and Portsmouth. He awaits results for A Levels - so who knows where he will end up.
Looking at his GCSE "academic" record, his application was "aspirational", however he went for it. He is very keen on his subject and has worked hard. He does struggle with his exams however his teachers had said that he had very good subject knowledge and understanding and he has done well in coursework! He was planning to spend the last 8 weeks working on his exam technique!
My friend is a social worker - she got into this after doing an Open Uni Diploma in Health and Social Care, then a Degree and recently completed her Masters - all whilst working. Her daughter is now training to be a Probation Officer (doing well) - having done a teaching degree.
There are plenty of courses out there that have generic entry requirements subject wise.

Is there a teacher / tutor or maybe a year head leader at school who can help you? The problem with careers advisors is that they don't know you at all - surely someone at school can help you.
Good Luck
Wow thank you so so much for this reply. It really uplifted my spirits as I've been feeling down lately. I think I've decided that i'm going to study nursing as that's where all my experience lays and I am interested in it.

I've only been at this college for about a year so I don't really know who to go to with feeling comfortable about talking about my choices.
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Wow thank you so so much for this reply. It really uplifted my spirits as I've been feeling down lately. I think I've decided that i'm going to study nursing as that's where all my experience lays and I am interested in it.

I've only been at this college for about a year so I don't really know who to go to with feeling comfortable about talking about my choices.
Hi soo glad to hear that all the advice and discussions has led you to your desired career how wonderful. Glad your feeling like you have direction wishing you all the best and every success for your journey, life and future good luck 😉 😊 👏
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