Big education choice please help with adviceWatch
So at gcse I messed around a lot and also had lots of family problems. I did my gcses in 2019. I achieved 77777776654 with two of the 7s becoming 8s after remark. Didn’t revise at all then went into a levels and went in with the same mindset doing geography economics and biology and did terrible. Then the quarantine came and I treated it like a holiday. Now I’ve been given bad predicted and all my teachers are saying to retake the year as I have lots of potential but have obviously wasted it and they don’t want me to underachieve like at gcse. The only problem is though is that I had my heart set on a level maths in year 10 and 11 but stopped revising in year 11 and completely flopped getting a grade 6 two marks off a 7 even though I was predicted a 9. Should I drop out to do my gcse maths again get an 8 and my English language which I got a 5 in and then return to sixth form where they will finally let me do maths. Only problem is I’ll finish a levels at 20 and graduate at 23. By retaking year 12 I’ll graduate at 22. I want do a degree like economics or computer science if I do take the maths route but if I don’t have to settle for accounting and finance and business degrees. Sorry for typing so much. What should I do?
I would take your teachers advice and start year 12 again with a different mindset. You can still apply for BAs in Economics without Maths A level, or consider Business Economics as these courses are less maths heavy in content. As you will see from the courses I have linked, they tend to only ask for maths GCSE at grade 6.