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Advice on completing high school & further education after taking time out?

Hello there,
I am from India and am currently 19 years old.
I joined my 11th grade in 2020 and finished it in 2021.
After that, I was depressed as my preparation was not going well.
I joined my Grade 12 in 2021 but didn't finish it.

I was depressed and was aimless for straight 2 years.

But now, I want to turn things around.

Here I am writing after mustering up some courage in 2023, what could be done or what courses are available for me to join so that I can complete my high school and do my bachelor's degree?
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Original post by Hammad282004
Hello there,

I am from India and am currently 19 years old.
I joined my 11th grade in 2020 and finished it in 2021.
After that, I was depressed as my preparation was not going well.
I joined my Grade 12 in 2021 but didn't finish it.

I was depressed and was aimless for straight 2 years.

But now, I want to turn things around.

Here I am writing after mustering up some courage in 2023, what could be done or what courses are available for me to join so that I can complete my high school and do my bachelor's degree?

I used this https://www.scholaro.com/db/countries/india/education-system to understand India education system
So you need to finish grade 12 and get a qualification. HSCE, the All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE), Indian School Certificate, Senior Secondary Certification (NIOS), Intermediate Certificate and the Pre-University Certificate
or try vocational education
Vocational Education (Certificate of Vocational Education (CISCE))
Young people who do not wish to go on to tertiary education, or who fail to complete secondary school often enroll at privately-owned vocational schools that specialize in just one or only a few courses. Unlike in the United States, vocational and technical education is not highly specialized and is rather a broad overview of knowledge applicable to employment. The curriculum offered is composed up of a language course, foundation courses, and electives, of which half of electives are practical in nature. Examinations at the end of vocational education are conducted by the All India and State Boards of Vocational Education.
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Reply 2
Original post by BankaiGintoki
I used this https://www.scholaro.com/db/countries/india/education-system to understand India education system
So you need to finish grade 12 and get a qualification. HSCE, the All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE), Indian School Certificate, Senior Secondary Certification (NIOS), Intermediate Certificate and the Pre-University Certificate
or try vocational education
Vocational Education (Certificate of Vocational Education (CISCE))
Young people who do not wish to go on to tertiary education, or who fail to complete secondary school often enroll at privately-owned vocational schools that specialize in just one or only a few courses. Unlike in the United States, vocational and technical education is not highly specialized and is rather a broad overview of knowledge applicable to employment. The curriculum offered is composed up of a language course, foundation courses, and electives, of which half of electives are practical in nature. Examinations at the end of vocational education are conducted by the All India and State Boards of Vocational Education.


Isn't it possible to complete my high schooling in UK or anywhere else
Original post by Hammad282004
Isn't it possible to complete my high schooling in UK or anywhere else

https://www.ucas.com/sites/default/files/2015-international-qualifications.pdf
Reply 4
UCAS is for University admissions right ?
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Original post by Hammad282004
UCAS is for University admissions right ?

Yes - I am from the UK, we use UCAS, so can you https://www.boosteducationservice.co.uk/how-can-one-get-into-uk-universities-from-india/
Reply 6
This is after I complete my High School or Grade 12th in India, right ?

Isn't there any option for A- levels in the UK ?
Original post by Hammad282004
This is after I complete my High School or Grade 12th in India, right ?

Isn't there any option for A- levels in the UK ?

Yes! So you want to apply to Sixth form (where you study A Levels) as an international student. So you have the qualifications, right? I mean you have standard x qualifications right? This would be equivalent to our gcse’s.
You can apply here: https://www.brock.ac.uk/international-students/ This is a sixth form. There are many accepting international students
Reply 8
Original post by BankaiGintoki
Yes! So you want to apply to Sixth form (where you study A Levels) as an international student. So you have the qualifications, right? I mean you have standard x qualifications right? This would be equivalent to our gcse’s.
You can apply here: https://www.brock.ac.uk/international-students/ This is a sixth form. There are many accepting international students


Wouldn't my age be an issue?
Yes I have completed my Standard X
Reply 9
Wouldn't my age be an issue?
Original post by Hammad282004
Wouldn't my age be an issue?

It seems you cant join a sixth form, but you can join further education colleges. They offer a wide range of qualifications for all age groups
https://www.aoc.co.uk/about/general-further-education-colleges
https://oxbridgehomelearning.uk/blog/mature-students-and-a-levels/
You can study A Levels online from oxbridge
https://oxbridgehomelearning.uk/courses/a-level-courses/
Reply 11
Is there any online counseling service or advisor whom I can talk to for discussing all this as there is a lot of confusion on this matter.
Original post by Hammad282004
Is there any online counseling service or advisor whom I can talk to for discussing all this as there is a lot of confusion on this matter.

@TypicalNerd
@flowersinmyhair
@5hyl33n
I am summoning people to help you
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Original post by BankaiGintoki
@TypicalNerd
@flowersinmyhair
@5hyl33n
I am summoning people to help you

I wish I could help, but this really isn't my area of expertise, sorry :frown:
Original post by BankaiGintoki
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I have edited your post (#2) to remove OP's full name. Please refrain from quoting anyone's personal information in your posts and use the reporting feature for such instances in the future.

Thank you. :smile:
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Original post by Hammad282004
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@Hammad282004, I have moved your thread to the International Qualifications sub-forum. I have also renamed the title of your thread to 'advice on completing high school & further education after taking time out?'

Hopefully someone with more knowledge will be able to assist you.

:smile:
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good tips

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