Hi! Thanks for taking time out of your day to respond, it's really appreciated
I'm finding my BTECs to be interesting and engaging. They provide a practical approach to learning, which I appreciate. I like that they emphasize real-world applications and hands-on experience. It's been a positive experience so far, but for the fields I'm considering I heavily doubt they'd be applicable. It's all a bit of a weird rollercoaster ride at the moment, especially having to adjust seeming sixth form is nothing like GCSE.
For the engineering aspect, I'm particularly enjoying the hands-on nature of this course. It's great to work on projects and learn about practical aspects of engineering. I'm looking forward to studying subjects like electrical circuits, mechanical principles, and CAD - but I'm struggling with the maths a little as most of it is long and time consuming
I'm still exploring my options, but I'm considering pursuing a degree in engineering after sixth form, maybe. I'm also open to apprenticeships or other routes. I want to keep my options open and gain as much practical experience as possible, since that would help me out the most as well as getting great grades
I have been helping out on a rebuild of a VW MK1 Caddy restoration, but the last time I helped out was around summertime and the progress is going slow (although I could include this in a personal statement and be able to show that I have the patience hehe)
I've never heard of Professional Engineering Institutes, I'll be sure to check them out!
To top it off, I can assure you it's super confusing figuring out what to do. This might change for me in the future and I might even regret going into a path like engineering; but if it's what I'm fascinated with I might as well give it a shot!
It's nice to hear that there's no wrong decision and that there are always ways to make things work, even if my qualifications don't seem like the traditional route into the field anyway. Thank you for your support and insights!