I'm finding it really hard to make this decision. I started college back in September to do A levels but wasn't getting on there to decided to start again. I have applied and been accepted to do the creative and media advanced diploma but am starting to have second thoughts as I don't know if this will limit me significantly in what I can do (I know A levels are prefered by uni's). The diploma is new so it is prooving difficult to find people with experience in it, even the college seem confused about the course!
I am very creative and love writing and photography so I know the course would suit me. I plan to go to LCC to study journalism.
Do you think I should do A levels to keep my options open or follow my heart and to something creative?
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- Thread Starter
- 26-07-2009 17:06
- 26-07-2009 17:33
Do whatever you really want to do.
- 26-07-2009 17:47
i would say a levels, keep your options open, you could still do a levels in say, media studies, english, and photography. i think universities will think that it is better. but im no expert and if you reeeally want to do the diploma maybe you should do what you reeeally want. its up to you ad what you think is best really!
- 19-02-2010 23:52
If you want to do journalism you should be taking A level English, alongside a more traditional program.
It's a bit of a blanket statement to say 'unis prefer A levels' - which uni's? which courses?
The diploma is for people who want to go into media production - and having a good portfolio will help more than what A' level subjects you take. If you're not sure that you want to go into a creative and media industry then you're on the wrong course - because there a lot of people who are very determined and do know.