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    Hello, I'm a 17 year old male and I have 2 questions to ask, I couldn't be bothered to create 2 different threads.
    I am about to enter 6th form on 31st August and want to know if the 2 years will fly by quickly as I've hated my previous 5 years at the school.
    The other question is-----I am confused about my career future, I go to a school which is the top 3 in Northern Ireland, I predict about 6/7 A's in GCSE and 1 A* and 2 A's at A-Level, but dont know what to do after. I want to earn alot of money (not millionaire but 50 grand within a number of years, as i think all my hard work at school would be wasted by having a poor payed job)
    I would like to work in television as I'm interested in soap opereas like home and away and eastenders, is there any chance of being able to work behind the scenes in these shows? or should i start planning a different career path, a camera operator would be a reachable goal to get into these shows but the wage is quite poor, as dont intend to have fried my brain in school to work for little money. What is a reachable goal for me? feel free to comment.

    If this is unthinkable I wouldn't mind working for a supplement company
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    You sound alot like me, asin not too sure what to do. Just wanting to make alot of money off it.

    Sixth form is good fun, dont get me wrong, but you need to be sure you are taking the right subjects for you (i ended up taking chemistry which i hated, which also had an effect on all my other grades)

    September to christmas tends to go slow, but the rest of the year flies by, and you think oh crap exams and its too late then :P

    Never ever rely on resits.

    I would suggest if you were unsure on your career to carry on in education (at least then you get something out of the 2 years and have a chance to research your career path more).

    Also try and get work experience in the holidays or one day a week doing something you like the sound of to see if you could do it, you may love it or you may hate it, so it helps make your mind up.

    If you still arent sure, speak to a careers advisor about it.

    Hope this helps.
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    Aside from starting your own firm, A Levels --> degree is the only real path to a 50k job (how many years is 'a number' to you?

    It will fly by but the work is hard. GCSEs are nothing compared to A Levels and A Levels are nothing compared to a degree.

    What subjects will you be doing? Working back stage wont get you that wage.
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    (Original post by markos-)
    Hello, I'm a 17 year old male and I have 2 questions to ask, I couldn't be bothered to create 2 different threads.
    I am about to enter 6th form on 31st August and want to know if the 2 years will fly by quickly as I've hated my previous 5 years at the school.
    The other question is-----I am confused about my career future, I go to a school which is the top 3 in Northern Ireland, I predict about 6/7 A's in GCSE and 1 A* and 2 A's at A-Level, but dont know what to do after. I want to earn alot of money (not millionaire but 50 grand within a number of years, as i think all my hard work at school would be wasted by having a poor payed job)
    I would like to work in television as I'm interested in soap opereas like home and away and eastenders, is there any chance of being able to work behind the scenes in these shows? or should i start planning a different career path, a camera operator would be a reachable goal to get into these shows but the wage is quite poor, as dont intend to have fried my brain in school to work for little money. What is a reachable goal for me? feel free to comment.

    If this is unthinkable I wouldn't mind working for a supplement company
    I left school 2 years ago, and yes they have flown by even quicker than the 2 years of GCSEs. I know everyone says it, but honestly it does.

    I think that you should follow your dreams, but accept the consequences that come from it - good and bad. It's like people who want to be famous actors; they might have to wait years to get the part that makes them, and once they've got it they are sorted, but the sacrifice is not having a steady wage, or having to do a job they dislike while they audition, or maybe never even getting that part that makes them famous etc.

    Also, I know school has told us that once we have good grades in our exams then we are set for life. This is mostly true, but doing well academically doesn't guarantee that you get the job, money and lifestyle that you deserve. I'm sure there are plenty of Straight A students who have somehow ended up in a job that doesn't match up with their academic abilities. My advice is do your best, work hard, and follow your dreams. You make your own luck. Good luck
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    I'm presently in the same predicament and according to my older friends sixth form DOES go much faster once you're through the fist term.
    Since you have an idea of a job, find out it's requirements and go on from there. Just (I know it sounds cliché) always be true to yourself and be happy.
    If you want to work in TV perhaps you should try acting at your local am. dram. for a taster.
    Best luck your exam results!
 
 
 
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