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college, what do I do? (from the UK) - November 13th 2014, 11:34 AM

Hi, I've been thinking about college recently and I don't think this is what I want, I love doing what I do but I don't want to grow to hate it. I'm only 17 so I don't think I can drop out. Am I able to take time off to review it to see what I want? Any help is appreciated
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Re: college, what do I do? (from the UK) - November 13th 2014, 06:09 PM

Hiya, I'm at sixthform at the moment!

So a girl in my year decided to take some time out and look for an apprenticeship which was allowed. I am struggling myself with sixthform, it is so hard and I've heard college is too but it will be so worth it if you stuck it out. It just depends what you want for your future!

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Re: college, what do I do? (from the UK) - November 13th 2014, 08:54 PM

Hey Matt,

You may be able to drop out, if you have something else lined up. Itís best to talk to your tutors about it.

Is there something in particular that you donít particularly like about college? Or is it just not living up to your expectations? If college isnít for you, there are other options, depending on what you are studying and what you want to do in life. You could do apprenticeships in some subjects, so you would be learning on the job.

Since you love what you are doing, Iím wondering if itís best to stick with it, and try to think about how you could make your experience more enjoyable. As Emily said, it also does depend on what you want to do in the future. If there are other options for what you are studying that would lead you to the same or similar career in the future, it may be a good idea to look into those. Otherwise, it may be a case of, if you drop out of college, would this harm your future chances of a particular career?

I think it would be a good idea for you to set aside some time, to review your options and plan where to go from here. And talk to your tutors too.

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