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hi iam currently in 6th form studying 4 A levels. i don't enjoy it really as i want to drop a subject, [can't swap either] but if you do you have to leave. which is what i will probably do to pursue ambition of being a RMC. i am stuck in this situation, i have thought of staying on but it is really *text deleted* to me. i just about coped with all the revisoin at GCSE did ok though. but its all the revsin i hate just it doesn't interest me in anyway shape or form i struggle with it. i know that people say get them and you will have something to fall back on but they said that about GCSE so why not just do A levels. Any Help!?

Leave or stay.

any advice.

CommandoJ :?
 

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cant give advice........its upto you mate

education is great...

but so is a career in the corps!


i would never say blow of your education...but i would always recommend the marines to any one!
 

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i was in the same boat as you mate. I really wanted to drop my A levels. in the end I didn't, and i finished them. grades weren't that great but having them gives you more options. I assume you have watched the commando programme. there were lads there that have wanted to do it all their life and dropped out within the first few weeks. there is no way of knowing whether when you get there, if it is what you want or not, so my advice would be to not shut any doors for yourself. The decision should be yours and nobody elses however. let us know what you decide
 

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cheers guys i will let yas know what i decide.

thanks, made me think. :D
 

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right been a long time but i decided to leave in the end, don't know how things are going to turn out but well i can't dwell on the what if side, so i am cracking on with the RM training. any one else been in my situation?

:?:
 

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I hated Education so i would have done what you have.

4 GCSES :*text deleted*: :*text deleted*:
 

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im studying BTEC National Diploma in Uniformed Public sevices, i leave in march so theres no point quitting yet. besides when i go for my interview thy will say 'why did you drop out?' and then theyll think you cant commit. i have thought about it though. i just hope for your sake that you get in mate, otherwise...your up *text deleted* creek without a paddle.

:D cheers Dan.
 

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CommandoJ said:
right been a long time but i decided to leave in the end, don't know how things are going to turn out but well i can't dwell on the what if side, so i am cracking on with the RM training. any one else been in my situation?

:?:
y not stick on with it and train at the same time so u could be a royal marine officer?
 

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The truth is there's hardly a six-former in the UK that doesn't have a crisis of confidence during the AS Level phase, in fact there is an incredible amount that leave before taking A2's. From my experience, it's the method in which it's taught- ie: the onus is much more on the individual to find out about the subject, rather than it being taught directly. Self motivation, planning & discipline is the key.

Just about everyone doing a degree has a second year crisis, when it sinks in that attending lectures & partying isn't going to get you a degree- consolidated research & reading is the route to knowledge & the ability to express yourself on paper.

The obvious answer is to gain your qualifications whilst young- it gets harder as you get older, not least because you take on financial commitments which mean you have to earn to survive- academics become secondary.

In contrast to that, instead of £30 per week EMA, in the Corps you could earn £25,000 whilst you could have been gaining A Levels. You could earn a further £50, 000 in the Corps, together with 5 years promotion seniority & hands on practical experience, possibly a second specialist trade - whilst you could have earned a degree which teaches you the theory of the subject & £15,000 student debt. At today's rates that's about half the cost of a house you could have earned if you joined at 16 as opposed to studying for a degree.

When all is said & done it's your choice, there's no right & there's no wrong. Good luck.
 

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H00L3Y D4N said:
im studying BTEC National Diploma in Uniformed Public sevices, i leave in march so theres no point quitting yet. besides when i go for my interview thy will say 'why did you drop out?' and then theyll think you cant commit. i have thought about it though. i just hope for your sake that you get in mate, otherwise...your up *text deleted* creek without a paddle.

:D cheers Dan.
I wouldn't worry about this CommandoJ, I dropped out of 6th Form just like you, its not for everyone and my AFCO didn't question me! They may ask why you dropped out but I wouldn't of thought that they would penalise you for doing so.

Best of luck with your application.

Matt.
 

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Uniformed or Public Services Course, is ideal if any of the following circumstances apply to you:

1. Already failed the Recruiting Test.
2. Already failed the Selection Interview.
3. Already failed the PJFT & you need to get fit.
4. Already failed the medical & must wait a set period before you may be passed fit.
5. The individual needs to be able to prove the ability to stick at something, following a turbulent secondary education.
6. The individual needs to physically or mentally mature and develop before applying to join the services or needs to wait until they are 18 as their parents will not consent to them joining.

The qualification itself makes the person no more eligible to join the Armed Forces than someone who has not taken the course, however it may benefit those who fall under one or more of the categories above. If you don't fall into one of the above categories, then you should question what is to be gained.
 

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hey since leaving i have got btec in avation studies and hav been in air training corp for 5year so i have shown comitment discipline etc.. Also i hav gt a gliding scholarship in jan08, so if the quest. Cmes up why u left? I have gt mre in my favour plus i wud of had to mis exams in jan due to the scholarshp.

Thanks 4 *text deleted* help guys,
Cj
 
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