The First Step To University
We are just beginning our journey to the world of University and I promise you it won't be posts about empty nest syndrome I am not that type of person , and anyway I will be able to Facebook him , text him and so for * insert wink emoji ( to show hipness ) Really the journey to University starts before they get to 6th when they are seeing what avenues lay before they indeed you don;t have to go to 6th form to get to University it is one of the many routes that you can take.
The first stage is going to really get an idea of career straight after GCSEs but as in our case this has been subject to change , they need to have some idea as this will have a bearing on the A levels they will take. Initially with A levels they'll choose 4 subjects with the option to drop one after the first year of A levels , currently it is looking like J will be dropping Biology but we'll see after exam results .
They will have access to more information at school then they will tell you , trying to get any information out of a teenager is like trying to get blood out of a stone . Also there will be U C A S fairs where they will be bombarded with literature from various universities all scrambling for their attention. This is hopefully where your teen will finally decide upon a career or least a degree subject they wish to study .
We've just about finished the first year of A levels and been through the trauma of exams and it's bloody hard I tell you the whole family is on edge till the exams are finished , then they launch into the start of second year of A levels before summer.
And we've just started driving lessons that is a whole level of worry and expense at the same time but teens seems to have this inner level of courage and calm they can tap into !!