by charlotte torquilcottage >> Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:24 PM
Last updated on: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 PM
UCAS refusenik: what to do with my daughter with BBC grades at A level who has opted out of UCAS and higher education generally. Keen horsewoman, could go to RAC Cirencester or similar but reluctant to apply there or anywhere else - and the UCAS window will soon be closed. Any ideas or HE guidance I should put her way? (though of course a mother's place is in the wrong...)
Last updated on: Wed Nov 30, -0001 12:00 AM
First have a look at this website - unisnotforme.com - and particularly this article: http://www.unisnotforme.com/brian-john-spencer-unis-not-a-ticket-to-success/
Times have changed. A lot of young people feel the same as your daughter, and there's nothing sadder than seeing young people pushed along pathways that aren't right for them.
If she's keen on something (horses), you're doing well! Working in that field for a year or two may be all it takes to kindle an interest in further study (or not). If she can't find a job, that too may help focus her interest on HE. There's no rush - the options open to her now will still be open to her when she's 20 ... or 25!
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