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CharParsley620

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Equine College applications..

 About two weeks ago I decided that I have absolutely had enough of A-levels. I do not want to do them anymore, I want to do equine studies etc etc etc. I applied two wednesdays ago but haven't heard anything back yet. I am so so worried that I've missed it or something..The days are literally dragging by I want to leave school and do this so much! 

So does anyone know about timings of applications or anything that might help me?!

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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CharParsley620

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Re: Equine College applications..

 I won't have done well, promise me. I hate school and when I finally realised I could leave, it made me realise how unhappy I am with doing A-Levels. My AS-grades that I find out in August are irrelevant to this course, as I've already got all the GCSEs I need.

The thought of going back to a harder year next year makes me feel very miserable. I just wonder if it is too late for the college. I'm still waiting to hear back from them and my parents tell me to be patient, but I think my dad has given up hope along with me. 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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Micki

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Micki says:

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Could you ring the college that you have applied to and find out if you have left it too late? I might be that you will have to wait to see if there are any spaces left this year or see if anyone doesn't take the place offered to them. Hope you manage to get on.

What course are you hopeing to do?

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CharParsley620

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Re: Equine College applications..

 I've decided that if I don't hear anything by this Wednesday/Tuesday that I shall phone and see what is going on..I so desperately want to go. Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management :D with riding. 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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CharParsley620

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Re: Equine College applications..

 Thanks:)

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

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Well good luck with it all, and I hope you hear that there's a place for you.

Is it near where you live, and what about getting there? Bus, or can your parents take you? And talking of that, how's the driving going?

Anyway, back to the course - if there's no available place on that particular course, it's worth asking if there are any other equine courses that you'd be eligible for, but you've probably already thought about that. 

Fingers crossed for you :o)

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CharParsley620

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Re: Equine College applications..

 Its about an hour away, I would get a (extremely early!) bus every morning. and my driving is non-existent at the moment, unfortunately Sue I'm not going to lie work is a bit sticky at the moment, so paying for stuff full stop is a bit ugh..so driving has taken a back seat. I plan to start late August once I get back from a holiday. x

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

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 Fingers crossed for you and well done for making such a brave decision...I wen't straight to do a national diploma after my gcse's it was the best thing I ever did...I am appaling in exams and this had none and i ended up with quite high marks and really enjoyed myself far more than I would have staying on at school. Stay patient and make sure to give them a call sooner rather than later so you have time in case they say you could fit onto a different course to get your head round the idea.

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

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 Ring them in Monday!

 

I work for a college and part of my team includes admissions. They will it mind a phone call... Ours get a million a day from new students checking their application!

 

We don't have a date by which students must apply... Some courses do fill up quickly thoug and you are quite late in the year to be making an application. I would definitely ring and double check they have received yours :-)

 

Btw, I do tend to agree with Richard re your a levels... Have you spoken at your college about your worry? Our college has a department dedicated to extra support and advice.

 

God luck whatever you decide. Just remember that working with horses can be a thankless task! Lol

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

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 P.s apologies for mistakes... iPhone's are rubbish for forums!!

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Equine College applications..

Brave decision, I hated school with a passion and could not wait to leave, mind you it was 30 odd years ago (OUCH!!!). I was so unhappy I was useless and only scraped through the exams I took and certainly was not going onto further education!  Not saying I regret my life choices, but I do regret not getting a better education as I got older, really because it meant I was not qualified enough for things I wanted to do!

If I had tried harder I would have studied and become a vet - god knows now I have enough experience!!!!!  I think I am saying think long and hard and maybe change courses as this is going to set you up for life, it is not as easy nowadays to get the good jobs without the education, maybe finish your A-Levels then go and do equine studies?

I was in my 30's when I decided to study for a diploma in herbalism just fancied learning it, then in my early 40's worked with horses and herbs and went on to study other healing therapies. In 2009 I had the opportunity to set up a herb business which changed my life, and brought every aspect I love together, and meant I was at home with the horses but earning a living too.

So think about it and tough it out a bit longer you really do have your whole life in front of you and it would be worth a few more years of study - honestly. But no matter what you decide we will all support you on here xxx

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