For thousands of teenagers all across the country, this significant day in August can be like a life-defining moment and a crucial point in the academic career. With numerous courses available, it seems too hard to decide what do to after leaving the educational institution. Due to this, let’s think about what students will do with their A-level results in the future.
A recent survey shows that about 25% of British teenagers have no idea what career they want to choose once their compulsory education is over. As for me, in this case, we are forced to select what to do for the next of our lives when we don’t really recognize who we are as people. The less time is left till the result day, the more pressing the question “what next?” becomes.
As a student who is just going to start the second year of A-levels, I can’t stop thinking about this issue. I don’t want to retrospect my future career and think “I wish I’d chosen something another.” It’s alarming for me to realize that just over a year I will not be returning to school classes every day but will be committed to my career for the rest of my life.
It can seem that our modern generation feels alone in our worry of trying to choose what life goals to pursue as the various options are available. But the real truth is that this problem bothered previous generations as well.
My grandfather cheered me up with the words that he had no idea what to do with his future at my age. In my opinion, for us it’s harder than ever before to make this decision because of countless courses and little help that we need. I think the government has to do much more to support our young age group. Yes, there is already some good programs and free hotlines for discussions and advice, but applicants still feel the lack of information and help tailored concretely for their needs.
If the government officials want to lower the dropout rates and get the level of job satisfaction up, they need to put more time in the next generation of young workers and take every effort to guide us into careers.
I don’t want to say that the solution to this problem will be too easy. But I do believe that there are many ways in which the education department can go to help us do correct life-defining decisions from the first time.
When it comes to careers day during which different businesses come and talk to learners, I always say: who can learn more details about the job just by asking questions? Practice is the real answer! Even a little chance to spend one day doing the interesting course can help to see if it’s right.