Student guide: Top 5 questions to ask myself about the end of Year 13

Deciding which option is best for you at the end of Year 13 can be difficult. These 5 questions can help you to figure out which one might be right for you:

  • Do I need a degree for the job I want to do?

If the answer is yes then you have two options: University or a Degree Level Apprenticeship

  • Can I do this via a degree apprenticeship or do I need to go to Uni?

For example, you cannot do a degree to become a Doctor, Uni is the only choice.

  • Am I ready to enter the workplace?

If the answer here is no, then look to remain in education via University or College before considering your route into the workplace.

  • Am I sure enough about the job role I want to do to enter the workplace now?

If you're not sure of what you want to do, it will be challenging to look for a degree or job. Maybe staying in education, or taking a gap year, will help you to make a better, more informed choice.

  • Will I enjoy the Uni life?!

Uni life isn't for everyone and that's ok! Speak to people who are already at university to find out what it's like but keep in mind, everyone's university experience is different. You may chose to live at home or complete an online university course.

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