“When I first left school, I thought to go to university; I had to do A levels.
I started my AS levels straight from school and began struggling with the assessment methods immediately. I struggled with the exams, and found it difficult to remember the information when it wasn’t applied to anything ‘real’.
After the year I was exhausted, and so decided to look for another option, that was when I found out that I could do a BTEC and still get to university. I began a Children’s Play, Learning and Development course, and really enjoyed the placements and being able to apply what I was learning to a real life situation.”