CAO review time

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  1. Decision making is a mix of emotion and information – you need to know what you’re letting yourself in for and it has to feel right.caocao
  2. Once you decide on your 1st choice be consistent with your 2nd & 3rd preferences, etc – make them similar to your 1st.
  3. There are always alternate routes – use some of the remaining options as alternative routes to your main goal.  In past years approx 1000 students with over 500 points were left with no college/university offers because they picked just a few highly competitive courses with no back-up plans.
  4. Be smart, make sure you also have one insurance option.
  5. Remember to check that you meet any special entry requirements – if you don’t have these then choose an alternate route.
  6. If you’re stuck then ask for help or if would like to have a chat just give me a call.
  7. Lastly be optimistic – you live and work with your choices so choose for you.

You can’t enjoy life without skills

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There’s immense pleasure to be had from acquiring skills, in learning how to do anything well.
Life is enhanced & fulfilling by learning the discipline of a skill, even though it often takes a lot of time & effort.

To be happy,
is to be able to develop your skills, talents & intelligences
in a endeavor, career or course based on the learning that interests you most.
Identify your preferences & strengths to make smarter choices.

Why 6th year/form students should make their choices now

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Don’t wait;

It will be Christmas before you know it.
The university college application deadlines follow quickly after that.
And then you’re into exam mode…

  • The university college Open Day season in running
  • Start a few Degree topics – if you’re not sure what you’d prefer then ask your family, friends, etc for help now
  • Decide if you prefer a vocational or academic course  & find out where you can take them
  • Checkout their Open Day website for scheduled talks & tours and Plan your day to ensure you get the most from it
  • Review the course info on the web and jot down any questions or anything you’re unsure about – you want these to be answered at the open day
  1. Do yourself a favour, get stuck in to the task now
  2. Get informed &
  3. Set yourself a goal

You’ll feel better, more determined and in control of your own destiny

The Art of Choosing

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Why choosing can be so confusing when thrust on those who aren’t prepared

– talk on The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar

What would you really like to do if money were no object

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Wonderful inspirational & encouraging, thought-provoking talk on choosing, by Alan Watts