You did not do well for the GCE A-Levels, but there are always pathways you can consider

So you did not do as well as you had hoped…

It’s really okay!

The results does not define who you are (trust me, I know this fact too well) and there are other pathway options which you can consider and will still get you to your Bachelor’s degree and even onwards to your Master’s degree!

Here are some options you can consider…

Do a University Foundation programme

Some of us need that extra step to getting into a University and there is really no shame in it. The additional year will also give you time to prepare yourself for University study which you may not be ready for. Class sizes are generally smaller and therefore, you will get ample time with your lecturers and tutors to make sure you do well and transit successfully into University proper. To be honest, one year passes by really quickly! I am sure you felt this when you were in your final year at Junior College, Millennia Institute or privately, preparing for the GCE A Levels examinations.

Choose an affordable University

Let’s get real, top-tier universities are not only hard to get in to but are also REALLY EXPENSIVE! At the end of the day, the paper may get you interviews but it does not guarantee you will get the job. Hiring managers considers not only where you studied but also how you are as a person and whether you will fit into the company’s culture and dynamics. Studying in a mid-tier university does not mean you get a lower class education but it definitely gets you an Education which is more affordable. With the extra cash, you will find progressing to do a Master’s degree, definitely not out of your reach.

Here are 3 affordable University options in Europe for you to consider:

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain)

Programmes available:

  1. Dentistry
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Business Administration
  4. Tourism Management
  5. Psychology
  6. Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (Really popular!)

Domain Academy (Malta)

Programmes available:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Computer Science
  3. Information Technology
  4. International Hospitality Business Management

Vincent Pol University (Poland)

Programmes available:

  1. International Business Management
  2. Tourism and Hospitality Management
  3. Physiotherapy (Direct Masters – 5 years)
  4. Nursing
  5. Sport Science
  6. Beauty Science

Study online via distance learning or blended learning

This option has received the spotlight last year due to Covid-19. Many students and their families are opting for an online rather than on campus or online first and then on campus option. The reasons are many:

  1. Safer option as lessons are conducted online or via e-learning
  2. Lower tuition fees overall
  3. No accommodations costs
  4. No out-of-pocket daily expenses

London Institute of Skills Development (LISD)

The London Institute of Skills Development (LISD) in partnerships with UK Universities provide you with pathway options, both online and blended, to support you in your aspirations to reach for your dreams or gaining an Undergraduate degree. The options available are really affordable and at the end of your study, you will receive a degree from a highly-ranked UK University!

Due to the nature of the arrangement, you do not have to wait until September 2021 to start on your degree programmes, as there are intakes throughout the year.

To know more about the programme options available, join the Career Talk on 25 March 2021!


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