Today’s post is going to be different from my others, it’s about school, college and future. So as you may or may not know I am homeschooled, I have been for a little over a year now. In Ireland we have our Junior Cert cycle which I have done and our Leaving Cert cycle which I’ve yet to do, so the Junior Cert is a three year course then a year break (if you want) then the Leaving Cert is two years, currently I am on the year break and have yet to decide if I’d like to return to school and continue to finish school off and do the Leaving Cert. I thought about just going back and doing it and getting it over with now so if I do want to go to college id have the option then my Mam told me about the fetac levels and how I could build myself up to get into college and I was so up to that, the leaving Cert didn’t even exist to me anymore.
Fetac is a course with different levels, you choice what you want to study and if you pass and get to level 6 you can go to college and study what you’ve been doing in the fetac, which is what I really want to do and I hope to do it.
I’ve a big interest in business and social media marketing, things like that which I hope to study and built a career out of.
So last Thursday I attended a seminar in Athlone, which was all about being homeschooled, going to do your junior and leaving Cert and other ways to go to college without them. It went on from 10:30am-3pm, it had various speakers and was very interesting, I learned a good bit about my options and what I can do. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to do what I want to do.
A couple of months ago I told myself I was going back to do the leaving Cert end of story, I convinced myself it was the only way I could get into college, do good and make a career because that’s what everyone is told, you need your leaving Cert for everything and without it you’ll get no where, we never got told you could study something you loved and had an interest in and make a career from that instead of trying to balance 5/6 subjects and make sure to get 5 passes (think that’s the amount). This is definitely the way I wanna go and that seminar really helped me out about it.
My Mam also said I could take another year out of school and just built my blog because it’s something I really wanna do but I think it’ll drag it out too much and getting my studies done at a young age is better!
Ask I think I’m gonna start posting every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. What do you think?
Thank you for reading,