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Ok, I'm Irish, Kilkenny born to be exact! I get on in school, I do my tests and do pretty well, but I hate every second of it! My plan is to go to Film school in Prague. My leaving cert (Not sure what it's equal to.. It's a state exam anyway) isn't needed to go to prague, it's all portfolio based. I have 2 years before the leaving cert and I'm 18 next year.
My plan is thus, Drop out of school and get work.(Prague film school is expensive) The pay will go into my Credit Union account so I can take student loans if needed. While working I'll spend my spare time working on my portfolio. I'm pretty sure I have this all worked out!
My only problem is convincing my parents to let me drop out. My parents aren't strict they give me alot of freedom, but my mom takes school seriously she really wants me to stay in school and have the leaving cert as a back up, BUT there isn't a job/ college I want that needs the leaving cert.
Any suggestions would be appreciated Smile (sorry if I just did the welcome completely wrong...should have read some others first)
03-20-2013 10:25 AM
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Ky Offline
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Nice font.

Welcome to School Survival, you can just leave all of your sanity by the door.

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You could drop out, work and independently study. If Prague doesn't work, you'll still have the knowledge to probably take that test.

Then again I know nothing of the Irish educational system and their tests and stuff.

Also, Welcome to School Survival.

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