I am doing a job that i did know even realize existed when i was at school. I enjoy it, sorta, well i could be worse off. But i would like to get a few more quid for my time than i do, but who (apart from Richard branson/Bill gates/the queen) can't say the same.
I have many qualifications (8 o'levels, 3 a'levels). But to be honest a 'C' in geography has absolutely no value whatsoever to me. 'b' in religious studies was earned in 30 minutes. The other hour and a half of the exam was spent asleep, head on the desk. the teacher woke me up when the exam was over. God (aptly) alone knows how i passed.
It was a complete waste of time, something i suspected at the time.
A 'b' in woodwork has served me well though, not at work, but it does mean i can build my own kitchen just as i want it, for about the same price as a fitted one costs. But it is made of real wood, not chip board. And looks like real wood too, and is just what i want, where i want.
I think the modern educational system fails to take into account the obvious fact that different people have different aptitudes. It tries to put all students into the same mold. We should have schools that are designed to focus on different areas. Some are good at thinking, some with their hands, some arty, some sporting, some this, some that. Send each person to a school that will let the pupil make the best out of what they can do, not try to teach them how to do what they will never be very good at.