I would say school might be tricky at times but to just stick in there and do as best as you can, try not to worry too much about the ATAR but just keep your head down and do as best as you can … What I wanted to be able to do was to be able to support myself to not have to rely on my parents as much so I had a gap year last year and I worked as a dental assistant at one of the local dentist’s and I managed to save up quite a lot of money which was really helpful now – I feel like I’ve got that safety net and I just feel a lot more confident living on my own (Cassie)