College and Girls By Simon Macbeth Chapter 8: 1 of 12

When school finished with Simon Macbeth, like a lot of people, I had no idea what I was going to do. I spoke to career advisors and was told that I wanted to become an architect, which included six or seven years studying and a lot of hard work. I found myself in a course at Leeds College of Building and after the first year there had got that idea well and truly out of my system.

The BTEC Diploma in Construction involved a lot of academic and written work. I was someone who had left school without being able to do either so it wasn’t a great fit. I’d stumbled through the education system, siphoning off just enough information to allow me to successfully navigate from pub to pub. I could barely read and therefore the writing was a bit of a problem too.

I should have gone to Art College. I didn’t know what my options were at the time or how to take control of my own destiny, so Construction it was. I didn’t like the people at that college and I don’t think they ever warmed to me. It was a complete waste of time.

It took me a year to learn enough on the building course to dig a metaphorical escape tunnel.

I moved to Leeds College of Art & Design and enrolled on a BTEC National Diploma in Surface Pattern Design, basically making things like wallpaper, tiles, and materials look good. Any surfaces that needed a pattern on them were at my mercy. Finally I had found something I could do.

In the summer after I left school, my Dad grounded me for most of the two and a half months I had off. On a rare escape from the confines of my house, I went back to school to get my GCSE results. I knew I hadn’t done that well, but was bitterly disappointed to find I’d only got an E in art. I thought someone had made a mistake. It didn’t seem feasible with the standard of the work that I did that I only got that mark. The work that I had handed in was for a big percentage of the final mark and I’d got B’s and C’s for all of that.

Learn More About Simon Macbeth Leeds

You can find out about Simon Macbeth Leeds life, from being a child and growing up to where he is now. A successful web designer that owns high ranking websites. He is active on Google+ where he creates interesting content.

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