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    what qualifications would I need to become a professional Editor?
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    i have read that one and it is not quite what I mean. I meant which classes should I study in school and which GCSEs (O levels) should I take to get a good CV for film Editing?
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    The University of Aberyswyth, and no doubt many others, offer degree level studies in Television and Film Production. Pre-requisite for admission is AS level in Media Studies.

    Visit their site to learn more, or do a google on "Film and Television Studies".

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    The one's you're good at. It's way too early to make any kind of decision based on your career ambitions. Your best bet is to choose the subjects at which you excel and therefore maximise your potential.

    Employers very rarely look for relevancy. Pervesely, you'll find that you'd have to gain better grades in relevant subjects than you would for those that are unrelated.

    To summarise, it's too early for you to undertake vocational training. Choose subjects for which you have gained top grades (and I would pressume this would include "the arts"). You'll probably find that a large majority of students go off in complete tangents to their chosen field of study once they get a job. My ex studied Physics with Astrophysics. She's now a webmaster for a large electrical retailer.

    Ok, so I'm the exception the the rule - my degree was in economics and I work in finance But I can't emphasise enough the fact that you should just concentrate on maximises your grades. Employers are blind to subjects and see your grades as signals - your ability to learn rather than your technical or subject knowledge.

    That's not tp say you can't have extra-curicular activities. Join clubs, and spend you spare time editing and filming...

    Ok, lecture over. You can go now

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    thanks very much
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    sounds like my goal.... USC film school!!! im only a softmore in high school though, so ive got some time to work towards that goal
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