Aptitude tests are making me feel dumb?

Hi guys, so I've been doing a lot of aptitude test for jobs, there was one for Ernst and Young where I got to the Assessment centre and was let go because I failed the test, I have applied for many others such as grant thornton, bdo ect and I'm failing these tests. The company remark how well my interview go but I'm failing the verbal/numerical test. I aced my Gcse's and my As results were all B's I'm hoping to work the B's up to at least 2 A's and a B. my dream of working my way up businesses from their apprenticeship/school leaver programmes is slowly crumbling apart. And it looks like I'll have to go to uni because I'll eventually fail the test for all the apprenticeship programmes out there. It is making me feel very stupid, I've never felt so unintelligent like this. Some say I may not be suited for accountancy firms but I've had work experience at Ernst and young, shadowed someone in audit and it was great. I just can't seem to pass a test, in therefore crying, losing hope, faith and feeling incredibly stupid. I don't know if you guys know any city firms That offer an apprenticeship/school leavers programmes that do not require aptitude testing (probs unlikely) . Please be nice with advice. Already feeling dumb and shittyy

Asked By: - 11/3/2012
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The kinds of tests you are sitting do not test skills in the same way as your examination subjects at school do. At school you are using the skills you have to carry out tasks such as writing essays or describing experiments you have carried out. Usually teachers give you structures and ideas to help you carry out... More
Answered By: Agrippina - 11/3/2012
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I would consider going to Uni and then trying out for the apprenticeship. I commend you for trying now, but aren't you trying to skip a few steps? You could learn a lot from Uni and maybe that is all you need... More
Answered By: loft-y - 11/3/2012
Well aptitude tests don't lie. You are obviously failing because you are missing essential skills. I would recommend going to University and developing your skills, therefore enhancing employment and apprenticeship prospects. It appears you are not yet prepared. Good luck.
Answered By: Quinn - 11/3/2012
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