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    (Original post by siobhantkh)
    I'm an 18 year old student (1998) and I'd completed my IGCSEs in Nov/2015.

    I've recently decided to do my A-Levels in the UK, I'd done a term in the American Degree Programme before realising the American system isn't for me.

    I'd been looking into colleges for a while before reading that most schools require you to be 18 or younger to apply. Would I be accepted if I applied for the Lent Term of 2017? If not, is it too late to apply for the Michaelmas Term of 2016?

    I've not had much experience with the British Education System as I study in South East Asia. It would be very helpful if experienced members could provide me with some suggestions/answers.
    I doubt many schools would accept an 18 year old. I suggest you look at Further Education (FE) Colleges. Most towns and cities have at least one, and nearly all of them do A levels. Many also offer other qualifications like the Access to HE course which is a bit like A levels but it only takes a year.

    There is usually a broad range of ages at FE colleges, there may be 16/17 year olds who prefer the less formal learning environment, but also young and middle-aged adults who, like you, want to return to education. British schools/FE colleges don't use terminology like Lent and Michaelmas terms - we just say autumn/spring/summer term. Most FE colleges have rolling admissions throughout the summer.

    What is your ultimate goal? To study at a British university? In that case perhaps a degree with a foundation year might suit you better than returning to secondary-level education.

    Most sixth forms won't accept anyone over 18, but I know of a few colleges which has older students as well.
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