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    Hey, I could really do with some advice

    I finished my a levels in June of this year with grades in Psychology (B), Law (C) and Biology (D). Not the greatest results but what I'm wondering is could I go back to sixth form to study completely different a levels as I'm still 18?
    I wanted to study French, RE, History and English Language but didn't have any faith in myself that I would actually do well in these subjects when applying to sixth form the first time so instead I chose the ones I did.
    I'm currently at a college studying a extended btec and was planning on resiting some units in Law and Psychology to get them to an A grade in summer 2017 and then entering as a private candidate to sit the AS and A2 exams of an a level I plan to teach myself in summer 2018. However, this would mean I've been studying these A levels for 4 years and some of the unis I'm looking at don't accept student who have resat exams so I'm thinking a fresh start might be the best way to go about it. But is going to sixth form twice to weird and uncommon? I'm confident I will do better in these a levels because I did well in them at GCSE and I'm genuinely interested in them so I'll be motivated to perform well.

    Sorry its so long I just really need some advice before I make any solid plans and begin speaking to my college sixth form campus.

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    If it's what you want to do then go for it! There's nothing wrong with that and if you feel you can get better grades in those subjects (and will enjoy them more) then it sounds like a good idea
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    (Original post by ellepritchard)
    Hey, I could really do with some advice

    I finished my a levels in June of this year with grades in Psychology (B), Law (C) and Biology (D). Not the greatest results but what I'm wondering is could I go back to sixth form to study completely different a levels as I'm still 18?
    I wanted to study French, RE, History and English Language but didn't have any faith in myself that I would actually do well in these subjects when applying to sixth form the first time so instead I chose the ones I did.
    I'm currently at a college studying a extended btec and was planning on resiting some units in Law and Psychology to get them to an A grade in summer 2017 and then entering as a private candidate to sit the AS and A2 exams of an a level I plan to teach myself in summer 2018. However, this would mean I've been studying these A levels for 4 years and some of the unis I'm looking at don't accept student who have resat exams so I'm thinking a fresh start might be the best way to go about it. But is going to sixth form twice to weird and uncommon? I'm confident I will do better in these a levels because I did well in them at GCSE and I'm genuinely interested in them so I'll be motivated to perform well.

    Sorry its so long I just really need some advice before I make any solid plans and begin speaking to my college sixth form campus.

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    You need to find somewhere that will take you at a price you can afford. PLus, what is your long term plan, because you are mentioning a fair jumble of subjects, but no clear career plan.

    It's very unusual to go back to sixth form for 2 full years, indeed I suspect most sixth forms won't take you, it would have to be an FE College or similar. But primarily - is this necessary for your career plans and will it be successful?
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    Hi, sorry for not clarifying!
    I'm hoping to do law with a language at uni.
    History and Re will be helpful for this and a few unis I'm looking at require a B in a language at uni, hence why I want to do French.
    I'm fairly confident my current college will let me do a levels there but I'm just too undecided atm!

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    Perfectly fine, I know a handful of people who are doing the entire 2 years again, don't worry about it if you will put in the work you will get the reward. Also, although you didn't mention it don't worry about being "too old" (which you probably aren't) for uni because my entire flat is 20
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