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    I know that I have failed to get the minimum requirements (5 A to C grades, with 2 at B) to do the 4 A/S Levels I want to do at college. Though people say that it's just nerves, when you KNOW that you failed to write the answer for particular questions and you obviously haven't got the marks for them, you KNOW that you're doomed to failure.

    I want to go to college and do English lit/lang, Communcations, Film Studies and Classical Civilization. I am almost sure that I got a half decent mark in English since it's the only subject I really care about/good at/really enthusiastic at, and I am pretty sure that I am at the minimum level to be able to complete the above courses successfully. However, subjects like Science, French, etc. will all be "in my way" as I will get bad grades for the non essay based subjects. As a result, I am not sure what my future in college will be.

    Can someone tell me how the system works? If I fail to get the 5 A-Cs I know that the college people are willing to negotiate an offer for me. But how open are these negotiations? Is it completely up to them? Has anyone had a similar experience? They have retakes but only in English (don't think I'll fail) and Maths. Unfortunately, it's the only college I applied to, and what will it take for them to say "sorry, we can't do anything for you" and kick me out? Or will they force me to do one of those BTEC courses?

    Am I screwed (assuming I didn't get the min. requirements)?
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    Yeah with my college you can re-take GCSE English and Maths.....If you don't get the ''magic 5'' i think they negosiate by putting you on a lower level course, BUT i don't see how that works with an A-level course? Anywhoo, I feel like you at this moment-a few I think I have passed whilst the rest I think i have f.ucked up on completely! Now i'm like ''6days? hurry up and put me out of my misery''
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    Is it possible for them to let you do 3 A levels if you don't get the grades required to take 4 A Levels?

    I think BTEC Courses aren't right for me, especially since I want to do English Lang/Lit.
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    Oh, instead of the course being 2 years long, sometime they will extend it to 3 or so years if you fail to get the 5 GCSE's-i think. I'm saying this because this happened to my friend...
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    At my school you have to do a 1 year GNVQ course in ICT or business studies if you don't the grades to do A-levels, and if you pass that, you can then do A-levels, so you'd be at college for 3 years. If you don't want to do that, I guess they might let you take 3 ASs if you get Bs in English and English lit and 2 other A*-C grades.
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    To fulfill getting into 6th form, I need 7 A*-Cs, which needs to include Bs in English, English Lit, Maths and Business Studies. Don't think I have done well enough somehow.
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    yep it is
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    yer i suppose it is screwed.**** **** ****.
 
 
 
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