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    My name is Tom.
    I completed my four Levels last year and got A*A*DE in Maths, Stats, Biology, and Chemistry respectively.
    I am now (thankfully) at university studying a Biology Foundation Year. I am enjoying my course loads, however, I would like to increase my two low grade a levels as they really are a "black mark" on my CV at the moment.
    I know I can get better grades in them, however, as I am now 19 years old, my only concern is how external candidates are supposed to sit ISA/Practical A Level exams??? At my old sixth form there were never external candidates in practical exams. Is there any other mature students or uni students also planning to resit biology or chemistry at A Level. If so, can you advise me on how you are doing it.

    i want to do A Levels in biology and chemistry in one year but i don't know if my sixth form college would let me do or not
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