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    Hello so I'm 19 almost 20 and looking into going back to full time education, when I was at school I was one of those kids who just didn't care one bit about his education and was too busy drinking/smoking/getting laid and missing school.

    After I finished school I didn't bother going to college as I was offered a full time labouring job for my fathers mates private home extension company in which I was paid very good money, at least for a 16 year old straight of school and was working almost 7 days a week sometimes!

    Few years on and my employer is no longer living in the country so obviously I lost my job and I haven't been able to find one since.

    I have very bad GCSE grades ie Maths-E, English-D, Science-D and I can truthfully tell you that I didn't study one bit for any of my exams.

    I don't want to live my life just getting by on an average income job, I want to be able to support myself and support my future family. I don't care how long it takes I just want to be able to have done it.

    So.. now that I've finished rambling what do you guys think/recommend? The subjects that I'm most interested in are History and science and also would want to take English and Maths at A level.

    Now obviously Maths, English, Science are out of my grasp until I have re done my GCSE's and passed with at least a C, (I'm aiming higher of course) but I was wondering if I would be able to study History at A level while studying for my English and Maths GCSE's or would I have to wait until I passed and then take History along with the rest? I heard some colleges would let students do this if they were re taking but not for Maths/English.

    If any of that doesn't make sense I apologise

    Thanks

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    If you have to pay then chances are you can do whatever you want, as requirements to get into courses are made by the college not official, but you will probably want at least a C grade in Maths and English anyway to do English, Maths and History for A Level.
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    Just go to a private college, and pay. They'll let you do what you want providing you have the money! My sister, after leaving school and starting full-time work, decided to do an English A-level at night school, and she enjoyed it
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    I doubt I will be able to pay to go privately :/
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    You could look at an Access Course along with GCSE English and Maths

    http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    You could look at an Access Course along with GCSE English and Maths

    http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/
    Hmm sounds interesting, do university's usually frown upon people who have done access courses or?
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    (Original post by NinetyOne)
    Hmm interesting, do university's usually frown upon people who have taken access courses?
    Not all will accept it but many will

    If you have any idea what you want to do any where you might want to do it ... call some admissions advisors
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