(Original post by Philemon)
I would definitely do the A2 if I was you.
Access is mainly for people who have been out of education for a number of years and therefor have 'additional experience'.
Thats the selling point of Access; people who have had a work/life experience ect and then a year getting reintroduced to education.
Not people who didnt want to do A2 and though Access would be an easier alternative.
Unis will certainly question why you just didnt finish your A-levels and then youll need a good answer.
^This. Using Access as a back door entry at 18/19 is abusing the system slightly I think. Access courses are generally for older students coming back into education after a break or younger students who have good reasons for not having done A-levels previously (family problems, illness, immigrants, etc), they are not supposed to be for those who just "didn't work hard enough" at A-level.
I also suspect universities may question why you didn't complete A-levels or resit..... although each admissions tutor will have his own opinion on whether that is a good or bad thing.
Why do you 'NEED' to go to Uni next year, would an additional year resitting or doing a BTEC really matter?
I'm not saying it is impossible to go down this route in your situation because it certainly is not...... just be aware that Access is not always viewed as equal to 3 A-levels and when combined with your age you may be at a disadvantage (because you may be compared to other 18/19 y.o students with more traditional qualifications).
Only other thing worth mentioning is that Access courses have a lot of study skills and GCSE maths/English content - this is really designed for those who haven't done much study for a while and if you are coming off the back of secondary school + A-levels you will find this part of the course incredibly boring. Also the workload is massive, you WILL have to work HARD just because of the volume of work to get through in the 9months or so the course runs.
good luck, I hope the interview goes well.