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Doing A-Levels again - choices for English Lit Degree? watch

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    So, the inevitable few paragraphs of backstory that you don't need to know ...
    I started 3 AS courses 3 years ago: Art, English Lit and History. I dropped Art halfway through, got E's in History and English, my school decided to keep me on if I resat because they'd known me for 6 years and knew I was more than capable, I had good GCSE grades. I then dropped out halfway through my second year and have spent the past 2 years on and off the dole, in between temporary jobs. My failure was due to many reasons. The work being hard was the least of them, although I know how hard the level of the work is. Laziness was the most, and lack of motivation, my discovery of alcohol and nightclubs, and not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. 16 is way too young to expect kids to know what they want to do in my opinion, but that's for a different discussion, though it is entirely my fault, I just couldn't be assed.
    Anyway, I want to go to college and do my A-Levels again. 2 Years of doing nothing has been good for something. My interest in writing has shot through the roof. It always has been my biggest interest but two years ago I was more interested in sitting at home and reading some epic fantasy while listening to Pink Floyd.
    I think I've decided on 4 subjects - English Lit, which I love, Philosophy, which I'm interested in, Psychology, which is a personal interest, and History because I'm naturally good at it for some reason, and it would add a bit of variety.

    My questions.
    1) Have you got any suggestions with regards to my choices. I know something like science or maths would be better in there, but I'm just not very good or interested in them.
    2) How true is it that universities look down on people who have resat their A-Levels? Would it be an advantage that I haven't just failed one year, then passed the second year, but that I've failed with the lowest grade I could have got, then took them again 2 years later, worked my ever-loving butt off, and (hopefully) got A's/B's.
    3) Is it generally harder for a 23 year old to get funding for uni? (I'm Welsh by the way. And I have no idea how the funding system works, but I'd want to leave Wales and go to either England or Scotland.)
    4) Any other advice...?

    I'm sure I had more questions than that when I started writing this ... Oh well.

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