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    I took my As and A levels in 2010/11 and got CCC which was really shoddy, it's also because my AS modules dropped me down.

    With the grades I got, I barely got into university, but I did get in.

    I studied a year at Staffordshire university studying business and economics. I didn't like it there at all so after my first year dropped out.

    Now a year later I realise that I want to go to university but my grades just aren't enough to go anywhere I'd like to go just yet.

    However, I have applied and got offers from some university, great! BUT I must resit to get the grades i'm after!

    If somebody could advise me on independent retaking that would be great!

    I don't think I need to retake any of my exam modules in Applied Business as they were okay. However, in the past couple months I have been revamping and massively improving my AS coursework to the mark scheme found online. Now i've completed 90% of it, when and how do I go about submitting it for marking by a marker? I'm clueless in this area and direction and any advice would be amazing.

    The exam board is OCR so if anyone knows anything at all that would be awesome

    Thank you!!
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    I took my As and A levels in 2010/11 and got CCC which was really shoddy, it's also because my AS modules dropped me down.

    With the grades I got, I barely got into university, but I did get in.

    I studied a year at Staffordshire university studying business and economics. I didn't like it there at all so after my first year dropped out.

    Now a year later I realise that I want to go to university but my grades just aren't enough to go anywhere I'd like to go just yet.

    However, I have applied and got offers from some university, great! BUT I must resit to get the grades i'm after!

    If somebody could advise me on independent retaking that would be great!

    I don't think I need to retake any of my exam modules in Applied Business as they were okay. However, in the past couple months I have been revamping and massively improving my AS coursework to the mark scheme found online. Now i've completed 90% of it, when and how do I go about submitting it for marking by a marker? I'm clueless in this area and direction and any advice would be amazing.

    The exam board is OCR so if anyone knows anything at all that would be awesome

    Thank you!!
    The entry deadline for the summer was 21 March, it is still possible to enter but the fees have doubled. Any secondary school or college could accept private candidates but few will as they cause a lot of work. Search on OCR's website for advice to private candidates. The really bad news is that it is virtually impossible to find anywhere to accept entries from private candidates for coursework. This is because the centre has to authenticate the work as yours - how can they? - and mark it. You would have a far greater chance of finding somewhere if you re-sat an exam.
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    Wow, thanks for the reply, I really need to sort this asap, is there any more info you can provide or help me with? I will contact OCR tomorrow about entering, and will go anywhere in the country to find somewhere to accept my coursework, I can get proof that the work is mine in a reference from my old teacher if that would help? I am desperate to study, and am very willing!

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    (Original post by Newaroundhere)
    Wow, thanks for the reply, I really need to sort this asap, is there any more info you can provide or help me with? I will contact OCR tomorrow about entering, and will go anywhere in the country to find somewhere to accept my coursework, I can get proof that the work is mine in a reference from my old teacher if that would help? I am desperate to study, and am very willing!

    Thank you
    Prices go up again on 22 April so try and get it sorted by then.

    If you think your old teacher might help then see if your old college will accept you as a private candidate so that he can authenticate and mark it (be prepared to pay for this) - it's certainly your best chance of finding anywhere.
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    I have one problem after doing some further research. I just turned 20 in February and the application was for 14-19. I am really struggling to find information on 20+ candidates. If know anything about that. I will try and get my work finalised by then! Thank you.
 
 
 
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