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    Hello,
    I have decided I would like to take a course in Mathematics and biology. In order to do this I would have to retake AS Mathematics as well as sit A2 Maths, A Level further Mathematics and A Level Biology.
    I was studying (since January) to sit all 3 subjects as 3 full AS Levels this summer as an external candidate. However I have since cancelled these exams and will be sitting them next year so I have a full year to sit them. The reason for this is because I feel I have taken up too much of a workload too soon (I wanted to restart uni asap).
    I have had to cancel resits before due to suffering depression, but now I feel it’s more of a case of taking on too many exams and trying to self teach.
    However I feel I may have brought this on myself to some extent as I have been guilty of chronic procrastination and I am also concerned that I may have given myself too many second chances.

    However If I start again next year and re do my A Levels over a 2 year period, i fell as though I have given myself too many chances and I may have given myself an unfair advantage over other people sitting the same course. Although I do plan on being honest with the universities I am applying too when discussing my A Levels.
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    However If I start again next year and re do my A Levels over a 2 year period, i fell as though I have given myself too many chances and I may have given myself an unfair advantage over other people sitting the same course. Although I do plan on being honest with the universities I am applying too when discussing my A Levels.
    What grade did you get in AS-Maths? Also, what is your GCSE grade?

    There are several great universities that offer foundation years in engineering/maths/science. To progress onto maths and biology may be more of a niche though but certainly worth checking and I am sure that it is offered somewhere with a foundation year.

    You will study the A-level content in a year, in fact much less than. Usually the GCSE to AS-level is taught first term and then second is AS-A2 and the third term is the A2 stuff bordering 1st year uni. So it will be a lot of work but no more than what you will need to do if you still A-levels again.

    You can still apply now for 2013 entry as these courses tend not to fill up just as fast. So considering that you currently plan on sitting A-levels next year, you have nothing to lose in applying for this UCAS cycle. I did expecting no offers and ended up getting a place. Worth a shot.

    Just a key point, it is a foundation year, not a foundation degree. You will not get funding with SF for a foundation degree and a follow up BSc. So you will need to make sure it is a 4/5year course with a Year 0/foundation
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    What grade did you get in AS-Maths? Also, what is your GCSE grade?
    I Got BB at GCSE Science and I got a D at AS Maths, but I dropped this to do Economics (which I regretted) but I think if I re-sat the AS and then progressed to A2 I would end up with at least a B (that's what happened with my other A Levels)
 
 
 
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