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    Hi all!

    I’m in my last year of GCSEs at the moment and will be going to 6th form next year. I suffer from M.E., a chronic fatigue illness and for this reason have been home schooled for the last few years. I’ve been thinking about spreading my a-levels out over 3 years, figuring I’m better off being great in my subjects and spreading it out then trying to do the regular number and doing badly. Im looking at doing 2 in school for the next two years, and 1 at home over the next 3 years, then in a third year do another whole alevel and another as, to balance out the times that I work. I would like to imagine that I can try applying for the likes of Oxbridge and possibly American colleges like Harvard and Yale, but we’ll see how a-levels go first. I realise this has probably been asked before, but I what I’m asking is will these kinds of universities be ok with this? Or would I be better off giving up all remnants of a social life and trying to cram 3 ½ alevels into the next 2 years?

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    Hi all!

    I’m in my last year of GCSEs at the moment and will be going to 6th form next year. I suffer from M.E., a chronic fatigue illness and for this reason have been home schooled for the last few years. I’ve been thinking about spreading my a-levels out over 3 years, figuring I’m better off being great in my subjects and spreading it out then trying to do the regular number and doing badly. Im looking at doing 2 in school for the next two years, and 1 at home over the next 3 years, then in a third year do another whole alevel and another as, to balance out the times that I work. I would like to imagine that I can try applying for the likes of Oxbridge and possibly American colleges like Harvard and Yale, but we’ll see how a-levels go first. I realise this has probably been asked before, but I what I’m asking is will these kinds of universities be ok with this? Or would I be better off giving up all remnants of a social life and trying to cram 3 ½ alevels into the next 2 years?

    Thankyou!
    Hey I think in normal circumstances the standard way to go about things is to do between 3.5 - 5 A Levels in 2 years (I don't know anyone doing more than 5 although maybe there are some, don't worry 3.5 is the norm) so I'd imagine you'd have to try and do that. Having said that demands on you would be lower I'd presume, because you have CF. So I mean my advise would be do it in the two years and give it your absolute best shot. And see how it goes. Don't put too much pressure on yourself either.

    Hope this helped


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