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    So I did 4 as levels (Maths, rs, dt, physics) and got abysmal grades.

    I decided to do my as level year a second time, this time doing a2Maths, computing and further maths (while retaking the module of AS maths I failed). So two new subjects, the a2 for maths and redoing a bit of as maths.

    I tried much harder, the next year but still lacked focus when it came to revising. I have never had trouble understanding the work, just sitting down and grinding through revision has been impossible.

    After failing a second time I started a 1 year apprenticeship (which I am half way through) and started the long journey of being diagnosed for adhd in the uk. I have finally been diagnosed and will start medication within the month and want to have a final crack at redoing my a levels while working.

    I need some advice for redoing a levels. I think I could learn and revise for maths and further maths full a levels on my own, but for a third a level I am unsure of what to take. I got a B in computing as level based on programming skill and an interest in the subject. Would I be able to do an a2 in this at home, or are subjects which include coursework hairy?

    How much do retakes cost when you are 19 and out of school? Do you simply phone your nearest college and ask to take the modules in january/ when you can?

    How do ucas applications work when you are not part of a college. Can you get your reference from your employer, should I contact an old teacher?

    I am having trouble finding information from people in similar situations.

    Thanks in advanced!
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    (Original post by AlevelsAreFun)
    I need some advice for redoing a levels. I think I could learn and revise for maths and further maths full a levels on my own, but for a third a level I am unsure of what to take. I got a B in computing as level based on programming skill and an interest in the subject. Would I be able to do an a2 in this at home, or are subjects which include coursework hairy?
    I am fairly sure that AQA Computing is specifically not available to private candidates because of the coursework for COMP4, not sure about OCR, but it is very hard to do coursework as a private candidate as there is no one to authenticate the work as yours.

    (Original post by AlevelsAreFun)
    ask to take the modules in january/ when you can?
    January exams have been abolished. Exams are now only available in the summer, the entry deadline is 21 March for the entries to be with the exam board.

    (Original post by AlevelsAreFun)
    How much do retakes cost when you are 19 and out of school? Do you simply phone your nearest college
    Any exam centre (=any secondary school or college) could accept you but few do as private candidates are very time consuming. I'd try your previous college first, as many take ex students but no one else. Failing that, look at the exam board websites for their advice to private candidates as they list centres who have accepted private candidates recently. The prices vary enormously as it is a sellers' market - anything under £30 a unit is a good deal, some places charge £80.
 
 
 

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