I have two friends from college who just got their results (I've been at uni for a year, they re-did their AS levels). Neither if them did well. They could have gone to lower ranking universities like Manchester met or uclan but they chose to stay in and do a fourth year at college which they will have to pay for to hopefully get into a good university.
I'm skeptical. If they didn't do well in their three years at college I'm not confident a fourth will make much difference. In my opinion they should have sucked it up and gone with a lower ranking university and worked hard to get a good degree there.
By giving a-levels another try they are already putting themselves into a bit of debt, postponing higher education until they are 20, in danger of failing again, and are in a weak position because the places they apply to will be aware they have been at college for twice the normal time.
Are they making the right decision? has anyone else been in the same position as them?
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