Your plan of resitting sounds like an excellent one and I commend you for putting yourself through it again. I hope, as you say, that you are ready to learn from your past mistakes.
Something else to consider after your resits might be a combination of going into full-time employment and undertaking an Open University programme (which I believe nobody else here has suggested yet) - this may suit you better than full-time education. Plus, the Open University is well respected due to the scale of commitment it requires (many OU graduates have families and full-time jobs).
Hope this helps a little.
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- 12-08-2006 15:16
- 12-08-2006 16:23
I would recommend a foundation year at uni. It's not that difficult to get on them even at good unis and after you complete it you are guaranteed a place on a degree at the uni. Only bad point about that is you get an extra year of debt.
Being a mature student they will look into what you have been doing for the past years since you left school, such as work experience, related spare time activities etc. This is why they are able to lower entry requirements for you. If you already match their standard entry requirements then they won't care so much about your background.
If you pass an Access course you can apply to any uni in the country but make sure the course has enough credits available and is related to the uni course you want to do. For example a Health Access course won't get you on a Maths degree.
Alternatively you could just go re-take your A2s again and put the effort in and get good grades. Either way you need to learn to keep focussed, not procrastinate etc.
- 12-08-2006 16:33
I think I must have missed some of the middle posts when I made the last one. Good luck with your plans. It sounds like a wise option. I think it would be a mistake to just take up any place through clearing when you clearly haven't settled on which subject you want to take. If you are starting out on your degree later than other people you do need to be sure that it's a subject you are really prepared to work at for three years. It sounds like you didn't choose your A levels too well, so you need to be more careful next time round.
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- 12-08-2006 18:33
sleepy person u are a show off and i dont like your attidude , so waht if i got ddd in my alevels there is no need to gloat
Have I ever said getting three Ds at A level is bad? No. Go post in a forum where people are saying that people who get those sorts of grades shouldn't even be in school and should be training to do physical labour. You might get a bit more of debate.
Thank you and good day.
Ps, OP if you're still following this thread, how is everything going? What did you decide in the end? XX
- 12-08-2006 23:00
You have no chance of a decent course at a decent uni with those grades. You will have to retake.