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    Chances of getting into university this September are low so

    Could I still do A-Levels at a college at age 18? I would technically still be 19 when I finished my A2 (august born) but I heard you can't do A-Levels as it's for 16-18 year olds?
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    You can. I'm pretty sure there's fees though
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    (Original post by Joshale)
    Chances of getting into university this September are low so

    Could I still do A-Levels at a college at age 18? I would technically still be 19 when I finished my A2 (august born) but I heard you can't do A-Levels as it's for 16-18 year olds?
    You can do A-levels at whatever age you like provided you have the time, funds (I believe some places charge if you've done that level of qualification before? I'm not 100% sure on that) and a location to do so.

    I did a third year of A-levels and it was free at my local college, but I'm not sure if that's the norm.
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    After a certain age (I think it is 19 in the UK), you are no longer entitled to free state education. If you want to A-Levels after this age, you can, but you have to pay for it yourself. This includes the tuition and the cost of the examinations which can become quite large.

    I just sat 11 exams for A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics as a private candidate, and it cost £830 in total.

    Unless your parents can help you out, you'll probably have to find a temporary job to fund your studies.
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    (Original post by Joshale)
    Chances of getting into university this September are low so

    Could I still do A-Levels at a college at age 18? I would technically still be 19 when I finished my A2 (august born) but I heard you can't do A-Levels as it's for 16-18 year olds?
    Are you currently at Sixth Form or College? Some Sixth Forms allow you to resit A-levels. A few of my friends did this. They are 19 now, as am I.

    Also, some Sixth Forms allow private candidates. Some do not. I'm guessing you have finished your A-levels now? If you turn 19 before the September academic year, then you would need to pay for A-levels.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Are you currently at Sixth Form or College? Some Sixth Forms allow you to resit A-levels. A few of my friends did this. They are 19 now, as am I.

    Also, some Sixth Forms allow private candidates. Some do not. I'm guessing you have finished your A-levels now? If you turn 19 before the September academic year, then you would need to pay for A-levels.
    I was at a College, finished in July but did a BTEC (massive regrets) and that college only do BTECS or else I would of applied there.
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    (Original post by VannR)
    After a certain age (I think it is 19 in the UK), you are no longer entitled to free state education. If you want to A-Levels after this age, you can, but you have to pay for it yourself. This includes the tuition and the cost of the examinations which can become quite large.

    I just sat 11 exams for A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics as a private candidate, and it cost £830 in total.

    Unless your parents can help you out, you'll probably have to find a temporary job to fund your studies.
    by September I'll be 18, so will AS be free, but A2 cost money due to being 19 by the time A2 comes
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    (Original post by Joshale)
    I was at a College, finished in July but did a BTEC (massive regrets) and that college only do BTECS or else I would of applied there.
    Yeah, BTEC is not the best. Also, as someone mentioned, you are going to either ask family members/carers for money to help pay for the A-levels or/and get a part time job to help you. If you want to do 3 A-levels, it's going to cost you a lot of money.
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    It is certainly possible! If you are younger than 20 at the start of your course you can study a Level 3 course without paying fees. At age 18 I decided to go back to college and do a whole new set of A-Levels, and because I was younger than 20 I didn't have to pay (I only stayed for one extra year, 3 years of college was enough for me!). Take into consideration you will be in classes with people who are 16, too, which wasn't a huge deal for me, apart from the social aspect outside of college, which was pretty lacking because of their ages.
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    I'm 18, I went to college for a year then decided to do A-levels, I've been 18 in my AS year, I'll be 18 in A2 this year and will turn 19 during A2
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    We finish high school when we are 17 over here so I started AS level when I was 18 and by the time I finish my a2 I will be 20.
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    Yes. If you do it (start) at 19 or older, you have to pay for them though.
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    (Original post by Joshale)
    Chances of getting into university this September are low so

    Could I still do A-Levels at a college at age 18? I would technically still be 19 when I finished my A2 (august born) but I heard you can't do A-Levels as it's for 16-18 year olds?
    A-levels are for anyone of any age, just like with any courses.
    Since you will be 19 when you finish them (18 when you started them) , you shouldnt have to pay. Its only usually if you are 19 or over when you start that you have to pay.
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    You can. Many people go to university, having done a levels and then decide they want to do another, different, degree and do different AS Levels to fit that. I know two who did that, did Hebrew or something and Law at Oxford then did all science and maths AS and went to Cambridge for Medicine.
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    How can you get funding to go back to College?.

    Also if you have been a few years previously(2007-2009) and completed the 2 years, will you be able to resit modules or do them A-level's become invalid because they are not recent?.
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    (Original post by iJess)
    I'm 18, I went to college for a year then decided to do A-levels, I've been 18 in my AS year, I'll be 18 in A2 this year and will turn 19 during A2
    How did that seem like because next year I will be 18 starting a levels, when some of my friends will be in their A2 year or off to university
 
 
 
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