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Hey,

If you've taken the time to read this then thank you! Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated!

I'm a 17 year old who finished school earlier this year (2014)

I came out with 7 GCSE'S (all C's and above)

I only took 7 GCSE'S because of my difficulties and anxieties around school.

I was focusing on a career in the music industry, therefore only focusing on the GCSE'S I needed to get into a specialist music college, which I did

However, my depression got really bad at the start of the course, so I had to leave and have no wish in returning as I felt that was one of the major factors as to why my mood started turning low again.

My plan B is now science, however... I did not take any of my science GCSE's.

For the science course I want to do and pretty much any science course that I have found at a college level, I need my science(s).

I was wondering if anyone had any help or advice on how I could retake my science GCSE's (preferably BEFORE the start of the next academic year, September 2015).

Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to read this and if you reply with any information!
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[QUOTE=undeadnightmare;51356003]Hey,

hey yeah i get what you're tryna say. for the record i hope your depression fades, i know how bad it is. if i can help out in any way with that, then let me know i would be more than happy to

anyway about your GCSE's I actually want to take extra GCSEs and i've done tons of research on this, so i know loads about it. choose your exam board (AQA is the easiest) and then search places that do external candidates. Loads of colleges hold GCSE's for external candidates, but for money of course, however if the subject you want requires coursework, there are less colleges that accept external course work.
You just need to find colleges/ schools that specifically mention that they accept external candidates then email them then they'll email you with their prices which vary from college to college.
you can find these places on the exam boards website for example im taking AQA, i just go on the AQA website and it tells me what schools hold their exams.
and most offers are closing on december so its better to book them now to take them this year.

if you need anything else im more than happy to answer anything i forgot to cover
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Hey,

If you've taken the time to read this then thank you! Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated!

I'm a 17 year old who finished school earlier this year (2014)

I came out with 7 GCSE'S (all C's and above)

I only took 7 GCSE'S because of my difficulties and anxieties around school.

I was focusing on a career in the music industry, therefore only focusing on the GCSE'S I needed to get into a specialist music college, which I did

However, my depression got really bad at the start of the course, so I had to leave and have no wish in returning as I felt that was one of the major factors as to why my mood started turning low again.

My plan B is now science, however... I did not take any of my science GCSE's.

For the science course I want to do and pretty much any science course that I have found at a college level, I need my science(s).

I was wondering if anyone had any help or advice on how I could retake my science GCSE's (preferably BEFORE the start of the next academic year, September 2015).

Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to read this and if you reply with any information!
You seemed really committed to music- are you sure you dont want to pursue that?
Before you take action, make sure you definitely want to committ to science. How is your depression atm? Did you not receive any help whilst experiencing it?
Id say talk to your school, and some teachers.
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Hello

Thank you so much for replying, I really appreciate it!

Aw thank you! Depression is a horrible thing, but I'm definitely managing it more recently which is good hence why I am looking into this now.

Also, thank you for this information, it's most definitely helpful and I shall look into it.

Just a question, are you still at school or are you college?

I'm not asking to be creepy:confused:

I'm just asking because I wanted to know if you are taking extra GCSE'S as a school student or a college student and if you're a college student, I was wondering why you were taking extra GCSE's, but if you're at school still, I can understand why

Many thanks again for your response!





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Hey,

hey yeah i get what you're tryna say. for the record i hope your depression fades, i know how bad it is. if i can help out in any way with that, then let me know i would be more than happy to

anyway about your GCSE's I actually want to take extra GCSEs and i've done tons of research on this, so i know loads about it. choose your exam board (AQA is the easiest) and then search places that do external candidates. Loads of colleges hold GCSE's for external candidates, but for money of course, however if the subject you want requires coursework, there are less colleges that accept external course work.
You just need to find colleges/ schools that specifically mention that they accept external candidates then email them then they'll email you with their prices which vary from college to college.
you can find these places on the exam boards website for example im taking AQA, i just go on the AQA website and it tells me what schools hold their exams.
and most offers are closing on december so its better to book them now to take them this year.

if you need anything else im more than happy to answer anything i forgot to cover
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You seemed really committed to music- are you sure you dont want to pursue that?
Before you take action, make sure you definitely want to committ to science. How is your depression atm? Did you not receive any help whilst experiencing it?
Id say talk to your school, and some teachers.
Hiiii :3

I was committed to music... Majorly! It was my life basically and the reason it was such a big part in my life was because it was my best outlet for when I was feeling negative in whatever way that was

I was going to pursue it, and I had to think hard about it because I worked my butt off to get into the specialist music college:/ but it was just the environment. I mean the people were lovely! but it was just my self esteem and confidence got the better of me too much and I couldn't compete with my everyday difficulties, plus my brain working 90 to the dozen ALL the time


My depression is manageable at the moment, but that may be because I literally have no pressures at the moment with anything.

The help questions a little bit more difficult to answer as I was diagnosed with that and other things when I was 9.

Plus as events have been and gone it's gone up and down, so the impact of it varies if that makes sense?

When I was at school I had the most amazing support and built up a really good relationship with some of the people there, however the college wasn't accommodating at all.

I asked for help, but they weren't very experienced unless you had a difficulty that effected your academic side of things such as dyslexia?

I pretty much got the attitude, you'll be fine, get on it and make sure you pay your fees...

So all of that combined has made me neglect my music almost completely now and I have confidence in it at all.

I used to love performing and things like that, and now it makes my stomach turn...
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aha im glad i managed to be of help

and yeah im still at school actually and my school only offers the basics you know? like maths, sciences, history, psychology, french etc, i wanted more like sociology, computer science, law (maybe), religious studies b; philosophy and ethics, and art.

and im also glad to hear you're dealing fine, in any circumstances im more than happy if you need any advice on anything or having a hard time, need someone to talk to.. i'm awesome at giving advice, and rubbish at taking my own xD but yeah the offers open x
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Hey,

If you've taken the time to read this then thank you! Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated!

I'm a 17 year old who finished school earlier this year (2014)

I came out with 7 GCSE'S (all C's and above)

I only took 7 GCSE'S because of my difficulties and anxieties around school.

I was focusing on a career in the music industry, therefore only focusing on the GCSE'S I needed to get into a specialist music college, which I did

However, my depression got really bad at the start of the course, so I had to leave and have no wish in returning as I felt that was one of the major factors as to why my mood started turning low again.

My plan B is now science, however... I did not take any of my science GCSE's.

For the science course I want to do and pretty much any science course that I have found at a college level, I need my science(s).

I was wondering if anyone had any help or advice on how I could retake my science GCSE's (preferably BEFORE the start of the next academic year, September 2015).

Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to read this and if you reply with any information!
Hi, did you not take any level 2 science qualifications instead of GCSE's and do most of the college courses require you to have GCSE in science or other qualifications that relate to the course(s).My advice is that you can try to take some science qualifications at college such as level 2/GCSE in whichever sciences, but this depends if yo want to study science level 3 qualifications or science A-levels. But also importantly if you would like to study Science at degree level then you can always do a foundation year, where you may not have to have specifically science qualifications and just carry on studying. Good luck, I hope it helped.
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aha im glad i managed to be of help

and yeah im still at school actually and my school only offers the basics you know? like maths, sciences, history, psychology, french etc, i wanted more like sociology, computer science, law (maybe), religious studies b; philosophy and ethics, and art.

and im also glad to hear you're dealing fine, in any circumstances im more than happy if you need any advice on anything or having a hard time, need someone to talk to.. i'm awesome at giving advice, and rubbish at taking my own xD but yeah the offers open x
Good for you dude!

I know too many people who just cannot be bothered with the bare minimum or school itself. I mean, I understand people have difficulties with things, but some people just cannot really be bothered and would rather go out in town for the day. So I take my hat of to you very much!

Also, thank you very much! I really appreciate that I'm the same, I'm not the best at giving useful advice, but I'm good at hugs :L and bringing food and whatever drink to your house aha :')

But thank you very much x
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Hi, did you not take any level 2 science qualifications instead of GCSE's and do most of the college courses require you to have GCSE in science or other qualifications that relate to the course(s).My advice is that you can try to take some science qualifications at college such as level 2/GCSE in whichever sciences, but this depends if yo want to study science level 3 qualifications or science A-levels. But also importantly if you would like to study Science at degree level then you can always do a foundation year, where you may not have to have specifically science qualifications and just carry on studying. Good luck, I hope it helped.
Hey there

No, I have no qualifications in Science, because I thought my career path would be music, so I considered it in like year 9, but made a decision to pursue music and not science

Also, yes, every college course I have looked at that's near me requires me to have a GCSE science qualification of some sort, even if it's a D or something, but I do not even have that...

This is what I'm trying to find out, because there's nothing like that, if you want to do Science at college you have to have a science qualification from school. I have looked at adult learning near me and they have nothing, apart from Maths and English because, obviously, that is what the Government is saying you have to have now.

But what is most annoying is now I want to do science as a career, or try and get there :L

But I do not even have the bare minimum to achieve a specific science course at college -.-

Thank you for your advice though! It really is appreciated!
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Hiiii :3

I was committed to music... Majorly! It was my life basically and the reason it was such a big part in my life was because it was my best outlet for when I was feeling negative in whatever way that was

I was going to pursue it, and I had to think hard about it because I worked my butt off to get into the specialist music college:/ but it was just the environment. I mean the people were lovely! but it was just my self esteem and confidence got the better of me too much and I couldn't compete with my everyday difficulties, plus my brain working 90 to the dozen ALL the time


My depression is manageable at the moment, but that may be because I literally have no pressures at the moment with anything.

The help questions a little bit more difficult to answer as I was diagnosed with that and other things when I was 9.

Plus as events have been and gone it's gone up and down, so the impact of it varies if that makes sense?

When I was at school I had the most amazing support and built up a really good relationship with some of the people there, however the college wasn't accommodating at all.

I asked for help, but they weren't very experienced unless you had a difficulty that effected your academic side of things such as dyslexia?

I pretty much got the attitude, you'll be fine, get on it and make sure you pay your fees...

So all of that combined has made me neglect my music almost completely now and I have confidence in it at all.

I used to love performing and things like that, and now it makes my stomach turn...
Ah.. I see why you'd want to go to school rather than college. However, its a shame that you're attitude towards music has completely changed, as a result of your mindset at the time and pressure, rather than any quarrels with your enthusiasm for music. And perhaps , because you said that you struggled with pressure, youre likely to face that when pursuing science aswell, and do you think you'll react in the same way? What I mean is.. you may end up in the same scenario that you was in with music. Maybe its worth analysing in detail why you turned your back on your earlier ambitions- perhaps youll realise that music is something worth going back to, because it really was your life, wasnt it?

I'd think about talking to a counsellor/doctor about the depression, or the possibility that it may interfere with your ambitions in the future. Perhaps talking it through with someone will prevent the depression from clouding your view of your enjoyments in life, and what you wish to pursue. So then if you decided to committ to either science or music, you wouldnt be riddled with the possibility of wanting to run away from the pressure. Or maybe gradually pursuee music as a hobby, on the side?
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Hey,

If you've taken the time to read this then thank you! Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated!

I'm a 17 year old who finished school earlier this year (2014)

I came out with 7 GCSE'S (all C's and above)

I only took 7 GCSE'S because of my difficulties and anxieties around school.

I was focusing on a career in the music industry, therefore only focusing on the GCSE'S I needed to get into a specialist music college, which I did

However, my depression got really bad at the start of the course, so I had to leave and have no wish in returning as I felt that was one of the major factors as to why my mood started turning low again.

My plan B is now science, however... I did not take any of my science GCSE's.

For the science course I want to do and pretty much any science course that I have found at a college level, I need my science(s).

I was wondering if anyone had any help or advice on how I could retake my science GCSE's (preferably BEFORE the start of the next academic year, September 2015).

Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to read this and if you reply with any information!
Your doing the same thing I'm doing really, I did Science in school at single award and got a C but want better as I didn't get a chance in school here how..

You will need some money for this like a job or parents to help...

http://wolseyhalloxford.org.uk/home-...mbined-science

This is what I'm going to be doing to get a foundation of science before starting the real thing so when you get to seperated science you would know how the exmas go and the basic just adding info, that would also give you time to get your GCSE English/Math if needed (you need B in GCSE English/Maths for A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics), this is CIE so easy reading questions but you would need the facts (ofc) this homeschool is one of the best out there they teach you from skype when you book it and watch your progress for your predictions. Once took these I would do this if you want to go to A-Levels

http://wolseyhalloxford.org.uk/home-.../igcse-biology
http://wolseyhalloxford.org.uk/home-...gcse-chemistry
http://wolseyhalloxford.org.uk/home-.../igcse-physics


There not much difference from double award science or triple science just triple science (seperated science) gives introduction to a level and the colleges will notice that when you do A-Levels.


Hope this helps ^^
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Hey there

No, I have no qualifications in Science, because I thought my career path would be music, so I considered it in like year 9, but made a decision to pursue music and not science

Also, yes, every college course I have looked at that's near me requires me to have a GCSE science qualification of some sort, even if it's a D or something, but I do not even have that...

This is what I'm trying to find out, because there's nothing like that, if you want to do Science at college you have to have a science qualification from school. I have looked at adult learning near me and they have nothing, apart from Maths and English because, obviously, that is what the Government is saying you have to have now.

But what is most annoying is now I want to do science as a career, or try and get there :L

But I do not even have the bare minimum to achieve a specific science course at college -.-

Thank you for your advice though! It really is appreciated!
Hi, no problem! What are you doing right now are you studying an qualifications at the moment? I don't know whether you are interested in finding or doing online courses. And if you are really passionate about Science you could do level 3 qualifications and then like I have mentioned go onto studying a foundation degree. Not all Science careers require a degree in science. Do you know what career you would like have? But remember there is always a way to get there.
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