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    Hi there guys, I come from Poland and I turn 20 this July. Even though I hold equal qualifications from my country I am thinking of doing A-levels because the grades from my exams are pretty low and with my current qualifications I can't apply for some med schools and if I study A levels then I will. Do you think it's a good idea to study A-levels? Is there any way I can prepare for them by attending college or am I too old? Do you think it's advisable to sit all A-levels in one year? Do you think it's possible to study for A-levels and work at the same time? Sorry for asking so many questions but frankly I am new to this whole thing.
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    Hi there guys, I come from Poland and I turn 20 this July. Even though I hold equal qualifications from my country I am thinking of doing A-levels because the grades from my exams are pretty low and with my current qualifications I can't apply for some med schools and if I study A levels then I will. Do you think it's a good idea to study A-levels? Is there any way I can prepare for them by attending college or am I too old? Do you think it's advisable to sit all A-levels in one year? Do you think it's possible to study for A-levels and work at the same time? Sorry for asking so many questions but frankly I am new to this whole thing.
    hi honey - it really depends on what your abilities are. if you want to go to med school , you need to get an A*AA at least to get into the top med schools , if not two A*s and higher. it's VERY competitive.

    in response to your questions;
    (1) If you think the A levels will help you get on the course you want to do, and you can handle the workload , go for it.
    (2) You should probably attend a college but you could also teach it to yourself with a good textbook and past papers - I could have easily taught psychology and english A level to myself, and I basically did. Also, make use of TSR! People on here are smart and willing to help.
    (3) No , not in one year - I think that's how you get not very good grades tbh :P It will be a lot less stressful for you if you split it across two like everyone else does in secondary school , else you're setting yourself up for a disadvantage
    (4)Yes definitely - do you mean full time? If full time I think you will struggle, but part time definitely.
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    hi honey - it really depends on what your abilities are. if you want to go to med school , you need to get an A*AA at least to get into the top med schools , if not two A*s and higher. it's VERY competitive.

    in response to your questions;
    (1) If you think the A levels will help you get on the course you want to do, and you can handle the workload , go for it.
    (2) You should probably attend a college but you could also teach it to yourself with a good textbook and past papers - I could have easily taught psychology and english A level to myself, and I basically did. Also, make use of TSR! People on here are smart and willing to help.
    (3) No , not in one year - I think that's how you get not very good grades tbh :P It will be a lot less stressful for you if you split it across two like everyone else does in secondary school , else you're setting yourself up for a disadvantage
    (4)Yes definitely - do you mean full time? If full time I think you will struggle, but part time definitely.
    Thanks a lot, it's very helpful .
 
 
 
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