I have choosen the wrong GCSE's and AS subjects

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I would love to have a job relating to fashion whether that me marketing or designing, but have chosen the total wrong GCSE's (like history and health and social). It has taken me until my first years of A levels are done (so second year) to release that fashion is my true passion. But I am currently studying health and social, history and biology. Uni's will expect subjects like art and textiles, but I can’t do them because I never done them at GCSE! What the heck will I do, I think I have screwed over big time.
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Don't panic! There are still things you can do, after you've completed your a-levels it may be possible depending on your college to sit a fashion related BTEC qualification. If not and you can make a good portfolio of fashion work university's may still accept you, colleges which offer foundation degrees are also very likely to accept you!
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Hey there!
I had a similar panic a couple years ago, I did a BTEC in IT and desperately wanted to work in fashion, I did a Foundation in Art and Design and it was the perfect gateway to university, I then got into Fashion Design at Falmouth University!
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My art department was a little bit rubbish at my old school, and one of my peers was predicted a D. (which he did, indeed, get) He had a portfolio of artwork, though, and took that to the college he wanted to do art at. They accepted him with no problems, despite the fact the GCSE would surely have 'proved' he can't do art.
Someone else I know was home schooled and wasn't able to do art GCSE because she couldn't prove the coursework was done by other people, so she also had to present a portfolio to prove her abilities. She's just finished at a very good college with a D*.

There are always going to be other options. You might just have to take a longer route to get to your goal.
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Please don't panic! you have a lot of options that can help you!
Check out the university of arts london they have a lot of online short courses in relation to fashion, they last about 4 months each!
A foundation in art and design is also a good place to start, a friend of mine did this as she didn't have the correct a-level for tv and film set design and she got in after completing this!
Good luck!
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