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    I'm 41 and want to retake my a levels but last went to school 23 years ago ,might be on the wrong web sight there's no help for mature students .
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    Are you looking to just retake exams or actually study in school? I'm not sure you can go to a school among 17 year olds? Anyone?

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    If you don't mind me asking, why is it you wish to retake your alevels?


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    I'm 41 and want to retake my a levels but last went to school 23 years ago ,might be on the wrong web sight there's no help for mature students .
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    good on you!! I wish more adults were like this. It's amazing you want to do this- although a uni course may be more suitable? If you are sure you want to do A levels retake- maybe look at doing it privately at centres where they just enter you for the exams and you revise at home, ie. you wont be a full time student, and will just go to the exam centre in summer time to resit the exams

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Big Craig)
    I'm 41 and want to retake my a levels but last went to school 23 years ago ,might be on the wrong web sight there's no help for mature students .
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    Lots of people do it though you may find you'll have to fund it for yourself.
    1. full time as a student in a further education college, have a look at the web sites of your local colleges and give them a call. What you'd have to pay may depend on your prior education and financial circumstances.
    2. part time in evening classes etc at colleges and other adult education providers, though these seem less available than they used to be due to funding limitations
    3. independently, by purchase of a distance learning package from a provider like the National Extension College. The quality of support from different providers seems quite varied so do some research on customer feedback. You'd need to find an exam centre that accepts private candidates for exams and any coursework or practical assessments can be a problem.
    4. entirely by self study just buying relevant text books and using free online resources then find a centre to enter as a private candidate.
    Keep in mind that A levels are going through a period of update from modular to linear assessment with different subjects changing at different times so make sure your plan fits with the change timetable.

    Depending on your objectives Open University study may be a better option or if university is your goal then an access course could get you there more quickly and easily.
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    (Original post by Big Craig)
    I'm 41 and want to retake my a levels but last went to school 23 years ago ,might be on the wrong web sight there's no help for mature students .
    Can anyone help
    Hi, as already mentioned one option is to study via Distance Learning and then sit your exams as a private candidate - we have 10 partner exam centres you could use and if there is coursework involved we will authenticate it.

    If you want to have a look at what we do you can visit our website www.nec.ac.uk.

    James
 
 
 
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