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    hello,

    i am a nearly sixteen year old in want of constructive comments. i have been home educated by my mother since i was nine years old, but was so stubborn at first that she gave up after a few months of intense learning and left me and my siblings to our own devices. it is only in the past few months that i have realised that to achieve my goal of attending a good university, i need qualifications: mainly a-levels. i have a severe lack of motivation (yet am interested in all subjects) as i am yet to find what i truly want to do with my life, but can't decide whether to work really hard for the next few months and apply to do a-levels at a local sixth form college this september or try sitting the a-level exams as a private candidate starting at one this year, then two next year, and so on. at present in the midst of a-level latin, feel as if i am competent enough to take the as exams, but perhaps not the a2s. any advice? feeling a bit worthless of late, so try to dull down the negativity if you will.

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    hello,

    i am a nearly sixteen year old in want of constructive comments. i have been home educated by my mother since i was nine years old, but was so stubborn at first that she gave up after a few months of intense learning and left me and my siblings to our own devices. it is only in the past few months that i have realised that to achieve my goal of attending a good university, i need qualifications: mainly a-levels. i have a severe lack of motivation (yet am interested in all subjects) as i am yet to find what i truly want to do with my life, but can't decide whether to work really hard for the next few months and apply to do a-levels at a local sixth form college this september or try sitting the a-level exams as a private candidate starting at one this year, then two next year, and so on. at present in the midst of a-level latin, feel as if i am competent enough to take the as exams, but perhaps not the a2s. any advice? feeling a bit worthless of late, so try to dull down the negativity if you will.

    thank you,
    -theoretically...
    I would apply for sixth form because it's a way that you know you have to learn the content, also, having teachers for extra support can be really useful too!
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    I would apply for sixth form because it's a way that you know you have to learn the content, also, having teachers for extra support can be really useful too!
    thank you for your response! over forty views and only one message? was a bit concerned. what are you studying?

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    hello,

    i am a nearly sixteen year old in want of constructive comments. i have been home educated by my mother since i was nine years old, but was so stubborn at first that she gave up after a few months of intense learning and left me and my siblings to our own devices. it is only in the past few months that i have realised that to achieve my goal of attending a good university, i need qualifications: mainly a-levels. i have a severe lack of motivation (yet am interested in all subjects) as i am yet to find what i truly want to do with my life, but can't decide whether to work really hard for the next few months and apply to do a-levels at a local sixth form college this september or try sitting the a-level exams as a private candidate starting at one this year, then two next year, and so on. at present in the midst of a-level latin, feel as if i am competent enough to take the as exams, but perhaps not the a2s. any advice? feeling a bit worthless of late, so try to dull down the negativity if you will.

    thank you,
    -theoretically...
    I'm slightly confused by your situation - you're almost 16, so do you have GCSE's yet? Or are you studying for them at the moment?

    I would definitely recommend applying to a sixth form college as they will not only support you in your studies - as suggested above - but also assist you with your uni application. You'll need references, grade predictions etc. so from that point of view it would be a lot easier to attend a college.
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    thank you for your response! over forty views and only one message? was a bit concerned. what are you studying?

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    I imagine that the majority of people have no idea what to say to someone in your situation, never having been in it.

    I would strongly suggest going to college. It will make applying for university a great deal easier all round. You're going to need the basic GCSEs in English and maths as well as A levels. I think you would be well advised to contact local colleges and ask them what kind of programme they can offer someone in your situation, as well as calling up a few universities and asking exactly what they want to see from someone who is home schooled in terms both of qualifications and also references. You will struggle to find an appropriate referee who is able to comment on your academic ability/achievement in your current situation. On top of all that, the experience of socialising with your peers will make you better prepared for university and the novelty of the situation might well motivate you where sitting at home on your own has failed.
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    thank you for your response! over forty views and only one message? was a bit concerned. what are you studying?

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    I'm doing A levels in maths, chem and bio
 
 
 
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