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    Hey, so the way things are going this year indicate I'd be lucky to get a good clearing course, SO:

    What do I do?

    Is there a way to retake exams with the new spec change?

    I'm open to relearning the new spec if that's an option, but I don't really understand how it all works- would I have to retake 2 years? Or could I just study at home for a year then take the exams?

    Everyone at my school typically goes on to Russell Group uni's so while some retake year 12, no ones ever retaken year 13.

    Any advice/ personal experience is welcome.

    Thanks!
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    1. You can try looking for a degree that includes a foundation year, which will require lower grades, but the cost of an extra year.
    2. Retaking your exams in 2017 on the existing legacy spec. Ask your school what they intend to do, they may give you support or alternatively you have to enter yourself as a private candidate and study yourself.

    Dont just go to Uni and pick any course from clearing becayse thats all you could manage with your grades. If you think you cna do a lot better , then retake imo and go to the Uni that better reflects your academic potential. The year will go quickly, plus if needed you can get a job and sabe some money.
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    (Original post by eating_oreos)
    Hey, so the way things are going this year indicate I'd be lucky to get a good clearing course, SO:

    What do I do?

    Is there a way to retake exams with the new spec change?

    I'm open to relearning the new spec if that's an option, but I don't really understand how it all works- would I have to retake 2 years? Or could I just study at home for a year then take the exams?

    Everyone at my school typically goes on to Russell Group uni's so while some retake year 12, no ones ever retaken year 13.

    Any advice/ personal experience is welcome.

    Thanks!
    Yes you would be able to resit some of your AS or A2 exams on the old specification as a private candidate if you can find a centre willing to take you.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/timings-...s-and-a-levels



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    Ah, thank you so much guys

    If anyone cares, I'm taking the opportunity and thinking about sponsored degrees - lower entry req., paid uni and otherwise, job at the end - what's not to love? Interestingly, my school never even mentioned such opportunities exist..

    Thanks again.
 
 
 
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