So long story short, my first 2 years at sixth form were abysmal due to the simple fact that I was running a business during my time. Seeing the money coming in, I spent 100% of my time on it. Failed AS and then neglected AS resits and A2 in my second year. Plan was then to take a gap year, find a job for a couple months and then from around Feb/March, start studying for retakes of all papers. Once again, money got to my head and left revision too late as I was either working, eating or sleeping. During this year (my gap year), I've truly realised how easy a levels are. First time I've revised for them but as it was too late, I know I have not done well. I worked a decent amount for 13 IGCSEs and came out with mostly A*s so I know I am capable of getting results if I put in the work. I have enough money to move out (parents gave me the gap year to sort myself out) and live comfortably for a year and study throughout the whole year. This would mean retaking all my papers again and finishing A levels in 4 years. If the results for this year are bad, I will probably not get any offers for the next, and so I would resort to clearing; retaking all exams in summer of 2017 and entering clearing of 2017. If I ace my exams (please let's not discuss my capabilities, but just the situation), will unis in clearing not offer me a place due to being 20 years old? Do uni's (excluding top 5) frown upon a 2 year gap year?TIA
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- 24-06-2016 17:55
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- 26-06-2016 18:22
Your age doesn't matter when it comes to unis, university isn't just for 18/19 year olds. However I would hazard a guess that they would wonder about the 2 gap years and in your personal statement you would be expected to briefly explain what you've been doing.
Again, this all depends on what you apply for at uni.