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    Hello guys,
    I am a yr 12 As-level student. I've sat my last As exams around 2 weeks ago. I want to re-take this year and change one of my subjects and add 2 new ones(I am doing 4 right now). I don't want to carry on to yr 13. I think i failed 2 of my subjects because the exam wasn't that good. but even if i haven't i want to retake.

    Now, there is actually a possibility that my school may or may not kick me out because of my results. I dont mind the school but it is not the best place to study science A-levels. I was looking for some alternatives just in case I get kicked out. I saw private/external examinations but couldn't find enough information about it. It sounds very good since i am suffering from severe social anxiety and i dont like going to school but am wanting to go to university. I self-diagnosed myself a couple of months ago and decided to get treatment so i am going to a psychiatrist in a couple of weeks.

    Anyways, if the background is done, my questions are:
    1) how do you do external/private examinations?
    2)can you choose the subjects and the qualifications you want?
    3)what are the pros and cons?
    4)is studying in a college better than doing all your subjects externally with self study without going to college?
    5)do all uni's look at you the same way as they look at regular applicants?
    6)how, when and where do you apply to unis after you finish your As exams?

    It would be great if you could answer my questions. I'll probably add more questions.
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    Hello guys,
    I am a yr 12 As-level student. I've sat my last As exams around 2 weeks ago. I want to re-take this year and change one of my subjects and add 2 new ones(I am doing 4 right now). I don't want to carry on to yr 13. I think i failed 2 of my subjects because the exam wasn't that good. but even if i haven't i want to retake.

    Now, there is actually a possibility that my school may or may not kick me out because of my results. I dont mind the school but it is not the best place to study science A-levels. I was looking for some alternatives just in case I get kicked out. I saw private/external examinations but couldn't find enough information about it. It sounds very good since i am suffering from severe social anxiety and i dont like going to school but am wanting to go to university. I self-diagnosed myself a couple of months ago and decided to get treatment so i am going to a psychiatrist in a couple of weeks.

    Anyways, if the background is done, my questions are:
    1) how do you do external/private examinations?
    2)can you choose the subjects and the qualifications you want?
    3)what are the pros and cons?
    4)is studying in a college better than doing all your subjects externally with self study without going to college?
    5)do all uni's look at you the same way as they look at regular applicants?
    6)how, when and where do you apply to unis after you finish your As exams?

    It would be great if you could answer my questions. I'll probably add more questions.
    In order to become a private candidate you need to find a school/ college thatt accept external students. It is usually quite expensive I did maths AS this year and it was £45 per module so overall it cost me £135 which was the cheapest I could find. All the other places charged around £60-£120 per module which overall it may cost you £360 for one single subject,

    Yes you can choose the subjects, it depends on what subjects they offer they may not offer all your subjects so you have to ask them.

    From my experiencing being a private candidate is not that bad if you are sel-teaching one subject but than one subject can be extremely tiring and difficult. You will need a lot of motivation.

    I don't know how the uni application works for external candidates because im still in year 12 and I do 3 subjects in school so my is going to help me through the process.
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    (Original post by sweetiemelx)
    In order to become a private candidate you need to find a school/ college thatt accept external students. It is usually quite expensive I did maths AS this year and it was £45 per module so overall it cost me £135 which was the cheapest I could find. All the other places charged around £60-£120 per module which overall it may cost you £360 for one single subject,

    Yes you can choose the subjects, it depends on what subjects they offer they may not offer all your subjects so you have to ask them.

    From my experiencing being a private candidate is not that bad if you are sel-teaching one subject but than one subject can be extremely tiring and difficult. You will need a lot of motivation.

    I don't know how the uni application works for external candidates because im still in year 12 and I do 3 subjects in school so my is going to help me through the process.
    Thank you for responding and at which school did you sit your exams?
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    Thank you for responding and at which school did you sit your exams?
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