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    I will keep this short and concise to save everyone's time. I dropped out of college in late april/early may because I couldn't deal with the amounting stress of doing more than 13 a level exams. The stress was at the extent that on two separate occasions I was in bed staring at the ceiling all day. My predicament at the moment is that I don't know what I am going to do in the future now. What I want to do is go to a top university like I was going to, to study biomedical science or a related field such as pharmacology. How can I get there now? I have average to poor AS and average GCSE's however these grades where all obtained while I was severely ill with Crohns disease.
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    Could you not re-do year 13? Or do you think you still won't be able to cope?


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    You need good grades to show them you have the ability to cope with the course. That is if you wnat to get into a top university.
    You can retake your exams. You are going to have to work out a way to cope with the pressure maybe you cna do BTECS? they ahve a high portion of coursework.

    You still need A2 equivalents.
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    Could you not re-do year 13? Or do you think you still won't be able to cope?


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    Thanks for replying! The issue is that because a levels are all changing, or have changed I'm unsure, my college told me that it would be harder to redo year 13 since teachers are all focusing on teaching the other students the new curriculum. I think I have learn't from what has happened this time, but with it being harder due to the lack of teachers teaching my specification I am unsure and reluctant to redo the year. Hope that makes sense.
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    Thanks for replying! The issue is that because a levels are all changing, or have changed I'm unsure, my college told me that it would be harder to redo year 13 since teachers are all focusing on teaching the other students the new curriculum. I think I have learn't from what has happened this time, but with it being harder due to the lack of teachers teaching my specification I am unsure and reluctant to redo the year. Hope that makes sense.
    Is there not a college near you that's more understanding and would help you through it as well as the other students. Seems unfair. Also I thought a levels already changed last year, might be wrong though.


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    You could do a BTEC, which top uni's accept. You could also do an open university course, which is all online, I'm not sure if they do Biomed, however, you can do sciences.
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    If you can't deal with the stress of A levels, how do you plan to deal with the rigors of a degree?
 
 
 
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