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  • View Poll Results: You've messed up your A-levels significantly due to extenuating circumstances. Do you
    opt to take a year out to retake your A-levels/A2s and reapply for 2017 entry?
    hope to get onto a foundation year through Clearing?
    take a gap year and apply for 2017 entry onto a foundation year?
    try to find a uni that will take you in Sep/Oct 2016 through Clearing?

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    Please see poll.
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    • Clearing and Applications Advisor

    That's very difficult to answer without some context.

    What subject do you plan on studying? Some have requirements with regard to resitting.

    How easy would it be to retake? (I.e. can you find a college that will let you?)

    In general I would advise resitting and reapplying for what you currently have an offer for, unless that course does a foundation year in which case that would be a good option. I wouldn't rush into going to uni; if there's a course you really want to do in clearing then by all means go for it, but don't choose something you're not 100% about for the sake of going to university this year.
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