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    i took english language for my a-levels, i knew it was going to be hard because it isnt my firs language, i have taken the exam twice and have failed both times. I have found an alternative option, do take a foundation year to get my secondary diploma. Should i try for a third time or should i go ahead and do a foundation year?

    I suggest that you start off with the foundation year. Foundation year students are statistically more prepared for the course than non-foundation students. Foundation is a good thing, its not a bad thing at all.

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    I would discuss with my teacher why I failed and gauge what the chances are on resit. You dont say how much you failed by.
    Did you improve second time around? Do you really know why you failed. I would retake if I felt I stood a reasonable chance of geting better.

    You also dont say if its a standalone foundation year or a particular course with a foundaion year attached.

    Pros = costs very little money- already familiar with the work- same teachers
    Cons- might be stale, still not come to grips with subject to a sufficient level- hard commiting another year and staying at home

    Foundation year
    Pros- new teachers- feel you are progressing- might get better teaching and make progress, especially if you dont rate your chances doing A level.- Good prep for main uni, get an extra year of uni experience.
    Cons expensive and that means thousands of £'s more expensive.

    If it were me, then I would look at why I had failed and see if I stiid a decent chance of improving. If I was stale and couldnt do it by myself then I would go for a good foundation year. If its a standalone make sure its at the best uni you can get into to give you options when moving elsewhere.
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