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    Greetings to all,

    I would appreciate any help and advice regarding my current situation.
    I have decided to pursue a career in science and/or engineering but have very poor exam results which means I would have to start from GCSE level.

    I'm 26 years old and have calculated that it will take me between 7 and 10 years in order to complete my studies in this new path. I'm fascinated by science and haven't really had a chance to warm to it, coming from a really dysfunctional school and all. I have decided that since time is against me. I will try my absolute best to get the best grades and will aim for top institutions to counter for this large chunk of time spent in limbo, inception land.

    Back to the point. I'm too late for any GCSE courses this academic year but, I have two remaining options. The first option is to study at home and register as a private candidate. The second option is to apply for a home learning institution.

    My current qualification are as follows;
    GCSE GRAPHICS, R.E. AND HISTORY------C,C,D
    KEY SKILLS - APPS, COMMS AND ICT------LEVEL 1,2,2
    BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN------LEVEL 3 M,P,P

    I'm aiming for these qualifications this year;
    GCSE ENGLISH (LIT AND LAN)
    MATHS
    SCIENCE (PHYSICS, BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY)
    IF POSSIBLE: IT AND TURKISH

    I'm not expecting any difficulties in GCSE level but will be fully prepared for the onslaught of A levels. I'm planning to hire a personal tutor to help when im in A LEVELS NEXT YEAR.
    The a levels im aiming to get are as follow;

    MATHS, PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, ENGLISH
    These subject open up a wide range of courses im interested in studying so there is no flexibility on this matter.

    Does it matter which college you go to? or is it all about the right qualifications and most importantly, the grades?

    I apologies for the messiness of the email.
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    Wait, so you're 26 and redoing your GCSEs?
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    Yes. I had initially left secondary school with poor GCSE's. I went to college and had completed a national dip. in art & design.
 
 
 
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