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Re-taking A-levels when already started Uni!!!!

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    I'm writting on behalf of my friend who didnt get the target grades he needed and ended up going through closing to get into Uni. Hes now not enjoying the Uni hes at or his choice of course (that he had to alter- law with politics rather than straight law). Hes now wanting to leave and re take his Alevels to better his grades and access his options. Problem is neither of us are sure if 1)this is possible 2)how to go about it/the proccess. We've tried contacting our college but teachers are being slow with helping so wondered if anyone could help out on here? THANKS

    If he wants to resit his A Levels, he definitely shouldn't try and do that while at uni. Save your money and focus on the resits.

    If you cannot do it through your college, you can probably resit them as a private candidate, but this will cost you.
    Go into college and urge them to respond - they can help you more than we can.

    He's been there, what, a week? I doubt that's long enough to come to a sensible conclusion and I would be tempted to say stick it out a bit longer.

    If he resits A-levels there's no guarantee his situation will improve and that'll be at least a year wasted.

    If he stays where he is, works hard and gets a good result he may be able to transfer at the end of the year. Or he may find that he enjoys it after a few weeks.

    Either way, he should probably speak to someone from the student union to see what the process is. Don't forget to consider the financial aspect (student finance and accommodation). Don't leave it too long otherwise he may end up liable for the full year's costs.

    Why did he even bother starting uni if he was going resit modules anyway?
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