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    I wonder if anyone could help me with advice please . Due to illness i left school with hardly no GCSE grades but this is where i need some help. I left with A* English Literature, C English Language Predicted A*(do I retake?) D History (Predicted A*, do i retake?) and Maths & Science U due to not taking (illness)
    My dilemma is I am enrolling to take my Maths & Science at College in 2017 but am unsure whether to try and improve my grade for English Language as well at College as well as I have been looking into taking an online IGCSE now in History as I know I can do very well in this subject.
    I was recently advised by my local college to take an Access Course (equates to three A levels (distinction required) which covers my interests that being History, English and Government & Politics. My ultimate goal is to get into one of the top Uni's that being Oxford to study either a PPE course or History & Politics . My only concern is due you think it would be more advisable/beneficial to take A Levels than an access course are these considered as good as? (i get the Access course free as i will be 24 by the time it is studied) . If A levels are recommended would you advise studying online or at college? Do that except mature students i would be 22 when starting A Levels or the Access course. Any advice would be appreciated, if it helps I live in Norwich, many thanks
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    Firstly sorry about your illness. I would recommend sitting the English language as you seem capable and nearly all universities focus on language more than literature. Obviously retaking maths and science is needed. Is taking history really necessary I know some people who didn't do a GCSE in History but did the A-Level. If you can do the A-Level just do it and save time. Enrolling however you may find difficult. How old are you now? I am not 100% but I don't think Access courses are good enough for Oxbridge
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    (Original post by Emz99)
    Firstly sorry about your illness. I would recommend sitting the English language as you seem capable and nearly all universities focus on language more than literature. Obviously retaking maths and science is needed. Is taking history really necessary I know some people who didn't do a GCSE in History but did the A-Level. If you can do the A-Level just do it and save time. Enrolling however you may find difficult. How old are you now? I am not 100% but I don't think Access courses are good enough for Oxbridge

    Thanks it was a tough time but through it now so onwards and upwards as they say . I am 20 years of age so thought about taking the IGCSE in History whilst doing a part time job to help with cost of College GCSE's next year when I will be 21. These will be finished when I am 22, with a view to either then continuing with doing the Access course I mentioned above or sitting A levels. I am a bit confused as on some resources I have checked they say A levels are better than an Access course. Thank you for your reply and help.
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    (Original post by sunnydee69)
    Thanks it was a tough time but through it now so onwards and upwards as they say . I am 20 years of age so thought about taking the IGCSE in History whilst doing a part time job to help with cost of College GCSE's next year when I will be 21. These will be finished when I am 22, with a view to either then continuing with doing the Access course I mentioned above or sitting A levels. I am a bit confused as on some resources I have checked they say A levels are better than an Access course. Thank you for your reply and help.
    I can't be of more help sorry. I think you can self teach mathematics and science not so sure on history. There is however no rush. Take it easy and your health comes first. How is your English language, maths and science? Did you do other subjects? Do you feel like you know the content?
 
 
 
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