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I don't like what I'm studying..ok I like it but It won't get me into uni for what I want to study. I currently study media, graphics, philosophy and ethics (a2) however I want to study veterinary and biology at uni. I know it makes no sense but I had no idea that my choices at a level would hinder my choices for the future so much... I want to retake my a levels but I don't want to spend 2 years doing it, I want to go to uni and finish by 23. I'm so stressed out right now, does anyone have any advice of what I should do?
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I don't like what I'm studying..ok I like it but It won't get me into uni for what I want to study. I currently study media, graphics, philosophy and ethics (a2) however I want to study veterinary and biology at uni. I know it makes no sense but I had no idea that my choices at a level would hinder my choices for the future so much... I want to retake my a levels but I don't want to spend 2 years doing it, I want to go to uni and finish by 23. I'm so stressed out right now, does anyone have any advice of what I should do?
Why does it matter when you finish?
I'm two years behind, won't finish until I'm 24 and that's just my undergraduate.
If you really want to do something, you'll do what it takes
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I don't like what I'm studying..ok I like it but It won't get me into uni for what I want to study. I currently study media, graphics, philosophy and ethics (a2) however I want to study veterinary and biology at uni. I know it makes no sense but I had no idea that my choices at a level would hinder my choices for the future so much... I want to retake my a levels but I don't want to spend 2 years doing it, I want to go to uni and finish by 23. I'm so stressed out right now, does anyone have any advice of what I should do?
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FINISH UNI AT 23. It's not like you will be put into a disadvantageous position when applying for a job after graduating (employers and every other adult WILL NOT care about your age). University in general is nothing like secondary school where everyone makes a big deal out of it (everyone is an adult and mature), and quite a lot of people graduate beyond the age of 23 (e.g. me who will be around that age or older).

Your options are very limited: you could apply for a foundation/preliminary year in Veterinary or Biology. You will learn the entire A-level science syllabus, and also touch on undergraduate topics (despite it being a preliminary year, it's still will be challenging, and some universities have other conditions such as achieving 60% in order to pass the year). Another option is to resit A-levels and do those subjects, but you'll have to check entry requirements for all Veterinary courses as some may not accept resits.
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Why do you want to finish by 23?

I didn't get my degree until I was 24. And I won't get my second (as I've changed paths) until I'm 29/30 - assuming I stay on target.
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I don't like what I'm studying..ok I like it but It won't get me into uni for what I want to study. I currently study media, graphics, philosophy and ethics (a2) however I want to study veterinary and biology at uni. I know it makes no sense but I had no idea that my choices at a level would hinder my choices for the future so much... I want to retake my a levels but I don't want to spend 2 years doing it, I want to go to uni and finish by 23. I'm so stressed out right now, does anyone have any advice of what I should do?
How would you not know that your choice of A levels influence what you can study at degree level? I find that startling.

You are getting stressed and hoping theres some magical solution where you cna take your A levels in less than two years. Yes you cna self study but imo unless you are very clever and focused, then you will do poorly.

Stop being in such a rush and stressing out for no good reason.

Do some research. Sometimes they have courses for people who havent done science A levels. Its certainly the case for veterinary science. It will take you an extra year and its competitive. They may not consider all your A levels as acceptable subjects. You will need very high grades. If you wnat one of these courses then you are going to have to do some research.

Veterniary science with prelim year

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any subjects at A and AS level (to include, at most, only one of biology and chemistry and excluding critical thinking and general studies); biology and chemistry cannot both be taken at AS level. Minimum five grade As at GCSE, minimum of grade B in chemistry (or double science), English language and maths

Biology should be easier to get into. Stressing is completely pointless.
Woek out if you cna find a prelim year you wnat to go to. Might be called foundation year. If not just retake your A levels. Imo in 2 years and just accpet it will take a while longer.
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