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    I've done my A levels after 3 years and feel as if my A2 exams werent the best at all. At best I assume I might have gotten BCC when I was expected ACC. Is it worth taking a year out to do those resits saving me 9 grand in the future. Or find a foundation year through clearing so then I can be at uni and learn the fundementals of what my course is. I plan on doing electronic/electrical engineering and since I did Chemistry instead of Physics I think that the foundation year my be the more appealing option. I got ABC in my AS and having to do some resits to boost my grades up to something more solid like BBB would avoid the issue of paying so much at uni.

    If I do take a gap year for those A2 resits I can also spend some time to pick up some basic physics that would could appeal to some universities for the course Im doing. But I feel that they would be put off about the fact that I spent so much time in A levels. Have I hit a dead end here?
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    (Original post by Fruitbasket786)
    I've done my A levels after 3 years and feel as if my A2 exams werent the best at all. At best I assume I might have gotten BCC when I was expected ACC. Is it worth taking a year out to do those resits saving me 9 grand in the future. Or find a foundation year through clearing so then I can be at uni and learn the fundementals of what my course is. I plan on doing electronic/electrical engineering and since I did Chemistry instead of Physics I think that the foundation year my be the more appealing option. I got ABC in my AS and having to do some resits to boost my grades up to something more solid like BBB would avoid the issue of paying so much at uni.

    If I do take a gap year for those A2 resits I can also spend some time to pick up some basic physics that would could appeal to some universities for the course Im doing. But I feel that they would be put off about the fact that I spent so much time in A levels. Have I hit a dead end here?
    4 years of a levels might have a serious effect on getting a place at university, whereas a foundation year might be much easier to tend transfer later on if you wanted to. I'd go for a foundation year, most people never pay their full student debt of anyway.
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    Foundation year...

    Funnily enough I am applying for EE engineering for 2018 entry.

    If I'm going tbh, I think you'll just get bored of doing a fourth year... And by going to uni hopefully you'll be a lot more motivated and interested because most undergrads have no engineering experience so it'll be something new and fresh.

    Don't worry about student debt, especially when you're doing engineering. You won't even notice the money going from your account over your working years as a potential engineer (it finance which is popular among engineering grads).

    So yeah, do a foundation year.
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    (Original post by Fruitbasket786)
    I've done my A levels after 3 years and feel as if my A2 exams werent the best at all. At best I assume I might have gotten BCC when I was expected ACC. Is it worth taking a year out to do those resits saving me 9 grand in the future. Or find a foundation year through clearing so then I can be at uni and learn the fundementals of what my course is. I plan on doing electronic/electrical engineering and since I did Chemistry instead of Physics I think that the foundation year my be the more appealing option. I got ABC in my AS and having to do some resits to boost my grades up to something more solid like BBB would avoid the issue of paying so much at uni.

    If I do take a gap year for those A2 resits I can also spend some time to pick up some basic physics that would could appeal to some universities for the course Im doing. But I feel that they would be put off about the fact that I spent so much time in A levels. Have I hit a dead end here?
    i just finished my foundation year and i think it would be a good idea to do a foundation year cause you learn in detail about your field and its specific to your field which helps in 1st year - i dont think youve hit a dead end and i think as long as you explain in your personal statements that you wanted to do better then theyd be cool with it. i did two years of a different field in uni before foundation and i was afraid the unis id applied to wouldnt be ok with it so i just explained in detail what had happened
    hope this makes sense
    good luck
 
 
 
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