So, I'm 25 and I did my A-levels for the first time in 2010 and got BDD. This year I did distance learning, redoing one of my original A levels and taking one entirely new one, so now overall I have A* A* B D. The B and the D are from 2010, whereas the two A*s are from 2017.
I want to apply to Durham for 2018. Is it a problem that my A-levels are from different times? I did notice on the foundation course info page that you could apply for that if you were a mature student whose A-levels are from long ago. I wouldn't be averse to doing the foundation course, but I'd rather not.
The course I'm going for is Japanese BA and the requirements are AAB. Do I stand a good chance, or not? If not, why not?
Also, I know Durham goes off grades but I'm just curious about my UCAS points. I'm a bit out of the loop because it's changed now. I calculated my UCAS points at 176, counting the D that I got ages ago. Sounds high. Is this correct? Does that mean that you could in theory just do 10 A-Levels, get Es in them all and still go to a good university with your 160 UCAS points? lol.
...and how to stay positive