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    And do you stress about your future like me.?
    Back then, yes, I was so scared.

    Be chill, enjoy your course, get the grades you want and you will be on your way to university.


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    (Original post by AidenAdam-11)
    Well, my GCSEs were terrible..I received my GCSE results in 2016 and I had only managed to secure a C C in maths and English.
    My friends who had failed maths were able to commence a level 3 Btec whereas I, for some reason was put on to a level 1 btec.
    I completed my level 1 and now at the age of 17 I am doing level 2. This means I will be doing level 3 whilst I am 19-20. If I get into uni I will be 20..
    My first stress is that will unis accept level 2 as equivalent to GCSE as I only have 2 and will I definitely get into uni as my teachers are always confused as of why I'm doing level 2 but if I pass level 3 will I get into uni and is it weird to start uni at early 20 ( I will turn 20 in august before uni period so will have just turned 20)


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    Dear OP, I've done this path and it's definitely the way forward! I too slipped up on my maths and then went down the route of going from level 1 btec to level 3, I had a lot of the "you're a retard" comments before but I just kept to it. In fact I was the only one out of my entire class to succeed and get the level 3! Yeah I won't lie level 1 was a joke and there were some genuinely stupid people on the course but I just got my head down and look towards my goal! Now heading back to university next year after taking a few years out working, honestly I personally wouldn't have done it any other way if I was given the choice! I wish you all the best, you can do this!
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    Dear OP, I've done this path and it's definitely the way forward! I too slipped up on my maths and then went down the route of going from level 1 btec to level 3, I had a lot of the "you're a retard" comments before but I just kept to it. In fact I was the only one out of my entire class to succeed and get the level 3! Yeah I won't lie level 1 was a joke and there were some genuinely stupid people on the course but I just got my head down and look towards my goal! Now heading back to university next year after taking a few years out working, honestly I personally wouldn't have done it any other way if I was given the choice! I wish you all the best, you can do this!
    Wooow thank youuuu! I'm currently doing level 2 and yes people don't care but I just do what needs doing.
    Next year I will be doing level 3. What uni do u go? Do unis accept level 2 to be equivalent to gcse
    I have maths and English it's just, I need 5gcses so was put on the course.


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    Wooow thank youuuu! I'm currently doing level 2 and yes people don't care but I just do what needs doing.
    Next year I will be doing level 3. What uni do u go? Do unis accept level 2 to be equivalent to gcse
    I have maths and English it's just, I need 5gcses so was put on the course.


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    Excellent that you've made it this far, massive well done, now keep it up! Just do what needs to be done < Definitely keep that mindset! And yes a lot of them do, a lot of uni's I applied to this year accepted it, it's equivalent to 5-7 GCSE's at grade A*-C I believe? Anyhow, I did a funcional skills level 2 as well for my maths and the uni's were more than happy to accept it. I got DDM in level 3, I basically got all distincions in the first year but sort of burnt out towards the end of the 2nd year (4 years in college really did burn me out) so I just did the pass and merit tasks because I really could not be bothered at the time (bad attitude I know but I still got through!). I've currently got unconditional offers from York, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester! Just got to make a decision now! And with regards to age, seriously don't worry. I'm going to be 23 when I start uni next year!
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    Excellent that you've made it this far, massive well done, now keep it up! Just do what needs to be done < Definitely keep that mindset! And yes a lot of them do, a lot of uni's I applied to this year accepted it, it's equivalent to 5-7 GCSE's at grade A*-C I believe? Anyhow, I did a funcional skills level 2 as well for my maths and the uni's were more than happy to accept it. I got DDM in level 3, I basically got all distincions in the first year but sort of burnt out towards the end of the 2nd year (4 years in college really did burn me out) so I just did the pass and merit tasks because I really could not be bothered at the time (bad attitude I know but I still got through!). I've currently got unconditional offers from York, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester! Just got to make a decision now! And with regards to age, seriously don't worry. I'm going to be 23 when I start uni next year!
    I hope you all the best❤️. Goodluck and people reading this thread:
    Gcses are not the end to everything, they are start. Yes good GCSEs will enable you to do many things yet failing does not define nothing.
    How can 1 sheet of paper given to you at the age of 16 define your whole lifeا
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    I'm the exact same!
    I did really bad in school and I'm currently sitting my highers (A Levels) at nearly 19, then I want to take a gap year soo I'll be 20 by the time I start uni.
    I feel the exact same as you!! I'm very apprehensive about starting uni older , scared of feeling left out etc BUUUUT loads of the ppl I've spoke to who've been to uni say a lot of the first years were 20+, depends on the course and the uni but usually there will be a society or even Facebook group etc for mature students so you will be able to find people your own age look ALSO remember 18 is literally only 2 years younger than 20, a lot of them will be absolutely happy to hang out with you and really won't care or even notice your age!
    Just try not to think about it negatively, a lot of ppl do have a difficult time at school and if you feel judged just think "f**** off!" (And remember that you might just be imagining things because you think ppl judge you when they aren't) , this is YOUR life, no one else is in charge but you 😊😊
 
 
 

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