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    Hi there

    I'm new to these forums, and sorry if this is a stupid question.

    Basically, I am a homeschooled student, aged 16. I currently have 0 qualifications to my name, and it doesn't look like I will anytime in the near future. I am unable to attend school (for some reasons I'd rather not clarify on here, but just know that it is completely out of the question for me), and have been teaching myself languages from home. I am fluent in French, advanced in Japanese and am studying Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and plan to study Arabic. I am unable to take GCSEs or A levels because we cannot afford to, and will not be able to afford to in the forseeable future. But I know I have the ability, in some of the languages, equivalent to such levels. With further studying,would it be possible to get into Uni studying one or more of those lanuages if I was fluent (or near so), but had no formal qualifications?

    All help and guidance will greatly appreciated! Thanks
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    If money or personal reasons are a problem you could email unis about possible foundation year courses and they might offer to do diagnostic tests on you to see if you’re at the level they require. Got nothing to lose asking.
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    (Original post by ebrown130901)
    Hi there

    I'm new to these forums, and sorry if this is a stupid question.

    Basically, I am a homeschooled student, aged 16. I currently have 0 qualifications to my name, and it doesn't look like I will anytime in the near future. I am unable to attend school (for some reasons I'd rather not clarify on here, but just know that it is completely out of the question for me), and have been teaching myself languages from home. I am fluent in French, advanced in Japanese and am studying Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and plan to study Arabic. I am unable to take GCSEs or A levels because we cannot afford to, and will not be able to afford to in the forseeable future. But I know I have the ability, in some of the languages, equivalent to such levels. With further studying,would it be possible to get into Uni studying one or more of those lanuages if I was fluent (or near so), but had no formal qualifications?

    All help and guidance will greatly appreciated! Thanks
    You would probably come under the category of a student from an 'unconventional' academic background, and universities would consider your application on an individual basis.

    If you wanted to study a BA in any of the languages you mentioned, you would have to be able to demonstrate: 1) that you have Maths and English skills to the equivalent of GCSE level, 2) the ability/motivation to study at undergraduate level (they may ask you to write a sample academic essay to judge your capabilities), and 3) the fluency that you claim to have in the language you want to study. It is likely they would ask you to take a proficiency test (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) for that language, but I'm not sure whether you would get any help with funding to sit this test.
 
 
 

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