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    I'm currently 21, when I was 16-18 I attended college and did a levels however due to mental health issues I did terribly and dropped 2 subjects so only came out of college with 2 A levels both at D grade. I wasn't too worried at the time as I didn't want to go to uni. Now I would love to go to uni but I'm running out of options. I started an access course last year but had to drop out due to the fact I broke my foot and couldn't drive there (the college is an hour away and no public transport went there). I'd love to go back and do the course again but I would have to pay over £3k as you can only apply for the loan once and I've already used it :/ other than an access course, what are my options? my gcses are all B grades so I don't have to retake any. I just really want to go to uni and study biology!
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    You could apply for the open university or as a mature student to somewhere like Sussex or Reading. However, places are very unlikely to accept you with 2 Ds at A level, so if I were you I'd resit in subjects like biology, chemistry and maths as these are desirable. Realistically you'd need ABB or BBB to get in as a mature student. Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm currently 21, when I was 16-18 I attended college and did a levels however due to mental health issues I did terribly and dropped 2 subjects so only came out of college with 2 A levels both at D grade. I wasn't too worried at the time as I didn't want to go to uni. Now I would love to go to uni but I'm running out of options. I started an access course last year but had to drop out due to the fact I broke my foot and couldn't drive there (the college is an hour away and no public transport went there). I'd love to go back and do the course again but I would have to pay over £3k as you can only apply for the loan once and I've already used it :/ other than an access course, what are my options? my gcses are all B grades so I don't have to retake any. I just really want to go to uni and study biology!
    Hi, I'm a mature student. I'm going to uni for a foundation year in health and life sciences then move on to adult nursing degree. I looked at Access courses but couldn't fit work around them. so found foundation year at Coventry uni. which is classed as full Time( so I could get funding) but only 9-1 and afternoons is free so I could work. I had to talk to tutor for the degree I want to go into, to see if they would accept it, and need a pass of 65%. I don't know if you can look at foundation years and funding on uni websites and Gov.co.uk
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    You could apply for the open university or as a mature student to somewhere like Sussex or Reading. However, places are very unlikely to accept you with 2 Ds at A level, so if I were you I'd resit in subjects like biology, chemistry and maths as these are desirable. Realistically you'd need ABB or BBB to get in as a mature student. Hope this helps.
    I would redo my a levels however I don't think many places let you retake them unless you pay lots or you self study them?
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    op do you have any commitments? mortgage, children, work, care? if you don't then just retake your a-levels. get A*AA and apply to a solid university.
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    op do you have any commitments? mortgage, children, work, care? if you don't then just retake your a-levels. get A*AA and apply to a solid university.
    how though? I took the wrong a levels for what I want to do so retaking them would be useless and I really wouldn't want to as I hated the subjects I picked and I don't think I can take new ones anymore unless I self study them?
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    how though? I took the wrong a levels for what I want to do so retaking them would be useless and I really wouldn't want to as I hated the subjects I picked and I don't think I can take new ones anymore unless I self study them?
    i recommend http://www.liveschool.co.uk/. its run by pembrokeshire college.
 
 
 
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