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Hello

I am a year 12 student who has got ACE in my mocks in maths, geography and computer science. I plan to do engineering in the future but since Physics is a requirement for a good, top unis I doubt I would get in. I want to study at a prestigious uni such as Bath,UCL, Imperial etc. I was thinking of moving schools so I can restart year 12 with New A levels (Maths,Physics,Chem/Econ) (I have met the requirements for the schools I want to apply to) I don't mind going uni a bit later and it is FREE but my parents are encouraging me to do a foundation year which is more expensive for me down the line since I would probably do a masters degree. For some reason my parents think its bad i restart my a levels. My other option is to do a fast track physics a level but that is expensive as well. Should I:

1) Continue A levels and apply to a mediocre/crap uni
2) Do the foundation year at a decent uni and hope for a transfer to a prestigious uni
3) Restart Year 12 with new subjects
4) Fast Track Physics A level.

And justify your reason why I should choose whatever option since I can't speak to anyone since its summer holidays and I have to make a decision before GCSE results day if I transfer schools.

Thank you so much for your advice
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Yo,

1) Continue A levels and apply to a mediocre/crap uni
If the uni of your choice requires physics, it's best for you to continue this path and do a foundation, it'll be the same amount of time if you restart with new subjects. That is if you don't fail the next time around. Keep your subjects and go to a mediocre uni, you can always transfer after your first year.

2) Do the foundation year at a decent uni and hope for a transfer to a prestigious uni
Foundation years are a good choice, more so for you. Engineering is a strong discipline, requires a tonne of insight, passion and knowledge. Doing a foundation might be a good choice, considering that many amazing unis offer this option!

3) Restart Year 12 with new subjects
I wouldn't do it, it's pointless.

4) Fast Track Physics A level.
This is a good option but it may be done in failure, fast tracks can be strenuous on one which can further lead you to fail your other subjects.

For you personally, I would recommend option 2. Do a foundation course, and get a headstart into that said course. You'll be surprised on how much it helps.
That or go for option 1 and hope that a good uni will allow you to transfer in for the second year and not the first.
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