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Hello, I've just graduated from my Uni in the south of France. I want to study in England or in Scotland. I know I don't need A Levels to study there, but I want to get them, because that would give me a better chance to be accepted.
I want to take maths, and psychology, I don't know which one I'm going to take as a third subject. However, i'm planning to take them in May/June 2020 so I have time to study. My question is when will I be able to go to Uni ? In September 2020 or September 2021? The sooner the better. Do you need to take AS level as well or just the A level will do.
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There is absolutely zero need for you to do A-levels. It will not give you a better chance of being accepted.

Hundreds of French students get into UK universities every year after studying the French curriculum.

Studying A-levels, and thus going back to the 16-18 educational level would be a complete waste of time (and might well cause universities to be very confused by your application).
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Hi, thanks for your answer. I wanted to try to sit A levels because I only got 13/20 at the French baccalaureat and probably around the same for my bachelor degree (I haven't got my grades back yet) and most unis in the UK require at least 14-16. I thought that if I obtained good grades at A Level they would reconsider my application.
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There is absolutely zero need for you to do A-levels. It will not give you a better chance of being accepted.

Hundreds of French students get into UK universities every year after studying the French curriculum.

Studying A-levels, and thus going back to the 16-18 educational level would be a complete waste of time (and might well cause universities to be very confused by your application).
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Hi, thanks for your answer. I wanted to try to sit A levels because I only got 13/20 at the French baccalaureat and probably around the same for my bachelor degree (I haven't got my grades back yet) and most unis in the UK require at least 14-16. I thought that if I obtained good grades at A Level they would reconsider my application.
I can't say for sure, but I really don't think it would. I think universities would be baffled by the fact that you'd already done a 16-18 age curriculum, and a degree, and had then gone back to do a different age 16-18 curriculum and were now seeking to do another degree. You would have to declare all your previous academic history on your UCAS form.

Also, lots of universities have policies against candidates who have retaken some of their A-levels to get better grades. I'm not sure whether they'd treat taking A-levels when you've already got the French baccalaureat as equivalent to resits.
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