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I have been having a tough time for the past couple of years which has seen my grades in general drop... significantly, anyways due to that my results haven't looked too good this past year especially so it's not like I have a good academic history. My sixth form says that in order to attend year 13 the students must achieve a passing grade... I got 1 of my test papers back (a mock paper, thank God) and got a failing grade. Now I am pretty sure I failed ALL of my papers so I'm wondering what other sixth forms will accept me or if there's an alternative educational route I could take. the crap thing is I really want to go to university
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You can apply to other sixth forms but they’d probably ask you to retake year 12
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(Original post by savy01)
I have been having a tough time for the past couple of years which has seen my grades in general drop... significantly, anyways due to that my results haven't looked too good this past year especially so it's not like I have a good academic history. My sixth form says that in order to attend year 13 the students must achieve a passing grade... I got 1 of my test papers back (a mock paper, thank God) and got a failing grade. Now I am pretty sure I failed ALL of my papers so I'm wondering what other sixth forms will accept me or if there's an alternative educational route I could take. the crap thing is I really want to go to university
Why have you been failing?
Realistically do you think you could turn it round?
I am not sure they are allowed to do that any more.

Would you go to college and do BTEC?
What is it you want to study or have a career in?
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As in... redo the WHOLE of year 12 again or do something like, spend 3-6 months on it?
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You can apply to other sixth forms but they’d probably ask you to retake year 12
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Well it's not really one reason I can pin it down to and explaining it would mean putting my life on the internet and I'm not about to do that but let's just say it reached the breaking point. Anyway, the career I want to go into is media/design/graphics which I know I can get into via other routes but everyone who says they didn't go to uni to get into the industry passed their A Levels at least. And to be honest I think I'd do better at BTEC. I'm only doing A-Level because the school my mum wanted me to go to only offers BTEC in 1 subject.
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Why have you been failing?
Realistically do you think you could turn it round?
I am not sure they are allowed to do that any more.

Would you go to college and do BTEC?
What is it you want to study or have a career in?
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(Original post by savy01)
Well it's not really one reason I can pin it down to and explaining it would mean putting my life on the internet and I'm not about to do that but let's just say it reached the breaking point. Anyway, the career I want to go into is media/design/graphics which I know I can get into via other routes but everyone who says they didn't go to uni to get into the industry passed their A Levels at least. And to be honest I think I'd do better at BTEC. I'm only doing A-Level because the school my mum wanted me to go to only offers BTEC in 1 subject.
So based on that and your level of self awareness I will draw the conclusion your results are a fair reflection and A levels arent for you.
If you know you can go via another route then do that. Look into an apprenticeship or maybe an art foundation course?

Its impossible to comment further because there is a lack of information. Colleges are where you normally do btec, they are also normally where you do access courses as well.

Art is a funny one because its almost impossible to do online due to the nature of teaching and supervision.

You should also go and see or contact a careers adviser at national careers as you might give them more information so they can give you some guidance on what your options are. At the moment you are saying it looks like the school are going to ask you to leave. I am not sure they can do that, but if you cant work out why your academic performance is poor, then you arent going to improve. Other options may be better for you.
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Well it's not really one reason I can pin it down to and explaining it would mean putting my life on the internet and I'm not about to do that but let's just say it reached the breaking point. Anyway, the career I want to go into is media/design/graphics which I know I can get into via other routes but everyone who says they didn't go to uni to get into the industry passed their A Levels at least. And to be honest I think I'd do better at BTEC. I'm only doing A-Level because the school my mum wanted me to go to only offers BTEC in 1 subject.
Your school might allow you to retake Year 12 from the beginning (yes, the whole year) but it sounds to me like you would be better off doing a BTEC in something like Art & Design or Graphic Design at a local college instead. You have left it a bit late to apply but they may still have vacancies, I would start phoning round on Monday. They will want to know details of your GCSE grades and will probably ask if you have a portfolio of art/design work?

People do go to Uni after studying BTECS so that would still be an option for you after the 2 years
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You clicked on and read my whole paragraph at around 5am just so you could call me a dumb shite?... wow, I like the effort.
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Haha dumb shiteeee
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As in... redo the WHOLE of year 12 again or do something like, spend 3-6 months on it?
Redo the whole thing but with different subjects. They’d ask you to drop the subjects you aren’t good at and take new ones
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im experiencing the same problem I think in the long term its better to redo year 12 with different subjects you know u won't struggle as much with.

does anyone know how I would go about applying to other colleges at 17 after leaving year 12 though!!?? pls help thanks
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Yeah I’m think of that as well rn to be honest. Plus I’ve been thinking that colleges are like sixth forms when they’re completely different. So being a year above everyone isn’t really a difficulty because their will be multiple people of different ages. I’ve also been thinking of doing a foundation course because, for my subjects at least, no all foundation courses require qualifications.
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im experiencing the same problem I think in the long term its better to redo year 12 with different subjects you know u won't struggle as much with.

does anyone know how I would go about applying to other colleges at 17 after leaving year 12 though!!?? pls help thanks
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