Help!! Retake A levels or do Foundation diploma?

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I’ve posted this a couple of times as no one seems to be responding and I really need help as soon as possible. Basically both will require me to spend an extra year at college since it’s only been a month of my second year. I study maths chemistry and physics and I hate it, I have zero motivation and am struggling to remember anything or really care about the subjects, I’m predicted Cs but I’m not sure if I can get these especially if we end up having to sit exams by the end of this year. I want to study fine art at uni so my options are build a great portfolio and apply to unis anyway if they’ll accept, do a foundation diploma at my college provided I get decent grades, or restart college taking art photography and product design and catch up on the month I’ve missed. I don’t know what to do as I’m not sure which will be the better option. I have a chance to take subjects I like (if the college will let me) and potentially get better grades and not need a foundation, or get average/below average grades in science then do a foundation? I’m just kind of stressed because I need to not only improve on most of the year 1 content but also be taught all of year 2 content and somehow find the motivation to keep going as I really want to give up. Any advice is helpful!
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Why are you doing science A levels yet want to do an art degree ? Is it simply that you hate the science stuff now or is there a more positive reason ? On the surface it makes no sense.
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Why are you doing science A levels yet want to do an art degree ? Is it simply that you hate the science stuff now or is there a more positive reason ? On the surface it makes no sense.
I did well at GCSE and I thought I enjoyed it, but I think I only liked it cuz I was good at it, I also thought I’d do something science related at Uni cuz that’s what everyone was expecting me to do, I was also scared cuz art is generally a less certain career path. I wanted to change halfway through first year but I thought if I put effort in I could still pass with good grades but now I don’t know.
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I did well at GCSE and I thought I enjoyed it, but I think I only liked it cuz I was good at it, I also thought I’d do something science related at Uni cuz that’s what everyone was expecting me to do, I was also scared cuz art is generally a less certain career path. I wanted to change halfway through first year but I thought if I put effort in I could still pass with good grades but now I don’t know.
I'd say apply to unis, nothing to lose by trying. It might then help motivate you with the A levels if you get a uni offer but do need to make certain grades.
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