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    At the start of september i began a BTEC National Diploma in sport and I have come to realise I made a wrong decision in chosing this course. I found the subjects were not that good and realised my career options would be very limited. It is now November and it looks like I'll shall be returning to do A levels (If a school accepts me), but it looks like I'll have loads of work to catch up on and it is nearly christmas holidays already. I managed to achieve an A in my GCSE history and 2 As in English, so i'm thinking about taking them, hopfully studying journalism at university. I don't know if i'm making the correct decision changing over from BTEC to A levels... Is it too late? Impossible? Would I have to wait till next September and start in Lower sixth? Help please!!

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    Well, if your school has January exams, I'd think it would be incredibly difficult to catch up on all past for for your AS's. If you successfully transfer, try taking them in July instead.
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    Tbh, I think you could do it.
    You've missed, what? 2 and a half months? I didn't really go to school until the month before my June exams and I did fine in my exams.

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    Gotta do alot of catching up =/
    i dont know if i could do it.

    The pace at my sixth form is really quick.
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    I wouldn't be able to do it, I reckon its too late, but I know some super intelligent people who could and they would probably get higher than me :p: so if you fall under the latter go for it.
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    I did AS & A2 Ancient History in 3 months. Got a D overall, I'd say wait for the full time.
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    I don't think it's too late and it will be worth it if you are happier with your career options. But only do it if you are prepared to catch up on all of the work straight away. And these subjects will involve a lot of essay writing I think, well history and english lit will anyway. So think about if you enjoy and are good at this before you decide to switch courses
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    (Original post by -WhySoSerious?)
    Well, if your school has January exams, I'd think it would be incredibly difficult to catch up on all past for for your AS's. If you successfully transfer, try taking them in July instead.
    You can take exams in July?? :eek:
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    I wouldn't do it, I've already finished 3 of my modules that I will be sitting in January and am now working towards revision and synoptic papers I'm going to be doing. Granted I'm currently doing A2, but I would suggest waiting until September. Some of my friends finished their first year at college A just so they would have some sort of qualifications and not make it a waste of time and then start college B in the following September. Also, some of them did drop out at this point, as going to a new college was too late in the course, and got a job until the following september, having built up a lot of savings. One thing though, you can only swap courses etc in my college before the beginning of october, as after this point it is too late, so maybe they might not accept you anyway?
    Anyways good luck OP
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    Personally I think it’s too late for you to catch up on all the work now. But what you could do is wait a year then apply for a college. You will still gain a qualification, half of the BTEC National Diploma I think which will be the equivalent to 2 A levels. I think it's better for you to have a good start rather than one where you'll be cramming in as much work as possible. You won’t be at any disadvantage either as a lot of people have a gap year after A levels anyway, except you’ll be completing A2’s.
 
 
 
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