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Poor Education, but I'm a perfectionist.

When push comes to shove, I'm in year 13 with next to no GCSEs, let alone A levels (I won't be doing any exams this year either). I have always valued academics and I want to be well educated. I have considered a few options and I don't really know what to do. For reference here are my GCSE grades:
Mathematics: 5 (foundation)
English language: 3 :frown:
Chemistry - 5
Combined science - 6/5
History - 4
The options I have considered:
- Mainly self-study GCSEs and resit a few to end up with 10 GCSEs at 8/9, then carry on with one of the following:
- Try and get onto a college course doing science A levels
- self study a levels, there is a high likelihood I won't be able to cope in college, if they even let me in.
- Do an access course (quickest option)
Has anyone got any advice?

P.S. I am capable of these things, please don't be disrespectful based on how you perceive my exam results.
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Original post by icewaterforblood
When push comes to shove, I'm in year 13 with next to no GCSEs, let alone A levels (I won't be doing any exams this year either). I have always valued academics and I want to be well educated. I have considered a few options and I don't really know what to do. For reference here are my GCSE grades:
Mathematics: 5 (foundation)
English language: 3 :frown:
Chemistry - 5
Combined science - 6/5
History - 4
The options I have considered:
- Mainly self-study GCSEs and resit a few to end up with 10 GCSEs at 8/9, then carry on with one of the following:
- Try and get onto a college course doing science A levels
- self study a levels, there is a high likelihood I won't be able to cope in college, if they even let me in.
- Do an access course (quickest option)
Has anyone got any advice?
P.S. I am capable of these things, please don't be disrespectful based on how you perceive my exam results.
Hello, thanks for posting. Academics seem to be held very close to your heart, and that passion will help drive you through your wonderful future. A friend of mine self-studied through their GCSEs and resulted in all grades above a 7 so it is very possible. It shouldn't hinder you from a great academic future, most educational establishments value the perseverance and self-belief that comes from retaking instead of the original grades themselves, especially with a greatly improved result. With your predicted GCSE results there should be little to no problem accessing a college course for A levels, they would be lucky to have you. If this is not suitable come the start of the academic year, that's completely okay. Self-studying A levels will realistically be a lot harder, however with courses such as Uplearn and online tutoring I'm sure you would be able to manage. It might be worth doing some further research into these access courses, sorry I don't know much about these but if you are pressed for time then like you say this could be a viable option.
Good luck with your academics!

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