… Rather than the standard two.
It was my intention to start university in September, however my plans have now changed and I now intend to start in September 2020 – and I’m NOT taking a gap year! So, what AM I doing?
What Am I doing next year?
As you can probably guess by the title, yes, I am continuing with my A Levels! Had I finished college this year, I would have left with only 2 full A Levels and AS Level and an EPQ. This is because of a slightly rocky start I had last year. Whereas this is the equivalent of 3 A Levels, I was rejected from every university course I applied for on the basis of the fact I’m not going to have 3 FULL A Levels.
After liaison with my college it has been agreed so that I will leave next year with an A Level in Photography, an A Level in Psychology, an A Level in Biology and an EPQ. Photography, Psychology and EPQ finish this year, leaving me only to finish off Biology next year (Yay, more time for blogging!).
What are my plans for university now?
I’m quite excited by this and I’ve already been looking at university courses I can apply for when I start my UCAS application again in July. I am going to apply for the University of Sussex (Biomedical Science [Foundation]) again like I did last year but I’m also going to look at a few courses at open days for the University of Southampton (Biomedical Science [Foundation]), King’s College London (Adult Nursing), Queen Mary – University of London (QMUL – Biomedical Science Foundation), University of Brighton (Nutrition/Biomedical Science/Nursing) and St George’s University of London (Physiotherapy and Diagnostic Radiography). I might also look at Southampton Solent University as well for Applied Human Nutrition and Portsmouth for Radiography.
I know there are a fair range of courses but they’re all within the same field and obviously I’ll be able to narrow them down as I visit them. I have a few more options now that I’m going to have the full entry requirements. I have to apply for the foundation in Biomedical Science though because I don’t have a Chemistry A Level.
To conclude, I’m basically just staying on at my Sixth Form for an additional year to continue my Biology A Level! I wanted to take a couple of AS Levels in Chemistry and PE or Applied Sciences but they told me that AS Levels aren’t really worth much these days unfortunately!
I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope it helps you understand that it’s not the end of the world if you can’t complete your A Levels in only two years.
Thanks for reading – what’s your favourite subject?