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Applying for university after self teaching

Jul 2019

I'm self-teaching four A Levels next year. What implications does this have when it comes to applying to university?

SELF STUDY A LEVELS
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Applications are online through UCAS. You must be comprehensive in stating your academic results to date and the exams you plan to enter before university. All this can be done independently. You'll need an academic reference from someone who can predict your likely A Level grades. UCAS gives advice about the process. Eligibility for student finance is based on a number of criteria. Find out more at gov.uk/student-finance. You need a UCAS reference from a non-family member and need to still write a personal statement. You're welcome to take A Levels at home/be self-taught but need to take the exam at a recognised exam centre of course and via an exam board. You're welcome to apply for student loans when you have a place confirmed. We recommend you speak to a careers adviser or teacher in an old or current school first in confidence.

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