As a teacher I would say that you would find it difficult to do A Levels without restarting Year12 from scratch. Even with the benefit of Jan resits the chances of you being able to keep up with all A2 lessons and concentrate on AS exams are next to nil.
In my school you would be allowed onto the A2 course in your D grade subject, but you would not be allowed onto the U course. I am puzzled that your English grade isn't in yet. At a guess you are having this remarked? If so, be prepared for disappointment - grades rarely improve after remarks.
My advice is to either restart AS from scratch in your current school, or start looking for another sixth form or college which will let you have a fresh start. Judging from the conversation you have already had with the deputy head I don't rate your chances of being allowed back into your current school. Why do you want to return?
If you can convince your teachers that you want to do well then you can.
A friend of mine messed up her AS levels so re-took those she failed and did her A levels at the same time; although she had to convince the head of 6th form and the subject teachers that she really wanted to do well. Luckily they believed her and she worked soooo hard that she ended up doing really well and going to Uni.
She had lessons all day everyday, lunchtimes and after school were also taken up with yet more work, it won't be easy but it'll be worth it.
lol - takes me back! i had EXACTLY the same speech from a deputy head after failling my first lot of a-levels and wanting to return to 6th form to do another lot.i found a tertiary college where i knew the son of one of the teachers and did 3...had to leave psychology because it was such a load of crap but i got an a in philosophy and a b in english and went off to university. i'm now a psychotherapist and am halfway through another degree, this time with the open university(who are really excellent btw...you get to design your own degree, taking whatever courses interest you and they work out what it should be called at the end!).
some teachers are sick, some are just plain stupid(and i have also taught english and trained therapists in the past - i know what i'm talking about!) but try not to let the b***ards grind you down, huh? not being an exam-acing-drone could be a sign of...shock, horror...intelligence and independence?
i'd advise you to study only what you're really interested in, though - seems like alot of people take subjects they think will lead them towards goood earning potential and then spend years studying stuff they hate before taking up jobs they hate even more! follow your heart and it'll work out well.
have you tried the option to re-sit year 12 like my friend is doing. then you won't have then double work load of doing a-levels and as levels. you will leave school when you are 19 then and you still won't have to pay for year 13 like you would have to do in college.
i'd ask the head of 6th form at your school though what he/she thinks is the best option and explain that you are really going to try harder then ever before
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