Difficulty is relative, both options are hard.
(Original post by kawaiineko)
I just wanted to know whether it would be difficult to studying just fast-track, or access and a single a level
3 A-levels fast track will be extremely hard because you will be the only person motivating yourself to succeed. Access + A-level in my opinion will be better for you, as it prepares you better for university. Also lots of other stuff like help with UCAS, degree advice and all the other wisdom a teacher imparts on a student.
I don't know how else to answer your question. You seem like you know what your doing and how to get there.
BTW I'll be doing the access + A-level route September as well, have you started looking over the A-level content yet?
Last edited by adam271; 16-05-2012 at 00:24.
If your Access course is aimed at humanities or social science. Then provided you are disciplined then doing Literature A level should be more complimentary than some other subjects. Your access course should help with essay writing and analysis skills you need for your A level. You may be able to use the study skills sessions to get feedback on your A level work.
The key thing is to prioritise your access course over the a level, because this could be enough for some courses. Then schedule time for your a level study. Assuming you plan to start your Access course in September, you have 3 months to do the required reading for the a level. This would reduce the stress of preparing for the AS in January and the A2 in June. This would also be a good way to prepare you for the Access course.
If the places that you think you want to go to, are suggesting that the A level would be advantageous, then try your best to get it. If you are not prepared to settle for applying to those places which do not specify the literature A level, then you have to go for it. If it looks likely that the workload is too much after the AS, reconsider your options at that point.
Last edited by edjunkie; 20-05-2012 at 13:39.