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Just to expand on this point ive seen a few distance learning resources online the best recommended ones seem to be either up learning, oxford learning academy or the open college. Can anyone recommend any for someone who's looking to take a levels independently without any assistance from a school or sixth form. Looking to do math, physics, economics and biology.
I guess we’re in the same position. I looked at AQA and the prices for STEM subjects (requires practical which means more funding) & for both AS & A level entry it totalled to £600. That’s pretty good. Go on the AQA or other exam boards websites & see how much it would cost for you to enter on your chosen subjects. Other than that I feel there are more qualified people on here who have the best solution towards your problem.
There's no need to take AS and A level - just take A level. However, the AQA prices you've looked at are the prices the centre pays AQA, the centre will charge you considerably more than that as they will add on their costs for admin, invigilation etc. If it includes taking the assessed practicals then you're looking at closer to £1000 per subject.
If they're not teaching you the subject then they can charge what they like - or choose not to let you take the subject there at all. That said, if they will let you sit it there it is likely to be cheaper than going elsewhere.
Cheapest way is to teach yourself at home using textbooks and online resources and then find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college) willing to accept you as a private candidate for the exams. For an A level without any non-examination assessment (NEA - aka coursework), fieldwork or practicals requirements, anything under £200 for the exam fee will be a good deal. If it has any of these it gets a whole lot more difficult to achieve and more expensive.
I'm confused. Are you planning to study 4 extra A levels at the same time as the 3 or 4 you are enrolled to study at 6th form? (And what are the ones you're about to study/already studying/have studied?
No I’m planning on dropping all 3 a levels I am doing right now which (they are not science or maths related) then take on the 4 new a levels (maths, f maths, computer science, physics)
Assuming you're in Year 12, have you asked your 6th from if you can start these A levels in September? AQA Computer Science is not open to private candidates and the practical skills make Physics both difficult and expensive to take as one.