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    ouch but it saves me a year
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    (Original post by 171819)
    ouch but it saves me a year
    so do it
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    hmm.. it would save me a year thus giving me a chance to get into a good uni ......
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    (Original post by 171819)
    hmm.. it would save me a year thus giving me a chance to get into a good uni ......
    Saving a year =/= a chance to get into a good uni.

    Doing well in your A-Levels = a chance to get into a good uni.
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    (Original post by 171819)
    hmm.. it would save me a year thus giving me a chance to get into a good uni ......
    where did you get that from...?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Saving a year =/= a chance to get into a good uni.

    Doing well in your A-Levels = a chance to get into a good uni.
    This^

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    ah. I though to get in to some uni's you have to complete the course in two years. By re-doing a year I would have done it in three thus by default hindering my chances and I also work better from home.
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    I think it's doable but depends on the subject. Essay subjects would be much easier to self teach but you wouldn't have the luxury of a teacher checking your essays and telling you what to improve on. Also you may experience difficulty regarding coursework. Same with sciences although much harder to self teach. If you're determined enough and you have to resources do it, good luck if you do, I would never be able to do 1 let alone 3.
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    It'll be the most intense education you'll ever do that isn't PhD, but certainly possible. I've been doing 3 STEM subjects (Physics/Chem/Maths) as intensives and it's definitely not for students who struggle with their courses. It depends whether you're sufficiently hungry for the degree/career and whether you're naturally quite skilled at picking up the concepts quickly.

    It's not for the faint hearted. If you've basically done A-levels before and messed up, then you might have a better time.
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    (Original post by Rather_Cynical)
    It'll be the most intense education you'll ever do that isn't PhD, but certainly possible. I've been doing 3 STEM subjects (Physics/Chem/Maths) as intensives and it's definitely not for students who struggle with their courses. It depends whether you're sufficiently hungry for the degree/career and whether you're naturally quite skilled at picking up the concepts quickly.

    It's not for the faint hearted. If you've basically done A-levels before and messed up, then you might have a better time.
    yes that is the logic my reasoning, as I have done the said subjects and plan to try once more!
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    (Original post by 171819)
    ah. I though to get in to some uni's you have to complete the course in two years. By re-doing a year I would have done it in three thus by default hindering my chances and I also work better from home.
    No, the logic is very flawed here. If you can do very well in one year, then go for it. If not, then it's better to take three years and get excellent results than two years (1 year self-taught) and get mediocre results.

    (Original post by Tsrsarahhhh)
    I think it's doable but depends on the subject. Essay subjects would be much easier to self teach but you wouldn't have the luxury of a teacher checking your essays and telling you what to improve on. Also you may experience difficulty regarding coursework. Same with sciences although much harder to self teach. If you're determined enough and you have to resources do it, good luck if you do, I would never be able to do 1 let alone 3.
    ??? This is the opposite, essay subjects are much harder to self-teach! Obviously! The sciences and maths are much easier to self-teach.
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    (Original post by Rather_Cynical)
    It'll be the most intense education you'll ever do that isn't PhD, but certainly possible.
    Disagree, I had a rather tame time self-teaching M, FM, Physics and I rather hope that first year of Warwick or Cambridge maths will be more intense than that, to say the least...
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Disagree, I had a rather tame time self-teaching M, FM, Physics and I rather hope that first year of Warwick or Cambridge maths will be more intense than that, to say the least...
    I suppose it depends on natural ability too, you've got to be quite gifted to achieve 198/200 with relative ease on C3/4. Some of my graduate friends comment that the content is definitely *harder* at University, especially Oxbridge, but not necessarily more intense for whatever reason.

    Oxbridge does pride itself with being fast paced, so maybe that might be an exception. A-levels are quite simplistic, it doesn't consider derivations/proofs/mechanisms *that* important.
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    (Original post by Rather_Cynical)
    Some of my graduate friends comment that the content is definitely *harder* at University, especially Oxbridge, but not necessarily more intense for whatever reason.

    A-levels are quite simplistic though, it doesn't consider derivations/proofs/mechanisms *that* important.
    Yes, precisely. But at university, you have lectures and supervisions as well as spend ages on examples sheets (because I'm not smart enough to do them quickly!), so it'll be a lot more intense than the 3 hours a day I needed for A-Levels.
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    (Original post by Rather_Cynical)
    I suppose it depends on natural ability too, you've got to be quite gifted to achieve 198/200 with relative ease on C3/4.

    not really i know some right idiots who got close to full
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    yes but why would you want to.
    Because you don't want to spend 2 years of your precious and limited time on earth doing, a quite frankly, too long of a qualification. I myself identify with this thread starter, as I believe you want to get a good qualification and get out there and use it.

    I have been wondering the possibility of doing A levels in less than 2 years.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    not really i know some right idiots who got close to full
    im right here
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    No, the logic is very flawed here. If you can do very well in one year, then go for it. If not, then it's better to take three years and get excellent results than two years (1 year self-taught) and get mediocre results.

    well that's based on the fact if I do bad by teaching myself. Thanks for the advice it may have saved my a collision course with failure, It seems to me that doing it myself may not be wise but I will research and experiment during the summer to see how it pans out.

    Thanks everyone for the advice, it has helped a huge deal!
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    (Original post by Ayman!)
    im right here
    i was referring to Zacken and physicsmaths but you work too
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    (Original post by DauntlessOne)
    Because you don't want to spend 2 years of your precious and limited time on earth doing, a quite frankly, too long of a qualification. I myself identify with this thread starter, as I believe you want to get a good qualification and get out there and use it.

    I have been wondering the possibility of doing A levels in less than 2 years.
    yes. Initially I wanted to save time and the possibility of self teaching interest me as I work better myself but a huge deal of research must be done prior to it as it would be a real balls up if I failed by teaching myself.
 
 
 
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