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    hi all
    i was just wondering if anyone can recommend good institutions/distance learning thingys in london to do A levels in 1 year.

    im hoping to do
    A level Math
    Economics
    Physics

    its doesnt have to be the same one i would be willing to study one subject here and one there etc

    thanks
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    I don't know of any colleges, but you can do distance learning through www.olci.info. It's quite expensive though, about £300 per A-level I think.
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    Mander Portman Woodward is a good sixth form tutorial college in london. u would b ale to take all those subjects in one yr. u can check their website at www.mpw.co.uk if u like.
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    This is a very good college. Class sizes are small and full course notes are provided. I have studied in Abbey college and have known many one year intensive students that have completed their a-levels and got good grades.
    Having spoken and seen the intensive students their workload is high and the pace at which they work is fast.

    www.abbeycolleges.co.uk
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    thanks guys anyone got anymore
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    Abbey college is a good college, they have one in manchester
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    I've been looking for distance learning places to sit Further Maths at A-Level.

    I found a site: www.ASW2.net

    Is this a good distance laerning site? It is pretty expensive (£495) but so far is the only distance learning place I have found that offers Further Maths.
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    (Original post by SiMonTisT)
    I've been looking for distance learning places to sit Further Maths at A-Level.

    I found a site: www.ASW2.net

    Is this a good distance laerning site? It is pretty expensive (£495) but so far is the only distance learning place I have found that offers Further Maths.
    Why not get the books, teach yourself and get your old/current institution to let you sit the exams there? It's certainly much cheaper and if you encounter problems people on here will be happy to help you out.
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    I am considering that route as well - it would certainly be a lot cheaper!

    I'm not sure that my school would let me sit A2 exams though - it's a Scottish school and we usually do SQA exams such as Higher and Advanced Higher.

    I don't want to do Advanced Higher Applied Maths because there are practically no resources available for it (my school doesn't offer it anyway) and Cambridge would probably prefer something more familiar to them. To give you an idea of how little info there is on the internet about AH applied maths, search google for "advanced higher applied maths" (dont use quotes) and see what comes up! :tsr:

    If I was to study independently, how would I deal with things like coursework and internally marked exams that are usually marked by teachers, etc? I'm guessing there is more assessment done than just the final exam :p:
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    Lots of colleges offer maths a level in a year, mine does at least. Just by signing up to do maths an further maths as two of your AS subjects. They then take you throught maths a level in yr12 and further maths a level in yr13
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    do physics on aqa a, that way you can teach yourself all those subjects by buying books.
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    thanks guys i enquired to some of those colleges and they are quite steep prices from £10,000 per A level i have been quoted £300 odd from my local college to do AS Level maths in one year so i think i may have to stay with them .

    Thanks for all the distance learning courses i have looked into them and requested information packs.

    its ironic you say that i should study myself because thats exactly what im doing now for maths i have a old P1 from the 2000 standards and its going OK i didnt know that you could get a seat at your local college to take the exams though i may have to enquire about this route !!

    im not sure i think economics is the easier of the A levels but i hope to do mechanics in maths to tie it in with the physics but i will also be working full time aswell !! as i have to stay on top of the bills.

    so far i have lined up
    AS Maths - evening 1 year
    AS Physics - saturday 1 year
    im looking into economics

    but i was considering taking a year out to do A levels in one year as this would boost my ability to get a decent job !!
 
 
 
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