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    Hi guys, I was just wondering what you thought about self teaching, I am in the situation where I already do 5 AS levels (self teach 1) and am taking up another AS (to do over the next two years in Further maths) Is this too much? Does anyone have any advice on how to manage the workload of 6 AS-levels when 2 are self taught?

    Thanks in advance.

    Well, i'm self teaching myself 4 a-levels in one year.So far no problems.These a-levels aren't really as hard as they are made out to be.Good luck

    I know this thread is a week old but I thought I'd reply as I am also in this situation. My school doesn't offer Economics and it's what I really want to do at university (either that or PPE) so I am self-teaching it. My advice is;

    Make sure you are super, super organised; don't leave homework until the last night as you will end up with a big pile-up of work.

    Make revision notes as you go through the course, so when you get to the end all you have to do is learn from the notes you have made rather than starting from scratch.

    See what support your school is able to offer. I'm guessing you're self teaching FM as either your school don't offer it or there is a timetable clash/not enough room in the timetable; would a maths teacher be able to sit down with you for one free lesson a week and go through stuff you don't understand? This is what my school are doing for Econ and it's been really helpful.

    What is your other self-taught subject? And what other subjects are you taking?
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    Thanks for the advice. I do Maths, Chemistry, Biology, English Lit with Geology and FM self taught. I'm planning to apply to Oxford as well, but for Medicine (saw it in your Sig :p: ) There is a maths teacher who has said they will help me if I get stuck, but I don't want to have to use them too much incase they start thinking I'm incapable of learning it on my own. The reason I self teach FM is because there was a timetable clash with Chemistry, Geology is because I sat mod 1 last June with my gcse's so I thought it'd be an easy A-level. How do you find your A-levels?
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