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    Hello
    I am thinking about next year (I'll be in upper sixth) teaching myself geology to help with my UCAS and because I really want to.
    I want to do 4 A levels but am unhappy with one of my subjects so would drop that, leaving me with 5 AS and 4 A-levels.
    I would sit 2 units in January and 2 in June. Plus coursework probably conducted over summer.
    Do you have any experience of this?
    Is it a good idea?
    Also, how did you find the geology (OCR or WJEC) course?
    Thanks
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    i taught myself AS geology, although i had done GCSE, i reckon it can be done if you've got time, and are willing to work hard
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    You couldn't do the whole A level in one year and get a good grade, unless you have an absolutely insane work ethic and memory. I reckon you could do AS, but not the whole thing, there's quite a lot you need to know, despite most of it being relatively easy (compared to, say, chemistry) - although remembering minerals and some of the complicated A2 bits are pretty difficult.

    I did/do geology on OCR and the course is alright, not familiar with WJEC. The OCR text book is pretty good, anyway, and the exams don't seem too unfair.
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    i did A2 at same time with some teaching and got an A
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    (Original post by Swaying Eel)
    unless you have an absolutely insane work ethic and memory.
    Haha swaying eel - that's me

    Thanks for all the advice
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    (Original post by blackmillie)
    Haha swaying eel - that's me

    Thanks for all the advice
    Haha fair enough!

    In A2 you need to know a lot of obscure key words regarding the structure of trilobites and corals and brachiopods and lots of other organisms, which is actually pretty difficult. Having in mind that that's only about an eighth of the course...

    Good luck anyway, I'm sure you'll be fine
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    Thanks very much
    Good luck with everything too Swaying Eel
 
 
 
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