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Is it possible to get an A-level- any A-level- in 3 months watch

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    Is it humanly possible to get an A at A-level - any A level subject - in 3 months ie. start a course in March and sit all 4-6 units in June?
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    You could get general studies or critical thinking in about a day. Do one of them. Or both. Simples.
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    Depends on A level and natural talent of subject.

    E.g. if you're great at languages and decide to study Spanish you could probably do it.

    But otherwise unless you're doing it full time each day I'd say no.
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    Fairly easy if you are intelligent and study hard most days for it.
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    yes easily. not sure how easily it would be to get entered for exams though
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    If you studied constantly you could probably master Maths & Further Maths in that time, but it wouldn't be fun and you'd need plenty of natural talent.
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    Holy cow, you would die.
    I suppose if you don't require sleep to function and are stable enough in mind (ie. not likely to commit), then sure, why not?

    Edit: now those above mention it, general studies- definately possible. What a piss take that 'subject' is ;D
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    (Original post by JellyBean123)
    You could get general studies or critical thinking in about a day.
    :lol: Surely, this can't be true... Can it? Are they that easy?
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    (Original post by oldlady01)
    :lol: Surely, this can't be true... Can it? Are they that easy?
    I am completely serious. Any lessons in the subject seem to have been irrelevant, as nothing I was taught (that I can remeber/paid attention to) came up.

    Really, the questions are basically designed for you to support/go against an argument and be able to construct a balanced essay. That is it.

    Well, I never did critical thinking, that came in the year after I did my a levels, but I gather its about the same.
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    Art History is a real piece of piss if you can form coherent sentences. I got a B in the AS without revising till the morning of the exam. Choose a course without coursework.

    I am guessing you need this to get into university that asks for a certain number of A levels? Then be careful with GS and CT, as they are so easy most universities say they don't count.
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    (Original post by Poyekhali)

    I am guessing you need this to get into university that asks for a certain number of A levels? Then be careful with GS and CT, as they are so easy most universities say they don't count.
    Yes, that's right. I wonder if they'd be so impressed by the sheer determination of one getting an A in 3 months that they wouldn't mind which subject... One can only hope.

    So subject recommendations so far:

    - Art History
    - Spanish (I did GCSE French ... 5 years ago )
    - General Studies
    - Critical Thinking
    - Maths & Further Maths
    ( this was said with tongue in firmly planted in cheek though, right? :lol: )
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    I would imagine so long as you can form a coherent sentence, and not resort to 'doodling' on the page, critical thinking, general studies, the 'EPQ' (though that would require hell of a lot of work) and probably to a lesser extent business studies should all be easy enough.
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    Yes definitely. Not something like history, but maybe maths or chemistry if you did it every single day, and you were naturally clever and don't socialise. General studies you can do in a day, critical thinking in three days, but unis don't like them because they're not real subjects.
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    First & foremost: Thank you for all of your contributions - you're giving me hope (which I'm pretty low on at the moment).

    Having mulled over it, I think it would be a waste of those precious 3 months to do an A-level like GS / CT if the universities wont give a damn - I keep picturing the scenario:

    "Hey, Mr/Ms Admissions Tutor, sure I failed Chemistry, but I got an A in General Studies... No? I'll get my coat..."

    So I have decided to do a more traditional subject and give it everything (I'm talking blood, sweat and many, many tears) for the A. Now, I've been looking at the subjects available at the local college and I'm thinking... Economics ? Does anyone on here do Economics? If so, is the idea of one achieving an A in it in 3 months totally preposterous?
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    I'm sure it's possible if you do it intensively - at my sixth form it's 4-5 hours of lessons per subject per week over the two years (but with holidays and study leave etc that's only what, 30 weeks each year)?, so putting that all into three months would be 240 hours/12 weeks = 20 hours a week. So if you worked everyday for three or four hours you could do it.
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    Sociology? :L
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    Possibly Edexcel Geography, it doesn't have any coursework and if you can remember lots of relevant facts and drop them in an exam, as well as talk about research and fieldwork techniques, then it might work.
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    General RE...
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    english lit, maths
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    DEFINITELY general studies
    although as you would only be focussing on one subject you could probably do any subject if you worked hard enough!
 
 
 
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