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    ..I got two As and two Ds (and a B in Gen Studies) for AS...the As being in History & English and the Ds in Bio and Chem. As I evidently am crap at science (don't ask why I chose two sciences, I have no idea) I don't want to continue either to A2. Buuut ..I need another A2. So, does anyone who does Sociology think it would be possible to do the entire A2 in one year? I asked the teacher and she said it can be timetabled, just about, but she isn't sure if I can handle the workload, all the exams etc. Does the syllabus contain an overwhelmingly large amount of stuff or is it fairly easy to get a grasp on if you're decent at writing essays, remembering sociological studies and whatnot?
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    Well I cannt comment on the second year but the first year is simple, just read a few theorys and so called 'sociologists' point of veiw and remember them for the exams, also the course work is simpler than most subjects at GCSE, so if you can timetable it right you could probaby be able to complete the first year in 2 or 3 months.
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    Cheers. I'm now thinking that evening classes might work better.. but then I have to pay £250.
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    There is a lot to remember in sociology. In terms of content, there's probably about the same amount to learn as there is in history and the coursework takes forever. If you get the option of doing the research methods exams rather than the coursework, I'd definitely go for that. If you're good at writing essays and you have a good memory, it's possible. It will be a lot of work with 2 other A2s plus General Studies, but really it's still the equivalent of 4 subjects plus General Studies, which you managed last year.
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    Cheers. I'm now thinking that evening classes might work better.. but then I have to pay £250.
    I thought they were free for under 18s/19s in full time education?
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    In some ways, it can apparently help you, especially with the Theory and Methods (I need to apply my knowledge of Unit 3 to my Unit 5 coursework in A2), but it will be hard work. It's manageable though, and only you know whether you can take on the work load or not.
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    I thought they were free for under 18s/19s in full time education?

    Are they? I dunno.. I've looked at the big college which also offers evening classes for mature students.. so I'm not sure if they'd even let me do it there
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    Are they? I dunno.. I've looked at the big college which also offers evening classes for mature students.. so I'm not sure if they'd even let me do it there
    Well, there's an adult community college where I live that won't accept under 18s even though most of them accept you at 16 :mad: but there's also an FE college and all their courses are free for those under 19. It's worth giving them a ring and finding out.
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    Are they? I dunno.. I've looked at the big college which also offers evening classes for mature students.. so I'm not sure if they'd even let me do it there
    I'm doign a GCSE Spanish Night class which is made for adults but they allow under 18's to join.
 
 
 

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