TonyRobertson
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Hi everyone,
I am at a college at the moment, studying English Literature, French, Spanish and Government and Politics. However, I have decided I would prefer to teach myself; I feel the set structure and pace of a school day holds me back, and more importantly I have an opportunity to be part-time employed for good money. However, before I make what is undoubtedly a big decision in my life, I want to know if anyone else who has self-taught/is self-teaching has any advice, especially in an MFL, because I'm not entirely sure how easy it is to take the oral part of the exam.
Thanks, hope you can help.
P.S. I got 5 A*s and 6 As at GCSE, and probably do still want to go to university
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I self taught Sociology last year and without much effort got a B at alevel. I have self taught Psychology for January exams this year and will find out in March how that went. I know how you feel; college held me back.

Would definitely recommend it if you trust yourself to put the time and effort in and if your current teachers are still ok with helping you (even via email if you have any questions) that will be even better!!!


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Depends if you think you will be able to motivate yourself to teach yourself.
You may now, but that can fade pretty quick...

Personally I wouldn't trust myself.
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I had to self-teach the first modules of AS due to being ill, so being unable to attend lessons. Personally I would not recommend it (even though I got three As) as learning what the examiners want to see is difficult, even if the content is not. And at the end of the day a lot of the time marks are awarded not for understanding the content, but writing what it says on the mark scheme.
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I know how you feel. My History teacher, for my German module anyhow, does not teach us. She reads a page and gets us to copy out the page onto another page - only this time it's not in bullet points, it's a spider diagram! I'll probably have to teach myself my German History module. I honestly think if you have the willpower, determination and support from family (e.g removing all distractions and putting you in a 'school' environment at home) then you should go for it.
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