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    To cut a long story short, I didn't get what I wanted in as- aacc with the c being in chemistry. Unfortunately with a c my school will not let me progress to study the subject at a2 level( they won't seem to budge- this is a school policy). I'm wondering if it possible to study chemistry outside of school and whether or not I can be tutored for a certain number of hours of week to learn all the a2 content? Bear in mind I would still be at school normally and I need to do chemistry a level. I don't know if my school would let me just sit in the back of the lesson and absorb all the information and just not sit the exam there but I will have to ask them.

    i would try a local college but they all do different exam boards- going private is an option but not ideal because I think a tutor offers more flexibility.
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    A private tutor if that's what you mean would be an ideal complement to lessons at school if you are struggling with the subject but I wouldn't consider it a substitute.
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    (Original post by xware)
    To cut a long story short, I didn't get what I wanted in as- aacc with the c being in chemistry. Unfortunately with a c my school will not let me progress to study the subject at a2 level( they won't seem to budge- this is a school policy). I'm wondering if it possible to study chemistry outside of school and whether or not I can be tutored for a certain number of hours of week to learn all the a2 content? Bear in mind I would still be at school normally and I need to do chemistry a level. I don't know if my school would let me just sit in the back of the lesson and absorb all the information and just not sit the exam there but I will have to ask them.

    i would try a local college but they all do different exam boards- going private is an option but not ideal because I think a tutor offers more flexibility.
    A few thoughts:
    You can swap exam boards between AS and A2, it's called a transfer of credit.

    Even if you learn the content for A2 how will you complete the practical element? It is incredibly hard to find somewhere to let you sit that as a private candidate. (Even if you take the exam elsewhere it will ultimately be credited to your school).

    It is not possible for you to take some exams at a school as a private candidate and some as a centre candidate, you are a centre candidate or you're not.
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    A private tutor if that's what you mean would be an ideal complement to lessons at school if you are struggling with the subject but I wouldn't consider it a substitute.
    so is the idea of a tutor teaching me the a2 section out of the window- is it better to go to a private college where they just teach my the a2 stuff?
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    (Original post by xware)
    so is the idea of a tutor teaching me the a2 section out of the window- is it better to go to a private college where they just teach my the a2 stuff?
    I wouldn't get a tutor to teach me one A2 subject without any lessons at school. It is going to be expensive and you wouldn't get as much support as you should get in terms of monitoring your work.
 
 
 
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