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    Im 18, nineteen in october so I have another year free at college (didnt do anything for the past two years because of family reasons).
    Okay, so the uni course I want to do requires some a levels, but I didn't get the required gcse grades to be able to do a levels. So im wondering how difficult it would be to self study A Level: Physics, Maths and another that I haven't decided yet.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should do?
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    To be honest, if you didn't get the GCSE grades in the relevant subjects, it will be difficult for you to self-study them at A-level and get good grades.
    It depends on how good you are at maths. Obviously you need to be good at maths to self-study a whole A-level in it. Also, if you have a good understanding of maths, most of A-level physics is easy. I assume you're going to take them over two years.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    To be honest, if you didn't get the GCSE grades in the relevant subjects, it will be difficult for you to self-study them at A-level and get good grades.
    It depends on how good you are at maths. Obviously you need to be good at maths to self-study a whole A-level in it. Also, if you have a good understanding of maths, most of A-level physics is easy. I assume you're going to take them over two years.
    I got grade C's but im 100% sure I could have easily got higher if I were to actually have revised.
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    I was planning to do that with Physics however it does require you to do a CA which will be very hard to do if you're self studying also it's quite hard to find the right book for physics. However maths it's quite easy to self study using the Edexcel textbooks.
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    (Original post by apple cakes)
    I was planning to do that with Physics however it does require you to do a CA which will be very hard to do if you're self studying also it's quite hard to find the right book for physics. However maths it's quite easy to self study using the Edexcel textbooks.
    Whats a CA
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    CAs are controlled assessments(practical assessments)
    For the books, I guess it depends on the board. OCR are quite good(physics). You need to find out whether the school/college you are taking the exams at will let you take the practical assessments there.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    CAs are controlled assessments(practical assessments)
    For the books, I guess it depends on the board. OCR are quite good(physics). You need to find out whether the school/college you are taking the exams at will let you take the practical assessments there.
    Thats what I figured.

    Do you think it would be better to goto college redo a few of my gcse's and then pay to do alevel courses?
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    (Original post by jar567)
    Thats what I figured.

    Do you think it would be better to goto college redo a few of my gcse's and then pay to do alevel courses?
    Maybe. Taking another year for GCSEs might better prepare you to start A-levels and if you get the required grades, you will get full support and teaching for A-levels.
 
 
 
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