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Okay, I have spent all night contemplating and self-debating about which and how many GCSEs to take, privately at an independent boarding school and, with two academic years from September, I've decided to do:

Free Standing Maths Qualification (Advanced): Additional Mathematics
IGCSE Mathematics
IGCSE English Language
IGCSE English Literature
IGCSE Biology
IGCSE Chemistry
IGCSE Physics
IGCSE History
IGCSE German
GCSE Classical Greek
GCSE Latin

I will study for 10.5 hours, 5 days per week, every week for 20 months until my exams and it works out to be 400 hours per subject. 200 for the FSMQ.

Are these 10 'good', are they enough and will I get into Oxbridge with them all at A*?

Also, I've done a lot of research into autodidacticism and I am going to become one. I've bought Robert Blakey's books which I highly recommend, and with my strong will power and hope,do we think this will be possible?
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(Original post by Owen Phillips)
Okay, I have spent all night contemplating and self-debating about which and how many GCSEs to take, privately at an independent boarding school and, with two academic years from September, I've decided to do:

Free Standing Maths Qualification (Advanced): Additional Mathematics
IGCSE Mathematics
IGCSE English Language
IGCSE English Literature
IGCSE Biology
IGCSE Chemistry
IGCSE Physics
IGCSE History
IGCSE German
GCSE Classical Greek
GCSE Latin

I will study for 10.5 hours, 5 days per week, every week for 20 months until my exams and it works out to be 400 hours per subject. 200 for the FSMQ.

Are these 10 'good', are they enough and will I get into Oxbridge with them all at A*?

Also, I've done a lot of research into autodidacticism and I am going to become one. I've bought Robert Blakey's books which I highly recommend, and with my strong will power and hope,do we think this will be possible?
You sound well organised and like you've done your research - so I'd say definitely! I'm a current GCSE Latin student, doing A Level Latin next year as well as Classical Greek GCSE next year: If you want any help with either, feel free to message me.
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You sound well organised and like you've done your research - so I'd say definitely! I'm a current GCSE Latin student, doing A Level Latin next year as well as Classical Greek GCSE next year: If you want any help with either, feel free to message me.
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