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    I want to take an A Level in French (+ Geography and Physics) as self study with private tutoring I think. I'd love to do these within a year but I realise that would be extremely challenging with having a full time job.

    Where do I find the right tutors and will I hindered by not being in a group where they would also conduct practical elements in their subjects?

    Any advice on particular exam boards? Is it worth getting hung up on this? Do particular exam boards have better text books out there?

    Is 5 hours per subject per week a realistic amount of work/studying to achieve a good grade? I'm after a minimum of BBC.

    Many thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by LukeAP)
    I want to take an A Level in French (+ Geography and Physics) as self study with private tutoring I think. I'd love to do these within a year but I realise that would be extremely challenging with having a full time job.

    Where do I find the right tutors and will I hindered by not being in a group where they would also conduct practical elements in their subjects?

    Any advice on particular exam boards? Is it worth getting hung up on this? Do particular exam boards have better text books out there?

    Is 5 hours per subject per week a realistic amount of work/studying to achieve a good grade? I'm after a minimum of BBC.

    Many thanks in advance.
    5 hours per week per subject is about as much time as students will get taught the subject at sixth form/ college. However students are also expected to commit an added 5 hours additional independent revision on top of their 5 hours in-school study.

    If you're an intelligent person, achieving BBC won't be too taxing with five hours per week. However you need to ensure you're being productive with the slim time you're giving yourself.

    Geography is a very easy subject. I finished with an A* with very little revision on top of my 5 hours of lessons per week. I have never done physics, however I'd recommend maths more if you're numerically minded as it's much easier to get the higher grade. Finally, I wouldn't recommend pursuing French unless you already have a good amount of prerequisite knowledge.

    Best of luck
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    Hi Jake

    Thanks for taking the time to write that and I'll take your advice on board.

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    BBC, you mean the tv channel??
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    Have you previously studied French? I had to put in a lot more work than 5 hours a week for AS (but it paid off and I ended up with a high A )
 
 
 
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