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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    The late fee for my centre is £140/exam lol

    And maate, you're basically a carbon copy of me, I had to save up the full amount (which included sacrificing my bonus to pay exam fees off) in about 4-ish months as well.

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    I had to chase my store manager to give me my payslip for the month I worked so I could make the exam fee payment on time before the deadline. He ended up giving it at the last minute, 2 days right before that center for resits broke off so I had to instantly go the next day.

    The amount of :rant: you have to put up at work to just get your pay slip makes me want to :shot: ... so far I'm deciding on self employment from my part-time job experience :lol:
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    I had to chase my store manager to give me my payslip for the month I worked so I could make the exam fee payment on time before the deadline. He ended up giving it at the last minute, 2 days right before that center for resits broke off so I had to instantly go the next day.

    The amount of :rant: you have to put up at work to just get your pay slip makes me want to :shot: ... so far I'm deciding on self employment from my part-time job experience :lol:
    WHAT?! That's ridiculous on their part, how unorganized can someone be?!

    The company I worked for are pretty simple about things, they give you a breakdown of your paycheck on an online platform and then it goes straight into your account. Looool, self-employment has its own struggles too.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    WHAT?! That's ridiculous on their part, how unorganized can someone be?!

    The company I worked for are pretty simple about things, they give you a breakdown of your paycheck on an online platform and then it goes straight into your account. Looool, self-employment has its own struggles too.
    I worked for boots & they did the same by giving a broken down version of my payslip i.e hours/pay rate etc,

    :sigh: Ik there is no easy way out.
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    Thanks for the responses all. Now I'm worked up over cost.

    I saw that most AQA courses were around £80 and thought that'd be the end of that. Will I also have to pay for each paper on top of that?
    That'll get me into four digits, but I suppose that's doable with a weekend job... what a ****ing rip though. I'm having another look at apprenticeships.

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    (Original post by Protesin)
    Hi all,

    Anyone else doing any courses privately? I'll be doing all of mine privately having dropped out of school for a long list of reasons. If worst comes to worst I'll consider enrolling back in to Year 12 (and having a watermelon-sized headstart). Have not decided on courses yet, but including a couple soft subjects I'm looking to shoulder 5 or 6.

    Will I be on a backfoot at all when I'm applying to university, against a hypothetical someone with the same grades and profile but schooled? I'm still shooting for Oxbridge, but will they inquire about my circumstances?
    Why would it be a disadvantage for you? If anything it would be an advantage for you considering it demonstrates you have gumption to learn and still do well without actually going to a physical learning centre and still balance it around your work or whatever else you do
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    Why would it be a disadvantage for you? If anything it would be an advantage for you considering it demonstrates you have gumption to learn and still do well without actually going to a physical learning centre and still balance it around your work or whatever else you do
    No, Cambridge for one doesn't care about this. It doesn't give you any sort of an advantage, nor a disadvantage.
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    Can anyone say whether you have to pay for individual papers on top of the course fee? It seems weird that this isn't mentioned on AQA's site, so is that just for resits or sumpin?
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    Can anyone say whether you have to pay for individual papers on top of the course fee? It seems weird that this isn't mentioned on AQA's site, so is that just for resits or sumpin?
    You should look at the prices from exam centres close to you for a more accurate figure of how much you would have to pay because you have to register at an exam centre to take your exams.

    Unless it says otherwise, the papers will be part of the course fee.

    You would normally pay a set amount for each unit of your course separately, for example, Psychology unit 1 = £95 and Psychology unit 2 =£95 paid individually for the overall Psychology AS. This only really applies for non science and non mfl courses. The science and language courses tend to be grouped up with all the practicals, speaking, listening things necessary, plus the written papers from the multiple units, all in one price, paid together.
 
 
 
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