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    I'm currently in full time work and looking to actually try and achieve something academically, now that I finally have an idea of what I'd like to do.

    Does anyone have experience with Open Study College?
    They appear to offer numerous A-levels that can be done at home, and IGCSEs, which I must say I'm new to the idea of. I presume they replace GCSEs the same way GCSEs replaced GCEs?

    They're vague on what an IGCSE is actually worth, which has got me pondering: Should I re-sit my GCSE maths, or do an IGCSE in Maths as a gateway to A-levels in that subject?


    Study at home would be a dream come true for me, but part of me wonders if they're too good to be true?
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    (Original post by sathoon)
    I'm currently in full time work and looking to actually try and achieve something academically, now that I finally have an idea of what I'd like to do.

    Does anyone have experience with Open Study College?
    They appear to offer numerous A-levels that can be done at home, and IGCSEs, which I must say I'm new to the idea of. I presume they replace GCSEs the same way GCSEs replaced GCEs?

    They're vague on what an IGCSE is actually worth, which has got me pondering: Should I re-sit my GCSE maths, or do an IGCSE in Maths as a gateway to A-levels in that subject?


    Study at home would be a dream come true for me, but part of me wonders if they're too good to be true?
    A dream come true maybe. Certainly a second bite of the cherry. National Extension College has offered distance learning for 52 years and most of that time, A levels and IGCSE. International GCSE is widely recognised as a grade for grade equivalent to GCSE. After many years being offered only to overseas students, it is now government-funded in state schools, so universities and employers alike accept it. At NEC we normally offer both, but it just so happens we are only offering IGCSE to new Maths enrollers at the moment. An A or B grade at IGCSE will get you in the right place to begin the A level.
    Study with us and you will have the benefit of well-written learning materials covering the whole syllabus and the support of a dedicated subject expert tutor. You still have to do the same exams as everyone else, but NEC offers guaranteed places at 10 venues in England to make this easier.

    Don't wait until September for a classroom course. Start now. Work around your other commitments, and on the way to and from. You can have the IGCSE by January or summer 2017, and the A level by summer 2018. Hover over our profile on the left to contact us.
 
 
 
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