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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    Wait, can you do that before iGCSEs? I'm sure you have to do iGCSEs/GCSEs before A Levels.
    I don't have do do igcse because im an external candidate.
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    (Original post by SafwanIdris)
    I don't have do do igcse because im an external candidate.
    That's odd, to do A Levels you needs GCSE's/iGCSE's
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    That's odd, to do A Levels you needs GCSE's/iGCSE's
    There is no absolute requirement to take GCSEs before A levels it is just that colleges generally won't let you enroll on a course without some prior attainment.
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    There is no absolute requirement to take GCSEs before A levels it is just that colleges generally won't let you enroll on a course without some prior attainment.
    That's interesting to know but I thought that they were required as other wise you couldn't do them?
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    (Original post by Compost)
    There is no absolute requirement to take GCSEs before A levels it is just that colleges generally won't let you enroll on a course without some prior attainment.
    Universities will make you an offer based on your AS grades, A2 predictions PLUS your GCSE (or equivalent French diploma). 9 A-levels is far too many and won't count for anything on your CV or personal statement (4 is the absolute limit for A2 and perhaps 5 AS isn't too strange). At my college the majority of people I know only did 3 A2's+4AS, very few did 5 AS never mind 5 A2.
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    That's interesting to know but I thought that they were required as other wise you couldn't do them?
    If you are a private candidate you can enter for anything you want.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    If you are a private candidate you can enter for anything you want.
    Ah right. So how would universities look at this? Would they accept those without GCSE's?
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    Ah right. So how would universities look at this? Would they accept those without GCSE's?
    It depends on loads of things - which country you were educated in pre-16, what you want to do etc. It's best to start by checking the course requirements and then checking with the university if they don't cover your circumstances.
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    (Original post by SafwanIdris)
    I’m planning to take A levels within 1 or 2 years. I alreadytake the French diploma called “le baccalauréat” last year; I’m already studyingsubjects that I want to take since January. So I know maths and science arequite easy for me because I have already studied a lot of things that are intothese subjects’ syllabus. In fact, I just need few months to be preapred for a subject, I think. I guessim good enough at science, maths and art to do a full a level in each. For literature,I have to work a bit. (Maybe I’m wrong, will see). Im not planning to study atuniversity, I will do preparatory classes in France, then it could be possiblefor me to study abroad, if I didn’t get the school that I want at the end ofprep classes ;
    Now I know that a module cost 30-40€ and for each a level inscience and maths there are 6 modules. So it will cost 180-240€ for one a level; I better do 3-4 A levels now and the others in November. I think I will domaths, further maths, physics, chem now… Will see then
    Ok. That puts you in a better position: you already have a decent grounding in the subjects.

    I don't have experience of the French diploma, but I know someone who took it last year. He struggled quite a bit with some of the maths at the beginning of a physics degree so an A-level in a subject seems to be harder and more in depth than one subject's worth of the French diploma. So be aware that you will need to study quite a bit on top of what you've studied previously.

    If you're very good at the subjects, it could be doable(at least for maths/science), but I don't know enough about your current knowledge. As I said before, not many people are good at that many subjects so you might want to stop after the first 3-4.

    What are your reasons for taking A-levels? As far as I'm aware they're not better than the French diploma.
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    Ok. That puts you in a better position: you already have a decent grounding in the subjects.

    I don't have experience of the French diploma, but I know someone who took it last year. He struggled quite a bit with some of the maths at the beginning of a physics degree so an A-level in a subject seems to be harder and more in depth than one subject's worth of the French diploma. So be aware that you will need to study quite a bit on top of what you've studied previously.

    If you're very good at the subjects, it could be doable(at least for maths/science), but I don't know enough about your current knowledge. As I said before, not many people are good at that many subjects so you might want to stop after the first 3-4.

    What are your reasons for taking A-levels? As far as I'm aware they're not better than the French diploma.
    It's true that an A level is harder than his french equivalent, in science and maths ; I'm studying A level's syllabus, and i don't need a year to know everything, if you know what i mean. I'm just taking A levels to have
    2 diplomas in my CV . Yeah, maybe i wont do more than 3/4 A levels, will see.
 
 
 
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