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  • View Poll Results: Are English and Philosophy A2 good A-Level choices?
    Yes, do both English and Philosophy A-Level
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    I left school with GCSEs in June, and am now in a University studying for a degree (equivalent) qualification in newswriting . It's meant to be a top-up course for graduates. Being the youngest on my course, everyone has a degree either in English or at least A-Levels.

    However, to bridge this gap in my own CV having only GCSEs, I would like to take A2 examinations in June 2017. I'd self study at home and register as a private candidate, so effectively I'll be doing 'degree' and then A-Levels a year later in reverse!

    I've been thinking about Philosophy and English Language at A2- are these good choices for a newswriter?
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    (Original post by recordplayee)
    I left school with GCSEs in June, and am now in a University studying for a degree (equivalent) qualification in newswriting . It's meant to be a top-up course for graduates. Being the youngest on my course, everyone has a degree either in English or at least A-Levels.

    However, to bridge this gap in my own CV having only GCSEs, I would like to take A2 examinations in June 2017. I'd self study at home and register as a private candidate, so effectively I'll be doing 'degree' and then A-Levels a year later in reverse!

    I've been thinking about Philosophy and English Language at A2- are these good choices for a newswriter?
    Just to clarify, will you still be doing the news-writing course whilst teaching yourself A-levels?
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    (Original post by recordplayee)
    I left school with GCSEs in June, and am now in a University studying for a degree (equivalent) qualification in newswriting . It's meant to be a top-up course for graduates. Being the youngest on my course, everyone has a degree either in English or at least A-Levels.
    What?

    So you're 16/17 and at uni?

    How?
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    I am at Uni, it's NOT a degree! It's more of a year-long top up course.
    I finish in June 2016 and would like to do A2 exams (A-Level) in June 2017 (if that makes sense!)
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    (Original post by recordplayee)
    I am at Uni, it's NOT a degree! It's more of a year-long top up course.
    I finish in June 2016 and would like to do A2 exams (A-Level) in June 2017 (if that makes sense!)
    Hi,
    I would have thought subject knowledge was more important, once you have the writing skills of journalism sorted. Since you obviously enjoy studying, why not think about what you want to specialise in, and consider A levels as a way to gain that expertise and demonstrate your interests in a given subject area. Economics, Science, Politics, Art? Once you have A levels, you could consider doing a full degree later.
    NEC can help with learning material and tutor support in range of subjects. You can start with us now or in June and still be ready for exams summer 2017 if you have around 6 hours per week per subject free. Hover over our profile on the left to contact us and have a chat about enrolling on our courses.
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    (Original post by recordplayee)
    I've been thinking about Philosophy and English Language at A2- are these good choices for a newswriter?
    You can't just do A2, you have to do AS or the full A level.
 
 
 
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