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    Can I complete 3 A Levels in one year? Biology, Chemistry and Maths and receive A*AA. I will be in a online tutoring school, and study each subject 5 hours a week. The tutor said it will be hard work but I feel I can do it. Is this advisable?
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    3 is the minimum A Levels most people take anyway. If you manage your time well, then I'm sure you'll cope just fine. 15 hours of study per week isn't that hard, roughly 2 hours a day and it still gives you time to relax in the evening.

    I am studying just chemistry in one year. Chem is the great divider of skill, it is difficult to get an A*/A in it regardless of previous academic success. I have 9hrs of formal tutoring per week and spend about 6hrs outside of that working on it, then I'd say another 3hrs across the weekend? About 2 months in and pulling 85-100% on my assignments from doing this.
    If I had to do that for Bio too I think I would be pretty stressed (but then I do have a job I need to keep too). With science A-Levels you also need to do 12 practicals per class for the practical endorsement (not essential for all uni courses, look up the specifics for what you want to do). I know that for AQA and Edexcel you will have 1 paper just on the things you should have learned through practical technique that is worth 30-40% of your final grade. So you can't just complete the practicals to tick a box. You have to understand why, how, and how to prevent error/improve the technique.
    Maths in one year on top of this - almost impossible. The full maths A-Level is 6 modules. The thing about maths is that it's like learning to drive. It only clicks with practice. It only improves with practice. I think 2hrs a day per module if you're aiming for an A. So 4hrs a day because you will have to learn two modules at once.
    I think you can do it in one year, but it will be a year if sacrifice. No job and a limited social life. What's the point otherwise? I assume you need the grades you have stated. To do it half-hearted would result in half-hearted grades. So either do it full-steam in one year, 8hrs a day across the three, or do it the way school pupils do, over two years.
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