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I'm really confused cos I'm new to UK and English is not my first language
I'm 30 years old and got BEng in petroleum and gaz in my country
But Imy going to mechanical engineering in university of Salford
I need 2 A levels ,math and physic or desine technology,
I have to do them independently or online but I have no any information about where I should start
Please help me with education system of uk such
What is board
What is edexcel
Books and sources that I have to provide for math and physic
Etc
Many many thanks
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(Original post by roham22)
Hi everyone
I'm really confused cos I'm new to UK and English is not my first language
I'm 30 years old and got BEng in petroleum and gaz in my country
But Imy going to mechanical engineering in university of Salford
I need 2 A levels ,math and physic or desine technology,
I have to do them independently or online but I have no any information about where I should start
Please help me with education system of uk such
What is board
What is edexcel
Books and sources that I have to provide for math and physic
Etc
Many many thanks
A board is the company that writes the exams. There are lots, Edexcel is one of the boards. There is also AQA, OCR and others.
A levels are a 2 year course, a good place to start looking would be city colleges that offer courses for all age groups. Or search for adult courses.
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A board is the company that writes the exams. There are lots, Edexcel is one of the boards. There is also AQA, OCR and others.
A levels are a 2 year course, a good place to start looking would be city colleges that offer courses for all age groups. Or search for adult courses.
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Thanks for respond
I can't go to collage cos my time is really tight
I'm really good in math and can go directly seat for exam
But I need some book for physics and online course
Can you recommend me some useful book for Alevel physics please ?
And do you think can i get grade B with online course !I mean do you think it is complicated course or not?
Thanks
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Hi
Thanks for respond
I can't go to collage cos my time is really tight
I'm really good in math and can go directly seat for exam
But I need some book for physics and online course
Can you recommend me some useful book for Alevel physics please ?
And do you think can i get grade B with online course !I mean do you think it is complicated course or not?
Thanks
Hey! For the best results in your exams, you'll need to know which board your exams are written by (Edexcel, OCR, AQA). Then, I'd get their specific course books offf Amazon or online. Different boards test slightly different things in the exam, so it's best to get a book made specifically for the exam.

Basically, find out the board for each of your exams, then search on amazon for the textbooks
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You do not need A-levels as a foreign applicant. See the entry requirements for your country. If you meet the entry requirements for your country, you can apply.
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You do not need A-levels as a foreign applicant. See the entry requirements for your country. If you meet the entry requirements for your country, you can apply.
Hi Michiyo
Thanks for reply
I know that I can apply as international student with an ielts 6
But I'm gonna apply as home student through the A levels
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Hey! For the best results in your exams, you'll need to know which board your exams are written by (Edexcel, OCR, AQA). Then, I'd get their specific course books offf Amazon or online. Different boards test slightly different things in the exam, so it's best to get a book made specifically for the exam.

Basically, find out the board for each of your exams, then search on amazon for the textbooks
How can I find board for my exams
Sorry if my questions are boring but hope understand I'm new to UK system
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Hi Michiyo
Thanks for reply
I know that I can apply as international student with an ielts 6
But I'm gonna apply as home student through the A levels
You are welcome

Being a home student means you live in the UK and have lived in the UK for at least three years before your course starts, not that you have A-levels.

You cannot apply as a home student unless you meet these criteria.
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How can I find board for my exams
Sorry if my questions are boring but hope understand I'm new to UK system
Thanks
No it's okay. Talk to where you're taking the exam
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No it's okay. Talk to where you're taking the exam
OK thank you so much
Have you got any idea which board is easier?
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Being a home student means you live in the UK and have lived in the UK for at least three years before your course starts, not that you have A-levels.

You cannot apply as a home student unless you meet these criteria.
I'm living in uk for 32 month and I will be home student before sep2017
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I'm living in uk for 32 month and I will be home student before sep2017
Nice! Then you do not need any other qualifications. You are a home student even though your qualifications are foreign due to living in the UK for 3 years before the start of the course. You can apply as a home student even if you do not have A-levels.
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Hi
Thanks for respond
I can't go to collage cos my time is really tight
I'm really good in math and can go directly seat for exam
But I need some book for physics and online course
Can you recommend me some useful book for Alevel physics please ?
And do you think can i get grade B with online course !I mean do you think it is complicated course or not?
Thanks
I don't do physics but I do biology and chemistry. The textbook you need depends on the exam board you are using to do the exam. Find out which exam board the exam is, then search for textbooks endorsed by that board. Also there is a new A-level system that started last year, but some places are still doing the old version so you need to find that too
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I don't do physics but I do biology and chemistry. The textbook you need depends on the exam board you are using to do the exam. Find out which exam board the exam is, then search for textbooks endorsed by that board. Also there is a new A-level system that started last year, but some places are still doing the old version so you need to find that too
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