I've recently dropped out of uni after realising that I was chasing the idea of money instead of what I actually ever enjoyed doing. Aside from worrying about debt over this next year I'd like to start studying the A-levels I never got in the first place. As I am nearly 20 there is no funding in place for me to study at a college so I'm thinking of teaching myself around part time work. I would ideally like to study Biology, Physics and Maths.
Is this practical? Where would I find resources?
Input from people who have been in a similar situation would be greatly appreciated and if any additional clarification is needed just ask. Thanks.
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- Thread Starter
- 10-01-2017 07:54
- 10-01-2017 12:13
I have been home-educated all my life (for GCSEs/IGCSEs; in my first year of A levels) so should know most of the ins and outs.
We get tutors for different subjects, once every fortnight, tops. You may not wish to be spending money on private tutoring (though I'd advise it for exam technique and marking papers), in which case you'd have to study the mark schemes and download practice papers yourself.
There are lots of online resources; I'm sure you could find a free online study course somewhere that might help, and YouTube usually has a lot of educational videos to GCSE/A level standard. University dissertations, scientific reports, etc. are usually available somewhere if you want to push your study that bit higher, and teaching resources abound. There's lots of websites dedicated to particular subjects - I can't remember any specific ones atm but I've been on quite a few. You'd probably need the coursebooks; there are student websites that sell secondhand coursebooks for (I assume) a lower price.
The main thing is you've got to be so pro-active with your education compared to school students. You'd have to literally teach yourself using the coursebook. Another possibility would be if you knew anyone who would be able and willing to give you some help, which would be useful if you didn't want to get tutors in.
Hope that helps!
- Thread Starter
- 10-01-2017 13:11
That's helped ease things in my mind a little, thanks for replying.
- 10-01-2017 13:15
Use CGP books for maths. And do Edexcel if you can it will give you a best starting point for Maths if you are good at A level I think university is not much more of a jump.