I was in college doing a BTEC but have dropped out, I have decided to do physics, maths (mechanics) and further maths externally with self teaching but I only have around 3 months and 1 year. Both AS and A2 exams are in 2018 summer, I need to know if anyone else has self taught my A levels and if they could tell me how it went as well as giving me a timetable for help. I am willing to do 9+hours in order to learn as I'm aiming for A/A* in everything.
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- 07-02-2017 18:33
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- 07-02-2017 20:49
You certainly have time, people have completed A levels in half the time you have. I believe there are some people self teaching A levels in the Mature Students and Distance Learning forums, use the search function (under tools) to find them. My advice is just to buy the books and begin.
- 08-02-2017 12:09
I self-taught Physics and Maths+Mechanics, in pretty much exactly the same time span you're thinking of. Got A and A*
If I were doing Further Maths as well, it would have been quite a lot to deal with to be honest.
Definitely not impossible though.
For a timetable - just look at the books, count all the chapters and see how much time you have to do each chapter. I use this method even now as a 3rd year undergrad. I hate lectures so I just get the study material and teach myself, and just make sure I'm going at the right pace to cover it all in the semester.
9+ hours a day is a pretty huge undertaking as well. But don't worry, you won't need that much. I think I must have averaged about 4 hours a day, or less! Self-directed study is actually much faster than class study. No waiting around for anyone.
Thanks to self-teaching my A-levels, I now prefer self-teaching overall.
Good luck!Last edited by Pessimisterious; 08-02-2017 at 12:10.