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Is it possible to do 3 A levels in one year as private candidate? I am very motivated to do this thing. I want to do Geography, History and Philosophy. Or can you suggest me other subjects which may not include coursework.
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Is it possible to do 3 A levels in one year as private candidate? I am very motivated to do this thing. I want to do Geography, History and Philosophy. Or can you suggest me other subjects which may not include coursework.
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All you need is a test centre. Ofc if you are teaching yourself then you need to make sure you get the right syllabus etc.
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All you need is a test centre. Ofc if you are teaching yourself then you need to make sure you get the right syllabus etc.
Can you explain me please what means syllabus?
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Can you explain me please what means syllabus?
If you dont know what a syllabus is, then I wouldnt rate your chances unless you were very clever.

You have to know what you are doing to ensure you learn the right things, which a teacher will automatically sort out for you. Students find it hard to do in 2 years, so why do you think you can do this in one year? Have you done A levels before? Why are you self teaching? I think you underestimate the difficulty especially if you wish to get good grades.
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Is it possible to do 3 A levels in one year as private candidate? I am very motivated to do this thing. I want to do Geography, History and Philosophy. Or can you suggest me other subjects which may not include coursework.
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Elsewhere you say you are applying to Cambridge. Have you not started your A-levels, or equivalent, yet at all?

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Is it possible to do 3 A levels in one year as private candidate? I am very motivated to do this thing. I want to do Geography, History and Philosophy. Or can you suggest me other subjects which may not include coursework.
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It's very possible. Make sure you have the correct specification and i recommend you look at all of the available specifications and exams. I think AQA might be the best board to do your subjects.

AQA PRIVATE CANDIDATE SUPPORT PAGE;
http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ate-candidates

List of possible subjects for Private Candidates;
http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ubjects-for-me

This is why its important you read the specification as it explains all you need. If your are going to study history (modern)

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/histo...tory-7041-7042

I'm studying these components on my own;
1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603
2O Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945
so if you do any of these you can ask me. For history the breadth and depth components need to have 200 years between them.

It's a little early to worry about this now but you should search for some exam centres or colleges that take private candidates.

hope that helps. And AS Level is quite easy, A-level is difficult so it would be in your interest to not cut corners revising.

When you've decided on the subjects and specification, you should buy the textbooks/guide books that are available which are extremely useful.

FOR HISTORY A-LEVEL
http://www.aqa.org.uk/resources/hist...oved-textbooks

And one tip is to enjoy the subjects because discipline has a limit, you should be eager to revise and learn.
Good luck XD
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History has coursework but Business Studies, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies do not.
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