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I feel I underachieved at school for various reasons and would now like to take some A levels again to try to get into a good uni to probably study maths. Last time I did Maths and the sciences at A level dropping Chem at A2.

This time I would like to retake Maths along with FM but am unsure of what else to take. Physics seems the most obvious choice since it involves maths but the problem is that there are practicals; the only college near me allows you to self study any course you want and then sit the exam but no practicals or coursework. Is there any way I could work around this issue?

As more of a last resort I've also considered Philosophy but I'm not sure if there is any coursework involved.
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I feel I underachieved at school for various reasons and would now like to take some A levels again to try to get into a good uni to probably study maths. Last time I did Maths and the sciences at A level dropping Chem at A2.

This time I would like to retake Maths along with FM but am unsure of what else to take. Physics seems the most obvious choice since it involves maths but the problem is that there are practicals; the only college near me allows you to self study any course you want and then sit the exam but no practicals or coursework. Is there any way I could work around this issue?

As more of a last resort I've also considered Philosophy but I'm not sure if there is any coursework involved.
Your options are:

1. Find a college that does A levels= rare.
2. Access course.
3. Self teach and enter as a private student. You have to find a private college that will do them. Ring round.

You can try cloudlearn for self teach= distance ;learning and they assist with sorting it out.

http://www.cloudlearn.co.uk/Products...CategoryID=101

AQA five you an idea how it works for them.
http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ate-candidates
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Your options are:

1. Find a college that does A levels= rare.
2. Access course.
3. Self teach and enter as a private student. You have to find a private college that will do them. Ring round.

You can try cloudlearn for self teach= distance ;learning and they assist with sorting it out.

http://www.cloudlearn.co.uk/Products...CategoryID=101

AQA five you an idea how it works for them.
http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ate-candidates
3 is what I would like to do but the only college where I live won't accommodate for practicals or coursework so something like Physics is out of the question. As I said I could perhaps try something like Philosophy instead but I'd rather be able to choose what I study based on what I'm interested in rather than what is available to me now. I'd hate to think my academic career is screwed because of problems I've had in the past.
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3 is what I would like to do but the only college where I live won't accommodate for practicals or coursework so something like Physics is out of the question. As I said I could perhaps try something like Philosophy instead but I'd rather be able to choose what I study based on what I'm interested in rather than what is available to me now. I'd hate to think my academic career is screwed because of problems I've had in the past.
Some colleges will accommodate you, but they are hard to find and you have to travel. Its a case of doing the research..
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