I'm thinking about self-studying an A-level subject due to the fact that NewZealand made it compulsory to take AS English so my choice of subjects for AS is very limited. I'm taking physics, but considering my performance in the October exam I just had, I don't think I'm likely to get an A for physics in A-level. I'm currently taking Math, Physics, DesignNTech English Lit, dropping English next year. So any advice on self-studying A levels? And what would be a subject that can be easily done? (I hate essay based subject)
Stick with Maths (AL), Phy (AL), Chem (AL) and add FM (AS) if your plan is to study in NZ university.
However If your plan is to study in the UK university, you must add FM (AL) otherwise your application will be turned down for sure. I taught A Levels for about 5 years and I've seen many cases where students overestimate their achievements. Dont forget the minimum requirements from any insitutions (esp those in TIMES ranking) do not mean that you will be given an offer if you meet the requirements. You are still competing with many outstanding students internationally.