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I am a self study student and decided to take A-level, wonder how much time do I need to finish it? The shortest possible.
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What did you get at GCSE? Is it literally all you're doing or do you have a job or other stuff
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What did you get at GCSE? Is it literally all you're doing or do you have a job or other stuff
I didn't take GCSE. Almost, I plan on taking a few more subject, I work 3 days a week, the other time are my free time.
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A-level maths alone? Hmmmm. Well for Edexcel, we had to do C1, C2, S1 for AS and we're doing C3, C4, S2/D1 for A2 right now. Each module would take around a month of two if you worked at it. It's hard to say if you're taking other subjects.
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A-level maths alone? Hmmmm. Well for Edexcel, we had to do C1, C2, S1 for AS and we're doing C3, C4, S2/D1 for A2 right now. Each module would take around a month of two if you worked at it. It's hard to say if you're taking other subjects.
Same for Cambridge A-Level?
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hmmm since you havent done GCSE its tough because C1 is basically advanced GCSE. I would say 3 weeks a module with 8 hours per week. It really depends on how quickly you can grasp new concepts, if you're good at it then you could probably learn C1 in a week, C2 in 2 weeks, C3 in 3 weeks and C4 in about a month, S1 can also be learnt in like 2-3 weeks if you have a basic understanding of stats are good at new 'concepts'.

so yeah, at best I would say you could C1-C4 in just under 3 months and S1+S2 in 2 months. so with exam practice in the picture, I'd say you could do it all in 7-8 months, just in time for the exams
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hmmm since you havent done GCSE its tough because C1 is basically advanced GCSE. I would say 3 weeks a module with 8 hours per week. It really depends on how quickly you can grasp new concepts, if you're good at it then you could probably learn C1 in a week, C2 in 2 weeks, C3 in 3 weeks and C4 in about a month, S1 can also be learnt in like 2-3 weeks if you have a basic understanding of stats are good at new 'concepts'.

so yeah, at best I would say you could C1-C4 in just under 3 months and S1+S2 in 2 months. so with exam practice in the picture, I'd say you could do it all in 7-8 months, just in time for the exams
Whao, thanks. That helped XD
But is this Edexcel? What is the difference with Cambridge?
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Hi,
I am a self study student and decided to take A-level, wonder how much time do I need to finish it? The shortest possible.
I did C1 to A grade standard in a month by myself. Just keep at it, it's very rote based
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Whao, thanks. That helped XD
But is this Edexcel? What is the difference with Cambridge?
I do MEI, all the other exam boards are pretty much the same. You’ll find that the main differences are just some stuff in C3 is in their C4 and vice versa, and some stuff in C1 is in their C2 and vice versa again… but otherwise they usually contain 95% of the same stuff, the questions will be asked differently and that’s probably the biggest difference
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I do MEI, all the other exam boards are pretty much the same. You’ll find that the main differences are just some stuff in C3 is in their C4 and vice versa, and some stuff in C1 is in their C2 and vice versa again… but otherwise they usually contain 95% of the same stuff, the questions will be asked differently and that’s probably the biggest difference
Ohhh i see. Thanks, that just cleared my mind, i was so worried on going to the wrong track.
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I did C1 to A grade standard in a month by myself. Just keep at it, it's very rote based
Ok, cool. Thankssss
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Ohhh i see. Thanks, that just cleared my mind, i was so worried on going to the wrong track.
you're doing edexcel but seeing as your doing it on your own, if you need me to give you some practice papers (old and new spec), message me. But it's AQA though...
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you're doing edexcel but seeing as your doing it on your own, if you need me to give you some practice papers (old and new spec), message me. But it's AQA though...
I am doing Cambridge actually, but its the same right? What's AQA?
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I am doing Cambridge actually, but its the same right? What's AQA?
Probably you are not from uk


So in the uk we have exam boards as the following :



You do CIE (which is cambridge international A levels)
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Probably you are not from uk


So in the uk we have exam boards as the following :



You do CIE (which is cambridge international A levels)
Yeap, I am from Malaysia.
I don't understand why are there so many boards?
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Yeap, I am from Malaysia.
I don't understand why are there so many boards?
Because in the past (in the 19th century), each school from Uk had their own leaving certificate. After 1960s each region had their own board.

Also, rich people decided that they want to make a business from exam boards.

It's a long history.

All exam board exams are equally hard.

There are only 2 boards internationally (cambridge and pearson). You already do Cambridge.
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Yeap, I am from Malaysia.
I don't understand why are there so many boards?
Do you have any plans to study in Britain after a levels?
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Do you have any plans to study in Britain after a levels?
Maybe XP, I really want to go overseas. But i am still really confuse and lost right now.....hahaha....
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Maybe XP, I really want to go overseas. But i am still really confuse and lost right now.....hahaha....
Dont waste your time to memorise our boards (you can't even take them so). Concentrate on your own work. Do past papers online, watch online videos for Cambridge A level. Find people who are doing International a level like you, etc, etc.

I am also self teaching (I study alone Maths, further maths and computer science)

Good luck
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XD ok, thanks for the tip. I will start right away.
@Heyok You doing for A-level too?
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