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    My school doesn't offer food and nutrition as an A-level and the few that do nearby have already closed their applications, there is one I could attend but it would cost £12 in train fares EACH DAY.

    I was considering taking the normal three A-levels at my current school then self teaching the food and nutrition course under the specifications of an exam board.

    Although I struggle from depression and don't know if this would be too much for me to deal with since I can't always find motivation.

    Is it worth doing a home school option or should I try to convince my family that the £12 daily is worth it?

    Home school option. That way, if you end up quitting and doing just the three A-levels, you won’t have to keep spending the £12 per day on nothing.

    Check that it is open to private candidates - if there is any coursework involved it may well not be possible to take it unless you are enrolled for it at a centre.
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