I'm considering embarking on the journey of self-studying up to two A-Levels, over the course of two years, fitting this in alongside full-time work. I would be starting this in June/July, studying purely from textbooks, other resources etc. and without the help of a private tutor.
I'm considering studying Sociology and Religious Studies to A2 (taking the exams in May/June 2020), possibly dropping the R.S. down to AS depending on the workload. I have a couple of questions, if anybody has any answers to them!
- Roughly how many hours per week would I have to spend on each A-Level to do well? I'd be expecting to work 40 hours a week so I'd need to make sure I'd have the time to do this.
- After starting a full A-Level (for example, in R.S.) and buying all the relevant textbooks, would it be possible for me to lower the workload and just take the AS exams after two years? I.e., would these AS exams relate neatly to the first-half of the full A-level, or would the content be different in some way?
Thanks in advance!
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- 03-03-2018 22:15
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- 06-03-2018 10:16
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- 06-03-2018 14:25
I currently study from home in 3 A-Levels. I do 33 hours a week, 11 per subject.
The recommended is 8/9 hours per subject, per week.
There’s no way I could’ve got a full time job as my A-Levels are full time! Part time jobs are the only way to go with A-Levels and college courses etc.