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I'm thinking of fast tracking A-level Biology and Chemistry. So both the AS + A-level content. Is it possible to do this and get a good grade?

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Im doing a levels at the moment and its stressful doing it over two years, personally i think you would struggle and its worth waiting another year for better grades and less stress. But do whatever is best for you! Good luck!
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Im doing a levels at the moment and its stressful doing it over two years, personally i think you would struggle and its worth waiting another year for better grades and less stress. But do whatever is best for you! Good luck!
What year are you in? I like these subjects though, so I figured if I really put my mind to it, I could.
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Why are you trying to rush? What do you get out of fast tracking your way through it?
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What year are you in? I like these subjects though, so I figured if I really put my mind to it, I could.
Im going into year 13 and here is so much stress. A lot of people at my old school tried four a levels and dropped one due t stress. I originally wanted to do four but decided against it as i get stressed easily and wanted to focus on the three instead. Hope this helps
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Why are you trying to rush? What do you get out of fast tracking your way through it?
Well, I'm self-studying and sitting these privately so I get more time. I've heard some private students, especially mature ones have done it in a year. It's just less convenient for me if I wait for another year.
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Fast-tracking is definitely possible. I also have friends who did it and scored well. The main reason they did it was because of their age or complications at their previous school. One even got A*A*A at A-level, but he went to a private school in the UK which taught the programme in one year.
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Well, I'm self-studying and sitting these privately so I get more time. I've heard some private students, especially mature ones have done it in a year. It's just less convenient for me if I wait for another year.
That's fair. It's entirely possible to do everything in one year, especially with how A2 exams make up the majority or all of your grades now. Generally I'd recommend against it but as a private candidate you should have a much better idea of what you are capable of. Of course you won't get the support of staff so you may still struggle. I'd still say there isn't a real benefit to it as you're probably not pushed for time. But the only way you can really be sure is to actually try.
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Fast-tracking is definitely possible. I also have friends who did it and scored well. The main reason they did it was because of their age or complications at their previous school. One even got A*A*A at A-level, but he went to a private school in the UK which taught the programme in one year.
It's a relief to know! May I ask about your situation, are you studying medicine?
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It's a relief to know! May I ask about your situation, are you studying medicine?
Heya!

Sure thing. Yeah I’ll be starting medicine this September
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I am planning to do A Level Biology, Philosophy and Politics in one year for the exams in June 2019. I will be enrolling with either NEC or Cloudlearn however I am not yet aware of what the examination fees are and will be phoning both colleges tomorrow also regarding installment plans. If you have selected subjects you know you are motivated to succeed in then I certainly don't see why it shouldn't be possible to complete in one year.
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I'm currently doing fast track Chemistry with the National Extension College (NEC) alongside my current degree! As long as you make time in your schedule to do it, you'll be fine. I just block Chemistry in as if I had a lecture and sit in the library to do it so I know I won't back out of it.
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You could with determination but it is a lotttt of work..especially biology the content makes me want to peel my eyes out, I've done my AS, and going into year 13 doing bio and chem, and they both have a lot of work and content i think I had about 19 topics in total for Chem which is okay, and about 30 something for Biology. It'll be best to span it over the two years, less stress more time to juggle each topic, not saying that you can't do it in a year these things are possible but they will require a lot of your time and effort it's best to do it over two years
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If you work on it constant im sure you can make it through. Had no idea there was a fast track! I would have done that if I knew! I wish you luck!
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I am planning to do A Level Biology, Philosophy and Politics in one year for the exams in June 2019. I will be enrolling with either NEC or Cloudlearn however I am not yet aware of what the examination fees are and will be phoning both colleges tomorrow also regarding installment plans. If you have selected subjects you know you are motivated to succeed in then I certainly don't see why it shouldn't be possible to complete in one year.
Good luck! When do you plan to start studying or have you already started?
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I'm currently doing fast track Chemistry with the National Extension College (NEC) alongside my current degree! As long as you make time in your schedule to do it, you'll be fine. I just block Chemistry in as if I had a lecture and sit in the library to do it so I know I won't back out of it.
Oh wow, that's cool! Btw does NEC have good material for fast track Chemistry? Do you feel supported by the tutor they supposedly give you?
Do let me know what you think of it overall.
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Hi All,

I am interested in doing A-Level Chemistry as a fast track course completed in 1 year and by distance learning. But I'm not which course is best? Which one would you all recommend? I'd need to sign up fairly soon to do it within this academic year. Also, how do we get around the Practical Assessments?
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Hi All,

I am interested in doing A-Level Chemistry as a fast track course completed in 1 year and by distance learning. But I'm not which course is best? Which one would you all recommend? I'd need to sign up fairly soon to do it within this academic year. Also, how do we get around the Practical Assessments?
I'm currently doing a fast track chemistry a level with the National Extension College and they've been good for me! You get access to an online textbook, quizzes, assignments and have your own personal tutor to guide you through it all. In regards to the practical endorsement, they have nominated centres across the country that they use for the practicals so I'm sure that would be easy to organise. As I've already done another degree, I spoke to the universities I'm applying to to see whether they would consider me without the endorsement and they all said i wouldnt need to take it due to me completing ISAs with my A levels and having a practical heavy degree, so I don't know whether you are in similar circumstances? If you are, I'd phone up each university and ask because it's really expensive to get the endorsement
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