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I’m studying geography, psychology and maths as a private student at home and I’m wondering if 8 months is enough time to get good grades like 3 Bs in those subjects?
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I’m studying geography, psychology and maths as a private student at home and I’m wondering if 8 months is enough time to get good grades like 3 Bs in those subjects?
Have you already done AS levels then? If so what were you predictedgfades in those as a private candidate?
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Have you already done AS levels then? If so what were you predictedgfades in those as a private candidate?
No I haven’t, I’m doing the two year course in a year
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quite possible for maths. I have learnt everything, did an infinite number of math paper in a matter of 6months while studying Further Maths, Physics and product design along. I do have a friend who managed to do finish a-level maths in a matter of 4 weeks.

I didn't do the other subject os sorry caznt help
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(Original post by Astrainlinat)
I’m studying geography, psychology and maths as a private student at home and I’m wondering if 8 months is enough time to get good grades like 3 Bs in those subjects?
very possible, but this has to mean you work hard in these 8 months and not ask this question again asking if 2 months is enough etc., a lot of work spaced out over time goes a long way.

Best of luck
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quite possible for maths. I have learnt everything, did an infinite number of math paper in a matter of 6months while studying Further Maths, Physics and product design along. I do have a friend who managed to do finish a-level maths in a matter of 4 weeks.

I didn't do the other subject os sorry caznt help
Thanks anyways, you studied three subjects though, how many months did you take for you to feel like you’ve covered everything. What exam board did you use? I’m going with Cambridge international
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Thanks anyways, you studied three subjects though, how many months did you take for you to feel like you’ve covered everything. What exam board did you use? I’m going with Cambridge international
Honestly, you could finish everything in 6 weeks but it's very important to get as much practice as possible and make sure you remember everything. I studied 4 subjects out of which I finished 3 (Maths Further Maths and Physics). The fourth one(product design) had course work and I wanted more time: I did it a year later. I did Edexcel for the 3 completed ones. and AQA for product design(Personal preference)
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It is possible. But you'll probably have to sacrifice some time on some subjects meaning you'll have less on others. Depending on your strength in those subjects. And take sufficient breaks, you don't want to burn out.
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Which board have you chosen?
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Honestly, you could finish everything in 6 weeks but it's very important to get as much practice as possible and make sure you remember everything. I studied 4 subjects out of which I finished 3 (Maths Further Maths and Physics). The fourth one(product design) had course work and I wanted more time: I did it a year later. I did Edexcel for the 3 completed ones. and AQA for product design(Personal preference)
I’ve already made my notes and made flash cards for everything. I don’t really have a good memory so I was worried 8 months would not be enough but you’ve reassured me. I definitely need to work on exam technique more than anything. Do you think revision books are enough?
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Which board have you chosen?
Cambridge international
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I'll disagree with most.

Yes it's possible but so is walking 20 miles to work each day. Not something that is done with enthusiasm and relish

It's easy to say yep I'll just sit in my room for 8 months and study 8 hours a day. Another thing to actually do it.
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Hello There Kind Sole, 8 months is a NOT enough time to learn alevels, i reccomend at least 999 year
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Hello There Kind Sole, 8 months is a NOT enough time to learn alevels, i reccomend at least 999 year
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999 years.. wow
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I'll disagree with most.

Yes it's possible but so is walking 20 miles to work each day. Not something that is done with enthusiasm and relish

It's easy to say yep I'll just sit in my room for 8 months and study 8 hours a day. Another thing to actually do it.
I get what you mean but I just want to make sure I’m not being unrealistic since I’ll be paying for my exams. I’m definitely motivated to study hard
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(Original post by Astrainlinat)
Cambridge International
Well Geo is doable. I managed to do it in 4 months so you can feasibly get an A or beyond.
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I’ve already made my notes and made flash cards for everything. I don’t really have a good memory so I was worried 8 months would not be enough but you’ve reassured me. I definitely need to work on exam technique more than anything. Do you think revision books are enough?
Get a textbook for Geo. It has everything you'll need.
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Get a textbook for Geo. It has everything you'll need.
Should I read around the subject? Or do you think the textbook is enough?
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Should I read around the subject? Or do you think the textbook is enough?
Definitely read around the subject if you find the time, but the textbook should suffice. It did tend to be too wordy for my liking but they also did cover the topics in detail. You may have to sift through the some of the details to get to the main point.
You can use videos online for other topics.
And study a lot of case studies. You'll need them especially for the essay topics in Paper 3 and 4 I think.
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