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Hi,

So after my other threads about maths, I phoned up my college about a month ago and asked if I could swap music for maths, they said yes, you can do that on induction. So I had my induction today, and now they tell me its too oversubscribed! They also said they doubt I'd be able to take it at enrolment.

So, I'll probably take a extra AS at enrolment, or I might just leave it and do 3 A2's and an AS next year, would that work?

Also, is it possible to take subjects in around October? Because maths has quite a high drop out rate, so I'd be happy to drop the extra AS to apply for it, if thats possible to do in college?

Thanks.
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Wait until october....at least two or three people will have dropped out.

You can ask to speak to the maths lecturer and just say that you have " a passion for the subject" They'll probs help elbow you in as ...due to my experience I can assure you that admissions/admin staff are usually not in communication with the actual lecturers....
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Ooops didnt read the whole of your post.

Yes yes it is....

but not after the end of novemeber generallly....
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you should be able to self teach the first maths module- c1
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(Original post by Resok)
Hi,

So after my other threads about maths, I phoned up my college about a month ago and asked if I could swap music for maths, they said yes, you can do that on induction. So I had my induction today, and now they tell me its too oversubscribed! They also said they doubt I'd be able to take it at enrolment.

So, I'll probably take a extra AS at enrolment, or I might just leave it and do 3 A2's and an AS next year, would that work?

Also, is it possible to take subjects in around October? Because maths has quite a high drop out rate, so I'd be happy to drop the extra AS to apply for it, if thats possible to do in college?

Thanks.
yeah keep with maths. People will drop out. My brother took maths up in Jan this year round and had no problem with it. C1 is very simple and easy so you can proberly learn it yourself to keep up to date with the class for when people drop out. Also ask the teachers as they might just let you in. Another thing is that people may change their mind over the summer or not get the grades so their could be places.
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Yeah thats what I was thinking, but the admin guy was having none of it.
Allright, thanks guys, I'm gonna order some maths books for the summer anyway, and do as much work on it as I can until I get in.

Also, I've talked to a few people I know who were doing maths there and they said they're not even going there now, so thats a
few places freed up.
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Sorry, one last thing, what revision guides/text books are worth getting for self teaching?
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Do you know what board your school does? If Edexcel i would recommend the Heinemann ones.

E.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematics-...5171934&sr=8-2
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What about just turning up to the lessons?

If their say "go away", just say "I'll use the hall for private study". I'd do that until they let me in.
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Thanks, that looks great.
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What about just turning up to the lessons?

If their say "go away", just say "I'll use the hall for private study". I'd do that until they let me in.
Lol, yeah could work, guess that shows true determination!

I'm just gonna be there early enough on enrolment to try and get it. I'll just say I put maths as a reserve, and when they say its not there ill just blame it on my interviewer. Thats how people I know actually got into the college, they said that applied when they hadn't, then they got a place.
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Do maths outside of school. Private enrollement. Then do FM with the school if you need it, next year.
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Thats how people I know actually got into the college, they said that applied when they hadn't, then they got a place.

wtf..?
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wtf..?
This happened in my school as well.
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Gotta love ******ed administration.

No, seriously - just turn up to the lessons, or do it outside of school with a tutor. Then do it all clumped in one year. Not hard if you're doing just Maths; if you're doing FM too, it might pose a problem.
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If their say "go away", just say "I'll use the hall for private study". I'd do that until they let me in.
And if they don't let you in, then you've wasted a hell of a lot of time becuase you won't be in for the exams either.
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And if they don't let you in, then you've wasted a hell of a lot of time becuase you won't be in for the exams either.
They can't stop him from taking the exams externally. It won't take much to self teach the AS.
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And if they don't let you in, then you've wasted a hell of a lot of time becuase you won't be in for the exams either.
I done that for one of my subjects. Waited outside the lesson for 'round three week. They'll let you in eventually.
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And if they don't let you in, then you've wasted a hell of a lot of time becuase you won't be in for the exams either.
Pardon? Why couldn't OP teach themselves Maths AS and enter the exam through the college, if they can't get a place in a class? It's not that difficult, the first module C1 is just like GCSE Maths really.

Anyway OP, if you do do Edexcel at your college, the Heinemann books are endorsed by Edexcel, and they seem to be the ones most colleges use. However, you might need to come back to us here for clarification - I've found the worked examples are sometimes quite difficult to understand. It's hard to tell if they've skipped a few steps, or if there's a typo! :p:
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Allright thanks guys, I guess Ill make use of my EMA properly and look into a tutor. I'm sure I'll eventually get a place, but I'll probably have to do C1 myself.
And thanks for that book reccomendation, just ordered it now.
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