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    :woo: I am an international candidate appearing for AS & A2 GCE from edexcel. I heard Practical examinations for physics and chemistry are ommited from the course. Is that true?
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    The syllabus is changing ...is that what you mean? As far as i know for chemistry, you are continually assessed throughout the 2years rather than 2 "big" practicals that currently feature at the end of AS and A2!
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    You can do coursework instead of the practical. I am not sure of the new syllabus.
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    (Original post by ssadi)
    :woo: I am an international candidate appearing for AS & A2 GCE from edexcel. I heard Practical examinations for physics and chemistry are ommited from the course. Is that true?
    I remember reading that Edexcel international students cannot sit practical exams, but sit a written exam instead. (This is, as far as I'm aware, just for international centres to take)
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    (Original post by tymbnuip)
    I remember reading that Edexcel international students cannot sit practical exams, but sit a written exam instead. (This is, as far as I'm aware, just for international centres to take)
    If you can just tell me where you read it.
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    I can't remember, I've had a quick look on the Edexcel International website and I can't find anything - maybe I am mistaken. Ask your teacher!
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    (Original post by tymbnuip)
    I can't remember, I've had a quick look on the Edexcel International website and I can't find anything - maybe I am mistaken. Ask your teacher!
    I couldn't find anything there either. That's why I am looking desperately for the information. I have not taken admission to any skool yet, so you may say I am teacherless! Still thanks for replying.
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    (Original post by ssadi)
    I couldn't find anything there either. That's why I am looking desperately for the information. I have not taken admission to any skool yet, so you may say I am teacherless! Still thanks for replying.
    So why do you need to find out?
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    International centres have the option of taking an 'Alternative to Coursework'. The practicals will still be there for UK centres and those who opt not to take the written exam.
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    (Original post by chevina)
    International centres have the option of taking an 'Alternative to Coursework'. The practicals will still be there for UK centres and those who opt not to take the written exam.
    Can you tell me the exact url of the site where I can verify the information?
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    (Original post by ssadi)
    Can you tell me the exact url of the site where I can verify the information?
    Yeah, give me 2 mins.
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    (Original post by tymbnuip)
    So why do you need to find out?
    I need to go to school if I have to appear for practical. If I do not need to, then I can forgo school and save a lot of time and money in the process.
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    http://www.edexcel.com/gce2008/chemi.../Overview.aspx
    Scroll down, until you see "Ask Edexcel", and "GCE 2008 - Which centres can take the written alternative to coursework?"

    "All international centres - both ‘Teaching Institutions’ and ‘Private Centres’ may take the written alternative option. Centres classified as ‘Private Centres’ which are not allowed to take coursework must take the written alternative option, information about the papers is now on our website using the following links: Chemistry Biology Physics Please be aware that UK centres cannot take the written alternative under any circumstances - this is only available to International centres."
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    (Original post by chevina)
    http://www.edexcel.com/gce2008/chemi.../Overview.aspx
    Scroll down, until you see "Ask Edexcel", and "GCE 2008 - Which centres can take the written alternative to coursework?"

    "All international centres - both ‘Teaching Institutions’ and ‘Private Centres’ may take the written alternative option. Centres classified as ‘Private Centres’ which are not allowed to take coursework must take the written alternative option, information about the papers is now on our website using the following links: Chemistry Biology Physics Please be aware that UK centres cannot take the written alternative under any circumstances - this is only available to International centres."
    Thanks for your efforts. My belated gratitude was because I was away from PC.
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    (Original post by ssadi)
    Thanks for your efforts. My belated gratitude was because I was away from PC.
    No problem
 
 
 

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