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has anyone done a - levels, or know about sitting a levels as a private candidate, i.e. from home

i wanted to take 4 a levels or 3

would it be best to sit through an online provider who might provide with exam as well?
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hey , im doing bio, history and politics at School but im sitting chemistry privately , you enter a couple months before. the exam through an exam centre / you could find an online provider who can book the exam for you , taking 4 a levels will consume most of your time , im taking 3 but my subjects are very content heavy , i barely get a break , but if your willing to work hard then do it

4 a levels is not an advantage , id recommend taking 3 so you can focus more
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What subjects are you thinking of doing? 3 will be sufficient.

Exams have to be entered through a registered exam centre, generally a secondary school or college and, except in exceptional circumstances, you have to take the exams at that centre. Not that many online providers have direct relationships with many centres and where they do they tend to be the centres that specialise in private candidates (which are more expensive).
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(Original post by hibam)
hey , im doing bio, history and politics at School but im sitting chemistry privately , you enter a couple months before. the exam through an exam centre / you could find an online provider who can book the exam for you , taking 4 a levels will consume most of your time , im taking 3 but my subjects are very content heavy , i barely get a break , but if your willing to work hard then do it

4 a levels is not an advantage , id recommend taking 3 so you can focus more
thanks for advice

@compost I'm thinking of doing Geography, Philosophy, History ideally

however I'm unsure how I'll get coursework sent off for History and subjects

I might email my sixth form in a few weeks.

I know I need to research more but the idea of siting at a centre seems ideal...
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What subjects are you thinking of doing? 3 will be sufficient.

Exams have to be entered through a registered exam centre, generally a secondary school or college and, except in exceptional circumstances, you have to take the exams at that centre. Not that many online providers have direct relationships with many centres and where they do they tend to be the centres that specialise in private candidates (which are more expensive).
I'm thinking of doing Geography, Philosophy, History ideally



however I'm unsure how I'll get coursework sent off for History and subjects



I might email my sixth form in a few weeks.



I know I need to research more but the idea of siting at a centre seems ideal...
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thanks for advice

@compost I'm thinking of doing Geography, Philosophy, History ideally

however I'm unsure how I'll get coursework sent off for History and subjects

I might email my sixth form in a few weeks.

I know I need to research more but the idea of siting at a centre seems ideal...
Both Geography and History have NEA, which is really difficult to complete as a private candidate. You would need to sign up with an online provider that had a way of getting this sorted. The obvious way is that they're a registered exam centre (so they can supervise, mark and moderate the work) but they then transfer the exams to an exam centre (which you probably have to find) local to you. It won't be cheap.

If you already have a 6th form then why are you considering doing extra A levels? If the sixth form will help with any of it it's likely to be much the cheapest and simplest solution
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Both Geography and History have NEA, which is really difficult to complete as a private candidate. You would need to sign up with an online provider that had a way of getting this sorted. The obvious way is that they're a registered exam centre (so they can supervise, mark and moderate the work) but they then transfer the exams to an exam centre (which you probably have to find) local to you. It won't be cheap.

If you already have a 6th form then why are you considering doing extra A levels? If the sixth form will help with any of it it's likely to be much the cheapest and simplest solution
ok thanks. it was an error about sixth form
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