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Does anyone know how I could do an A-level myself? Do I have to enrol on a course online or can I just do the course myself and then book the exam myself too?
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You can learn the content by teaching yourself from textbooks/online resources, or get a tutor, or sign up for a distance learning course - or a combination of all of those. It's whatever works for you, although if you study a subject with non-examination assessment (NEA) - coursework - you'd need to find a way of getting that supervised , verified and marked.

Whichever route you pick, you'd need to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college) prepared to accept you as a private candidate. You pay them and they arrange the rest.

What subject(s) are you hoping to study?
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You can learn the content by teaching yourself from textbooks/online resources, or get a tutor, or sign up for a distance learning course - or a combination of all of those. It's whatever works for you, although if you study a subject with non-examination assessment (NEA) - coursework - you'd need to find a way of getting that supervised , verified and marked.

Whichever route you pick, you'd need to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college) prepared to accept you as a private candidate. You pay them and they arrange the rest.

What subject(s) are you hoping to study?
Thanks for the reply! Well I’ve made a bit of a mess with my A-levels so far, I’m doing 3 in school but at the start of the year I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do and the options available in school didn’t allow me to do English Language, so I’m doing that online with Oxbridge home learning. But after studying it for a while I’ve realised that I’m just not enjoying it which isn’t great because it cost a lot of money 😕. I’ve realised that I want to do something more science based so I’m thinking of doing Chemistry at home but I think it might be really hard especially since I don’t want to spend any more money on an online course.
I’m not sure, it’s beginning to feel more certain that I do want to do Chemistry but am scared that I’ll find it too difficult especially since it’s already quite late in the year.....
My school is in Wales so our exam board is WJEC which is even more difficult because I don’t think there are any courses available online. I’m scared that if I book the exam in 2022 and ser myself the challenge of teaching it to myself through the textbooks I’ll just fail and feel really stupid. I’m generally quite a hard worker but it just seems a bit impossible at the moment..:
Thanks for the help though!
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Thanks for the reply! Well I’ve made a bit of a mess with my A-levels so far, I’m doing 3 in school but at the start of the year I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do and the options available in school didn’t allow me to do English Language, so I’m doing that online with Oxbridge home learning. But after studying it for a while I’ve realised that I’m just not enjoying it which isn’t great because it cost a lot of money 😕. I’ve realised that I want to do something more science based so I’m thinking of doing Chemistry at home but I think it might be really hard especially since I don’t want to spend any more money on an online course.
I’m not sure, it’s beginning to feel more certain that I do want to do Chemistry but am scared that I’ll find it too difficult especially since it’s already quite late in the year.....
My school is in Wales so our exam board is WJEC which is even more difficult because I don’t think there are any courses available online. I’m scared that if I book the exam in 2022 and ser myself the challenge of teaching it to myself through the textbooks I’ll just fail and feel really stupid. I’m generally quite a hard worker but it just seems a bit impossible at the moment..:
Thanks for the help though!
You don't have to stick with WJEC, though it might make sorting the practical element easier - I don't know how rthey do it but it's an issue for private candidates using English exam boards
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You don't have to stick with WJEC, though it might make sorting the practical element easier - I don't know how rthey do it but it's an issue for private candidates using English exam boards
Yeah I can imagine... so do you think it’s possible to do it at home?
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Yeah I can imagine... so do you think it’s possible to do it at home?
You can't for the English exam boards because it has to be monitored and assessed - schools are insepcted annually on their overisght and recording of the practicals. don't know enough about what WJEC does.
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You can't for the English exam boards because it has to be monitored and assessed - schools are insepcted annually on their overisght and recording of the practicals. don't know enough about what WJEC does.
Okay thank you!
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