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    Hi guys,

    I just graduated with a 1st in Mechanical Engineering. I completed the Irish Leaving Cert in 04 with 475/600 points (AABBCCC). I didn’t concentrate enough at ICL for family reasons. Also, I did not do chemistry and am contemplating repeating using the A-Levels. I would do maths (experience: 83% in ICL + degree), Physics (experience: 88% in ICL + degree) and obviously chemistry (no experience). I could do Biology (84% in ICL) instead of physics. So basically, I have good experience and knowledge in two/three of the subjects.

    Anyways, what I am asking is if it would be possible to do the A-Levels in one year - I read somewhere that there is a linear route in which all the exams are taken at the end of the 2 year course. I would be in for a AAA and feel that with my previous experience, I would be up to the challange. Also, it be almost certainly be self study using the curriculum and the books.

    I would be grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction on how to start this or to someone else that might know a bit more.

    Thanks

    P.S. I would like to enter medicine, for reasons that I will not labour you all with.
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    Why? You already have a degree, don't you? A levels won't matter very much now, especially with your first.
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    I agree. This seems an amazing waste of time and money.
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    I took a one year A level. If anything, if you already know your stuff, you can take all your exams in one sitting (in Jan or June).
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    :yep: it's very possible, after all that's how thing were done before AS exams were out...do all the exams in one year...

    i ended up doing that cos i retook most of my AS's in A Level year :p:

    but if u work hard enough, it's very do-able :yep:
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    Yea I agree is does seem amazing and very stupid, but I made a mistake with engineering. I feel the only possible way to get to where I want is to take them again.

    A bit more research revealed that I may have to pay for labs etc. The only subject that I would have study would be chemistry - with the others being (hopefully) just some revision.

    That said, I agree my suggestion it is a bit silly and I accept ur opinion, but as I said it is probably the only way.
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    If you've done engineering, maths and physic's'll be a doss. But chemistry you'd have to work hardish. As you have a good degree, I doubt you'll finding doing those A-levels in one year too taxing.
    I'd look for your local FE college, they'd probably be able to help you out.
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    Can't you apply for the GEP course for med? (4 year programme), or does your degree not qualify you for that?
 
 
 

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