3 A Levels in one year? Is it possible?

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dannyshiers
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Hi,
I'm a 19 year old who had to take a few years out of education due to health.
I achieved all 8s and 9s at GCSE, and am looking to start an LLB in Law in London in September 2022.
After contacting my prospective unis, they all said to go for A Levels rather than an Access to HE Diploma.
I am looking at studying 3 A Levels from now (17/06/21) to sit the May / June 2022 exams. In your experience, have you heard anyone do this?
I am looking for A*, A, A grades.
I'm thinking that I will study Law, and I'm unsure of the other two, but most likely an English and maybe a social science.
I've been out of education for a while, but I was always extremely academically gifted. I am planning on studying with Open Study College (online/distanced) and I will receive all of the materials I need, whilst having a personal tutor and marked assignments too.
Do you have any experience with someone doing this?
OSC seem to be confident that I could achieve what I want inside a year, but what do you think?
Any and all advice is appreciated.
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(Original post by dannyshiers)
Hi,
I'm a 19 year old who had to take a few years out of education due to health.
I achieved all 8s and 9s at GCSE, and am looking to start an LLB in Law in London in September 2022.
After contacting my prospective unis, they all said to go for A Levels rather than an Access to HE Diploma.
I am looking at studying 3 A Levels from now (17/06/21) to sit the May / June 2022 exams. In your experience, have you heard anyone do this?
I am looking for A*, A, A grades.
I'm thinking that I will study Law, and I'm unsure of the other two, but most likely an English and maybe a social science.
I've been out of education for a while, but I was always extremely academically gifted. I am planning on studying with Open Study College (online/distanced) and I will receive all of the materials I need, whilst having a personal tutor and marked assignments too.
Do you have any experience with someone doing this?
OSC seem to be confident that I could achieve what I want inside a year, but what do you think?
Any and all advice is appreciated.
I'd rather just sit the 2 full years in an A level course at a local college than try to do an intensive a level in 1 year as you're young and not many places do the ''intensive 1 year A level courses '' other than private tuition.

Look on UCAS for all law entry requirements, do they specify a certain A level subject/grade?
Again look in your local area find a place for A levels start this September do it for 2 years and apply for LLB 2023 entry.
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You would have the advantage of being highly motivated.
Is this going to be essentially guide self study - if so then it should be doable. If you think about school/college they operate from 9-3:30 ish with half terms and end of terms off. You can work through the holidays and do longer days - no requirements to do assembly, pshe, sport, etc.
I can't comment on whether 2 years at college would be better for you.
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Take Maths as one of your A Levels. Easy A minimum. I got an A* in 6 weeks. Can tutor you if you would like.
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(Original post by dannyshiers)
Hi,
I'm a 19 year old who had to take a few years out of education due to health.
I achieved all 8s and 9s at GCSE, and am looking to start an LLB in Law in London in September 2022.
After contacting my prospective unis, they all said to go for A Levels rather than an Access to HE Diploma.
I am looking at studying 3 A Levels from now (17/06/21) to sit the May / June 2022 exams. In your experience, have you heard anyone do this?
I am looking for A*, A, A grades.
I'm thinking that I will study Law, and I'm unsure of the other two, but most likely an English and maybe a social science.
I've been out of education for a while, but I was always extremely academically gifted. I am planning on studying with Open Study College (online/distanced) and I will receive all of the materials I need, whilst having a personal tutor and marked assignments too.
Do you have any experience with someone doing this?
OSC seem to be confident that I could achieve what I want inside a year, but what do you think?
Any and all advice is appreciated.
Start studying, and see how long it takes you, if you can cover a lot of the content in little time, then you're ok. However, this is easier for sciences and maths, which is what I study. That's just rote learning. English is a skill, and as someone who took Literature for AS, it's an entirely different ball game. Crazy fun though.
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Take Maths as one of your A Levels. Easy A minimum. I got an A* in 6 weeks. Can tutor you if you would like.
You surely weren't a beginner to the subject though
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I think you’d probably need to pay a private tutor to give you exam techniques, the distance learning places aren’t great for feedback or giving you exam practice.
Politics may be better than law (which just covers in less detail what you then learn in degree year 1) but something without practicals, 100% exam is easiest.
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You surely weren't a beginner to the subject though
I mean i had a 6 month break where i did absolutely nothing before those 6 weeks I revised and even before then I was a grade C student. So yeah Maths a level is v easy.
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I mean i had a 6 month break where i did absolutely nothing before those 6 weeks I revised and even before then I was a grade C student. So yeah Maths a level is v easy.
If it was easy you wouldve got A* first time around....
Nah jk good on you ig
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If it was easy you wouldve got A* first time around....
Nah jk good on you ig
Haha thanks.
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Sitting a proper exam for the first time to get a good grade> sucking a teacher off to get a good grade. Haha thanks.
Huh? I dont get what you mean
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Huh? I dont get what you mean
I sat the 2020 october exams after 2020 summer exams got cancelled where instead teachers decided everyones a level grades hence bias ofc.
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