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    (Original post by Kiwiguy)
    You want him to do an entire maths A2 in three months?

    You harsh ****...
    If you work on average 4 hours a day, you'll have done 360 hours of maths in 3 months.

    Now I personally had 2 hours and 30 minutes of maths lessons per week. Multiply this by 40 weeks (approx.) means I had around 95 ~100 hours of maths lessons in year 12 (possibly minus 5 due to public holidays, mock exams, teacher absent etc.). I had fewer lessons for year 13 due to the final exams, so perhaps about 80.

    This means I had around 175 ~ 180 hours of maths lesson time in 2 years.

    Taking into account that the OP is self-teaching A2 level Maths, I still reckon 360 hours is enough to self-teach A-level Maths to A-grade standard. Forget the bull**** about the OP needing much more time to consolidate ... or that he'll get bored from the long sustained periods of studying. If he is so fervent to have another A-level, he'll have to be prepared to work hard for it.

    Besides, I never listened to my maths teacher talking. I just went on to do my own exercises as I pleased. The 360 hours available doubles the amount of time I had.
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    maths or biology, but its completely up to what kind of learner you are, and if your sciency or better at wordy subjects
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    (Original post by Prilynn)
    If you work on average 4 hours a day, you'll have done 360 hours of maths in 3 months.

    Now I personally had 2 hours and 30 minutes of maths lessons per week. Multiply this by 40 weeks (approx.) means I had around 95 ~100 hours of maths lessons in year 12 (possibly minus 5 due to public holidays, mock exams, teacher absent etc.). I had fewer lessons for year 13 due to the final exams, so perhaps about 80.

    This means I had around 175 ~ 180 hours of maths lesson time in 2 years.

    Taking into account that the OP is self-teaching A2 level Maths, I still reckon 360 hours is enough to self-teach A-level Maths to A-grade standard. Forget the bull**** about the OP needing much more time to consolidate ... or that he'll get bored from the long sustained periods of studying. If he is so fervent to have another A-level, he'll have to be prepared to work hard for it.

    Besides, I never listened to my maths teacher talking. I just went on to do my own exercises as I pleased. The 360 hours available doubles the amount of time I had.
    But then, surely going for something easier would be a better option?

    General studies FTW, who said these piss easy A levels didn't have a purpose?!
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    (Original post by bio1111)
    I am required to obtain 1 A level in ANY subject and I just have 3 months to study for the exams ( yes, just 3 months, overseas) Exams will be held in November. What subject should I take? Someone said Geophraphy is quite easy. I'm must get a grade C or above. Please help!
    I would definiately say dont do law!!! Try psychology its quite easy really i did it this yr.
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    (Original post by addylad)
    But then, surely going for something easier would be a better option?

    General studies FTW, who said these piss easy A levels didn't have a purpose?!
    Yes, but to put it into perspective, general studies' sole purpose is to be exploited by people needing quick and easy A-levels :p:
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    (Original post by Adam92)
    Yes, but to put it into perspective, general studies' sole purpose is to be exploited by people needing quick and easy A-levels :p:
    True, true! :p:
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    (Original post by addylad)
    But then, surely going for something easier would be a better option?

    General studies FTW, who said these piss easy A levels didn't have a purpose?!
    Is Maths not an easy A-level?
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    (Original post by Prilynn)
    If you work on average 4 hours a day, you'll have done 360 hours of maths in 3 months.

    Now I personally had 2 hours and 30 minutes of maths lessons per week. Multiply this by 40 weeks (approx.) means I had around 95 ~100 hours of maths lessons in year 12 (possibly minus 5 due to public holidays, mock exams, teacher absent etc.). I had fewer lessons for year 13 due to the final exams, so perhaps about 80.

    This means I had around 175 ~ 180 hours of maths lesson time in 2 years.

    Taking into account that the OP is self-teaching A2 level Maths, I still reckon 360 hours is enough to self-teach A-level Maths to A-grade standard. Forget the bull**** about the OP needing much more time to consolidate ... or that he'll get bored from the long sustained periods of studying. If he is so fervent to have another A-level, he'll have to be prepared to work hard for it.

    Besides, I never listened to my maths teacher talking. I just went on to do my own exercises as I pleased. The 360 hours available doubles the amount of time I had.
    Errrr right. Well hope you had fun, i went and enjoyed my life...
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    Maths.
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    (Original post by Kiwiguy)
    Errrr right. Well hope you had fun, i went and enjoyed my life...
    I'm actually a semi-pro athlete, thanks. But yeah, i'm a very fast typer as well.
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    (Original post by bio1111)
    I just need to have one A level in any subject (CIE board) and without coursework or practicals because I'm a private candidate. The university requires me to do it and since I work as well, I couldn't start studying earlier. That's why....I just have 3 months. General studies is no more an option anyway because CIE offers only an AS level General Paper exam. I need to have a complete A level......What do you think of Geography? People have told me it's difficult, some have said it's very easy....what do you think?
    How long have you known you need this A-Level?



    I know everyone at my school who did geography found it quite hard and they had to go on loads of field trips. Haven't done it myself though.
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    I'd say no to sociology, I did that myself and did well but only because my teacher gave us so many resources and we watched videos on case studies etc. You could probably learn the basic principles (Marxism etc) but I think actually finding case studies would be more difficult. Plus the exam board we did didn't have a specific book for A2 level so that was harder.

    Everyone I know who did psychology as well as sociology said it's harder as there's much more to learn.
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    (Original post by haz220807)
    How long have you known you need this A-Level?



    I know everyone at my school who did geography found it quite hard and they had to go on loads of field trips. Haven't done it myself though.
    I known I need this A-level for 6 months now but I couldn't start studying earlier due to other commitments. I've decided to go for CIE Business Studies because I've done some Business related studies in the past....really hope it'll be fine! I need a C atleast. Do you know if there is too much of maths/accounts in Business Studies?
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    (Original post by neomilan)
    :no: definitly a big no. that is the biggest load of crap i've ever heard
    geography is long, difficult and time consuming
    anyone that says otherwise has never studied a level geography
    I took geography and it was fine. All you have to do is learn the stuff.
    Sociology is also really easy. You just read the notes, then do well in the exam.
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    (Original post by bio1111)
    I known I need this A-level for 6 months now but I couldn't start studying earlier due to other commitments. I've decided to go for CIE Business Studies because I've done some Business related studies in the past....really hope it'll be fine! I need a C atleast. Do you know if there is too much of maths/accounts in Business Studies?
    You probably could have decided earlier! No-one is that busy.
    Business studies wasn't even an option at my school, I know people who've done it at GCSE and people who've done it at degree level but no-one at A-Level and definitely not on your exam board so no idea, sorry.
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    (Original post by Prilynn)
    Is Maths not an easy A-level?
    It's not the easiest.
 
 
 
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