Hi, I'm 31 and have a successful career as a Software Engineer - but am finding more and more that I can't resist my love of physics. So, I've started studying physics in my spare time, rather than just endlessly reading about it. I did actually do A-Level physics when I was in college, but got an *ahem*E*ahem* as I was rarely there and didn't make any attempt to learn anything (doh!) What I'd like to do, however, is take the A-Level (or AS & A2, or whatever it is now) exams to get a qualification behind me so that I can continue on and do a degree if I so choose (I have a degree in Software Engineering, so I probably don't need the A-Level - but I'd like it. You know, sort of prove that I could have done it if I'd actually tried). What I don't want to do, though, is go to night classes or anything like that. I'd like to get the syllabus and reading list for a particular exam board, learn everything that I need to - then just take the exams (i.e. add some structure to my learning). I don't mind buying toys (equipment) for doing practical stuff either - that would be cool. I seem to remember when I was in college, all those years ago, that you could just pay ~£100 for each exam you wanted to take - I don't know if this is still the case though. Other options are Open University - but I don't want to plump down quite so much cash (around £300-£500 per 'course'). Plus, looking through the OU courses it doesn't really take my fancy at all. All the courses seem so vague - what happened to having a sensible physics course structure? Anyway, I digress. Plus, I'd like to get the A-Level under my belt first, to get my brain working in an 'academic' way again. So, any advice in this area would be very much appreciated. If anyone knows where I can get hold of the syllabus / reading lists, etc. for a particular exam board that would be great. Online would be ideal, but I don't mind ordering them (or some such) from somewhere. Or, if you're doing a physics course yourself at the moment - just a quickly typed list would be great! Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice / information. - Jelly.