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  1. Mar 7, 2016 #1
    Hi,
    I'm currently in the midst of completing my IGCSEs. I'm 19, and get homeschooled. I dropped out of regular schooling 4 years ago because I was not sure what I wanted to do ahead. I'm now very certain as to what I want to achieve. The issue is I'm currently studying only 3 subjects; physics, chemistry and mathematics extended. After my exams I wish to take up AS- AL physics and math for the next two years with O level chemistry. I'm currently studying through Wolsey hall, Oxford. My concern is how hard would it be for a 21 year old homeschooled person to get into a good college to study higher level physics and mathematics? Taking into account I'm only doing 3 subjects as of now. Also could you tell me if there's anything additional I could do to improve my chances of getting into a college?
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2016 #2

    Student100

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    Does the UK have anything equivalent to US community colleges?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2016 #3
    I'm not from UK so I'm not sure. Why do you ask? Also what's the difference between community college and universities in terms of courses? Thank you (:
     
  5. Mar 13, 2016 #4

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    Ah.

    The courses are nearly the same, but in the US community colleges give students who've had non-traditional or less than ideal educations a chance to transfer to larger universities later on after earning college credits.

    If something exists like that where you're from it could be beneficial and a possible route to eventually go to the college of your choice.
     
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