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Is Bristol GS in 7 Months possible?

Old 15th Sep 2018, 10:46
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Cool Is Bristol GS in 7 Months possible?

I have no job, no family commitments. Just me and my desk until May. Is it possible to be wrapped up by then?
(It's approximately 164 working days excluding sundays, bank holidays, 3 revision weeks and 14 test days.)
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 11:07
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You should be alright, I started in mid May and am hoping to be done by mid December- just be prepared to join the hermit life I`m sure it can be done faster but I`m struggling to see how- especially when you`ve got to coordinate brush up weeks with exams etc.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 12:41
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It will be tough and you will have to do 12+ hour days of studying

It's not as easy as that and you will want to do other things in the day, if you can stay motivated to do 12 hour study days every day then you can do it I have had friends do it like that in other countries in about 8 months

I had the whole day to myself to study and I was lucky if I got 6 hours in that would be a really good day for me
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 15:15
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Modular ATPL is possible in 6-7 months but you are going to have to be very focused & committed with no distractions & little or no social life. I did have a CPL(H) student do it 5 months working at it full time but course had slightly less work load. Best of luck.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 21:39
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Of course you can, You'll be fine. No need to go crazy about it either, no need to pull 12 hour days lol. Have a consistent weekly schedule with plenty of time off to let things sink in and to review your notes (and databanks).

Good luck with your studies!
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 10:24
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Should be entirely possible, did mine in five months start to finish with BGS under the old routine of splitting the 14 exams into two study groups of seven subjects per group with a two week revision session before each set of seven exams. I had a young son and I always made time to take him to school in the morning, collect him in the afternoon, spend time with him in the evening, read him a bedtime story and allowed myself weekends off to spend with him. You have none of those commitments, I’m no genius but I managed to pass all 14 exams at the first attempt with a 93% average, the course is excellent and the instructors are brilliant. Be disciplined, set targets and make sure that you hit them. Good luck
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 14:54
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It can be done easily. I studied barely 6 hours a day.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 19:32
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Easy....

did 8 and 6 3 months apart. With kids and a part time job. Just takes planning and dedication.

Might have changed a bit, but I think there was problems getting on the second brush up due to waiting lists etc.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 09:13
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I spread them over a longer period, taking unpaid leave to study. I averaged one week per subject, dawn to dusk.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 10:37
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Originally Posted by rudestuff View Post
I spread them over a longer period, taking unpaid leave to study. I averaged one week per subject, dawn to dusk.
I think I needed 1 month per subject, I don't know how some of you can do a subject a week
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 12:13
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If you've got no job, no distractions and no commitments why not go residential? (cost I'm guessing). You'll probably get a lot more out of it, and it'll take the same time.

Good luck either way.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 14:01
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7 months full-time study is doable, provided you CAN get away from the distractions of home life.

With the question banks taking a hammering with new questions, they are starting to become a redundant means of learning (or rather, rote learning of answers), and there is an increasing amount of negative feedback on the ability of the major question banks to keep up. With 2,500 old questions being taken out and about 4,000 new questions going in from January onwards, it's possible that exam results could take a nose dive - this has happened every time they have released a large batch of new questions into a subject.

I wish you all the best, whichever you decide.

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Old 20th Sep 2018, 23:21
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7 months is extremely doable in my experience. I completed mine in 7 months, and I took a few weeks off after mod 1 (2 modules when I did it). This was without going crazy with it, and I was also working part time as well. I put in a consistent amount of work each week without over doing it, and I put in A LOT of work during the brush up and lead up to the exams. Doing this I was able to pass everything first time with an average in the high 90s.
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 09:22
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Originally Posted by Negan View Post
I think I needed 1 month per subject, I don't know how some of you can do a subject a week
You just go through the CBT. The shortest one was M&B which took me 2 days, the longest one was Meteorology which took me 10 or 11 days.
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 15:22
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
You just go through the CBT. The shortest one was M&B which took me 2 days, the longest one was Meteorology which took me 10 or 11 days.
LOL, M&B is my only fail so far...
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