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    Hey guys I have been offered this foundation course...however I dont know how I will get onto the biomedical sciences course after this

    Also I would like to know how you guys found it if any of you have done this?
    Is it easy or what?

    having just done the foundation year at QM myself, I can tell you it's no walk in the park, but I'd say it's good preparation. After you finish the year, you automatically progress onto the next year as long as you meet the requirements.

    Hope that help
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    (Original post by fkhan4)
    having just done the foundation year at QM myself, I can tell you it's no walk in the park, but I'd say it's good preparation. After you finish the year, you automatically progress onto the next year as long as you meet the requirements.

    Hope that help
    Hey, did you do biology after? i really want to do biomed

    I did physics myself, but I know a few people who went on to biomed. At least I think they did

    I've completed the SEFP course at QM, it's a demanding course but as long as you keep up with the work you should be fine. I am progressing to Mechanical engineering this September, however I do have a friend who was progressing to biomed. I'll try to answer any questions you might have

    It's sort of set out like this.
    You have people who all want to progress to different courses after the foundation year. However, they all put them in one group. One day they call you to come in and show you a booklet which tells you which modules you must select in the foundation year in order to progress to your chosen degree.
    For example I wanted to do Mech Eng. So the booklet said I had to select two maths modules (one in the first semester and one in the second), all the physics modules (which was 3) and one choice between chemistry or another maths module. I chose chemistry as I wanted something challenging and different.

    However there are particular modules which are compulsory for your degree course so you had little options, Both the maths and 2 physics modules were compulsory for me to take. Alongside this there's and english module - a bit like GCSE english lit and language but more concerned about science. You'd think you would only meet people who study physics, maths or engineering by chosing these modules but that isn't true.

    My friend has compulsory modules of 2 biology and 2 chemistry and 1 maths, alongside the English module. All degree progression have compulsory Maths and the English module. so you do actually meet people who want to progress onto different degrees.

    To pass to your chosen degree in the next year for Any engineering e.g Aerospace, Mechanical, I think Computer science too. you needed at least 55% in average with all your modules combined. This includes a 55% pass in individual modules such as maths and physics. So I could fail chemistry and still be alright.

    If I can remember clearly my friend had to get 70% on average for bio-med. They were stressing about it but trust me it is possible. They are now progressing to their chosen degree .

    The timetable is hectic but I think it's worth it, you get an advantage as you become more confident on campus for the next year and you know all the tricks around uni earlier so you are more prepared and focused then individuals who came straight out from sixth form/ college.

    Also after the foundation year QM allow you to choose another uni if you wanted to progress to, and it is possible but I think you had to call the uni up and ask how the modules translates to them. So for example they might want 80% in particular modules which is different to QM. I had another friend who wanted to study medicine/ biology (something across those fields) is starting her first year this septermber at KCL. So it is possible as the foundation degree at QM is regarded as being very good. But most people that I know felt comfortable at the uni and decided to stay., QM is a good uni. Also another person who originally wanted to progress to maths ended up progressing to Economics at QM,so you can change you choice of degree progression at the end because they ask you to confirm it near the end of the foundation year.

    If you don't pass the mark to progress you might need to retake but that will be capped. If that doesn't go well they will drop you. Also if your attendance is bad you will be kicked out of the course.

    TBH, everyone I knew passed and happily went to their chosen degree, however they were all hardworkers (especially as this is their second chance) and had good attendance. As long as you have both you should be fine. There were times I thought I failed a module but I did just fine.

    If you decide to take this course, good luck! (Lol, Sorry for long message)
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