Any other fellow Foundation Year Applicants for the 2017/18 academic year? What degree are you applying for and what college do you hope to join?
I'm 23, so a mature student and sent off my application today for Physics with a Foundation Year. I'm a little bit of a different one as I have no A Levels or even AS levels under my belt, and mediocre GCSE results, but I have my fingers crossed that Durham doesn't allow my mistakes as a teenager to affect my potential as an adult!
Im also 23 and considering applying. Can you really gain entry with little to no qualifications? Surely theres a catch...
That's exactly what I thought when I first started really looking into it earlier this year around April, but there actually isn't. There are exams to pass at the end of the foundation year, and if you don't then you don't gain access to the Bachelors Degree, but that is no different to any other year at University.
If it's something you want to do, go ahead and apply! There aren't many Universities that don't ask for A Levels even when they offer foundation years, so you don't need any more than 5 choices to send your applications to.
If they all come back and say no, then you know you need to go away and do something like an Access to HE diploma and come back next year
I've looked into the foundation year a lot at Durham so if you've got any questions about it I'll answer what I can!
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