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    (Original post by Kimberina)
    Hi everyone!

    Just a general query,

    I was planning on attending a brick uni next year but at the moment OU is winning me over, even with the fee increase it still works out cheaper and I like the fact that I can still work alongside it and pay for the course as I go.

    I noticed by looking at their website that you only need to register instead of having to apply through UCAS, how far in advance do you need to register? Is it best to do it in advance to make sure you get on the course?

    Thanks in advance x
    It's best to reserve your place ASAP. Student numbers are dictated by the number of tutors. There are some modules, particuarly psychology and heath studies, that fill up quite quickly. You can always register for a module and withdraw from it nearer the start date without penalty if you feel you've made a mistake.
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    (Original post by Kimberina)
    Hi everyone!

    Just a general query,

    I was planning on attending a brick uni next year but at the moment OU is winning me over, even with the fee increase it still works out cheaper and I like the fact that I can still work alongside it and pay for the course as I go.

    I noticed by looking at their website that you only need to register instead of having to apply through UCAS, how far in advance do you need to register? Is it best to do it in advance to make sure you get on the course?

    Thanks in advance x
    Yes. You will most likely have to register for February if you want to start now. It's a bit late for October registrations. You need to register a few months in advance.
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    (Original post by stma)
    Guys i'd like to know how long it would take to achieve a bsc in math because all the courses are dependent from one another.
    If you have not finished yet one course, you can't start the other one and so you lose a year or 6 months.
    What modules did you have in mind? There's no reason why you can't have a couple on the go.
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    (Original post by DJTom)
    did you get in in the end?
    I think i did, cant remember now, I'm on EMA time atm

    Work have just put a ban on me doing uni work at my desk between calls - they haven't yet realised that I dont always need a pad and pen - I have the access I need to the OU site
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    (Original post by vixki)
    whats this in, AA100??


    tbf I'm not to fussed if I get a high pass or not, getting a 40 or a 84 is no different in the level 1 courses.
    yep!
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    I just recieved my pack today from the OU :woo:

    I am doing Molecules, Medicines and Drugs! :crazy:

    Will be a great help with my A Levels. :awesome:

    But I am not going back to the college which registered me for the course. I am going somewhere else. :erm:

    and I have not yet recieved my username or password for the student hub :sad:
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    Thanks guys! That's a great help, I'll get registered x
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    I can continue with the course! :woo:

    and I got my details :crazy:

    I am a uni student at 17 :smartass:
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    (Original post by Agent Smirnoff)
    I can continue with the course! :woo:

    and I got my details :crazy:

    I am a uni student at 17 :smartass:

    It is almost like Christmas when your books arrive isn't it!

    Love your avatar btw!
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    (Original post by Agent Smirnoff)
    I just recieved my pack today from the OU :woo:

    I am doing Molecules, Medicines and Drugs! :crazy:

    Will be a great help with my A Levels. :awesome:

    But I am not going back to the college which registered me for the course. I am going somewhere else. :erm:

    and I have not yet recieved my username or password for the student hub :sad:
    I'm doing that one now. Are you aiming for October or January finish? Also, from what I've already read, the first few chapters are basically the AS/A2 syllabus, so it'll be really useful to you. I really wish I'd done this one last summer on YASS, but I didn't have the time alongside work experience.

    Just registered on Introducing Health Sciences (SDK125) yesterday, waiting for that one to go through.
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    (Original post by gernumblies)
    I'm doing that one now. Are you aiming for October or January finish? Also, from what I've already read, the first few chapters are basically the AS/A2 syllabus, so it'll be really useful to you. I really wish I'd done this one last summer on YASS, but I didn't have the time alongside work experience.

    Just registered on Introducing Health Sciences (SDK125) yesterday, waiting for that one to go through.


    O'rly? :beard:

    How do you find it. The start date was 1st September and I got my materials this afternoon , which strikes me as odd. :erm:

    Bet you are playing with the Mollymods now eh? :teehee:

    Good because I would appreciate something to make that A at Chemistry that little bit easier. Studying for Chem is a bitch! Especially when your aim is an A at AS and A* for Overall A Level.



    Introducing Health Care? What is that one like? Do you want a degree at the end and if so , which one?
    (Original post by MC2705)
    It is almost like Christmas when your books arrive isn't it!

    Love your avatar btw!

    It is! :crazy:

    Given the fact that I was panicking about finding a College to redo my AS Levels ..... I forgot completely about it but thought I was gonna just settle for an OU degree straight off and skip A Levels.

    So happy it all worked out in the end. I may just sneak the odd cheeky module in I suppose. :teehee:

    I will just go on until I leave Sixth Form , whether or not it is explicitly YASS or not tbh. I do it not only for my career choice but the challenge, fun and experience to be honest.

    Are you with the OU? What do you study/hope to achieve?


    Thanks. He is cool and funky like me. :afro:
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    (Original post by Nitebot)
    S104 has more books than I think I read for my whole degree at a brick college! Some tough looking science as well!
    I'm doing this course too! Looked quite scary when all those books arrived at once!
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    Yep. I'm doing the Science practical course S155 as well. Glad I didn't pick a Maths course too though. There's plenty to learn as it is.
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    (Original post by Agent Smirnoff)
    O'rly? :beard:

    How do you find it. The start date was 1st September and I got my materials this afternoon , which strikes me as odd. :erm:

    Bet you are playing with the Mollymods now eh? :teehee:

    Good because I would appreciate something to make that A at Chemistry that little bit easier. Studying for Chem is a bitch! Especially when your aim is an A at AS and A* for Overall A Level.



    Introducing Health Care? What is that one like? Do you want a degree at the end and if so , which one?
    It depends when you registered. If you registered right before the closing date, your materials wouldn't have been despatched until the start date or maybe even after that. All the instructions should be on the sheet that came with your book and molymods: if you sign onto your StudentHome, there will be a box with the module title in, with links like Module Website and Assessment. Go on module website, then there's a section with links titled EMA or assessment or something similar (there's also a Practice EMA link), and there should be the questions for both October and January on the page from the EMA link. (I hope that's what you meant by how do you find it. )

    I'm liking it so far, mostly because I feel less like I'm sat at home doing nothing while everyone else is at college/uni, although I don't envy you doing A level Chemistry, I've done my share of A levels now, got the grades I needed!

    When the molymods arrived, it was like Christmas. :teehee: I haven't properly broken mine in yet, they're still really difficult to put together and take apart.

    Introducing Health Sciences is the compulsory module for the Certificate in Health Sciences. It looked interesting, and I thought why not because I have a gap year to fill. There a few different modules I liked the look of, and they all would count towards the certificate so I'm going for it. (Not that I can get the CertHE because that's tied to an employer, but never mind. If I have time in future I could use the points from the certificate and do an Open CertHE for fun.)

    I'm reapplying for Vet Med. I was going to ask what you're aiming for but I just checked from your profile. (Possibly army medic? I'm interested in army vet, but I need to get into uni first. ) Not all of the topics are directly related for me as they will be for you, but it's all public health and biochemistry and things so it's useful in the long run just for the concepts.
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    got a tma due on tuesday and ive barely started =/ eek.
    really need to get organised otherwise a. ill fail my exam b. ill do bad in dd101 and c. i wont be able to start u213 in feb
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    Just received my books for B203 - Business Functions in Context. Now that is what I call a big pile of books, lol.

    This will be my third OU course and I'm aiming for a BA (Hons) Business Studies.

    I just wish the Module website would open already - still have to wait 2 weeks.
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    Hello,

    Can anyone explain to me how individual modules (OCAS and OES) are being graded? Above 85% for both OCAS and OES is a distinction. But where does 2:1 start?

    Would be grateful for any help.
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    (Original post by Anya15)
    Hello,

    Can anyone explain to me how individual modules (OCAS and OES) are being graded? Above 85% for both OCAS and OES is a distinction. But where does 2:1 start?

    Would be grateful for any help.
    Evening

    Your final grade will be the lowest of the two. So distinction for OCAS and 2:2 for OES = 2:2 for example.

    > = 85 a first
    70 - 84 is a 2:1
    55 - 69 is a 2:2
    40-54 is a pass
    < 40% is a fail

    It's possible to be bumped up if you're a few percent off though.
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    Thank you for your reply.
    I know the classification you've just submitted Actually, that's why I am confused. Because when I use Assessment Calculator (StudentHome) to predict my results it says basically that if I get less than 70% on OES I'll get a grade 3. And according to the above classification that should be 2:2. It looks that:

    > = 85 a first
    70 -84 is just 2 (the calculator doesn't show 2:1 or 2:2)
    69 - 54 is a 3
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    I found this information: http://www3.open.ac.uk/assessment/ug/p4_5.asp

    Most modules above Level 1 have four pass levels.

    Pass 1 (distinction) 85 (OES) and 85 (OCAS)
    Pass 2 70 and 70
    Pass 3 55 and 55
    Pass 4 40 and 40
    Fail, entitled to resit* 15 and 40

    So there is no distinction made between 2:1 and 2:2.

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