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    (Original post by AshMcD)
    Good good!

    Access courses are interesting enough. They're by no means as easy as some of the folk on here seem to profess. It really depends on what he wants to study, if he's really not bothered and he'll study anywhere then he'll easily pick up a course in clearing with an access course. I'm doing chemistry and wanted to do it at a semi decent university so have to do access, foundation then undergrad.
    Sorry if it sounded bad. I completely understand the need for alternative courses. I'm a mature student so it was an option for me :yes: BTECs get exactly the same types of comments too (all easy, cheats way in to university etc) but I know they're both hard work!
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    (Original post by snoogy)
    Sorry if it sounded bad. I completely understand the need for alternative courses. I'm a mature student so it was an option for me :yes: BTECs get exactly the same types of comments too (all easy, cheats way in to university etc) but I know they're both hard work!
    Not to worry. How did you get in in the end? Did you do a levels? I looked into it but at 24 you can only do them from home, in the north west anyway!

    P.S - What do you get if you divide the circumference of an apple by its diameter?

    ... Apple Pi!

    Mmm
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    (Original post by AshMcD)
    Not to worry. How did you get in in the end? Did you do a levels? I looked into it but at 24 you can only do them from home, in the north west anyway!

    P.S - What do you get if you divide the circumference of an apple by its diameter?

    ... Apple Pi!

    Mmm
    I took a BTEC Nat Dip in college and got triple distinction. Oldest in my class but the whole experience was awesome.

    Now you've made me hungry :p:
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    Aren't you going to retake GCSE Maths?
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    Please guys let's keep this on-topic and civil. There is no need to insult the OP or anybody else in a similar position - if you can't offer any constructive advice then please refrain from posting.
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    (Original post by snoogy)
    I took a BTEC Nat Dip in college and got triple distinction. Oldest in my class but the whole experience was awesome.

    Now you've made me hungry :p:
    There's a wide range on our access course. From 19 - 52, it's interesting that's for sure.

    Yeah I made myself hungry as well, bad times.

    However, food = good times.
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    Thinking about it, i will probably retake GCSE maths on a night and take up an A level, although i'm a bit shady on the A levels. Bit of a nooby question but how do they work? I've never thought about A levels before as i was always on BTEC's.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Beagrie07)
    Thinking about it, i will probably retake GCSE maths on a night and take up an A level, although i'm a bit shady on the A levels. Bit of a nooby question but how do they work? I've never thought about A levels before as i was always on BTEC's.

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    Have a look at some of the content on this forum, which is specifically for discussion regarding A-level qualifications.
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    At my school you can do a Certificate of personal effectiveness which gives you 70 UCAS points. There isn't that much work involved. You just have to be part of a team, learn a skill (this can be learning to drive) and do career planning. I didn't do it so don't know much more about it but check out
    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...factsheet/cope
 
 
 

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