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    where can i do a science/economics/finance foundation degree

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    (Original post by *Thedreaming*)
    where can i do a science/economics/finance foundation degree

    thanks
    They dont really do they for economics/Finance at top universities. What grades are you expecting in what subjects?
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    They dont really do they for economics/Finance at top universities. What grades are you expecting in what subjects?
    I already have my grades, they are quite bad...i am in clearing and i am looking at doing foundation course next year

    my a-levels include two sciences.
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    (Original post by *Thedreaming*)
    I already have my grades, they are quite bad...i am in clearing and i am looking at doing foundation course next year

    my a-levels include two sciences.
    Anything out of the top 10 mostly seem to do some sort of foundation year. Largely depends on your grades though. Bear in mind the courses are competitive ie. 10 Applicants per place.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Some people might of not done as well as they expected this January or are not coping with A-levels very well therefore might see continuing onwards a bit of a lost cause. Just because you dont get A's and B's in exams Is not the end of the world.

    This Is how my A-levels have panned out, hopefully some of you can take this in and realise that you are not stuckif you dont perform well at A-level and can still to go to a good university.

    My Background

    I go to a normal public school nothing special and my GCSE's were not amazing - enough to get me into sixth form. I was in a mixed ability class for maths mostly comprised of foundation borderline students, and top set science (Just).

    I originally picked AS Physics, Maths, Geography, Business.

    Maths/Physics I found very hard, the jump from GCSE was absolutely crazy and I quickly learn that the time I spent in the classroom at GCSE was useless and I had not covered any basic topics, I didnt know what a quadratic was, what lines were (like y=x) how to factorise ect and spent the first two months confused not understanding anything. Physics was just as bad and we were on a new syllabus to the teachers were learning at the same rate as the students were. Geography was not as bad considering I did not study it at GCSE I found this quite a nice break from my other subjects. Finally Business I did not get on with as it was long essay writing something I'm weak at and did not enjoy.

    Ultimately I did very badly on my exams especially the January ones. The second term exams I did better on but still no way near enough to progress onto A2 and salvage a decent grade so I had a dilemma decided resit the year or drop out. Honestly I could of dropped out at any time but my parents persuaded me to stay on.

    I found the lack of people in my year beneficial and allowed me to concentrate and understand my subjects. I rearranged what I was studying and did more A-levels over the 3 years but kept a manageable amount.

    Now part way through my A2 year I'm coming on increasingly stronger at both subjects (maths and physics) though still not at a high grade like A, but that was not expected of me.

    Now I have made my university choices with my grades looking to be CCDBc I have opted to go for a foundation year in engineering at Loughborough university which i would of never dreamed about before though I could of gone for the main degree at Nottingham Trent if I didnt want to do a foundation year, there are plenty of decent universities to pick from.

    UPDATE:
    Having now completed my A-levels and my resit year I myself and my teachers agree that I have greatly benefited from it, maybe the extra time allowed me to be less overwhelmed by the change from GCSE to A-level. Towards the end of the year I was working at a very high standard in both maths and physics exceeding expectations in both subjects by pulling out very highly scoring mock papers. My quality of work and ability to answer challenging questions is so much stronger, this is purely down to pulling in lots of effort and time into these subjects.

    JUNE 2011 RESULTS DAY UPDATE:


    Having worked really hard after christmas I managed to improve my physics enough to get a B grade in the last exam which is a real hard one and an A in a physics resit.
    Overall I left with BCCCc having gone from UUU.



    Before I get shot down for
    A) Doing a foundation year
    B) Resitting a year
    C) Not having A grades
    D) Not going to a top 10 university


    The point of this post was to emphasis that you dont need do well in your first set of exams to get where you want, if you put effort it you can get there it might just take a little longer.
    Love your current sig but I miss her :sogood:7
    Btw. congrats on your grades!
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    (Original post by ibysaiyan)
    Love your current sig but I miss her :sogood:7
    Btw. congrats on your grades!
    Thank you :flutter:

    I seem to have a feminist mod that goes around removing them for 'being to big' and racking up a load of warning points in the process.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Thank you :flutter:

    I seem to have a feminist mod that goes around removing them for 'being to big' and racking up a load of warning points in the process.
    hahah :rofl:
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    (Original post by Ollyjg)
    I'm in a similar position to you. Failed my AS's last year, got DDUU in History, Business, Biology, PE - although I did have time out of 6th form due to an operation.
    This year, resitting year 12 (history, sociology and media) predicted AAB. I found not really knowing many people in my year has helped me to concentrate better in lessons.
    Going on to study History at Uni... hopefully
    I've found that aswell! I'm not very distracted or anything plus it's motivated me so much. I got CCD last year, but I HATED my subjects, they were so wrong for me so i started in september with completely new ones and enjoyed them more and came out with AAB
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    (Original post by Shippy)
    I've found that aswell! I'm not very distracted or anything plus it's motivated me so much. I got CCD last year, but I HATED my subjects, they were so wrong for me so i started in september with completely new ones and enjoyed them more and came out with AAB
    Yeah worked for me!
    I got DDUU last year and walked out with BBB this year; missing A's by a few UMS
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    (Original post by Ollyjg)
    Yeah worked for me!
    I got DDUU last year and walked out with BBB this year; missing A's by a few UMS
    Really impressive
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    inspirational

    absolutely fantastic :top:
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    I love threads like this. It shows you that grades are only a part of the journey to uni, it's determination that takes you to what you want to. Well done and I hope you get to the career you want to do
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    (Original post by Lou..)
    I love threads like this. It shows you that grades are only a part of the journey to uni, it's determination that takes you to what you want to. Well done and I hope you get to the career you want to do
    Thanks, its a long way off. I hope to do a degree in physics after my physics foundation year possibly leading into a masters. I'm starting to become very organised and aware of what I need grade wise to get where I want.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Thanks, its a long way off. I hope to do a degree in physics after my physics foundation year possibly leading into a masters. I'm starting to become very organised and aware of what I need grade wise to get where I want.
    Sounds good! With the extremely determined attitude you have you will get there! It may take a little bit of time but at least you will get there in the end. Never let anyone put you down or discourage you along the way.
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    This thread is a breathe of fresh air
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    (Original post by Woffles)
    This thread is a breathe of fresh air
    Thank you, I might keep writing as I progress through university!
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Some people might of not done as well as they expected this January or are not coping with A-levels very well therefore might see continuing onwards a bit of a lost cause. Just because you dont get A's and B's in exams Is not the end of the world.

    This Is how my A-levels have panned out, hopefully some of you can take this in and realise that you are not stuckif you dont perform well at A-level and can still to go to a good university.

    My Background
    I go to a normal public school nothing special and my GCSE's were not amazing - enough to get me into sixth form. I was in a mixed ability class for maths mostly comprised of foundation borderline students, and top set science (Just).

    I originally picked AS Physics, Maths, Geography, Business.

    Maths/Physics I found very hard, the jump from GCSE was absolutely crazy and I quickly learn that the time I spent in the classroom at GCSE was useless and I had not covered any basic topics, I didnt know what a quadratic was, what lines were (like y=x) how to factorise ect and spent the first two months confused not understanding anything. Physics was just as bad and we were on a new syllabus to the teachers were learning at the same rate as the students were. Geography was not as bad considering I did not study it at GCSE I found this quite a nice break from my other subjects. Finally Business I did not get on with as it was long essay writing something I'm weak at and did not enjoy.

    Ultimately I did very badly on my exams especially the January ones. The second term exams I did better on but still no way near enough to progress onto A2 and salvage a decent grade so I had a dilemma decided resit the year or drop out. Honestly I could of dropped out at any time but my parents persuaded me to stay on.

    I found the lack of people in my year beneficial and allowed me to concentrate and understand my subjects. I rearranged what I was studying and did more A-levels over the 3 years but kept a manageable amount.

    Now part way through my A2 year I'm coming on increasingly stronger at both subjects (maths and physics) though still not at a high grade like A, but that was not expected of me.

    Now I have made my university choices with my grades looking to be CCDBc I have opted to go for a foundation year in engineering at Loughborough university which i would of never dreamed about before though I could of gone for the main degree at Nottingham Trent if I didnt want to do a foundation year, there are plenty of decent universities to pick from.



    UPDATE: My Thoughts After Completing My A-levels
    Having now completed my A-levels and my resit year I myself and my teachers agree that I have greatly benefited from it, maybe the extra time allowed me to be less overwhelmed by the change from GCSE to A-level. Towards the end of the year I was working at a very high standard in both maths and physics exceeding expectations in both subjects by pulling out very highly scoring mock papers. My quality of work and ability to answer challenging questions is so much stronger, this is purely down to pulling in lots of effort and time into these subjects.




    JUNE 2011 RESULTS DAY UPDATE: Did It pay off?

    Having worked really hard after christmas I managed to improve my physics enough to get a B grade in the last exam which is a really hard one and an A in a physics resit many good students got U's in the mocks in this. I even managed to get an A grade in one of my physics exams.
    Overall I left with BCCCc having gone from UUU.



    Afterword + The future:
    Having changed my course I will be studying Physics with a Foundation Year at the University of Loughborough. For some people this might not be much of an achievement. However, for me this is an absolute dream come true without even considering my past.

    I may continue to write my experiences through the foundation year and on to the main degree in a blog if there is a small amount of request for it.



    Read This Before You Critisise My Choices:
    Before I get shot down for
    A) Doing a foundation year
    B) Resitting a year
    C) Not having A grades
    D) Not going to a top 10 university


    The point of this post was to emphasis that you dont need do well in your first set of exams to get where you want, if you put effort it you can get there it might just take a little longer.
    Absolutely fantastic! I really enjoyed reading this and seeing how you got on, Physics is SUCH hard subject, I did it for AS and got a D and knew I'd never be able to increase on that. Loughborough is a fantastic University and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time, please continue with this thread
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    (Original post by natashapt)
    Absolutely fantastic! I really enjoyed reading this and seeing how you got on, Physics is SUCH hard subject, I did it for AS and got a D and knew I'd never be able to increase on that. Loughborough is a fantastic University and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time, please continue with this thread
    Thankyou

    I found I did better at A2 then AS, shame about the E in unit 3 as I completely crumbled in the exam even though I did well in mocks.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Thankyou

    I found I did better at A2 then AS, shame about the E in unit 3 as I completely crumbled in the exam even though I did well in mocks.
    Sometimes the exam just startles you at the time, you can only do as good as you are on the day. I did better at A2 also, I managed A's in every exam apart from BY5 in Biology, an E, even though Bio was what I worked hardest at to understand! Got AAB overall though in Maths History and Bio respectively so working hard and resitting etc paid off.
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    (Original post by *Thedreaming*)
    where can i do a science/economics/finance foundation degree

    thanks
    Keele University
    Business Economics with Social Science foundation year
    Economics with Social Science foundation year

    Manchester Met
    Business Economics with foundation year
    Economics with foundation year

    I'm applying to Bradford (combined studies with foundation year) and Leeds (social science with foundation year) and after completing the foundation year I plan on progressing onto Politics or History and Politics or International Relations. Maybe you should contact these universities and ask about the same thing with possible progression onto an Economics degree.


    As for Science with foundation year courses, there are many universities offering this. Go on UCAS and go to Course search and search for the courses you want with a foundation year.

    Hope this helped

 
 
 

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