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    • Thread Starter

    Basically what it says in the title.

    I'm in year 13 atm.

    I'm thinking of changing my course to Foundation Year in Science, automatically leading onto a degree in Physics, as I've only just realised that Physics is what I want to do.
    In particular, I want to go into research, which am I right in saying, is highly competitive and not a lot of people do it?

    Would a foundation year be a disadvantage to me? Would I be better off taking a year to do a Physics A-level - that way I will also be able to apply to 5 unis that are better in Phys.

    Tuition fees are important to me, but not as important to me as other factors such as job prospects and such.

    And would I even have to mention it in my CV? lol I don't want to lie, but can you just leave something out? I guess they would ask me what I did with the year between though.

    I would really appreciate any advice!
    • Thread Starter

    Sorry, I didn't even mention my grades. I have an AS in re (philosophy and ethics) grade A. I am looking to be getting an A*/A in Maths, A in Biology and A/B in Chemistry. A offer for a foundation year is usually BBC and my current offer (for a completely different course that I might be changing from) is ABB.

    I don't think that they're seen as bad. If you get asked about it in interview then you just need to justify your reasoning behind doing it.
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