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Marley109
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Goldsmiths considers me an International Student even though i have an EU passport, they require me to be in the UK for atleast a year until I can become an EU Student according to them, so in that time I have to pay EU fees and i really don't know if I can get a Student Loan or not and for London Met's foundation course they don't allow the Student Loans Company to cover up the fees for that course.

So I'm in a bit of a mess right now.
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Hii I not done well in my Gcse got 4cs 1b and d in maths.college say I can't do A level and to do btec level 3 in bio.chem.and physiology but no uni will take me without A level. What can u do ??
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Avoid doing a foundation degree or a degree with a foundation year. It is just profit making exercise for universities; they receive another year's tuition fees from you. Additionally, employers will look at your A level grades and ask why it took you 4 years to complete an undergraduate degree. I am surprised no politician or journalist is discussing this serious matter. Someone in the media should raise the profile of this issue.
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(Original post by matqkks)
Avoid doing a foundation degree or a degree with a foundation year. It is just profit making exercise for universities; they receive another year's tuition fees from you. Additionally, employers will look at your A level grades and ask why it took you 4 years to complete an undergraduate degree. I am surprised no politician or journalist is discussing this serious matter. Someone in the media should raise the profile of this issue.
foundation *degree* = 2 years
top up year = 1 year
2 years + 1year = 3 years

foundation *year* = 1 year
honours degree = 3 years
1 year + 3 years = 4 years

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(Original post by Rayhan07)
Hii I not done well in my Gcse got 4cs 1b and d in maths.college say I can't do A level and to do btec level 3 in bio.chem.and physiology but no uni will take me without A level. What can u do ??
Leaving aside the fact that you really don't have to go to university for a good career and a successful life, many universities will accept excellent grades in BTEC level 3 for entry into undergraduate courses.



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My friend, you are just 16, what's hurrying you? You do not only need A'level for Uni. entry, but also to equip you for the high level performance that Uni. require. Besides, You may also need A' Level in the future for either your master or any highly competitive professional course.
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Did you find a way to take a foundation course with GCSE entry because im having the same issue here since i won't take A level
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what grades will you need to get in btec to do the foundation course
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