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    Hi All,

    I'm starting an access to nursing course in september and finding it really hard to get any solid info about syllabus and grading, even from the college.
    I know the subject topics: human biology
    health studies
    study skills
    information technology
    GCSE English equivalent
    GCSE Maths equivalent
    and have been given a very basic reading list, but thats about it...! If anyone has any more info or advice i would love to hear it

    Also, how are they graded? Its a pass, merit distinction, but what percentage corresponds to which grade (eg 80% pass = distinction??).

    And finally, I am studying 3 days a week, have 2 kids at school and will try to work part time (as a HCA) around the course. Has anyone else been in a similar position and how did you find it?

    Any advice gratefully recieved

    I went through an access to HE science last year, and now I am starting an adult nursing programme in Sept. I too have two children. I had been away from education for a number of years. At first it was hard to get back into things and find a good balance for school and family.
    We all got our syllabus on our first week outlining the assignments and due dates. We were graded on pass/merit/destination. There were all the above that you mentioned but the gcse classes are separate as not everyone needs to do them. I had my main course load of human biology, chemistry, psychology and then I did gcse maths 2x a week and an adult literacy class 1x a week.
    At my college they tallied all the grades you get for each term and whatever you got the most of was your mark for the term.
    I hope that helps

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