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    hey all,

    I am thinking about applying to Fdsc Chemistry at Nottingham Trent, I have the grade requirements but I'm just wondering am I academically capable to see out an entire Bsc/Mchem degree i.e. after completion of Fdsc?

    Is this a good course (the Fdsc) and will it stand me in good stead for the future?

    Thanks
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    hey all,

    I am thinking about applying to Fdsc Chemistry at Nottingham Trent, I have the grade requirements but I'm just wondering am I academically capable to see out an entire Bsc/Mchem degree i.e. after completion of Fdsc?

    Is this a good course (the Fdsc) and will it stand me in good stead for the future?

    Thanks
    I don't know much about those kinds of course but a foundation type course (which I think is what you mean) will definitely help you get your knowledge up to speed-after you do that there's no reason why you couldn't go on to do a BSc/MChem.
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    (Original post by The student_)
    hey all,

    I am thinking about applying to Fdsc Chemistry at Nottingham Trent, I have the grade requirements but I'm just wondering am I academically capable to see out an entire Bsc/Mchem degree i.e. after completion of Fdsc?

    Is this a good course (the Fdsc) and will it stand me in good stead for the future?

    Thanks
    It is a massive step up from A-level. If you thought that GCSE to A-level was hard, this is off the scale. Do have a serious think about it given that degrees now cost an arm and a leg.
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    Only you can answer this. How much did you try with your A level? Being honest with yourself, could you have done better?
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    (Original post by DeanFoley)
    Only you can answer this. How much did you try with your A level? Being honest with yourself, could you have done better?
    In all honesty I was very lazy at A level, I think I could have got a C with some effort.

    I know this is something that only I can truly answer but I just would like some outside perspective on the situation
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    I got a B and struggled with Chemistry at degree level
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    (Original post by The student_)
    In all honesty I was very lazy at A level, I think I could have got a C with some effort.

    I know this is something that only I can truly answer but I just would like some outside perspective on the situation
    If it would take real effort to get a C perhaps a degree in it isn't for you?
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    In my opinion, unless you are really passionate and relentless in pursuing a career involving chemistry, you should not even take chemistry at A'Level or equivalent with anything less than a B/C at GCSE/GCE. And for university degree courses in chemistry, you should not even consider it unless you can secure at least a A/B.

    Think of university degree course as like a speciality; you gotta be really good to do well and not struggle your way through. Moreover, pure chemistry courses in university consists of lots of physics and math; which if you are good with both, you can perhaps ace 2/3 of pure chemistry courses.
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    A level means nothing, if you love something you will work hard and get a good degree mark

    My friend got a C in chem Alevel and a first in her degree, people peak at different times


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    (Original post by Norton1)
    If it would take real effort to get a C perhaps a degree in it isn't for you?
    I said SOME effort, with a real effort I think a B would have been most probable
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    (Original post by shengoc)
    In my opinion, unless you are really passionate and relentless in pursuing a career involving chemistry, you should not even take chemistry at A'Level or equivalent with anything less than a B/C at GCSE/GCE. And for university degree courses in chemistry, you should not even consider it unless you can secure at least a A/B.

    Think of university degree course as like a speciality; you gotta be really good to do well and not struggle your way through. Moreover, pure chemistry courses in university consists of lots of physics and math; which if you are good with both, you can perhaps ace 2/3 of pure chemistry courses.
    Bear in mind that I am talking about a foundation course, but maths is not a subject I ever had an issue with.
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    I came to uni with no experience in chemistry at all, did a foundation in it and am generally getting 60-70% + in first year and im very lazy, so you should be fine seeing its just a foundation.
 
 
 
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