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    Hi all and thanks for reading this

    I'm feeling rather apprehensive about my chances of getting into a college course to begin the long road to a degree.

    I'm 26 and left school with Credit Standard Grades in Maths and Physics, but still couldn't get into a Higher EE course last year. I was offered a place on the Intermediate 2 level course (the level below) but some unforeseen circumstances meant I would be unable to do either that year anyway. This year all the colleges near me seem to have discontinued the Int2 courses! So that has left me in a bit of a pickle.

    With the qualifications I have, I'm pretty sure I won't get on the course (I'll still try), so I'm looking for a bit of advice as to what my next step should be in the event that I don't get accepted.

    The first thought that popped into my head was to spend a year to advance my Maths and Physics to Higher themselves, which would substantially increase my chances of getting into Higher EE and also give me a chance of getting straight into a HNC EE (a small chance though).

    The other thought was to do another course relevant to EE that would lead to an acceptance next year. When I look at courses, there seem to be so many that are similar to each other and I'm not exactly sure which ones would be of benefit, so a little guidance here would be super.

    Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Have a nice day
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    (Original post by Ellipsis™)
    Hi all and thanks for reading this

    I'm feeling rather apprehensive about my chances of getting into a college course to begin the long road to a degree.

    I'm 26 and left school with Credit Standard Grades in Maths and Physics, but still couldn't get into a Higher EE course last year. I was offered a place on the Intermediate 2 level course (the level below) but some unforeseen circumstances meant I would be unable to do either that year anyway. This year all the colleges near me seem to have discontinued the Int2 courses! So that has left me in a bit of a pickle.

    With the qualifications I have, I'm pretty sure I won't get on the course (I'll still try), so I'm looking for a bit of advice as to what my next step should be in the event that I don't get accepted.

    The first thought that popped into my head was to spend a year to advance my Maths and Physics to Higher themselves, which would substantially increase my chances of getting into Higher EE and also give me a chance of getting straight into a HNC EE (a small chance though).

    The other thought was to do another course relevant to EE that would lead to an acceptance next year. When I look at courses, there seem to be so many that are similar to each other and I'm not exactly sure which ones would be of benefit, so a little guidance here would be super.

    Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Have a nice day
    I'm sure if you're applying to university then Higher Maths and Higher Physics would be enough?
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    (Original post by munchen102)
    I'm sure if you're applying to university then Higher Maths and Higher Physics would be enough?
    That's what I've been led to believe yes. I'm just trying to figure out what the best way is, either by getting those Highers directly (ie simply doing those subjects) or to get into another course more relevant to EE which would 'effectively' get me those qualifications (ie an Access to University course).

    If that makes sense.
 
 
 
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