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Does it make it easier to graduate with honours? On unistats, courses with foundation year have slightly higher percentage of first class and second honours graduates. Does it really help? I imagine it would.
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I would have thought so. You`re getting a years head start on uni-style learning, and the foundation year would cover all the stuff the lecturers want you to know before 1st year.
Cool. I hope i get honours
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Cool. I hope i get honours
If you don't get honours, then something has gone seriously wrong and you've managed to partially fail third year. Almost everyone graduates with honours - it's just a question of which class of honours you get (first, 2.1, 2.2 or third)

Foundation years are essentially there to get people who underperformed at A Level for whatever reason into better universities than would otherwise have been possible.
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Foundations are for people with below par grades or wrong subjects for the course.

It's almost like a university preparation year, and will probably make the first year run smoother if you pay attention enough.
I imagine after first years, it becomes less important since you will be roughly at the same level as every other student come year 2.


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If you don't get honours, then something has gone seriously wrong and you've managed to partially fail third year. Almost everyone graduates with honours - it's just a question of which class of honours you get (first, 2.1, 2.2 or third)

Foundation years are essentially there to get people who underperformed at A Level for whatever reason into better universities than would otherwise have been possible.
First or second then. lol
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It's almost like a university preparation year, and will probably make the first year run smoother if you pay attention enough.
I imagine after first years, it becomes less important since you will be roughly at the same level as every other student come year 2.
I hope not, lol
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