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Didn't do well in exams for family reasons. 4 years on I'm wanting to go to Uni. Watch

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    I had average grades through most of high school. In relatively high classes but a few month before my exams a close family member died and had my mind all over the place which caused me to do bad in my exams. Now 4 years on (been working since I finished my exams) I am wanting to go to university to study Earth Sciences but I am no where near the entry requirements. I would be waiting till I am 21 and hopefully apply as a mature student. I am off abroad for a year soon and if I could volunteer at some places which would relate to the degree I want to do would that help me cause? Anyone been in the same predicament as myself and got any help?

    PS. Sorry if this is in the wrong board. Seemed the most fitting to myself.
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    Access courses or foundation years are probably your best bet. They are much more flexible about requirements. It involves another year of study, but it will get you where you want to be.
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    Thanks for the speedy reply. Going to have a look into it


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    (Original post by grantjf)
    Thanks for the speedy reply. Going to have a look into it


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    Access is definitely the right place to start looking. Have a look in the mature students forum, where you will find more discussions on these courses.
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    This may help https://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Pages/Default.aspx
 
 
 
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