Access to HE? Watch
From there I worked for a few years in a mediocre retail job before I decided to travel to Taiwan and Japan (I had been flirting with the idea of learning a language) with some of the money I had saved. While in Taiwan I met some Leeds students that were studying Chinese there for the year but one of them was like me and did not study for A-Levels. Instead he said he went on an "Access" course and was accepted into Uni to study the language that way.
Personally I would like to Study Chinese or Japanese language at University, with a hope of working in Translation. So just a few questions:
1. I finished High school with GCSE C's in most important subjects (Maths, Science etc) apart from English which I received a D in, should I do a retake before I apply to Access?
2. If I want to study Language at Uni, would I be correct in picking a humanities Access diploma?
3. The Access website says application ends after January, but I can't find any courses on the webpage within 50 miles of my town. But my local college (Chichester) say they have access courses, anyone know why this is?
4. Does anyone here have any personal experience with Access? would you recommend it for my situation?
Thank you for reading and for any help/advice in advance
3. The Access course website is rubbish and out of date, if your local college says they do it then they do it.
4. I don't, but there are a lot of people in the mature section of the forum who do have Access experience.
I will also say that you should probably start learning a language now (it need not be Chinese or Japanese), but admissions staff like to see a demonstrated ability to learn languages.