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Is doing an Access course waste of time? watch

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    Hi everyone.
    I'm a mature student and currently redoing my GCSE's. I want to do Med in the future and was thinking doing an access course this year.
    Is it worth it coz i heard not many people are accepted into uni after doing it..or should i just do A-levels which will take most of my time and i have to study with younger students.

    It's true that it can be more difficult getting into medicine with an access course than with A-levels, but it's not a waste of time if you do your research.

    Access courses are only accepted by certain universities for medicine. Those that do accept them will only accept those courses from certain colleges. This means that you have to be careful when choosing a college to do the access course at, and when choosing universities to apply to as these two things will be linked.

    A-levels are universally accepted so will keep more doors open, but the choice of which is more appropriate for you depends on your circumstances. Access courses will not necessarily take up less of your time, they are hard work and you have to score really well to stand a chance of getting into medical school; and there will likely also be people one them who are younger than you (although they may not be the majority).
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