I have applied for Royal Holloway to study psychology. I'm a mature student currently on an access to HE course. I wanted to know if any one can give me some advice on how mature students are assessed? I have heard many times that we are looked at differently to A Levels students because some of s may have been out of education for 20 years and its not fair to compare to A levellers.
Now, my problem is this... I was taken out of school early due to bullying, which meant I couldn't complete my GCSES. Universities want 5 GCSE's so I'm doing Maths, Psychology, sociology and RE alongside my Access course. In a hope that it shows dedication and how much I really want to go to to university.
My problem is that I so desperately want to go to RHUL as its really close to my home, and I have heard great things about it and the psychology department.
RHUL require a B grade in maths GCSE, I'm doing foundation so I can only get a C or lower..
I want to know whether, if the rest of my application meets requirements, whether not having a B in maths will let me down or if they can be lenient on these things?