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    I have been offered a place on this course and wondered if anyone had done the extended foundation year. I just wondered what people made of the foundation year, was it helpful and did it prepare you for the main course. I have been offered a place on both the extended and main but wondering if as a mature student the extended year would be a good thing.

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    I have been offered a place on this course and wondered if anyone had done the extended foundation year. I just wondered what people made of the foundation year, was it helpful and did it prepare you for the main course. I have been offered a place on both the extended and main but wondering if as a mature student the extended year would be a good thing.

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    Hi I'm currently in the Foundation year for Zoology, but the Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal behaviour, sports science, biomed and forensics are all together for the Foundation year. I have found the year useful and it does give you a good science base for the main degree, but its not all focused on your specific degree pathway and is quite broad; Its like doing a general science course before specifying.

    The first semester modules were Chemistry which looked at areas like atoms, moles, chemical bonds, titration, thermochemistry, Redox Reactions. Biology, which looked at macro molecules, DNA replication, protein synthesis and cells. Maths, which looked at things like trigonometry, polynomials, Decimals, percentages, formulae and algebra. and a module called Developing academic skills which looked at referencing, essay writing, plagiarism and things like that.

    If you haven't looked already the model catalogue gives you a more in depth look at the modules http://web.anglia.ac.uk/modulecatalo...ion_year.phtml
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    (Original post by xlizx)
    Hi I'm currently in the Foundation year for Zoology, but the Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal behaviour, sports science, biomed and forensics are all together for the Foundation year. I have found the year useful and it does give you a good science base for the main degree, but its not all focused on your specific degree pathway and is quite broad; Its like doing a general science course before specifying.

    The first semester modules were Chemistry which looked at areas like atoms, moles, chemical bonds, titration, thermochemistry, Redox Reactions. Biology, which looked at macro molecules, DNA replication, protein synthesis and cells. Maths, which looked at things like trigonometry, polynomials, Decimals, percentages, formulae and algebra. and a module called Developing academic skills which looked at referencing, essay writing, plagiarism and things like that.

    If you haven't looked already the model catalogue gives you a more in depth look at the modules http://web.anglia.ac.uk/modulecatalo...ion_year.phtml
    thanks I will have a look, is there any condition to the main course if you do the foundation year or do you go straight to the main course after it
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    (Original post by Sarah76)
    thanks I will have a look, is there any condition to the main course if you do the foundation year or do you go straight to the main course after it
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    You need to pass all of the exams and essays, and if you do you then go straight onto the main course. Each module has two exams and one piece of course work or scientific report, with the exception of biology in the second semester which has four exams and one scientific report, hope this helps
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    hi thanks for info,

    do you know if the class timetable stays the same each year approx. how many days a week do you attend

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    (Original post by Sarah76)
    hi thanks for info,

    do you know if the class timetable stays the same each year approx. how many days a week do you attend

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    Not sure if they stay the same, but it will probably be similar. I attend four days a week, but they are not full days.
 
 
 
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