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    Hi there! I'm trying to find some answers about my situation. I'll be starting a Psychology Access Course in September this year, and possibly studying GCSE Maths alongside it to strengthen my university applications the following year. I currently only have an A Level in English Language at B grade, which I did a few years ago through distance learning (I grew up in South Africa and sadly my high school qualifications don't transfer to the UK).

    So all in all, when I begin applying to universities, I'll have a Psychology Access Course, GCSE Maths, and one A Level in English. Is this enough? What would be ideal?

    Also, I'll just throw it in there that my heart is set on University of Reading, and I'd love to study the MSci Psychological Theory and Practice. Am I crazy? :eek:
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    Access course by definition should be enough, it's suppose to be an access route to uni. They are generally sponsored/run by specific universities, that will accept them. Other Universities will most likely accept an access course as well, but, they might want a higher final mark.

    You have to contact universities individually to see what they want you to get

    Good Luck !
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    It would be best to contact the relevant admissions tutor at the university to get an accurate answer.

    Most universities would expect you have a maths GCSE (grade C). Also, have you looked at the modules covered on the access course? Some universities will want you to study some biology/human biology as part of the course.
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    Thanks for your answers! University of Reading got back to me and said that I should be fine applying with all three qualifications, and that I should aim for an A in GCSE Maths, or at least a B. Scary, but doable. They said the MSci has a reasonable amount of maths in it, which is why they ask for a higher GCSE mark than usual. Just putting this out there for anyone else who's interested! :^_^:
 
 
 
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