Starting Acces to HE in ScienceWatch
I am 34 years old and going to start an Acces to HE in science . After completing this diploma, I am planning to apply for Applied Biology BSc (Hons). Being a mature student , I am nervous about how am I going to cope studying after 15 years since I last graduated.
I am doing the introductory course to HE right now, and its all about refreshing our knowledge of maths and English. I was given an online link so I could revise maths, but there are so many topics to cover.
Also, how is the chemistry and physics going to be taught? To be honest, I really need to refresh my memory with all of the chemistry and physics.
It will be so grateful to hear about other people experiences doing this course and if I need to revise anything before starting.
I did part time over 2 years while working, getting divorced, remarried & with 2 kids at home. I'm sure you'll be just fine! I finished with 45 distinctions & 15 merits (I did the old version with 60 credits) & I'm just waiting for my place to do BSc Medicinal Chemistry to be confirmed.
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I recommend you learn your arithmetic and algebra now as algebra is mandatory. You can pick 15 units so maybe 6 biology, 6 chemistry, 1 math, and whatever else. Avoid anything you're not good at because you'll be self-teaching and figuring it out yourself most the time. This isn't so bad if you have good foundations but I didn't have them, except for maths.
The first units basically cover the GCSE's plus a little extra so if you got a B in your sciences and math you will be fine. As the year progresses new topics are introduced and important information is left out. They only cover the barebones so it is wise to self teach yourself the A levels when you're not burdened with assignments.
You will not survive the course if you're expecting to be spoonfed. You will need to get good at researching as you will need this to do well in your assignments. Also learn everyday as you go along because it's easy to fall behind. I played catch up in the half term several times.
To be honest.....access to he was easy, I'm 21, I got 39 merit credits and 6 distinctions credits.
Just do the work, don't get behind
Best year of my life , would recommend it for anyone