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    I am just curious if anyone can explain the offers. I have looked at the Acces to HE table and all credits are in batches of 15, yet some people are quoting offers with 27 credits etc. How does this work?
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    (Original post by Mhezz)
    I am just curious if anyone can explain the offers. I have looked at the Acces to HE table and all credits are in batches of 15, yet some people are quoting offers with 27 credits etc. How does this work?
    Hi there. Credits are given out in 3's. For one whole assignment which covers 1 unit of work you get 3 credits at either pass/merit/ distinction. So offers are given out in multiple of 3's. Eg: 33 distinctions,12 merits.

    In total you will do 15 graded units of work/assignments and get a total of 45 graded credits.
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    Hi there. Credits are given out in 3's. For one whole assignment which covers 1 unit of work you get 3 credits at either pass/merit/ distinction. So offers are given out in multiple of 3's. Eg: 33 distinctions,12 merits.

    In total you will do 15 graded units of work/assignments and get a total of 45 graded credits.
    ahhh I see! Thank you for clearing that up, it was confusing me lol
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    I've got two now!

    70% average from Ulster University for Mechatronic Engineering
    75% average from Heriot-Watt for Engineering

    Happy with that, currently sitting at 81% overall on my course

    Tempted to go to Heriot-Watt, I like the idea of a specifically non-specific engineering first year.

    Still waiting on replies from the tougher unis: Queens, Liverpool and Nottingham.
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    Hi!

    Congratulations to everyone who has received their offers!I am also a mature student and have applied to do Environmental Health at Leeds Beckett. I am currently studying a level 4 qualification in Biomedical science.

    No offer at the moment but have recently received an invitation to the Leeds applicant day .
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    I do access to HE Science
    Definitely going to Loughborough uni to do chemistry with a foundation year
    The unis that I applied to that don't do the foundation year I got rejected on so i defiantly needed to do a foundation year. I'll just turn 21 by the time i start uni.

    Looking forward to going Loughborough! It was my 2nd choice after uni of Sussex (3yr) rejected me, Loughborough said I just need to pass the course and in the foundation year i just need to pay 20% of the tuition which is less than £2000 which is good. Im a sporty person and most of all its a good uni...Im happy
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    A little update. I have an interview at King's College on 24th of Feb I got my instructions, as it is going to be a clinical aptitude test and something else, an hour in total. Wish me luck
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    (Original post by MMarianne)
    A little update. I have an interview at King's College on 24th of Feb I got my instructions, as it is going to be a clinical aptitude test and something else, an hour in total. Wish me luck
    MMarianne Good Luck on your interview at Kings College Hospital, I'm sure you will do great, RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH! You can do this, let us know how it goes!!! May the 24th Feb bring you every joy and success!!!

    What's your first choice?
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    Hi,

    I'm 33 years old and half way through an Access to HE in Humanities and Social Sciences. I applied for a BA Primary Education with QTS at MMU, Edgehill, Chester and Liverpool Hope. I also applied for a BA Primary Education with Mathematics specialism at MMU.
    I had interviews and received conditional offers for all five courses before the new year.
    MMU Primary Education with Maths (15 D + 30 M)
    MMU Primary Education (15 D + 30 M)
    Edgehill Primary Education (18 D + 27 M)
    Chester Primary Education (21 D + 24 M)
    Liverpool Hope Primary Education (15 D, 15 M + 15 P)

    I have put MMU Primary Education with Maths as my firm choice.

    So far on the course I have been graded on 7 assignments and received 21 D.

    Looking forward to the challenge of university.

    Hopefully see some of my fellow old gits there.

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    (Original post by Maff_Writes)
    Hi,

    I'm 33 years old and half way through an Access to HE in Humanities and Social Sciences. I applied for a BA Primary Education with QTS at MMU, Edgehill, Chester and Liverpool Hope. I also applied for a BA Primary Education with Mathematics specialism at MMU.
    I had interviews and received conditional offers for all five courses before the new year.
    MMU Primary Education with Maths (15 D + 30 M)
    MMU Primary Education (15 D + 30 M)
    Edgehill Primary Education (18 D + 27 M)
    Chester Primary Education (21 D + 24 M)
    Liverpool Hope Primary Education (15 D, 15 M + 15 P)

    I have put MMU Primary Education with Maths as my firm choice.

    So far on the course I have been graded on 7 assignments and received 21 D.

    Looking forward to the challenge of university.

    Hopefully see some of my fellow old gits there.

    Welcome! Sounds like your Access Course is pretty organised? We've only done 4 graded assignments so far 2 of which have been marked as 2 teachers left and 1 is in hospital. And only 2 people in the year got a distinction on the first one. The management claimed this sort of thing happens for every access course so I'd be interested to hear.
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    Hi,

    We have had no problems with staffing or marking whatsoever. We have had seven graded assignments marked. I actually have another handed in tomorrow and then a further one a week on Wednesday. So within 2 weeks we should have 9 grades units marked and have just 6 left to do. Marking wise on the course, the average mark is merit for sure. Although 3-4 normally get a distinction on each assignment.

    Hope the pace picks up for you soon

    Good luck

    Matt
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    (Original post by Damzel)
    Welcome! Sounds like your Access Course is pretty organised? We've only done 4 graded assignments so far 2 of which have been marked as 2 teachers left and 1 is in hospital. And only 2 people in the year got a distinction on the first one. The management claimed this sort of thing happens for every access course so I'd be interested to hear.
    Yeah... ive had a similar experience so far with my access course with teachers leaving, overly harsh grading, etc. Sometimes I feel like I really need to stay on top of making sure teachers are teaching right and keeping to schedule, which can be tiring!

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    (Original post by Damzel)
    Welcome! Sounds like your Access Course is pretty organised? We've only done 4 graded assignments so far 2 of which have been marked as 2 teachers left and 1 is in hospital. And only 2 people in the year got a distinction on the first one. The management claimed this sort of thing happens for every access course so I'd be interested to hear.
    Hey there.

    We've had a few problems with our access course. Mainly long delays in marking and general disorganisation. We are also now on our 4th chemistry teacher.

    We've so far done only 6 graded units/assignments. Just handed in the last batch so it'll be April when the next 3 go in. Distinctions don't seem to be rare. 3 to 4 people getting them each time. Mostly people getting merits though. It seems common to have to resit a few criteria, quiet a few people doing this each time. I've received marks back for 4 assignments and have received 3 distinctions and 1 merit.
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    (Original post by Maff_Writes)
    Hi,

    We have had no problems with staffing or marking whatsoever. We have had seven graded assignments marked. I actually have another handed in tomorrow and then a further one a week on Wednesday. So within 2 weeks we should have 9 grades units marked and have just 6 left to do. Marking wise on the course, the average mark is merit for sure. Although 3-4 normally get a distinction on each assignment.

    Hope the pace picks up for you soon

    Good luck

    Matt
    I'm glad someone's having a good and organised experience!
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    (Original post by RupertD)
    Yeah... ive had a similar experience so far with my access course with teachers leaving, overly harsh grading, etc. Sometimes I feel like I really need to stay on top of making sure teachers are teaching right and keeping to schedule, which can be tiring!

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    Hey there.

    We've had a few problems with our access course. Mainly long delays in marking and general disorganisation. We are also now on our 4th chemistry teacher.

    We've so far done only 6 graded units/assignments. Just handed in the last batch so it'll be April when the next 3 go in. Distinctions don't seem to be rare. 3 to 4 people getting them each time. Mostly people getting merits though. It seems common to have to resit a few criteria, quiet a few people doing this each time. I've received marks back for 4 assignments and have received 3 distinctions and 1 merit.
    Oh so it does happen quite a bit then? Out of the two graded pieces that I've actually received a mark for, one was merit one was distinction. The thing is the merit was verbally graded a distinction by another teacher, then the teacher who actually marked it marked it down. He did with almost everyone and one woman he'd given a distinction too but then took it away.
    Seems you both have had more assignments graded than two though and lots of people are having to resubmitting work here. They're also being strict with deadlines capping people at a pass for handing it in half a day late etc.

    Also not an issue was I'm curious, what is the boy to girl ratio? We have one boy left. We started off with 28 students, 3 of whom were male and now have 17 students, one of which is male.
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    (Original post by Damzel)

    Also not an issue was I'm curious, what is the boy to girl ratio? We have one boy left. We started off with 28 students, 3 of whom were male and now have 17 students, one of which is male.
    I'm the only guy on my access course, but nursing is commonly female dominated so no real surprise.
    But class numbers are a different story: Started with about 25 people on the course... but after loads of drop outs we're on about 7 now!

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    (Original post by RupertD)
    I'm the only guy on my access course, but nursing is commonly female dominated so no real surprise.
    But class numbers are a different story: Started with about 25 people on the course... but after loads of drop outs we're on about 7 now!

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    SEVEN? WHAAAAT. And I thought us losing 11 was bad!
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    (Original post by Damzel)
    Oh so it does happen quite a bit then? Out of the two graded pieces that I've actually received a mark for, one was merit one was distinction. The thing is the merit was verbally graded a distinction by another teacher, then the teacher who actually marked it marked it down. He did with almost everyone and one woman he'd given a distinction too but then took it away.
    Seems you both have had more assignments graded than two though and lots of people are having to resubmitting work here. They're also being strict with deadlines capping people at a pass for handing it in half a day late etc.

    Also not an issue was I'm curious, what is the boy to girl ratio? We have one boy left. We started off with 28 students, 3 of whom were male and now have 17 students, one of which is male.
    We started with about 15, had 3 who have officially dropped out. We have a few that barely turn up. Can have anywhere between 5 and 10 turn up on the day. We have an even ratio of guy/girl. There are 6 guys officially enrolled. 3 to 4 turn up regularly. And 6 girls.
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    Hello fellow access students! I'm doing an access to science course, going to be studying a biotechnology degree at university.
    The universities I've applied for are:

    Wolverhampton- offer received
    Chester - offer received
    Edge hill- offer received
    Surrey- offer received
    York- still waiting

    Going to put Surrey as my firm choice I think with edge Hill being the insurance.
    Good luck people!
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    (Original post by Damzel)
    Oh so it does happen quite a bit then? Out of the two graded pieces that I've actually received a mark for, one was merit one was distinction. The thing is the merit was verbally graded a distinction by another teacher, then the teacher who actually marked it marked it down. He did with almost everyone and one woman he'd given a distinction too but then took it away.
    Seems you both have had more assignments graded than two though and lots of people are having to resubmitting work here. They're also being strict with deadlines capping people at a pass for handing it in half a day late etc.

    Also not an issue was I'm curious, what is the boy to girl ratio? We have one boy left. We started off with 28 students, 3 of whom were male and now have 17 students, one of which is male.
    We started with 16 females and 6 males and now have 14 and 5.
    I guess the teaching access course is similar. 7 of their class turned up on Monday for a study day and they were all females. Luckily one of them does sociology with my class so I had someone to sit with
 
 
 
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