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    My highest qualification is a level 2 in public services when I was 16/17, I'm now 22. I have 4 GCSE's at C grade which are English, English Literature, Science and Geography. And a D in Maths. So not great grades overall. School wasn't very important to me back then I'll admit.

    Now things have changed and I'm fed up of low paid jobs with not much in the way of prospects. I had started an Access to HE course at my local college but had to leave after christmas due to personal reasons.

    So without waffling on too much, as I haven't completed a level 3 course, and have below average GCSE's, would I struggle doing an open university degree? I do want to do an Access module to start with before a full-blown degree, but will that be enough to prepare me?
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    Also another question, if I decide after completion of stage 1 that I want to go to a brick University, will they accept me with those GCSE grades as I know from studying the Access to HE course I needed to get my C in Maths to get accepted into Uni. However would a successful completion of stage 1 with OU get me into a brick uni?

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    You can transfer based on stage 1 completion but the uni may ask you to repeat the first year with them.

    Open uni do short courses to help you get a feel for the style of learning if you feel you need it but there is help available for learning how to write academically. It's presumed that many students haven't studied for quite some time and may need help in this area
 
 
 
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