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    Hi everyone,

    I have been given a conditional offer from London South Bank University, I am now panicking if I am academically smart enough although I'm still going to give it my all regardless.

    Let me tell you a bit about my academic background. I left school at the age of 16 with very few GCSE's, E in maths, D in english, C in graphic design and a few others with even worse results. Now at the age of 28, with 2 children and having been a carer in a residential care home for the past 2 years I have decided to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse.

    I looked in nursing degree's last year and obviously didn't meet the entry requirements, I have spent the last 10 months doing an Access to Nursing course which I passed with a result of 6 passes, 33 merits and 6 distinctions, I have sat my English GCSE (which I am waiting for the results for), I have passed my Functional Skills Maths Level 2 and passed it and also as a back up in case I didn't get my C in the English GCSE I have sat Functional Skills Level 2 and also passed.

    I have done all of this whilst still working and having two children aged 4 and 8, it has been the hardest 10 months of my whole entire life and I felt as though I literally just managed to drag myself through it daily, however I have managed to do it 🎉.

    I am just so worried that I've worked this hard and I'm going to get to uni and not be able to do it. Is there any one who has been in my position or similar? Or if anyone can share what it's really like?

    Thank you 😀
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    It's natural to be nervous, I'm exactly the same, I'm a mature student and haven't sat exams for 30 years!
    The reason why I chose LSBU is because it's more of a vocational course, something like 40% of the students have applied through the Access to HE route,so we'll all be in the same boat together.
    My other theory is that they wouldn't have offered us a place if they didn't think that we were intelligent enough!
    Out of interest did you do any exams as part of your Access course?
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    (Original post by Sarah Green)
    It's natural to be nervous, I'm exactly the same, I'm a mature student and haven't sat exams for 30 years!
    The reason why I chose LSBU is because it's more of a vocational course, something like 40% of the students have applied through the Access to HE route,so we'll all be in the same boat together.
    My other theory is that they wouldn't have offered us a place if they didn't think that we were intelligent enough!
    Out of interest did you do any exams as part of your Access course?
    Hi,

    I'm hoping we get graded for our placements so that releases some pressure from the academic side of things.

    Yes I did do exams, I done 1 in psychology, 1 in health studies and 2 in human anatomy and physiology. I'm not a fan of exams but then who is 🙈
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    ShelleyRL how's the course going I am panicking I'm due to start in September
 
 
 
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