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    Is it a waste of time to do a foundation year?
    I have only heard about it recently so don't know too much about it
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    (Original post by Glib)
    Is it a waste of time to do a foundation year?
    I have only heard about it recently so don't know too much about it
    Well if you don't need to yes, but if it helps you get to the course you want to then no it isn't.
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    (Original post by Glib)
    Is it a waste of time to do a foundation year?
    I have only heard about it recently so don't know too much about it
    Absolutely not! I did one and went straight onto my BSc after passing it. I'm glad I did it before starting my degree 'proper' if I'm honest too
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    Absolutely not! I did one and went straight onto my BSc after passing it. I'm glad I did it before starting my degree 'proper' if I'm honest too
    How does the foundation year work, I want to do astronomy or aeronautical engineering but Idont have A level physics!
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    (Original post by Glib)
    How does the foundation year work, I want to do astronomy or aeronautical engineering but Idont have A level physics!
    I can only speak for foundation years at my university but I'd say that if you're looking at a foundation year which has a physics base to it, I'd say that not having A Level physics wouldn't be a problem? Foundation year psychology certainly didn't require a prior knowledge of psychology - though of course it helps, they're generally aimed at getting people up to scratch with the subject in question?

    I did four units at my university; a psychology module; one on statistics; another on 'study skills' and the last one was on social care - it allowed people to go down that route if they wanted. You'll still have lectures and seminars - it gets you used to the 'university way of life' but the workload is generally lower than it would be in 1st year. Aslong as you pass it - so get 40%, you'll move straight onto the course it leads onto without needing to apply again through UCAS
 
 
 
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