about one and a half years ago I got my As level results, and I "achieved": Physics: U , Maths: U, Computing: U. Like most of my friends at the time I was wracked with guilt and decided to just drop college and go off to do a web development apprenticeship. I quickly discovered that I hated it but I didn't want to drop it and do nothing until I could go back to college ( probably with diminishing motivation ). So I stuck it out and started looking into game development which had a much heavier reliance on knowledge of subjects I was interested in as well a reliance on problem solving rather than the dry rehashes of boilerplate code I was writing everyday for my apprenticeship. Somehow I managed to make my way into a small game dev startup as a junior programmer and I now have about 6 months experience. I'm now more excited than I ever was at college or school or on my apprenticeship about maths, physics and computer science and I feel I really want to take up a physics degree. Unfortunately my apprenticeship despite straight distinctions is only worth about 50Ucas points and is fairly irrelevant to a physics course. I guess my question is: what will I have to do in order to win a place on a foundation year course, is it going to be necessary to take up distance learning and resit my As levels, or is there another way? Thanks for your time
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- Thread Starter
- 14-01-2017 19:27
- 18-01-2017 16:02
Given your age (I'm assuming you were the usual age when you took your AS levels) the most obvious route is to redo A levels. Most foundation courses won't consider you without a full level 3 qualification.
An alternative would be to do an Access to H.E. course (Engineering or Science pathway) which you may have to follow up with a foundation year. I got into university following an Access course, but it limits your options, as not all universities will accept it for a physics degree.