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Which pre-Uni course to do? (Of BTEC, Access and Cambridge Pre-U) Watch

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    I wish to take a BSc in Psychology. I completed A Levels in 2011 but as they are dated I would need to take an additional, 1 year-length course.

    This is lifted from Entry Req. section of KCL's website for Psychology; https://gyazo.com/e0f8dfaa534c9e7c6c76f673c448d9f4

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    Access to HE Diploma
    Access to Science (or similar) with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Level 3 study must include study of at least one of the following subejcts: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)
    Cambridge Pre-U
    Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)
    DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)
    DM with six Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
    BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)
    D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.







    The respective course websites provide info but it's mostly jargon to me. I can't relate it back to the A Level. I have no friends who undertook non-A Level pre-uni study.

    What reputation do each of those courses have comparatively? Which course do universities regard as most prestigious? Which course do, let's say, students of higher caliber undertake? What personal exp. can you share about a course and can you please list what degree you now study at uni? Which courses tend to be best taught at their colleges?

    I only wish to devote one year, the duration which a full Access course for e.g. covers. Does BTEC duration vary from subject to subject?

    Thank you in advance. Research online is proving to be unfruitful so far
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    Do an Access to HE course. They are the simplest and cheapest way for mature students to gain entry into university. Pretty much every university accepts Access to HE courses (even Oxford and Cambridge), they only take a year and you can effectively do them for free (you can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay the fees, but you don't have to pay it back if you graduate from university).
 
 
 
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