Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    How hard is the first year?
    How hard is it to actually get into one of the listed courses?
    Thank you!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    To progress into one of the listed courses, all you need to do is pass all your modules. If you fail 1 or 2 i think you can continue into your course whilst retaking them(not sure about this). Any more than two, and you have to retake the whole year. The modules are: Computer apps, mechanical science, engineering principles, electronics and electricity, maths and routes to success(this is sorta like CPSHE). For mechanics, engineering and electronics, you need only a 45% to pass. This isn't too difficult, especially if you did physics a-level. Maths is also very easy -coming from someone who lacks a maths a-level. Of all the modules, electronics and electricity is the one that students find the most difficult, so be prepared for that. Thankfully the lecturer for EE is a great guy and tries to make it as bearable as possible. On top of the modules, there is also coursework which consists of weekly labs and two formal reports based on any experiment you've done. Again, not too difficult.
    In march they'll ask you what course you want to go into and if by the end of the year if you pass, you move onto that course. As long as your attendance isn't horrible, it shouldn't be too difficult.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AdorableNigga)
    To progress into one of the listed courses, all you need to do is pass all your modules. If you fail 1 or 2 i think you can continue into your course whilst retaking them(not sure about this). Any more than two, and you have to retake the whole year. The modules are: Computer apps, mechanical science, engineering principles, electronics and electricity, maths and routes to success(this is sorta like CPSHE). For mechanics, engineering and electronics, you need only a 45% to pass. This isn't too difficult, especially if you did physics a-level. Maths is also very easy -coming from someone who lacks a maths a-level. Of all the modules, electronics and electricity is the one that students find the most difficult, so be prepared for that. Thankfully the lecturer for EE is a great guy and tries to make it as bearable as possible. On top of the modules, there is also coursework which consists of weekly labs and two formal reports based on any experiment you've done. Again, not too difficult.
    In march they'll ask you what course you want to go into and if by the end of the year if you pass, you move onto that course. As long as your attendance isn't horrible, it shouldn't be too difficult.
    Thanks for the reply, appreciate it!
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.