So September 2018 I will be enrolling on an Access to HE course.
2019 I will then go on to a Science with an Integrated Foundation Year to then be able to progress onto a Physics and Astrophysics degree in 2020.
That’s the plan 😅
My problem is that I have contacted both the admissions for the Foundation Year and for the Physics department and they’ve given me conflicting advice on which Access course to take.
Originally the foundation admissions told me an Access to Engineering course is best but I’ve just gotten an email from the Physics admissions and they told me that a Combined Science Access is the usual route for someone wishing to go into Physics or other sciences.
I’m super stuck can anyone give me some advice?
I’ve got the syllabus for both courses if that would help?
Access to Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering:
AC Circuit Analysis
Physical Quantities and Algebraic Methods
Heat and Thermodynamics
Dynamics and Statistics
Properties of Matter
Circular motion, simple harmonic motion and resonance
Use of number: Numbers and algebra
Personal development: target setting and reflective practice
ICT: Word processing
ICT: Advanced use of ICT
Combined Science Access
Structure and bonding
Exchange and transport of gases
Physical quantities and algebraic methods
Gravitational and electric fields
Heat and thermodynamics
Dynamics and statistics
Logarithms and exponentials
X-ray spectra and medical uses of x-rays
Diet and digestion
I am soooooo sorry about how long this is, thank you so much if you’ve read this far 😂
It was really bizarre because the admissions for the foundation year were super helpful & looked trough the course structure I sent them from the college & told me which was best & why.
But the admissions for the actual degree I want to progress on gave me false information. They looked through the course structure but said they couldn’t advise.
Little bit worrying at how unhelpful they were seeing as their course is my goal after the Access and Foundation year but at least the foundation admissions were amazing
Thanks for replying though 😁
Feel free to ask me if you have any questions about Access or the transition to a degree course.