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    Hi there, I'm looking to talk to a student studying (or has studied) a foundation year in Law at the University of Durham

    I just want to know how life is like and what's the level of difficulty for the course.

    From what I've read Durham requires an 80% overall and a 70% in English.

    My concern is that I have no background in learning law, I'm a student that didn't do so well at school.. had medical issues that conflicted my studying (my IB points was 30 with 6 at HL history, 3 at bio HL, and 5 at English HL).

    I hate to imagine myself ever failing at anything again, but what happens if I'm unable to meet the required grade average? Is that a whole year wasted?

    Or am I underestimating myself and getting the grades are very doable?

    Thanks for all replies
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    Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help


    I am not sure what your reading has entailed but those figures are wrong - I am currently doing my foundation year in business and the pass grade across the foundation centre is 50%.

    I don't know about IB or anything, but I was absolutely hopeless at school (5C's at GCSE) and the foundation centre is managing to make a reasonable student out of us after 5 years out of education, so I'd say it's fairly doable yeah. It will stand you in good stead for the rest of your degree
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