Is foundation year as hard as A Levels or lowerWatch
i am doing an access course and ive been turned down my all my university choices, my teacher said best thing would probably either be clearing or foundation year. the problem with clearing is that i want to do physiotherapy but the universities dont like the access course as it is not as in-depth as A levels. So i was wondering how hard is a foundation year as i am likely to do a foundation year so i can prepare for it.
I'm not sure a foundation will be hard although to progress you will need to do well in order to be let onto the main degree. they dont travel very well, but they do give you an advantage to get onto the course at the place you study as you know all the lecturers by then and hey know your work.
Feedback is the key and then you can decide on the best way forward.
With Access courses universities tend to have pretty varied approaches, depending on the subject being applied for. I'd suggest contacting some other universities than the ones you applied to see if they would consider you for application next year. Advise them of what your course content is and your results so far, and ask if that meets their entry criteria and if your application would be considered. If they indicate it does, then a) you may be able to apply to them this year through UCAS Extra (not entirely sure on the how that works though) and b) it may be worth checking those specific unis when clearing comes up, as again, you may well be able to nab a place that way. Worst case scenario, at least you have a more realistic idea going forward to reapply next year where you should or should not apply to.
Beyond that, as above, get feedback from the unis you applied to in order to confirm this is the specific problem you're having. It may be they were looking for something else - work experience in the area for example - in which case the above is likely to run into the same issue, and doing a foundation year probably won't help.