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Anonymous061299
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Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone could tell me about the structure and content of the access to he course in science. I am currently signed up to begin a health access course in September but after going to the uni open day it sounds as if they want more chemistry than I thought? Also wondering how hard it is to actually get distinctions in the units? I am prepared to work hard as the uni requirements are high for the course I want to do (nutrition) but some chemistry and all of physics I struggle with and it does not come naturally to me. TIA
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Contact the university to check that they will actually accept the access course you plan to do, the uni I want to go to wouldn't accept some access courses (the OU's one particularly but there were a couple of others it said didn't have enough maths or physics content for the course I planned to do!) so it would have been a massive waste to do one in the sciences and then find out that it was unacceptable.
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I have read a fair bit about this on TSR and there have been various posters suggesting that Access Courses are not sufficient for Undergraduate study. I'll provide an example for you also:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...s/physics-bsc/

UCL, when selecting Access to HE as the qualification, say that this is not sufficient for entry. Therefore - I would highly suggest that you contact your target Uni's before enrolling on your Access Course. They will be able to advise you. If you are targeting a certain Uni, you may have to study A-levels in your own time. It can be done, so don't fret!


Ref Distinctions. There are a number of users on this board who scored 45/45, its possible. Once you get into the groove you kind of know what is required to get the marks. I also scored 45/45. Any specific advice you may want, please feel free to drop me a PM.
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Nutrition has a fairly high level of chemistry which maybe why they need more chemistry than access to health offers? I found for my access course youtube videos were perfect for trying to understand concepts I struggled with. Bozeman science had the perfect selection for my access course. Access starts right at the begining and it is designed for people with no clue on subjects like chem and physics, most of your course will be in the same boat as you, try not too worry yet!

Distinctions are not impossible to get at all, I managed 42/45 at distinction and I'm one of those with no GCSEs and left school at 14 so I had no clue on the science but I still did it and it wasn't too hard to achieve as long as I didnt let myself fall behind and asked for help when needed.
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