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Okay so I’m turning 18 soon and I want to do a foundation year in any science degree
What do I need?
My GCSE’s in double science were C
I did one year (of 2) btec extended diploma in applied science
Got a pass in that due to a mishap between teachers and work experience

Now studying art and design level 2 but I really want to do science! I’m realistically prepared to self teach myself a level science.


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Check my last post please sorry I just need some advice!
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you can find multiple science foundation years which you can do if you have not done science based a levels, then after the foundation year(s) you'll be able to apply to science undergraduate uni courses. Here's an example of a foundation programme which may meet your GCSEs etc. : https://www.gre.ac.uk/foundation-deg...y-requirements

what kind of science do you want to do?
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(Original post by SammyD30)
Hi
Okay so I’m turning 18 soon and I want to do a foundation year in any science degree
What do I need?
My GCSE’s in double science were C
I did one year (of 2) btec extended diploma in applied science
Got a pass in that due to a mishap between teachers and work experience

Now studying art and design level 2 but I really want to do science! I’m realistically prepared to self teach myself a level science.


What can I do?
Can you summarise the qualifications you actually have? But by the sounds of what you have written you don't have any Level 3 qualifications so an Access to Higher Education course would be a better bet.
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you can find multiple science foundation years which you can do if you have not done science based a levels, then after the foundation year(s) you'll be able to apply to science undergraduate uni courses. Here's an example of a foundation programme which may meet your GCSEs etc. : https://www.gre.ac.uk/foundation-deg...y-requirements

what kind of science do you want to do?
Thank you I thought it wasn’t possible I will check the link and I prefer the biomed/cancer route meaning something to do with medicine
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Can you summarise the qualifications you actually have? But by the sounds of what you have written you don't have any Level 3 qualifications so an Access to Higher Education course would be a better bet.
In terms of level 3, I have the btec national diploma level 3 in applied science
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In terms of level 3, I have the btec national diploma level 3 in applied science
But you didn't complete it?
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I’m saying I want to do a foundation year since getting onto a degree course is basically impossible. For me at this point but how do these foundation years work? Like you’re guaranteed a place if you pass right? My careers advisors etc at college donttell us anything whatsoever
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But you didn't complete it?
I completed one year which still is a qualification Of Btec National Diploma , I have the certificate and all.

Now if I wouldve completed the two years I would have done btec national EXTENDED diploma
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I completed one year which still is a qualification Of Btec National Diploma , I have the certificate and all.

Now if I wouldve completed the two years I would have done btec national EXTENDED diploma
Ok, and what grades did you get? If it was DM or better then that Greenwich course, or similar, is an option.

Edit: assuming you have the necessary GCSEs too.

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Ok, and what grades did you get? If it was DM or better then that Greenwich course, or similar, is an option.

Edit: assuming you have the necessary GCSEs too.

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I got P (pass) and yes I did get the necessary gcses
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I was trying to reply to this I accidentally reported I’m so sorry! And thank you for helping me out with that I was a bit confused but see for now I’m doing level. 2 art and design so i should continue this course until the 2019 September entry right? Or would I just be wasting my year
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I got P (pass) and yes I did get the necessary gcses
And is a P sufficient for that course? (I think the answer is no.)
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And is a P sufficient for that course? (I think the answer is no.)
But I thought foundation year is for people with no qualifications?
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But I thought foundation year is for people with no qualifications?
No. They are for people with either the wrong qualifications or not quite high enough qualifications for entry to the main course.
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