What’s Foundation year in university

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What’s Foundation year in university
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It's when you have different subjects that a course asks for so you do a "year 0" to cover the content which you would cover in A Levels that were required for a course.
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What’s Foundation year in university
often for science courses, especially for medicine, unis will offer an extra year at the start of the degree. it's available to those without a background in science, such as those who took non-science a levels. it provides a 'foundation' level understanding of the subject, so that when the candidate enters year 1 of the degree (the foundation year is considered year 0) they have the same level of baseline knowledge as the rest of their year.

i haven't heard of any for disciplines other than medicine, but maybe some other users could add more examples!
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You can get a foundation for just about anything these days such as engineering,maths, nursing and even law. It's ussally A level content you missed covered in one year. For instance you want to do Maths with a foundation year you will spend the year 0 likely studying content from maths and further maths.
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It's a good way to ease into a degree if your missing the requirements to start the course from your current set of qualifications.

Lets say you wanted to do a BsC of Management at Nottingham University (my course lol) (requires AAB)

But only got BBC in your A levels.

You could then apply to do a foundation year through Kaplan (private and pricey) or apply to Nottingham foundation directly...(limited spaces) and make a three year degree a four year experience, of one year spent just to qualify you, rather then going to Nottingham Trent with your BBC.
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