I'm aiming to go to uni next September (2020). I'm 26 and have never been before. I was not interested in education when I was younger and as such my grades were pretty poor.
I know I'm going to have to do an access to HE course, which I am fine with. However, if anyone can recommend an online provider for this that would be great. I highly doubt I will have time for a bricks and mortar college as I'll be working full-time.
Anyway, the point of this thread is because my GCSE's are pretty p*ss poor. I think I have maybe 4 C's and the rest are D's, E's etc. This isn't because I'm not capable, it's because I didn't do any coursework or revision for any exam as a teen.
Now, I don't care about my GCSE's in general. However,
Maths and English are two that I really want to improve. I have no higher than a C in either [they might even be D's]. I would love to go to my local college two nights a week and get an A in both subjects (hopefully), however, I have no idea if this would make any difference when it comes to applying for universities?
Any advice would be helpful. I know it's free [assuming I got D's] so why not do the courses but when taking into account that I'm going to be busy with my access to HE course, I'd rather not have any additional stress, regardless of how easy GCSE's may be for a semi-intelligent 26 year old.
I will put 100% in to my access to HE course and hopefully achieve top grades. I do not want "better" universities to turn me away based on a few exams I couldn't be bothered with as a 15 year old.
I guess an extension to my question would be.. Will any universities check? Assuming I put C's down on my application without requesting my results from my old school, will I be asked to provide any form of proof?
They probably wouldn't care about GCSE's at this point. But you're going have a damn hard time convincing the "better" universities to take you on.
The main focus of any application would be; what you have been doing since leaving school? Why do you want to go back to study? What do you want to do after studying?
No I think that's a waste of money if u got a good enough mark to enter uni then don't bother cause u will have to pay for alot of things and do a lot of things over however with that being said I really think it would be helpful that u take some time and go over things and study the things you were bad at so in uni they won't bother you