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Guys I really want to skip a levels and do foundation course
I'm doing my igcse this year my predicted grade is all a*s
my parents and friends think I shouldn't do foundation...I should do a levels
what do you guys think?
Would like to know advantages and disadvantages
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(Original post by mmmuss)
Guys I really want to skip a levels and do foundation course
I'm doing my igcse this year my predicted grade is all a*s
my parents and friends think I shouldn't do foundation...I should do a levels
what do you guys think?
Would like to know advantages and disadvantages
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(Original post by mmmuss)
Guys I really want to skip a levels and do foundation course
I'm doing my igcse this year my predicted grade is all a*s
my parents and friends think I shouldn't do foundation...I should do a levels
what do you guys think?
Would like to know advantages and disadvantages
1. You can only apply once your 18 years old.
2. Most require a-levels as a requirement anyway.
3. That's an extra £9,250 where as college is free.
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civil engineering
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1. You can only apply once your 18 years old.
2. Most require a-levels as a requirement anyway.
3. That's an extra £9,250 where as college is free.
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1. You can only apply once your 18 years old.
2. Most require a-levels as a requirement anyway.
3. That's an extra £9,250 where as college is free.
no not really I checked with a few university they are ready to accept my in September I will be 16 with my GCSE grades
also I don't get the extra fees?
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JamalH what about the extra fees?
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no not really I checked with a few university they are ready to accept my in September I will be 16 with my GCSE grades
also I don't get the extra fees?
What universities allow that?

And what I mean by extra fee is that your paying an extra £9,250 for the foundation year on top of the 3/4 years of university you’ll do too. Is it really worth another £9k or just do a levels?
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You realise you'll be covering exactly the same material in a typical foundation year as you would in A-levels (presuming you would take A-levels in Physics, Maths, and either Further Maths or Chemistry, usually)?

A foundation year isn't an extra year of engineering or anything. You will literally be covering the exact same material A-level students cover in those subjects, because that is the content you need to know to undertake that degree course, and aside from possibly a couple of "taster" lectures or sessions (which will be much the same as the content you would see on an open day) it's not going to be significantly different.

I don't really see there is any reason or benefit in taking a foundation year after GCSEs as such. I also highly doubt you would be able to apply for one anyway, with only GCSEs, at 16.
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if you dont want to do a-levels then look at apprenticeships!
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(Original post by mmmuss)
Guys I really want to skip a levels and do foundation course
I'm doing my igcse this year my predicted grade is all a*s
my parents and friends think I shouldn't do foundation...I should do a levels
what do you guys think?
Would like to know advantages and disadvantages
TSR is a UK web site so most of the advice you will receive will be from people who assume you are applying to a uk university. You would not be accepted into a UK university for a foundation year at age 16 and with only igcse qualifications. You should explain where you think might accept you for study if you want relevant advice.
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Have you thought about higher apprenticeships or Degree Apprenticeships? Civil Engineering is one of those areas where this is the better way to go.
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