Undergraduate or Access Course With These UCAS Points? Watch

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During 2014-2017, I earned these grades:

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Pass
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate - Double grade Pass at level 2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary in Creative Media Production - Pass
UAL Level 3 in Creative Media Production - Pass

I used the UCAS calculator. "extended" and "first" certificates didn't appear on the calculator but I don't think much difference would be made. My final score is 68.

Someone has suggested an access course while another recommends an undergraduate degree. I would prefer the latter but am I even eligible for the lowest requirement university?
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During 2014-2017, I earned these grades:

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary in Creative Media Production - Pass
UAL Level 3 in Creative Media Production - Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Pass
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate - Double grade Pass at level 2

I used the UCAS calculator. "extended" and "first" certificates didn't appear on the calculator but I don't think much difference would be made. My final score is 68.

Someone has suggested an access course while another recommends an undergraduate degree. I would prefer the latter but am I even eligible for the lowest requirement university?
Level 1 and 2 don't attract UCAS points , it's just for level 3. Which course did you want to apply for?
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Those were just convenience courses back in 2014-2015. They are both worth 8 points each for a pass but yeah not much at all, is it?

I would like to apply for a creative writing, film study, philosophy or literature undergraduate. Those are not the most relevant to my qualifications but yeah.
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Level 1 and 2 don't attract UCAS points , it's just for level 3. Which course did you want to apply for?
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Those were just convenience courses back in 2014-2015. They are both worth 8 points each for a pass but yeah not much at all, is it?

I would like to apply for a creative writing, film study, philosophy or literature undergraduate. Those are not the most relevant to my qualifications but yeah.
I think you need to do an access course
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Definitely? Why?
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I think you need to do an access course
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Definitely? Why?
You won't have enough points for any courses really without it
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I have a double pass on one of the Subsidiaries so I actually have 78 UCAS points. I know it still isn't much but, coupled with a portfolio comprised of my published written work, maybe an undergraduate writing course is in reach?
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You won't have enough points for any courses really without it
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I have a double pass on one of the Subsidiaries so I actually have 78 UCAS points. I know it still isn't much but, coupled with a portfolio comprised of my published written work, maybe an undergraduate writing course is in reach?
how would you feel about doing a foundation year as you may meet the entry requirements at a few unis, like aberyswyth and bedfordshire ? did you get your english gcse?
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A foundation year sounds good although those two particular universities are too far from me (I live in West London.) I failed English initially but got a C grade (max grade possible) through LIVES GCSE English Language classes in college. I also passed functional maths level 1 and 2 if that's worth anything.
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how would you feel about doing a foundation year as you may meet the entry requirements at a few unis, like aberyswyth and bedfordshire ? did you get your english gcse?
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A foundation year sounds good although those two particular universities are too far from me (I live in West London.) I failed English initially but got a C grade (max grade possible) through LIVES GCSE English Language classes in college. I also passed functional maths level 1 and 2 if that's worth anything.
So you aren't willing to move?
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if you aren't willing to relocate, just do an access course. you'll earn enough UCAS appoints from the access course alone
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Even if I only earned a pass? I don't plan on making the same mistake this time but I'm curious.
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if you aren't willing to relocate, just do an access course. you'll earn enough UCAS appoints from the access course alone
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Perhaps. Thanks for the selection and general advice.
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So you aren't willing to move?
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