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I am joining an access course in science to pursue Optometry. Manchester accept this with 45 distinctions. How difficult is this to achieve, has anyone else done the access to science and can you show me any examples of assignments and any recommendations for books i may need. Also, has anyone else gone through this route to do Optometry
But good optometry
You could also add Aston which isn't that far away.
Bradford college runs an opthalmic dispensing course, which after year 1 you can do optometry if you get a certain percentage.
Same for Biomed at Bradford instead of clinical sciences.
You could also add Sheffield Orthoptics too.
They've said I'll be moved to Mpharm
I’m a current optometry student at Portsmouth University and entered with an Access to HE. I had a conditional offer of 30 distinctions and 15 Merits, however I ended up achieving the full 45 distinctions. It’s manageable however during the application process I found I was treated less favourably than those with Alevels by certain universities. In total I got offers from 3 of my 5 choices which still isn’t bad. If you want more information feel free to message me.
It might be worth getting some experience in an opticians to also aid your application if you haven’t already. What are your reserve choices?
I know people doing this access to HE course who are planning to go do Optometry and they are not getting all distinctions.... some, but not all.
So far I have 12 credits at Distinction and 6 at Merit! That is for 4 modules, 2 each in Biology and Chemistry. My modules worth 6 credits I got Distinctions for but the 2 modules worth 3 credits each I got one distinction and 2 Merits so came out with Merit overall