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Wasn't sure where to post this topic but since it concerns science I guess here is as good a place as any!

Basically during my A levels I was a depressed fool and didn't spend very much time studying. Due to this I got really crap grades. As an example I took Biology AS and got a U, BUT, I know full well I didn't study AT ALL and if I had done I could have got a B at the very least. It also stems from the fact that I used to bang on about not being academic and how I hated learning.


Anyway I got over the depression this year (yay me :P) and am now kind of in a rut with regards to the Uni course I am on. It's about as academic as picking your nose while playing the flute, which, although kind of skillful, isn't really that useful. I didn't realise when I was doing my A levels that certain Unis offered entry courses that made the degree a year longer but meant that you could do say, Science, without having any science qualifications. Oh, and at GCSE I got an A in Biology and a B in Physics so I do have some sciency qualifications just completely messed up in A levels.

My question, going into my 2nd year of a degree which I honestly feel is almost a waste of time, is should I seriously consider contacting one of these universities that offer an entry year? Now bear in mind it would mean that I would have to spend about 6 years in total getting a degree including these two years that I could have done without.
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Wasn't sure where to post this topic but since it concerns science I guess here is as good a place as any!

Basically during my A levels I was a depressed fool and didn't spend very much time studying. Due to this I got really crap grades. As an example I took Biology AS and got a U, BUT, I know full well I didn't study AT ALL and if I had done I could have got a B at the very least. It also stems from the fact that I used to bang on about not being academic and how I hated learning.


Anyway I got over the depression this year (yay me :P) and am now kind of in a rut with regards to the Uni course I am on. It's about as academic as picking your nose while playing the flute, which, although kind of skillful, isn't really that useful. I didn't realise when I was doing my A levels that certain Unis offered entry courses that made the degree a year longer but meant that you could do say, Science, without having any science qualifications. Oh, and at GCSE I got an A in Biology and a B in Physics so I do have some sciency qualifications just completely messed up in A levels.

My question, going into my 2nd year of a degree which I honestly feel is almost a waste of time, is should I seriously consider contacting one of these universities that offer an entry year? Now bear in mind it would mean that I would have to spend about 6 years in total getting a degree including these two years that I could have done without.
If your opinions of the courses are right then go for it. No point wasting more time completing a degree that's useless to you and still being stuck afterwards.

In the long run it means you'll get much further than you would otherwise would have done. Sounds worth it to me.
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