Need help regarding applying to the KCL Bio/Chem Foundation Year!Watch
I am studying my A-Levels independently. I've paid an accredited exam centre and will, by next August, have A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. I am academically apt and have no problem with the course content.
I want to pursue Biomedical Sciences as a Bsc, then go on to do a Masters in Neuroscience. My goal is to research Paediatric Migraine and for this reason I would like to go to KCL.
My only issue is that of course I do not have A-Levels yet and can't apply for 2021 intake. So, I was looking at the Foundation Year instead, for two reasons:
1) because entry requirements are lower (BBB)
2) it would enable me to acclimate to formal education once again
The deadline is March 2021. I will be taking accredited AQA mock exams at a real exam centre in January 2021.
Will I be able to use these grades to apply for the Foundation Year? They are not the same as "predicted grades" (as they do not encompass a student's attendance, historical attainment, etc.). I can't find any information about this at all on the King's website.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I do intend to call the King's admissions office for advice but thought it best to ask around here first.
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And btw I just started my degree at KCL haha
Afaik, the deadline for the foundation year is March. And the grades I get in January are not predicted in the traditional sense (I have no teacher, I'm learning alone), but will be single grades I get from taking a real exam at an AQA Accredited exam centre. Do you think this will be sufficient or will I likely need to speak to them on an individual basis regardless?
Just send them an email asking them. That would be better tbh. But I was homeschooled and my Center gave me grades? So I don't know why yours won't? My Center even wrote my reference lol
It seems that's the way forward. And yeah, I was pretty pissed off about it, I can't lie. I asked specifically why they wouldn't predict me grades/give a reference and they gave me a page long email saying I wasn't enrolled/at a school so they couldn't, in good faith, offer a reference on my behalf. I see their reasoning but still... I'd happily pay someone to look over my work! They didn't even want to hear it...
I'm not, although I was working there until recently! My exam centre is in Durham because I've moved up North again for a year to get my A-Levels done - the cost of living is just immeasurably cheaper. It'll be worth it, I'm hoping!