Access to HE course or straight to open uni STEM degree?Watch
I am interested in learning a STEM subject. I have a talent for maths, and computer science interests me, but I want to keep my options open. I'm interested in the Open University Combined STEM degree, because it offers flexibility.
I didn't do A-Levels. I am currently looking at 2 options:
1. Doing an access to HE course before starting the degree in October.
2. Starting the degree in February, learning what I can between now and the start date.
Do you think it makes a significant difference if I have the Access course before the degree? From what I can see, I think I would manage the degree without the access course. But I could probably do higher level modules if I do the access course first. How much of a difference do you think this will make 1. To my success in studying 2. To my ability to get a job?