Advice for mature student starting Children’s nursing after a period out of education

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Gemsbelle
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Hi
I am hoping to get some advice before starting a Children’s nursing degree.
I have been out of education for 10 years and was just wondering if anyone could give any advice on what my level of knowledge should be prior to starting with regards to things like science and maths? I am planning to go over these subjects before starting the course but any advice on specific things I should be looking at would be greatly appreciated
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Hey I’m also a mature student 👋🏽 I believe science and maths should be at gcse C or above, which I now believe is called grade 4. I was also nervous about maths so got myself a weekly tutor, she’s saved my life and made me familiar with all different types of maths that wasn’t around before ( I left school 16 years ago) hope that helps 😄
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As the above said, definitely to GCSE standard at grade C/4 at a minimum. Most universities will list their requirements on their websites, but will require you to of been in education no more than 5 years ago, so you might need to take an Access to HE course.

I am also a mature student and have no science/maths based qualifications beyond GCSE and have received unconditional offers from all unis that have interviewed me so far. I previously graduated from a degree in a different subject in 2017 though, so this will have made a difference in my application.
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Thanks so much for your replies I really appreciate it. I also have a degree I just completed this a while ago luckily this hasn’t affected my application and I’ve still received an unconditional offer.
I just want to refresh my science and maths knowledge before I start and wasn’t sure if the science in particular should be at A level.
Thanks very much for your advice 😊
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