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Hi, I'm wondering if anybody can please help. I'm due to start an access to higher education course ( ACCESS TO HEALTH SCIENCE PROFESSIONS ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA ) in September 2021, im 28 so I've been out of education for a while, and I never did any alevels so I'm totally clueless.
I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on what I can study/read. Any exam papers ect, I know nothing about the course as I've had no information as of yet apart from it will include
Biology
Health education
Pyscology
Are the a level papers what I should be practicing or is it something else entirely? If so could you please help, Thank you for reading x
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Hi there,

Well done for taking the leap back into education!
I am also 28, completed an Access Course, and off to start a biology degree this year for which I am incredibly excited about.
First of all I will not beat around the bush. The course itself is intense, hard work but incredibly rewarding.
You will get out what you put in.
I’m not entirely sure of what modules you will be doing within those courses but in terms of Biology it would be particularly helpful if you purchased AQA/CGP textbooks on A Level grade content. You can purchase 1st/2nd year content books or both years combined.
Biology is universal but a good starting point would be those books (content within for example is biological molecules, cell division (meiosis and mitosis), DNA and RNA, homeostasis etc.
Read widely, answer what the assessment question is asking you and apply your knowledge using breadth and depth.
Additionally, if you utilise your word count wisely, possibly add snippets of further reading you have found that captured your interest relatable to the content within the assignment… those will land you the top marks.
I would also recommend looking up referencing systems. Harvard for example.
It will pay well to adjust into a structured routine of referencing early on as you work though an assignment you have been set. This structure will save you a lot of time instead of leaving referencing until the end of an assignment.
Finally enjoy it and ask when you don’t understand a topic or aspect of.
Your teachers want you to succeed!
Good luck!
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Hey!!

I just finished my HE in Health Profession and they basically tough me everything, from how to reference to structure of assignments and it was very full of content. I did a “Fast Track” one and it was very intense but it was so much worth. I would recommend have a deep breath, try to have plenty of sleep when doing the course. I didn’t have exams it was pure assignments.

Good luck!!
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Hello

I am about to start an Access to Health Science professions (Biology and Chem pathway)
or Allied Health Professions (option 1)

Is it all coursework based? I know that mine is but just wondered. I am more familar with Levels. Are you given an assignment per module to do within a timescale? Thanks for your help!!!
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I'm about to start the same thing too!! We have a 'study skills' day tomorrow which I think they'll tell us more about the kind of work and reading we'll need to do. You probably have a similar thing? And then I imagine the first day of each unit (I'm doing psychology, human physiology and professional healthcare practice) they'll talk to us about specifics of books etc.
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(Original post by theboakster)
I'm about to start the same thing too!! We have a 'study skills' day tomorrow which I think they'll tell us more about the kind of work and reading we'll need to do. You probably have a similar thing? And then I imagine the first day of each unit (I'm doing psychology, human physiology and professional healthcare practice) they'll talk to us about specifics of books etc.
Frick, mine is all online but I can imagine I will be filled in about a reading list etc. My particular course is all coursework based too, they explained they did have an exam but scrapped it due to COVID circumstances where a busy home would be a distraction etc.
My pathway is solely focused on Biology and Chem; so units filled with that sujbect. Good luck tomorrow!
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