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Hey guys I am looking to do computer science with a foundation year and found durham university., I was wondering whether I'd be eligible to go, I got a 5 in maths and 7-6 in english gcse. However, in there UCAS requirements, it sounds like they only accept applicants from a low income household, damaged due to some type of context you know what I mean etc.

Will they still consider my application?

LINK: https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/fadf54df-1eba-316b-2195-e45f064e398d?academicYearId=2024&courseOptionId=17fd37ed-6004-44cf-88a8-600fb8d5e152

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Chemistry Research, Durham University
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"Only applicants, who have not been able to achieve their academic potential", does not taking the relevant A Levels to study comp sci count?
Original post by Clivierx
"Only applicants, who have not been able to achieve their academic potential", does not taking the relevant A Levels to study comp sci count?


Did your college/6th form not offer the A levels required?
Reply 4
Original post by Squiggles1238
Did your college/6th form not offer the A levels required?


I was set on a completely different path (creative) but now I want to study computer science.
(edited 9 months ago)
Original post by Clivierx
I was set on a completely different path (creative) but now I want to study computer science.


I dont believe that would be considered as you not achieving your academic potential, as you haven’t any circumstances that have prevented you from doing well on your chosen courses. It seems that now you’ve just decided the courses you chose haven’t been right for your career path
Reply 6
Original post by Squiggles1238
I dont believe that would be considered as you not achieving your academic potential, as you haven’t any circumstances that have prevented you from doing well on your chosen courses. It seems that now you’ve just decided the courses you chose haven’t been right for your career path


hmmm yeah, I've compiled a list of unis that I am sure they should be fine. Do you mind checking them out real quickly?

https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/746b65f3-c810-9fb2-fd61-94d33e7dab1a?academicYearId=2024 (Loughborough)

https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/9b271181-59d8-3490-0bb8-ef6afcb509b1?academicYearId=2024 (UEA)

https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/9745ac43-70d9-6072-e28f-885cce44d809?backUrl=https:%2F%2Fwww.ucas.com%2Fexplore%2Frelated%2F91f1f141-d376-4883-0afa-65d325c06ed0 (Essex)

https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/6ff717ff-1154-4646-873f-e14782447189?backUrl=https:%2F%2Fwww.ucas.com%2Fexplore%2Fsearch&courseOptionId=4affbddc-fa80-4fff-bc12-41426cccf35b (Bournemouth)

https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/f50d44be-160b-4617-8260-f65776f978fc?academicYearId=2024 (Nottingham Trent)
Loughborough requires a 6 at GCSE
Original post by Squiggles1238
Loughborough requires a 6 at GCSE


For maths*
UEA seems like an option
Reply 11
Original post by Squiggles1238
UEA seems like an option


*******, it is a 6 and above!! I'm so gutted :/ I think imma go to Bournemouth then


That first link is for the general entry requirements, which does state that they can change depending on the course. If you look at the page designated for comp sci with foundation year, you will see it says a 6
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Not sure if the picture I’ve attached will work
Original post by Clivierx
Fucckkkk, it is a 6 and above!! I'm so gutted :/ I think imma go to Bournemouth then


UEA still seems like an option though?
Overall, I’d just advise when looking at courses from now on, double check their GCSE requirements, and ensure that their foundation year course option is not designated for certain types of students (eg international, or widening participation) like Durham’s course for example
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Original post by Squiggles1238
That first link is for the general entry requirements, which does state that they can change depending on the course. If you look at the page designated for comp sci with foundation year, you will see it says a 6
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Not sure if the picture I’ve attached will work


yh this sucks :frown:((
You could consider retaking your maths GCSE alongside your A levels.
Reply 17
Original post by Squiggles1238
UEA still seems like an option though?


Yeah it does but its 4 hours away and going to an open day might be a headache. Have you heard positive experiences about UEA?
Reply 18
Original post by normaw
You could consider retaking your maths GCSE alongside your A levels.


Yeah I could, how would the process work though I'm super confused right now. Say I sit the exams next November and I get the results in 3 months it would be like February and my UCAS application deadline would've have passed meaning I would have to take 2 gap years. Am I wrong? I am going to year 13 right now.
Original post by Clivierx
Yeah I could, how would the process work though I'm super confused right now. Say I sit the exams next November and I get the results in 3 months it would be like February and my UCAS application deadline would've have passed meaning I would have to take 2 gap years. Am I wrong? I am going to year 13 right now.


You could take the GCSE in autumn or summer of year 13. On your UCAS application you would list it as a pending qualification like your A levels.

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