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Unnecessary foundation Year

When I applied I was told by the University that didn't need to do the foundation year because my A-Level results are good enough to go straight onto the Maths degree course.
Because I'd taken two years out after sixth form I thought a foundation year would be good for me, so that's what I'm currently on.
I'm not enjoying it though. We've had to write a 3000 word essay and now have to write a 6000 word essay. Yes, in Maths!

What I'd like to know is, if I was to fail the foundation year (for not completing the 6000 word essay), will I still be able to continue onto the degree in October seeing as my A-Level results were sufficient enough for me to do so?
Original post by Arch1967
When I applied I was told by the University that didn't need to do the foundation year because my A-Level results are good enough to go straight onto the Maths degree course.
Because I'd taken two years out after sixth form I thought a foundation year would be good for me, so that's what I'm currently on.
I'm not enjoying it though. We've had to write a 3000 word essay and now have to write a 6000 word essay. Yes, in Maths!

What I'd like to know is, if I was to fail the foundation year (for not completing the 6000 word essay), will I still be able to continue onto the degree in October seeing as my A-Level results were sufficient enough for me to do so?

Only the university can answer that, but the way it probably works is this:

If you want to automatically progress from the foundation year to the "regular" degree, then you need to pass the foundation year.

If you want to join the "regular" three year degree based upon your A level results, then you need to apply via UCAS for that degree programme. Although you were offered a place via this route before, they may not make you an offer this time - having experienced your foundation year performance.

Simple solution: complete the essay. :smile:

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