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    I'll be starting a First Diploma in applied science next month, i'm abit apprehensive about it, i was wondering which unis accept it?
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    (Original post by Nambat)
    I'll be starting a First Diploma in applied science next month, i'm abit apprehensive about it, i was wondering which unis accept it?
    Erm, I don't think Uni's would accept a first diploma since it's at GCSE level.

    Most accept national diplomas though
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    If you're thinking of studying Medicine (or anything Science based), I would avoid the BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science and take GCSE Core + Additional Science route (then on to A Level Science).

    If you're thinking of studying Sciences at A Level, and haven't taken GCSE Core Science (and/or Additional), you'll find the work a lot hard.

    The BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science is 100% Coursework based, and is not very challenging. Going on to A Level Science after it will be such a change, that many won't simply be able to cope.

    I would avoid it if you possibly can.
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    So is it something that is mainly made up of practicles and i could just self-teach the rest?
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    (Original post by Nambat)
    So is it something that is mainly made up of practicles and i could just self-teach the rest?
    If I'm perfectly honest, you could complete the 'course' without even having done the practicals. As most them are relatively simple (Rate of Reaction of Marble Chips and Hydrochloric Acid) etc.

    If you prefer the more academic approach; reading books, conducting proper research etc, I would opt for more the GCSEs. If you end up doing the BTEC, you'll find yourself getting incredibly bored. I tutored someone who happened to do it, and I was amazed it was actually being taught. But I guess it's ideal as a more vocational course, than an academic.
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    (Original post by Nambat)
    I'll be starting a First Diploma in applied science next month, i'm abit apprehensive about it, i was wondering which unis accept it?
    none

    no, seriously, maybe essex, apu (now aru) and any others below 100 in the league tables
 
 
 
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