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MSc Distinction and a Year of work experience but terrible A-levels and Undergrad

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-25 15:52:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Ok. I am the first to admit that I was lazy at school and during my undergraduate degree and had no real direction in life. I scraped by with a 2.2. I then worked for a year and realised I wanted so much more. At 25 I am now studying International Management at Strathclyde, working my ass off and attaining a distinction. I have taken a re...

BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma Distinction Star

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-09 14:31:37 - Similar - Report/Block

Simple: Is a Distinction Star worth the extra work? I will finish my A Levels in a week and my IT teacher has just dropped 2 pieces of work on me that need to be completed in order to get a Distinction star. All my University offers ask for a Distinction, so is a Distinction Star worth the extra hassle? For example - if I got one grade lo...

Considering Graduate Entry Medicine

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-27 02:25:05 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello all, I'm currently studying BSc Psychology at Southampton Solent. My Father passed away whilst I was in year 11 so needless to say I didn't put my full heart into my GCSEs. I completed a BTEC ND in Photography at grade distinction, distinction, merit. I didn't want to re sit A levels so applied to universities where I'd be able to d...

Access course gaining distinctions whilst working 3 days a week: possible?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-10 01:07:45 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi thanks for stopping by, So I want to get onto a decent degree in engineering or surveying and either need a levels or access. I wasnt motivated at school and thus dont have the a levels i would need. But now im ready to work up to a good career. The sooner i can get to uni the better and since access can be done in a year i was leaning...

Can you get into an American College(University) with a Btec level 3

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 12:05:10 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello I am from England and currently studying a btec level 3 which if I get a distinction, distinction, distinction it is equivalent to 3 a's at a levels, I am aware that I have to take my SATs if I wan't to go to an American College(university) but will American Colleges accept btec students who do well in their SATs and also I am in my...

Terran J.'s Review of Manhattan Proper - New York (1/5) on Yelp

yelp.com - 2013-03-17 09:52:48 - Similar - Report/Block

terrible food. terrible service. terrible atmosphere. wish i could rate lower. i havent had such a bad experience at a bar in years. save yourself a bad and expensive experience and skip this…...

Has Anyone Done An Access Course?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-29 15:01:44 - Similar - Report/Block

Okay so I've just recently discovered about access courses and how it would be equivalent to A levels but only requires one year.I have been researching about it & it sounds like something i would be interested in.But before I make my mind up about it,i just want to know someone else's personal experience with access courses & if they wou...

Work experience to go with course.

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-05 18:33:14 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, I'm starting heriott watt this year studying economics. I was wondering though what kind of work experience I would be looking for while doing this course which would help me find better work afterwards? i already have 4 years work experience as I have been working since I was 16. But I'm needing something that's going to get me...

Self-studying for Edexcel AS/A2 A levels

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-07 01:38:46 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there guys, this is my first post on TSR. Looking forward to be part of the community, been a lurker for a while and have seeked many answers recently and ive decided to sign up :) I live in Singapore and i'm currently serving the Nation ( yes, National Service) with the Police Coast Guard. Anyways getting to the point, as the title sa...

Doing A levels when I'm already at University, a good idea?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-24 19:01:58 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I didn't do A levels because I was quite ill and had to leave school during my GCSEs. I am now doing an Access Course and will hopefully be going to university next year. Unfortunately many graduate schemes now require a certain number of UCAS points on top of a degree, so would it be a good idea to do some A levels whilst I am at uni...

Astrophysics Work Experience - HELP!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-10 00:34:01 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi :D I am in year 12 currently, and I'm getting a little worried I haven't found anything for my "enrichment week" at school, ie - work experience. I am very sure atm that I would like to go into Astrophysics/Astronomy at uni, and so I need some work experience to help my CV and to see whether the subject area is the right one for me...

I need some advice about work experience.

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-10 13:36:23 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm studying Law and I've just finished my first year at uni. I'm looking for solicitor firms that do work experience or voluntary work, I'm not sure how to approach them...if you get what I mean. Do I just e-mail them asking if they do any work experience/ voluntary work, or shall I send them a letter? There is only one firm who requ...

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Primary Education Courses

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-09 11:09:12 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm currently in Year 12 about to sit my AS Levels and I've been thinking about what I want to do at University and I've decided I want to be a primary school teacher. However, after looking at the entry requirements for a lot of University courses on Primary Education it appears that it's a necessary that I have a lot of experience in a...

TYS in UK?? o.0

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-03 11:32:10 - Similar - Report/Block

hey guys, im new to UK's A lvl. I studied in Sg for the past yrs n did my GCE O'Levels. I just want to know if students in UK use Ten Year Series (TYS) as practice for their AS,A2 Levels? I am not really sure if TYS are used in UK. It is used extensively in Singapore for both GCE O'Levels and A'Levels. It'd be great if someone would enlig...

What's University Work Like?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-12 02:17:31 - Similar - Report/Block

In comparison to a levels, how are university set work / learning different from a levels ? (In general). How do you revise for tests an exams for university? Is it the same way like previous with a shed load of past papers ? Just curiosity of an AS student hoping to get into university next year to study economics ! :)) Posted from TSR M...

A Levels Geography

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-25 00:35:31 - Similar - Report/Block

i did not take geography in gcse (chose photography instead, FML). but im thinking of taking geography for a levels; i remember finding it quite interesting back in year 7 and 8. my maths is okay (hopefully get b for gcse) and english is good, i like writing essays. but my science just dreadful (entered for foundation tier). would i be ab...

What subject can I combine with BTEC Medical Science?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 12:09:01 - Similar - Report/Block

I have chosen ICT and Health and Social Care but I am thinking to take biology as I want to become a Orthoptist or ODP. Orthoptist Course wants A level Biology or BTEC Applied Science with AS Level Biology, I am so confused, I am doing BTEC Science and achieving Distinction/Distinction*, PLEASE HELP ME WHAT I SHALL DO OR SHOULD I PICK ENG...

GCSEs and A-Levels to be a nurse or doctor?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-06 00:22:02 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey, I want to become a doctor or nurse. I am in year 11 and are picking a-level options My Current GCSE's Are: English (Working at C/B) (Pre:C) Maths (Working at C/B) (Pre: D) Science Double Award (Working at B/A) (Pre:B) BTEC Level 2 (Completed D*D*D*D*) RE (Working at C/B) (Pre:C) Psychology (Working at C/B) (Pre:C) Electronics (Workin...

Work Experience in a Bank [HELP?]

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-04 22:58:26 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm 15 and in year 10. Our school has stopped helping us find work experience so we must go out and find it ourselves. I am thinking about doing it. Since I plan on working in a bank when i am older or something related to Finance, i figured work experience in a bank would be best. Halifax to be more specific. I will organise it with my s...

MSc Law and Accounting - LSE

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-22 12:00:57 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, I intend to apply to LSE to do MSc in Law & Accounting this year. Here is my profile: - Graduated from RMIT Australia with distinction. I did a bachelor of business in Accountancy. GPA: 3.6/4.0 - Interned and then worked as an audit in KPMG for 1.5 years. - Hopefully get CPA Australia after meeting 3-year practical working experi...

GCSE and BTEC

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-01 04:28:47 - Similar - Report/Block

My GCSE grade are: English language:C English literature:C Italian:C Religious Studies:B Maths: D and 2 BTEC ICT: Distinction* Science: Merit Atm im doing 3 A-levels can i go to a good university in london with four GCSE and 2 BTEC And Cs in my A-levels Thanks in advance ... Alishba...

Are Joint Honours Degrees really that bad?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-30 17:39:46 - Similar - Report/Block

Ever since I started A Levels, I've had people telling me that Joint honours degrees are terrible. The most common comments I've heard are: 'You'll be over-qualified', 'you'll be under-qualified, you'll never get a job', 'you won't do well in your degree because you'll have too much work', 'you won't be able to do any further education' a...

No motivation to revise subject i'm dropping next year

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-22 00:25:17 - Similar - Report/Block

Even though I want to get a good grade at chemistry AS I'm finding it really hard to find the motivation to study for it. I find chemistry the hardest of all my a levels and really don't enjoy it so I know I'm going to drop it next year. I want to prioritise my other a levels but at the same time I know to get a decent grade at chemistry...

As Level Stress! Feel like pulling my hair out!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-01 00:09:36 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, Im new here :) Well this year i started my AS Levels, however i am year behind the friends I went to school with as I took a year out to go to tech, however tech did not work out for me (didn't like my tutors or the course) so i decided to go back to my old high school and complete alevels i am currently doing 3 (all the school offer)...

Venture in Vietnam?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-27 09:37:08 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm currently Year 12, sitting AS-Levels. I was wondering whether it would be possible do this: http://www.realgap.co.uk/vietnam-exp...# axzz2OfcV3xyA 4 week trip to Vietnam in between finishing my a-Levels and going to Uni. The trip has really caught my eye, as it looks a like a fantastic culture and includes a beneficial week of volunte...

Taking a gap year but applying at the end of Year 13

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-26 01:42:24 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello. I am currently in Year 13 and plan on taking a year out before university but I haven't applied yet and therefore didn't apply for deferred entry ast september. Im going to be going abroad for my year out in order to travel/get further work experience. Is it still possible for me to apply at the end of this year for entry at septem...

I'm so confused! Can you retake a new set of A-levels as a mature student?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-08 00:38:41 - Similar - Report/Block

I graduated A-levels from my local college in summer 2012 and have completed my first year of a Sports-related degree since, however I'm really trying to find out information about changing my degree and study a completely new subject. I'm really not enjoying my course and I know it's going to be very difficult to try and find a job relat...

5 A-levels Vs. 4 A-Levels?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-12 00:39:17 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm choosing my a-levels and i have been told that doing 5 a-levels has no advantage over doing 4, except extra stress and a ton of work to do. I am really ignorant in this situation and have no idea. I'm sure there would be an advantage but i have been told otherwise. And also out of these 5 could you rank them from hardest to easiest (I...

What else can I do over the summer? (personal statement)

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-11 19:41:09 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there, I am currently in lower sixth/year 12 and I have been trying to grab a hold of work experience and voluntary work that I feel would aid me in terms of skills and developing as a person into someone fit for medical school. Here are my current voluntary, work experience opportunities etc: -Charity shop (till) - Freeman hospital (4...

Dropping out of uni, second year.

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-11 23:42:37 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, This is my first post and I really need some advice...so here goes. I'm a second year radiography student and I absolutely hate this course. There are things I've seen in the hospital that I don't agree with, for example, patient management, or how they treat fellow staff members. I don't think it helps that I had a terrible experienc...

confused abt UK's A lvl

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-04 15:33:52 - Similar - Report/Block

hey guys, im new to UK's A lvl. I studied in Sg for the past yrs n did my GCE O'Levels. I just want to know if students in UK use Ten Year Series (TYS) as practice for their AS,A2 Levels? I am not really sure if TYS are used in UK. It is used extensively in Singapore for both GCE O'Levels and A'Levels. TYS are books that contain the A lvl...

Training Contract and A Levels

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-05 16:51:15 - Similar - Report/Block

I have seen that for many of the training contract roles you're required to have 300+ UCAS points, or 3 A Levels. I don't have any A Levels, instead I did an Access to Higher Education course (I'm a mature student about to start my LLB). I am going to do three A Levels whilst I am in university (i'll be sitting the examinations as a priva...

Can I transfer to Social Work?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-05 16:37:09 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I successfully got into the uni i wanted, but I have recently had a major rethink about my course (I chose to do a history degree) but I no longer think thats for me. Is it possible to transfer to social work? I mean I know its not related at all, but Im in my last year of A levels and I havent started my uni course. But what would I...

confused as to what to do

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-04 23:22:35 - Similar - Report/Block

Basically, I'm currently on a gap year but scheduled to go to Sussex in September to study law, however I'm very put off by their decline in the Guardian rankings from 11th 2 years ago to 50th this year and also down by a fair amount in law, as well as a decline in other rankings. I wasn't even put off when it went down generally last yea...

Mphil to Dphil or PhD

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-10 13:34:13 - Similar - Report/Block

Currently an Mphil/MSc student at Oxbridge in the social sciences (want to remain unclear for the sake of anonymity). To get into Dphil or PhD programs at Oxbridge or top 10 programs in the states do i NEED to earn a distinction? What about just a distinction on my dissertation? Also, it seems like my professors would be writing letters o...

Starting year 12 at 18

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-04 15:55:28 - Similar - Report/Block

So, I'm just finishing my A levels (predicted ABC), but am going to do another 2 years of college, because I need different A levels for my career path, and want a shot at oxford or somewhere else like St.Andrews, and will need better grades. I'm enrolling at another college. Do you think it will be weird/awkward for me being 18-19, start...

Chances of getting an offer from UCL?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-20 13:06:02 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there, I'm a year 13 student. My sixth form experience is a little more complex than most, and I'd like to have your opinions on whether or not you'll think I'd get an offer from UCL if I applied for Law. Ok, so I started year 12 with the intention of getting 3 A's, but I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. About half way through,...

Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Print

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-18 19:36:15 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys! I need advice from all you creative heads out there! (and those who can speak from past experiences!) I have applied for the BA Fashion course at CSM with the Print pathway, however my case might be different from most of you as I am applying straight into the second year of study (I'm already in second year at a different uni yo...

Speech and Language Therapy - Volunteering

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-14 02:07:38 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm in my second year of a four year Speech and Language Therapy course and I think it's time I gather some relevant experience because by the time I come to apply for jobs, I feel like my CV is going to be empty! I generally want to get volunteer work with any of the client groups that I could possibly work with, whether that's speci...

Social work Master: First year Social science student

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-24 13:19:08 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey Guys studying Sociology with criminogy at LSBU been considering social work.I have been volunteering since January this year as a Literacy intervention tutor Helping kids with learning difficulties get their literacy up to standard. Is this experience sufficient to get onto social work? Also guys let me know whats required of me at in...




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