Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
This course will help you get the qualifications you need to study medicine or medical biosciences, or a related course, at university.
You will learn study skills such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation.
You will also have a personal tutor who will support you during the year and who will advise you on your applications to higher education institutions
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
This course is assessed through coursework assignments, tests and examinations throughout the course, which are set and marked by your teachers and externally moderated by OCN London. The science units are graded to pass, merit or distinction; you cannot resit units to achieve upgrades.
Assessment is continuous over the whole year and is based on a number of set pieces of work such as essays, projects, presentations and tests.
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan To cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Course fees for international students, outside of the EU/EEA, vary depending on the course you’d like to study - please click here for more information.
Once you have completed your Access to HE course, you can progress to a Higher Education degree at a university or college.
You should check requirements for specific degree courses - different Higher Education institutions may have different entry requirements for similar courses. We recommend that you check you have completed relevant work experience, such as work placements in clinics, surgeries, hospitals or residential homes etc. in preparation for your personal statement.