I emailed the university contact for the foundation year in sciences and asked him a few questions like; did it provide access to the BSC I want to do, and did it qualify as HE, or would I get shafted on loans?
He responded and said that yes it provides access to the BSC I want to do, and yes, they count it as the first year of an extended BSC, so I'd qualify as an everyday, normal HE student, loan-wise.
So, I responded and asked a couple of other questions, like when would my application have to be in?
I'm going to wait for his response, and depending on how long I've got, see if I can go and see them, and see the disability co-ord type at the same time, and talk to them about accomodation and finances and such things!!
I should really tell my boyfriend what I'm considering... especially considering I'm thinking we could move into halls together... though I doubt the course would start until September, so we've got a while to think things over yet.
I really wanted more information before I told him I was considering it, especially more information about how I'm going to afford it, and whether it'd put us in a better, or worse, financial situation than now.