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Helped i missed my grades - What now?

Discussion in 'A-Levels' started by Clarkey, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Dr_Paul

    Dr_Paul New Member

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    Dr Neuro...that was a fantastic piece of advise.

    I would actually advise leaving London to study medicine as it can be cheaper in terms of finances.

    Did you know KCL has the highest drop out of medical students because they cannot avoid to live in London to complete their education and alot of them transfer between basic science and clinical sciences bridge.
     
  2. annie<3

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    But Westside aren't you the one that started a thread about not wanting to go QM in the first place? =S
     
  3. naraena

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    Hey guys
    I have just read a few pages of this topic and find I am still in a dialemma.
    So here's my situation.
    I got offered a place at liverpool for AAB A's in chemistry and biology
    I then did infact get AABB [A's in bio and maths, B's in chem and physics] but my B ended up being in chemistry, so was rejected.
    Now to me I only have two choices; to retake or not to retake.
    The problem here now lies that alot of univerisities don't accept resit applicants unless they have a extenuating circumstances. And unless having to do 12 exams in the summer is an extenuating circumstance I feel I may be rejected without interview.
    I looked up some uni's and found these accept resit people
    liverpool
    brighton and sussex
    Keele
    Oxford [yeah I am not sure about this one though, doesn't seem right]
    Peninsula
    Sheffield

    I also looked up universities that may accept a B in chemistry and I found
    Brighton and sussex
    aberdeen
    sheffield
    cardiff
    glasgow
    keele
    leeds
    penninsula
    southampton
    UEA

    Now I am not completely sure about all of these, I am just assuming since they don't specify A in chemistry.
    I just don't know what I can do, because it just seems to me that if I retake no one will want me because I don't have a good enough reason as to why i didn't do well before. But then I don't know whether I'll be disadvantaged having a B in chemistry.
    Has anyone been in, or is anyone in this situation that can help me out?
    Thanks
     
  4. Ojama

    Ojama New Member

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    Yeh I'm in a similar situation, but I'm not going to resit. Same grades, and I'm awaiting the remark for chemistry but GAp year instead.
     
  5. Rosebot

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    naraena
    I dont know about all the unis on your list but cardiffs standard offer is AAB with A in either chemistry or biology and a or b in the other. and my UEA offer was AAB to include 2 sciences- chem bio maths and physics
    so you already have good enough grades from both of these unis
    xx
     
  6. Drneuro

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    Nottingham also accept a B at chem... I wouldn't resit you've no need to, you'll just be narrowing your options down a bit more.
     
  7. naraena

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    Thank you guys. I think I have decided not to resit in the end, even though my school thinks I should, but I find there just aren't that many universities taking resit people, so I think i'll stick with the grades I have. Thanks for the advice :)

    Are you sure about nottingham? I loooked on their website and saw that it's A for chemistry? Do you think it's worth ringing them up and asking.

    I have sent chemistry for a remark too Ojama. What are planning to do on this gap year? Any ideas where you're going to apply aswell?
     
  8. Drneuro

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    Oh when I was applying they didn't specify an A for chem. Maybe they've changed it.

    Email round and see what everyone says?
     
  9. naraena

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    Okay thanks dr neuro, I'll have a go at that.
    Do you by any chance knw any reapplicants in your year who could advise me on what to do with my gap year to enhance my application?
     
  10. Drneuro

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    Volunteer, do some community work, and i'd say try branching out to other fields of medicine... such as pharmacy, physio, physically and learning disabled etc. Do different things that make you stand out a bit!

    Good luck =)
     
  11. naraena

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    Ohh okay, thank you, it's been really helpful
     
  12. Ojama

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    Yeah I was gonna work, carry on my volunteering at my local hospital.

    I was thinking of re-applying to St andrews, keele, brighton and sussex, and aberdeen. Perhaps 5th choice of neuroscience.

    Good Luck with the remark.

    Message me if u want to get in contact, i would like to stay in touch.
     
  13. naraena

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    Same here Ojama. It would be nice keeping in contact with someone who's in the same position as me :)
    Doesn't St Andrew's need 3 A's?
    Or have you got 3 A's?
     
  14. naraena

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    Oh wait, just realised your grades are in your signature.
    Good luck too for your remark aswell!
     
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    Hi, Notts definitely want an A in chem! So don't waste an application there. Good luck!

    Cambridge - Rejection
    Nottingham - offer AAB - Firm
    Leeds - offer AAB - insurance
    Sheffield - offer AAB
     
  16. naraena

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    Oh thanks dizzygirl, I have crossed them off my list :)
     
  17. kiran413

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    Did you mention to the medical schools that you are a resit student on ucas form or dey assumed thmselves so dey rejected you without an interview?
     
  18. katie_khan

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    HIYA- IF YOU GOT BBC - WAT GRADES WERE U PREDICTED? COZ IVE GOT ABB AND I DONT KNOW IF I SHOULD APPLY OR NOT thanks x
     
  19. Dr_Paul

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    hey,

    Did you take the UKCAT, whats your score for that?

    did you ask the unis if they consider resits, because rejecting so early on is crazy

    Still work hard for the AAA....

    1) You can apply Ireland via CAO in Jan!
    Free Fees may still be play then is well
    RCSI, Trinity, UCD, Galway, UCC is where you might want to consider

    2) Pick Science course THAT ALLOW transfer onto medicine.
    Dont assume, ring them up

    3) Do and Undergrad and go for Graduate Entry Medicine (its so ****in hard)

    4) Go abroad

    5) Consider something else, like pharmacy, nursing, osteopathy, physiotherapy or anything else you fancy....dentistry....woteva.

    If you dnt make it into medicine, its not the end of the world, you must be very talented...find something else and go and enjoy your life.

    If you rly rly wana do it....youll find a way

    Good luck!!! feel free to ask any questions
     
  20. tanya17

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    hi im taking a gap year and have decided to apply for dentistry, i have not got the grades but im going to resit some exams, i did not apply last year for dentistry, does anyone know what universities accept resit students for dentistry please. thank you
     

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