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Medicine Resit Applicants' Success Stories?

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    (Original post by shuckface)
    Im so confused! So does UCAS automatically send off my application to the different school who then check them and predicts my grade, and then the schools send it off? ARGH

    yes Ive done my UKCAT, pretty terrible this time around compared to last year :/ 640. what about you?
    Im pretty confused as well. Tho im talkin to my old skool to predict me an A. Tho i dunno if the application can be from two skools. But i dont wanna study biology at my skool again. And no i havent done the ukcat. Its on 22nd. Still havent gotten used to the ****test calculator on earth.
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    (Original post by shuckface)
    Im so confused! So does UCAS automatically send off my application to the different school who then check them and predicts my grade, and then the schools send it off? ARGH

    yes Ive done my UKCAT, pretty terrible this time around compared to last year :/ 640. what about you?
    Cant u just ask ur new skool to predict u an A?
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    (Original post by Ali Hyder)
    Cant u just ask ur new skool to predict u an A?
    I phoned up the new school where I'll be resitting at and they said they don't predict my grades as they are just a centre for the exams...so it'll be my old school who predicts my grades. Which is annoying because I emailed my old school 2 days ago and they haven't even been bothered to reply back!


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    (Original post by shuckface)
    I phoned up the new school where I'll be resitting at and they said they don't predict my grades as they are just a centre for the exams...so it'll be my old school who predicts my grades. Which is annoying because I emailed my old school 2 days ago and they haven't even been bothered to reply back!


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    So then if they are just a centre for exams, ull have to hace private tuition ryt
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    (Original post by Ali Hyder)
    So then if they are just a centre for exams, ull have to hace private tuition ryt
    No I'll just do most of the learning by myself


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    (Original post by shuckface)
    No I'll just do most of the learning by myself


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    Lol great. What subject are u retaking?
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    (Original post by Ali Hyder)
    Lol great. What subject are u retaking?
    Just biology, which I got a B in


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    Same.
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    (Original post by Ali Hyder)
    Same.
    Which unis are you applying to? Also have you done the UKCAT? If you have, what's the verdict?
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    i am finding it difficult to explain in my personal statement why i am reapplying and resitting, like what would be the near perfect sentence or two to add in my personal to explain it.
    My situation:
    GCSEs: 10A*'s and 2A's
    AS level: 5A's first time round
    A2 level: 4a's and 1B in bio, phy, maths, general studies and chem respectively
    UKCAT last year 665, band 2

    I had two family deaths last year in year 13, and also was living independly for two months due to family issues, it affected me to the point where i stopped attending school, i struggled very much last year, also have a backed up doctors and school note, but dont know how to mention this in my personal statement. Shall i just send a letter from school with the doctors note attached to the different unis before i send my application to UCAS, or shall i condense my personal statement even more to explain my circumstances, i dont know why but i feel thats inappropriate its like wanting a sympathy vote. i am so confused, any help would be much appreciated thankyou very much
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    Hi just wondering if anyone can give me some advice/tell me their success story?

    I'm currently in my A2 year and will be taking my exams in June.
    I am desperate to apply for medicine and I (unexpectedly) didn't do well at all in my AS year which was a huge set back for me. I didn't apply to medicine this year as I am predicted AAB, so I applied for BioMedical Science and have offers. But I am just hoping to do a few resits of AS modules and get AAA this year, take a gap year and apply for medicine then!

    In the AS's I have continued I got BBB (two very close to A's), so I just want to know if anyone has managed to resit within the two years and how successful they were, and whether people think it is possible I will be able to get three A's?
    (I got 6a*'s 5a's in GCSE btw)

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Talkeale)
    Hi just wondering if anyone can give me some advice/tell me their success story?

    I'm currently in my A2 year and will be taking my exams in June.
    I am desperate to apply for medicine and I (unexpectedly) didn't do well at all in my AS year which was a huge set back for me. I didn't apply to medicine this year as I am predicted AAB, so I applied for BioMedical Science and have offers. But I am just hoping to do a few resits of AS modules and get AAA this year, take a gap year and apply for medicine then!

    In the AS's I have continued I got BBB (two very close to A's), so I just want to know if anyone has managed to resit within the two years and how successful they were, and whether people think it is possible I will be able to get three A's?
    (I got 6a*'s 5a's in GCSE btw)

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    In short, you certainly can

    My friend got BBCC at AS and worked his mothertrucking ass off to get AAA at A2. He now has an unconditional offer from Manchester. Work hard and you can do it
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    Can anyone give me a realistic viewpoint on how many universities consider re-sit applicants after the initial two years of study? I am predicting I will achieve AAB and I wanted to retake my third a-level to achieve AAA which would then meet entry requirements, but having retaken would I still have an equal chance of being accepted at the universities that state they consider resit students? Also would it be possible that I'm actually more likely to get a place because I've already secured AAB and only working on one more A? I know it's wishful thinking but I really need some hope right now!
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    (Original post by Talkeale)
    Hi just wondering if anyone can give me some advice/tell me their success story?

    I'm currently in my A2 year and will be taking my exams in June.
    I am desperate to apply for medicine and I (unexpectedly) didn't do well at all in my AS year which was a huge set back for me. I didn't apply to medicine this year as I am predicted AAB, so I applied for BioMedical Science and have offers. But I am just hoping to do a few resits of AS modules and get AAA this year, take a gap year and apply for medicine then!

    In the AS's I have continued I got BBB (two very close to A's), so I just want to know if anyone has managed to resit within the two years and how successful they were, and whether people think it is possible I will be able to get three A's?
    (I got 6a*'s 5a's in GCSE btw)

    Thanks
    I got ABDD in my AS's but retook in my A2 year and achieved A*AA overall it's possible if you want it enough! Good luck!


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