(Original post by Chrisofsmeg)
I just spent 20 minutes looking for the old thread. Oops. I'm an idiot.
Update: So, I've stopped feeling sorry for myself. I've come to the conclusion, that if I get an offer from UEA for medicine, all the better, I'll take it. If, however, I do not, then either way, my aim is to work as hard as I possibly can to put myself in a really strong position for next year, and my reapplication to study medicine. If I get my predicted grades (A*A*Aa and an A* in my Extended Project), then that will definately put me in a good position for next year. Also, if I get my predicted grades, having discussed it with my personal tutor, and while my GCSEs weren't spectacular, I was severely ill for most of them, so with a supporting letter from my GP, I will probably have a shot at Cambridge. Which I would really like, but we shall see!
As I said, don't get me wrong, if I get an offer from UEA and don't have to take a gap year, then all the better, but there is a silver lining there somewhere.
Also, I've got about 3 months of my summer planned either way now. I've had a
project that I've wanted to do for years, but I've never really had the resources or the technical/mechanical capability to do it. Now I have myself, two friends, possibly my cousin and uncle and anybody else I know that can help in, all of us being quite capable.
Hopefully all of you are old enough to remember Robot Wars? If not, go on youtube, all the episodes are there. Started watching when I was six years old and always wanted to build one. Well, now I can! Robot wars is, sadly, no longer on the air, and there will be severe budget limitations, however, between us, we know where to get the stuff we need on the cheap. Also, there are some tournaments in my region, so I can still dream a bit.
If it works, it'll be great fun. If it doesn't, well, it'll still be great fun. I'd rather it worked because a) It'll be so much fun!, b) It will look good on my UCAS application if I have to reapply next year, c) Hopefully we can enter a tournament and destroy some stuff, and d) It will really help my mechanical and engineering knowledge. While not a major priority, it will most definately be interesting!
Hope that everyone's ok.