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Retaking A-Levels or GEM?

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    If I dont get results of AAA, should I retake my A-levels in the 3rd year or should I do a Biomedical course, which will enable me to do GEM. Which is better?

    Its a difficult choice, but personally I'd go for resitting. GEM is far more competitive and you have to study for a course you may not enjoy. Also I'm not sure if student finance would cover your 2nd degree, and even if they do its more debt and a longer time. Perhaps if you don't get 3As you could apply to foundation courses which accept lower grades.

    You may want to take a look at this: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Resit_Policies

    But yeah, I'd also say resit unless you particularly want to do an undergrad degree before going into medicine. It's more expensive, harder, more competitive, and it takes longer.

    Hey, I was in the same situation a couple of years back.

    I'm pretty sure the majority of med schools do not allow you to resit. I think one or two might do, but check this. I think resitting gives you limited options, if any at all.

    I've strongly recommend the GEM route (although you can still apply for 5-year courses as a grad).

    Good luck.
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