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    Hi everyone,
    I got my AS results yesterday and not gonna lie, I goofed and got B (Biology), C (Chemistry), C (Physics) and D (Maths).
    I thought it'd be better to book my UKCAT after my results and the only days I can do the exam are the 15th and 16th of September which is more or less a month away.
    But having seen my results, I'm not sure what to do now.
    I could pay £65 for the UKCAT and pray my predicted results are good and work my arse off to try and get into medicine at uni or give the UKCAT a miss for a year, work to ace my A2s then take a gap year and then re-apply or instead take up a course like Biomedical Sciences and try to transfer when I'm at uni.
    I'm a little stuck because if I'm going for medicine for next year, I need to do the UKCAT, complete the personal statement and then apply for universities.
    What do you guys reckon is the right call?
    Also I'm new, so be nice

    Honestly, before doing anything, I'd email your teachers to ask them what you'll be predicted, because there is no way you can get into med courses without good predicted A2 grades. If your predicted aren't a minimum of AAA, I wouldn't apply to medicine and instead look up/ask teachers/talk to parents about further career advice and what other courses are open for you. Make sure the teachers know you're motivated enough to do medicine and consider your past track record (hopefully, you did well in your GCSEs) do they predict you higher grades.
    If you do get AAA as your predicted grades for A2, then it would be worth booking your UKCAT. I'd advise you to leave at least 3 weeks of preparation for the UKCAT but of course, you might not be able to get the date you prefer. Assuming you've already sorted out your work experience or voluntary activities, it won't be too hard to actually write your personal statement, so it shouldn't be the top priority here - especially because some unis like Barts don't even look at the personal statement - just predicted grades and UKCAT.
    I'm sorry about your disappointing results but I hope that helps! Good luck
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