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I am planning on applying to medicine this October. For all the universities I want to apply to a 6 in English language is required and I got a 5. I did quite well in all my subjects though, should I still apply?
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I am planning on applying to medicine this October. For all the universities I want to apply to a 6 in English language is required and I got a 5. I did quite well in all my subjects though, should I still apply?
If they are minimum requirements unfortunately you would be automatically rejected so your best option would be to retake or look at unis with a 5 requirement
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I am planning on applying to medicine this October. For all the universities I want to apply to a 6 in English language is required and I got a 5. I did quite well in all my subjects though, should I still apply?
No, you'll be automatically rejected if you miss any requirements. There are plenty of applicants who will have a 6 in English Language and also did quite well in other subjects.

Either (1) apply to med schools only needing a 5 / have no requirements in English Language; or (2) retake your English Language GCSE.
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Okay, thank you
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If they are minimum requirements unfortunately you would be automatically rejected so your best option would be to retake or look at unis with a 5 requirement
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Okay, thank you
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No, you'll be automatically rejected if you miss any requirements. There are plenty of applicants who will have a 6 in English Language and also did quite well in other subjects.

Either (1) apply to med schools only needing a 5 / have no requirements in English Language; or (2) retake your English Language GCSE.
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If I decide to take a gap year, will I have to redo my UCAT
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If I decide to take a gap year, will I have to redo my UCAT
Interestingly someone has asked a very similar question this morning, my answer was:

Bottom line: you take the UCAT and BMAT the year before admission.

So if you are thinking of 2020 entry, you'll need to take UCAT (around now) and BMAT this year and apply to UCAS by 15th October 2019.

but if you are thinking of 2021 entry, you'll need to take UCAT (Summer 2020) and BMAT next year and apply to UCAS by 15th October 2020.

If you are applying for deferred entry, as long as you are applying in October 2019 you'll still need your UCAT score too; otherwise you can decide to take a gap year (i.e. defer yourself) and apply in 2020 for 2021 entry.

https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/universities/

The UCAT is a compulsory entry requirement for our UK Consortium Universities and our non-UK Associate Member Universities. You are required to sit the test by 2 October 2019 if you are intending to apply for entry in 2020 (or deferred entry in 2021) to a relevant course listed below. UCAT results cannot be carried over from one year to the next.
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I am planning on applying to medicine this October. For all the universities I want to apply to a 6 in English language is required and I got a 5. I did quite well in all my subjects though, should I still apply?
One of my friends resat her English Language GCSE to go from a C to a B in year 12. She's now going into second year medical school
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My only problem is that i’d have to take a gap year to resit which is a bit of an obstacle
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One of my friends resat her English Language GCSE to go from a C to a B in year 12. She's now going into second year medical school
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My only problem is that i’d have to take a gap year to resit which is a bit of an obstacle
Why? If oyu haven ot already applied, resit it in this next year and apply with a pending grade
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I didn’t know you could do that to be honest. Does that not negatively affect my application ?

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Why? If oyu haven ot already applied, resit it in this next year and apply with a pending grade
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My only problem is that i’d have to take a gap year to resit which is a bit of an obstacle
Could you do it in year 13 and apply, it could be part of your conditional offer? But not 100% sure if they allow that, contact your choices. All I know is that you can still get into medical school with a C -> B resit if that offers you some reassurance. She goes to HYMS, they seemed most open regarding grades.
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I didn’t know you could do that to be honest. Does that not negatively affect my application ?
No. If they can accept predicted A levels, I'm sure they can cope with a predicted GCSE!
They would, however, make achieving a particular grade (likely a B) part of the conditions of your offer
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Could you do it in year 13 and apply, it could be part of your conditional offer? But not 100% sure if they allow that, contact your choices. All I know is that you can still get into medical school with a C -> B resit if that offers you some reassurance. She goes to HYMS, they seemed most open regarding grades.
That actually does offer some reassurance, haha. It’s so annoying that this one annoying grace is such a big deal
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No. If they can accept predicted A levels, I'm sure they can cope with a predicted GCSE!
They would, however, make achieving a particular grade (likely a B) part of the conditions of your offer
Okay, that makes sense. I’m going to try do that cuz i’d Iike to think other parts of my application are quite strong so maybe that will help. Thanks for all your help !!
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Okay, that makes sense. I’m going to try do that cuz i’d Iike to think other parts of my application are quite strong so maybe that will help. Thanks for all your help !!
Please do contact specific unis to make sure they allow for the re-sit in year 13 beforehand
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Please do contact specific unis to make sure they allow for the re-sit in year 13 beforehand
Yep, will do
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Hi. if someone have grade 5 in English language GCSE and say grade 6 or above in English Literature; will the later compensate for the former if one to apply to universities who require grade 6 in English language?
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Hi. if someone have grade 5 in English language GCSE and say grade 6 or above in English Literature; will the later compensate for the former if one to apply to universities who require grade 6 in English language?
No.
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Hi. if someone have grade 5 in English language GCSE and say grade 6 or above in English Literature; will the later compensate for the former if one to apply to universities who require grade 6 in English language?
A few may accept this (UEA that I know of allow an A in Lit to compensate for a B in Lang) but in general, no, you can not compensate for a lack of one grade with another
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