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    Hi there, well I did my AS Level exams last year, and got:

    Spanish - A (Predicted A)
    French - B
    Maths - E (Predicted C)
    Chemistry - U

    My problem is that I'm resitting the Chemistry AS Units externally in January as and I'm going to do the A2 exam privately as I'm getting tutoring (my school doesn't allow students to carry on subjects at A2 if they got a U in that subjects at AS), I know what I did wrong last year, I made silly mistakes and it was just a matter of leaving revision to the last minute. I want to do Pharmacy and I don't know how I'm supposed to say that in my Personal Statement when I got a U in Chemistry, what is the best way of adding this in my Personal Statement?

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    What are you doing with the others? Your Maths isn't strong either! Not entirely sure on the whole variations of offers but generally, they would like atleast one other science iirc?

    I can't see how your college can really predict you anything close to what would be required in Chemistry though.

    Personally, i'd probably hold off, do the year, see what I get. I don't think you have any basis to say 'I am capable enough for this, I have a good chance of meeting your typical offer'.

    I wish I had an answer to this, hopefully someone else does.
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    French:rofl: do me a favour, talk to Arsene Wenger for me and tell him in FRENCH 'WAKE UP!'
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    It's really unlikely that you'll be able to make up for getting a U because A2 Chemistry is a lot harder, requiring all your focus so resitting doesn't do very much if you don't have a good basis initially. Pharmacy also will require you to know your chemistry well enough for any interviews and so you'll be revising for your interview as well as exams. I don't really know a good way to word it unless you're applying for foundation where you can put emphasis on your motivation and any out of syllabus reading and research into the job.
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    (Original post by GunnerR)
    Hi there, well I did my AS Level exams last year, and got:

    Spanish - A (Predicted A)
    French - B
    Maths - E (Predicted C)
    Chemistry - U

    My problem is that I'm resitting the Chemistry AS Units externally in January as and I'm going to do the A2 exam privately as I'm getting tutoring (my school doesn't allow students to carry on subjects at A2 if they got a U in that subjects at AS), I know what I did wrong last year, I made silly mistakes and it was just a matter of leaving revision to the last minute. I want to do Pharmacy and I don't know how I'm supposed to say that in my Personal Statement when I got a U in Chemistry, what is the best way of adding this in my Personal Statement?

    Thanks
    If having Chemistry at least at AS is a requirement for Pharmacy you may be better off waiting until you have your final results before applying. There is no 'best way' of sayingexplaining that you got a U in an essential subject for the course you applying for. You have set yourself quite a challenge here - not saying it isn't do-able, but if there are lots of applications from people who do meet the minimum requirements you are going to be at a significant disadvantage applying now. In these circumstances I would seriously consider waiting until after your A2 results to apply - yes I know that means a gap year but there are plenty of ways to make that a constructive and useful experience.
 
 
 
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