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    (Original post by Sarahhampstead)
    please reply lol ((((
    We're going to, but this is the busiest day on the website and the rest of the country's A level students are in exactly as urgent a position as you are. Give us a minute.
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    It's up to you, if you really, really don't want to go to the place in Clearing, you could always do a few resits in a gap year - not college, you could just study at home whilst gaining experience to boost your application?
    I think uni is very expensive and you don't really want to be stuck for 3 years somewhere you're not sure about.
    But if you think you would be okay with going there, and are ready to embrace the course, then I say it's much better to be able to get your degree a year early and be able to start the job hunt!
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    (Original post by Sarahhampstead)
    would it be better to go through clearing and go QMUL and resit and apply to other unis at the same time. Or take a gap year and risk wasting a year and ending up at QMUl regardless ?

    Sorry this isn't very coherent lol I have until 5 to make a decision so please help me!!!'

    thanks !
    Unfortunately nobody can give you a 'right' answer to this, and you're going to have to make a decision for yourself based on your own analysis of the different costs and benefits.
    On the issue of whether LSE etc. look favourably on resits, very often its not a hard and fast rule but it depends on the overall picture of your application. The only way to know for sure whether a particular University will look favourably on your application is to contact them directly about your case. We also have a forum for each of the top Universities in which you will find existing threads dealing with the issue of resits.

    Ultimately you can't guarantee getting into better Universities if you reapply. So there is an element of risk if you are really against waiting for a year. But on the other hand, if you apply with good grades already to hand and the possibility of better ones coming, that could put you in a strong place because of the fact that you're more of a 'safe' choice for Universities.

    On the Clearing option, that's again down to how much you value going this year. But personally I would strongly advise that you don't rush into a subject that you're not 100% sure that you will really enjoy. Biochemistry is very different to both general Biology and medicine. All of these subjects are very tough, and you need to enjoy a course if you want to have the motivation and energy to deal with the workload.
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    Thank you for replying. Im probably going to take a gap year as i had originally planned. lets hope this year isnt wasted
 
 
 
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