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    I have just joined student room in hope of speaking to some people to offer me some advice that I desperately need. I'm in a bit of a 'pickle' as in year 11 I made A-level choices that have made the next two years of my life very hard. I took history, biology, chemistry and maths and dropped maths. For AS i got history(A), Biology(B), Chemistry(C) and maths (e). I have always hated chemistry and it has always hindered everything and made clearing very hard this year as I got an A for history, B for biology and a C for chemistry. I was so upset and still am because it made me applying for clearing places very hard as the C just ruined everything.

    I applied to do biology initially and got 5 offers and my top choice was southampton and my back up was QueenMary's. I changed my biology course to biomedical sciences. Results day this year was possibly the worst day of my life as i did not get my top choice or my back up despite queen mary's offering me AAB/ABB/ABC if i firm them, and even though I did not firm them, I still called them up and they still refused me.

    I have always wanted to study humanities (ideal A-level choice was English Lit, Classics, History and Politics) and now I would like to retake my bio to get an A, retake some chem to get a B and i want to take up a2 politics in a year and perhaps do an AS in pscyhology.

    I think i seriosuly want to study history and politics now at university and i really need some advice on my situation . I feel so upset because literally all my friends are going off to university this year to do courses they really want to do and despite the fact that I was offered some courses through clearing I wasn't 100% sure.

    I would really love some advice on me retaking things and how it will affect my uni application this academic cycle

    Depends on many things, but in general if the clearing process is not successful and you want to retake, I would say follow your passion and do what you like
    Having said that, there should have been a reason for you choosing biology in the first place, so think about that as well.

    did you actually apply for biomedical science then? did the places refuse biology or biomedical science?
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