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
Any advice to help me :) Watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-08-2013 20:28
- 17-08-2013 23:12
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.
- 17-08-2013 23:26
did you actually apply for biomedical science then? did the places refuse biology or biomedical science?