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    So I was in hospital for two months leading up to my a level exams, due to open heart surgery because of a fatal heart infection. I'm pretty sure I screwed up my A level chem (either an E or U grade). I have a conditional offer from queen mary for biochemistry (ABB.) I've informed queen mary about my circumstances and sent in a doctors note also, which queen mary said they attached to my file. What are the chances of me being accepted despite the bad chemistry grade? Is there slight hope due to the circumstance I was in or do I have no chance? Any replies would be helpful. Thank you.
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    Depends on the Uni, your EC seems serious and I'm sure they will accept it and take it into consideration. No promises can be made however.
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    I'm really worried. I just hope to god biochemistry is a course that's undersubscribed. Thank you for your response
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    Your overall A Level grade shouldn't be too low anyway unless you scored like 0 because your AS counts as well.

    But yeah, it'll be looked at definitely.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Your overall A Level grade shouldn't be too low anyway unless you scored like 0 because your AS counts as well.

    But yeah, it'll be looked at definitely.

    Good luck
    Ah that's the thing, I self studied both AS and A2 in one year so I messed up all 4 exams.

    And thanks bud
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    They will take this into consideration if you are a 'near miss'. If you are way off they will probably reject you. This is especially if the Chemistry is a fundamental part of the subject you've applied for - they need real evidence you can work at this level.

    After a serious illness its often better to take a year out to fully recover. Going to Uni is very stressful - and any chance of you either falling sick (freshers flu ...) or just feeling 'not up to it' will have an impact on your studies. Keep this as your reserve strategy - if you do stuff up the Chem and QMUL says No, take a year out to retake the Chemistry and to get really well and fit again before you go to Uni.
 
 
 
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