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    I received my AS results and they were slightly lower than I expected. I've always wanted to do medicine but with my grades, I'm not sure if I'm likely to be accepted. My grades were:

    Chemistry- B (I got 220 UMS, so I was 20 UMS off an A)
    Biology- B (I got 226 UMS, 14 UMS away from an A)
    Psychology- A (I just got 3 UMS over the grade A boundary)
    English Lit- A (High A because I gained full UMS in the exam)

    I know that even if I want to be considered for medicine then I need to push the B's to A's. But because they are mid B's, the likeliness of them moving up is quite low. I'm thinking of taking Chemistry, Biology and Psychology into A2 because over the past year I have developed a vivid and passionate hate for English. So are my chances of medicine likely or should I start looking at other courses such as Pharmacy. Also, if I'm applying for medicine, would unis mind if I retook an AS unit?
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    (Original post by thanbirh)
    I received my AS results and they were slightly lower than I expected. I've always wanted to do medicine but with my grades, I'm not sure if I'm likely to be accepted. My grades were:

    Chemistry- B (I got 220 UMS, so I was 20 UMS off an A)
    Biology- B (I got 226 UMS, 14 UMS away from an A)
    Psychology- A (I just got 3 UMS over the grade A boundary)
    English Lit- A (High A because I gained full UMS in the exam)

    I know that even if I want to be considered for medicine then I need to push the B's to A's. But because they are mid B's, the likeliness of them moving up is quite low. I'm thinking of taking Chemistry, Biology and Psychology into A2 because over the past year I have developed a vivid and passionate hate for English. So are my chances of medicine likely or should I start looking at other courses such as Pharmacy. Also, if I'm applying for medicine, would unis mind if I retook an AS unit?
    Is medicine set in stone? You seem to be really smashing the humanities subject?
    I would recommend only retaking one module per subject and most uni's don't mind
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    (Original post by thanbirh)
    I received my AS results and they were slightly lower than I expected. I've always wanted to do medicine but with my grades, I'm not sure if I'm likely to be accepted. My grades were:

    Chemistry- B (I got 220 UMS, so I was 20 UMS off an A)
    Biology- B (I got 226 UMS, 14 UMS away from an A)
    Psychology- A (I just got 3 UMS over the grade A boundary)
    English Lit- A (High A because I gained full UMS in the exam)

    I know that even if I want to be considered for medicine then I need to push the B's to A's. But because they are mid B's, the likeliness of them moving up is quite low. I'm thinking of taking Chemistry, Biology and Psychology into A2 because over the past year I have developed a vivid and passionate hate for English. So are my chances of medicine likely or should I start looking at other courses such as Pharmacy. Also, if I'm applying for medicine, would unis mind if I retook an AS unit?
    With those grades, some Medical schools wouldn't accept you but some might consider you if you could get your teachers to predict you A's. The majority of Medical schools are happy with one or two exam resits.

    Where are you looking to apply?

    Also, have you done your UKCAT? A high UKCAT can make up for slightly shaky AS levels at some universities.
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    (Original post by games211)
    Is medicine set in stone? You seem to be really smashing the humanities subject?
    I would recommend only retaking one module per subject and most uni's don't mind
    I don't enjoy Psychology or English at all so I can't see myself studying them in the future or having a career based on them. But I've got a genuine interest in Chemistry and Biology and I enjoy the lessons as well. I'm pretty set on doing medicine, but if the odds are definitely not in my favour then I'd rather find out sooner than later so that I have a plan B.
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    (Original post by thanbirh)
    I don't enjoy Psychology or English at all so I can't see myself studying them in the future or having a career based on them. But I've got a genuine interest in Chemistry and Biology and I enjoy the lessons as well. I'm pretty set on doing medicine, but if the odds are definitely not in my favour then I'd rather find out sooner than later so that I have a plan B.
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    (Original post by thanbirh)
    I received my AS results and they were slightly lower than I expected. I've always wanted to do medicine but with my grades, I'm not sure if I'm likely to be accepted. My grades were:

    Chemistry- B (I got 220 UMS, so I was 20 UMS off an A)
    Biology- B (I got 226 UMS, 14 UMS away from an A)
    Psychology- A (I just got 3 UMS over the grade A boundary)
    English Lit- A (High A because I gained full UMS in the exam)

    I know that even if I want to be considered for medicine then I need to push the B's to A's. But because they are mid B's, the likeliness of them moving up is quite low. I'm thinking of taking Chemistry, Biology and Psychology into A2 because over the past year I have developed a vivid and passionate hate for English. So are my chances of medicine likely or should I start looking at other courses such as Pharmacy. Also, if I'm applying for medicine, would unis mind if I retook an AS unit?
    Aim for biomed then do a conversion course.
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    With those grades, some Medical schools wouldn't accept you but some might consider you if you could get your teachers to predict you A's. The majority of Medical schools are happy with one or two exam resits.

    Where are you looking to apply?

    Also, have you done your UKCAT? A high UKCAT can make up for slightly shaky AS levels at some universities.
    I'm thinking of applying to the majority of London unis (Kings, Barts, St.Georges) Plymouth and the last option would be Pharmacy at Kings if I were to put in a medicine application. I'm going to sit the UKCAT on the 1st of September so I'm revising as hard as I can for that at the moment
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    Barts and St. George's especially tend to be sympathetic towards AS level B's as long as you can pull them up to decent A's at A2 level. (From what I've heard). Plymouth puts a lot of emphasis on UKCAT scores - you have to get over a certain threshold in every UKCAT section, instead of just getting over a certain overall score - so if you get a good UKCAT result they might be OK. I don't know very much about King's but they might be fine.
 
 
 
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