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Hey guys, I would like to know if it is possible to get a place in medicine if I re-sit my whole AS year. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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Most medical courses don't like resitting. Be careful.
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Hey guys, I would like to know if it is possible to get a place in medicine if I re-sit my whole AS year. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Have a look here for information regarding resit policies: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Resit_Policies
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This is exactly the situation I am considering! Lol.

I hope you don't mind me asking, but how did you do?
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Pretty much nil, a handful will consider resits after a2 in extenuating circumstances but none will accept an AS year resit.
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Might be time to accept defeat mate
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Pretty unlikely, most specify A levels in 3 years. If you really want med do A2 and resit the AS modules within the year.
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Biomed to Med post-grad?
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Pretty much nil, a handful will consider resits after a2 in extenuating circumstances but none will accept an AS year resit.
How do you know? Is it not better to resit now then later?
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Pretty unlikely, most specify A levels in 3 years. If you really want med do A2 and resit the AS modules within the year.
But then, if you are resitting AS would you still not be completing your A-Levels within three years?
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(Original post by Helloworld_95)
Pretty much nil, a handful will consider resits after a2 in extenuating circumstances but none will accept an AS year resit.
I resat my AS year and am now studying medicine at keele from September


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Hey guys, I would like to know if it is possible to get a place in medicine if I re-sit my whole AS year. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Hi there, I resat my AS year and will now be studyin medicine at keele from September, ask me anything and I'll do my best to help!


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How do you know? Is it not better to resit now then later?
Because I applied to medicine and was in a situation where I didn't have the best grades but did have extenuating circumstances. But no, it's not better to resit now, they'd rather see you try to get the grades in the same time frame as everyone else first before resorting to extra years.
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But then, if you are resitting AS would you still not be completing your A-Levels within three years?
No. You do A levels this year. Resit the bad AS modules AS WELL.
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Hey guys, I would like to know if it is possible to get a place in medicine if I re-sit my whole AS year. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
I did this and will be studying medicine at keele starting next month so feel free to ask anything and I'll do y best to help!


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Pretty much nil, a handful will consider resits after a2 in extenuating circumstances but none will accept an AS year resit.

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How do you know? Is it not better to resit now then later?
He's definitely right. I know because I studied the policies in detail when applying to medicine whilst wanting to resit A2, they all specify A levels in 3 years but some allow you to resit A2, especially if you had extenuating circumstances.
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I resat my AS year and am now studying medicine at keele from September


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Any further details on that? Like extenuating circumstances, gap years, etc?
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Hey guys, I would like to know if it is possible to get a place in medicine if I re-sit my whole AS year. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Although i'm not in as bad a position to think of redoing the whole year of AS, I am in by no means the 'perfect' position. I am going to tank it and take some AS Resits as well as do the A2 and aim high! All depends on work ethic... which I will improve.

Do you really think you can do so many exams in one period? If so, go with what I am doing .
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Any further details on that? Like extenuating circumstances, gap years, etc?
No extenuating circumstances, my parents sent me to boarding school in year 12 I didn't a just quick enough did poorly, so came back redid sixth form at my local school, applied in year 13 with AAAB grades, didn't get in anywhere, decided to take a gap year and applied again, got an offer thank god lol


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Although i'm not in as bad a position to think of redoing the whole year of AS, I am in by no means the 'perfect' position. I am going to tank it and take some AS Resits as well as do the A2 and aim high! All depends on work ethic... which I will improve.

Do you really think you can do so many exams in one period? If so, go with what I am doing .
Yes, you can. What grades did you get? Mine of my friends had BBBB at AS, resat within A2 year and ended up with A*A*A, all within the two years (she wanted to do dentistry so needed it too)
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