resitting GCSE's for the 3rd time? Will it look unpleasant on UCAS? Watch

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2 of my cousins (17 &19) will be resitting their GCSE's for the 3RD TIME.
The highest they've achieved was MOSTLY C's and 1 B. They are planning to resit Physics(C), English (B), Biology(C) and Physiology(C) on November and they'll leave the other subjects as it is.
Will universities (Medicine/Engineering/Pharmacy) look at THEIR HIGHEST GRADES achieved. for example in physics FIRST ATTEMPT: C then SECOND ATTEMPT: B and for the third attempt they got an A*, will their grades look unpleasant on their UCAS as they've resat loads of times to achieve A*'s??
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Are they planning on doing A-Levels? I'm not aware of any university that'd admit someone with just GCSEs?

What circumstances? Have they read around their subjects? What universities? What subject(s)? There's no one answer and even given the specific circumstances no-one can say for definite.
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Are they planning on doing A-Levels? I'm not aware of any university that'd admit someone with just GCSEs?

What circumstances? Have they read around their subjects? What universities? What subject(s)? There's no one answer and even given the specific circumstances no-one can say for definite.
Yeah, the 19 year old one is done with his A level (Maths, Biology, Chemistry & English)(ABBCb), he's planning to take medicine in either Imperial college/UCL and the 17 year old one will sit her A levels on june 2015, planning to take civil-engineeringin Bath or Imperial college.
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(Original post by Evens Beaute)
Yeah, the 19 year old one is done with his A level (Maths, Biology, Chemistry & English)(ABBCb), he's planning to take medicine in either Imperial college/UCL and the 17 year old one will sit her A levels on june 2015, planning to take civil-engineeringin Bath or Imperial college.
ICL's medicine requirement as far as I can tell is AAAb or AAAC at A-Level; I'd imagine UCL's isn't much different. They also ask for these GCSEs:
All applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABB or above (in any order):


Biology (or Human Biology)
Chemistry
English Language
Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics)

Physics
ICL and UCL are some of the most competitive universities and medicine is one of (if not the) most competitive courses in the UK; while ICL and UCL aren't necessarily the best in medicine, when you add these two factors, there's going to be a lot of issues with them getting admission, unfortunately.

I'm assuming they would have at least looked up the A2 requirements though; am I missing something?
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Your cousin is not going to get into a standard medical course with those A level grades. If they have extenuating circumstances they may be able to do a course with a foundation year, I'm not sure.
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