I missed my offers last year to study Biochemistry, so decided to take a gap year and resit the exams I need to as an external candidate at home whilst I work part-time etc. I have nearly finished my UCAS form including my PS, I am just waiting on my referee to write a reference. Do I need to talk about my reasons for taking a gap year to resit exams?
I have done some research and some have said to focus on the subject and positives as they will see from your pending subjects that you're resitting and others have said you should recognise the resits on your PS. I also looked on some uni websites and I've seen mixed opinions so far. Thoughts?
It doesn't. It's really up to you: universities won't discriminate against you if you decide not to mention it
If you're resitting a few modules to get your grades up then putting in your unit grades for your A levels from 2014 along with a pending A level result in 2015 (with unit grades for the units you aren't resitting and pending for the ones you are) will make if VERY clear to universities what you're resitting and how likely it is that you'll improve your grades.
I would always recommend including unit grades.