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    Hi i cant seem to get adult double science resit, (extentuating circumstances) i did have a school say they might run external candidates but that is no longer the case. So i am bow forced to look at non GCSE schools that might take access courses (again A levels clash on the same day as an adult where i live) its a nightmare but i want this so bad i cant give up


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    Bit confused with what you are asking - you want to sit GCSE double science but there is a clash with your A levels?? The only way then is to persuade wherever you are sitting A level to let you sit the GCSE there too - then you can do it before or after the A level paper? Or do you not have a centre for either?
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    (Original post by jkb1955)
    Bit confused with what you are asking - you want to sit GCSE double science but there is a clash with your A levels?? The only way then is to persuade wherever you are sitting A level to let you sit the GCSE there too - then you can do it before or after the A level paper? Or do you not have a centre for either?
    Ok so what im saying is i was let down initially to do an external science GCSE DOUBLE AWARD, as an adult but yesterday managed to secure an external position at a secondary school so thats no longer an issue.

    With regards to A levels i wanted to assertain what non GCSE schools may take access course (access course would have to be my route as A levels for adults where im based clash)

    Hope that makes sense was very upset when I initially wrote this post.


    Thank you for your response


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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    Ok so what im saying is i was let down initially to do an external science GCSE DOUBLE AWARD, as an adult but yesterday managed to secure an external position at a secondary school so thats no longer an issue.

    With regards to A levels i wanted to assertain what non GCSE schools may take access course (access course would have to be my route as A levels for adults where im based clash)

    Hope that makes sense was very upset when I initially wrote this post.


    Thank you for your response


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    I'm not sure what you mean by a 'non GCSE school'; as far as I'm aware there aren't any med schools that completely ignore GCSEs (unless you are a graduate), but there are some that do not use them as heavily in the admissions process as others. If you are applying as a mature student who has been working, some unis may take that into account when it comes to the GCSE requirements as you have been out of school for a while and also attained life skills.

    Here is a (slightly outdated) list of GCSE minimum requirements http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...E_Requirements

    Have a look at the uni websites, some of them have a section with information for mature students and it would be a good idea to give them a call to ask how they would view your specific situation.

    There are several unis out there that accept access courses, although they are limited in number (unfortunately the tsr wiki is much in need of updating but is worth a look anyway http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Access_to_Medicine). Only do an access course if there is really no way you can get on an A-level course as A-levels keep the field more open.

    Bear in mind that each uni will have their own preference for the particular college/s that they accept access courses from, so check this out before you start your course to make sure it is accepted by more than one med school to give you a better chance of getting a place.
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    (Original post by theresheglows)
    I'm not sure what you mean by a 'non GCSE school'; as far as I'm aware there aren't any med schools that completely ignore GCSEs (unless you are a graduate), but there are some that do not use them as heavily in the admissions process as others. If you are applying as a mature student who has been working, some unis may take that into account when it comes to the GCSE requirements as you have been out of school for a while and also attained life skills.

    Here is a (slightly outdated) list of GCSE minimum requirements http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...E_Requirements

    Have a look at the uni websites, some of them have a section with information for mature students and it would be a good idea to give them a call to ask how they would view your specific situation.

    There are several unis out there that accept access courses, although they are limited in number (unfortunately the tsr wiki is much in need of updating but is worth a look anyway http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Access_to_Medicine). Only do an access course if there is really no way you can get on an A-level course as A-levels keep the field more open.

    Bear in mind that each uni will have their own preference for the particular college/s that they accept access courses from, so check this out before you start your course to make sure it is accepted by more than one med school to give you a better chance of getting a place.
    Thank you yes i contacted universities and they said A level had to all be taken at the same time unfortunately there is no way i can do this as the sciences the majority of colleges where i am only do adult courses on mondays and Wednesday evenings clashing as i couldnt do 3 A levels in one year so they wouldnt be sat all at the same time does that make sense. Sorry for lack of gramma i have a fracture wrist and it gets uncomfortable to write


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