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    Hi, so this may be completely irrelevant but I am currently in year 14, taking my a2 exams next year. The year that I was taking my GCSE exams, my father was terminally ill and passed away, I was 15 at the time. I missed a lot of school and was extremely unfocused in class and could not concentrate no matter how hard I tried. I ended up getting 5 Bs in my GCSEs, the rest were As or a*s. However I want to study medicine at university. I never thought anything of "special consideration" like the 5% mark increase at all as I didn't think I would have been entitled to it and thought I would be ok, as stubborn as I am. It wasn't until my now retired careers teacher was talking to my about my application to medicine that she said she would be concerned about me getting in (obviously) because you need all A/a*s at gcse for medicine at most universities. I'm wondering would I be entitled to special considerations even though my gcses were nearly 2 years ago? I tried emailing the university and they never got back to me. Please don't think I am using my dads death as an excuse I get into medicine because I really am not!😔 I just don't really know what to do?
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    Umm I'm not sure, but one of my family members passed during exam time when I was in year 10.
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    (Original post by Chembio123)
    Hi, so this may be completely irrelevant but I am currently in year 14, taking my a2 exams next year. The year that I was taking my GCSE exams, my father was terminally ill and passed away, I was 15 at the time. I missed a lot of school and was extremely unfocused in class and could not concentrate no matter how hard I tried. I ended up getting 5 Bs in my GCSEs, the rest were As or a*s. However I want to study medicine at university. I never thought anything of "special consideration" like the 5% mark increase at all as I didn't think I would have been entitled to it and thought I would be ok, as stubborn as I am. It wasn't until my now retired careers teacher was talking to my about my application to medicine that she said she would be concerned about me getting in (obviously) because you need all A/a*s at gcse for medicine at most universities. I'm wondering would I be entitled to special considerations even though my gcses were nearly 2 years ago? I tried emailing the university and they never got back to me. Please don't think I am using my dads death as an excuse I get into medicine because I really am not!😔 I just don't really know what to do?
    Sorry to hear you lost your dad.
    You don't need all A/A* for a successful medicine application but there are a few uni that put a high premium on GCSE results and you might want to apply elsewhere. You can't get anything done to change your GCSE results as that has to be done at the time you had the problem but the person who writes your academic reference can mention it if you want them to explain why they think your GCSE don't quite reflect your ability.

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    I'm wondering would I be entitled to special considerations even though my gcses were nearly 2 years ago?
    It's too late for any of your GCSE grades to be changed, but I would expect that your UCAS reference would mention why your GCSE grades were below what they might have been and universities would take that into consideration.
 
 
 
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