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    In August 2015, I got my GCSE grades with AAABBBBBBCCCCC and this was extremely dissapointing in my eyes. I got 0 A* and I saw everyone else with like 10 A* which was disheartening. I was only like a mark away from an A in 5 subjects but my parents were abroad so we couldn't afford remarks I would have got like 5 more A's (

    I did good in English Lit which i'm doing for A-Level as well as Maths, Business and Accounting. I got a B in Maths and CC in Double Award Business Studies GCSE.
    I'm becoming an Accountant (hopefully) only because I couldn't do science A-Levels (they required B in all triple sciences but I got BCC)
    I wanted to be an optometrist when I was older but I don't see how that is going to happen. I absolutely hate accounting and just sticking it out till the end of AS.

    Is there a way to still become an optometrist? Do I have to retake specific subjects? I really don't want to end up being something I don't particularly like or want to do. I'm also doing quite badly in accounting lately where I got 2 U's in the mocks in 2 units (

    I'm pretty sure u can still get in for optometry. Most universities only want grade c or above at GCSE. At alevel u just need maths or one of the sciences. This is the entry requirements of Plymouth. Manchester is the same as well except it only requires AAB at alevel.


    GCSE’S5 GCSE’s grade C or above to include mathematics, English and science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application.

    UCAS tariffTypical offer 360 points. AAA from 3 A levels, 2 A levels must come from either maths, use of maths, physics, chemistry, biology/human biology, applied science, psychology, excluding general studies.

    I'm also attaching the link for all the universities which offer the course. Hope this helps
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    Thanks for the help but the problem is that they will NOT let me do Biology A-Level as I needed a B in Chem and Physics AS WELL.
    Even if I retook these subjects and took Biology A-Level in Year 13, I'd be at my sixth form much longer.
    I just want to know what's the best thing to do in this case, to either retake these subjects or just stick to what I'm doing now.
    Plus I've done work experience at a surgery which would have been so useful for my personal statement as it would have relative to optometry. A surgery and accounting don't go together obviously.

    If I retook these subjects, where and how would I do it? Would I be allowed to do a 2 year course starting in Year 13?

    I hope there's someone that's been through this before

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