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Should I gain additional qualifications for reapplication? watch

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    Hey, so unfortunately I'm 4/4 rejected. I'm on a gap year, but I'm now considering another gap year, or maybe something else if possible.
    I had 6 GCSEs which kind of screwed me a bit, so I'm considering taking 2 more, assume I'll get A*s.
    I also have an achieved score of 40 in the IB. Someone told me to take chemistry and or biology at A level as a way of embellishing my application.
    My question is whether it is admissible to use 2 equivalent qualifications and whether it could help. And would they accept the 2 extra GCSEs?
    Any other suggestions of what I should look in to after all rejections would be hugely, hugely appreciated.

    P.S What are people’s thoughts on eastern Europe countries for medicine, like Romania, Bulgaria?

    Have you asked for any feedback from the universities about your applications? This would be an important thing in looking at where you could improve things for next time. Universities expect A-level / IB qualifications of equivalent to all be studied for and achieved within the same 2 year time frame so doing extra A-levels is not going to help you. Particularly if you already have 40 points at IB. I think the same is true for GCSEs and therefore this too is unlikely to help you but someone else could correct me on that point if I'm wrong. Did you get any interviews? If you did, then this suggests that your application was ok and you perhaps need to concentrate on interview practice. If you didn't, then think about all other areas of your application as well - things such as UKCAT scores etc, personal statement, work experience and extracurriculars...
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