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    I've realised that I want to study medicine; I know it's a little late BUT I've been thinking about it since the summer and decided that it is something I really want to do. I got 4 A*s, 3 As and 4 Bs at GCSE.
    The issue is I'm currently year 12 doing Psychology, Politics and English. I'm expected As in everything but realise I can't do medicine with those subjects. Therefore I want to retake year 12 (at a different college, as mine don't allow retakes of the year). However, a lot of requirements state A levels gained within a two year period will only be accepted. I assume that means that I can move college and start over and because I will have gained my A levels in Chemistry and Bio (will restart Psychology+English) in the two years (2016-18)... or does that mean that I wont have a hope because I have already been in sixth form for a year?
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    (Original post by KristaWinchester)
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    I've realised that I want to study medicine; I know it's a little late BUT I've been thinking about it since the summer and decided that it is something I really want to do. I got 4 A*s, 3 As and 4 Bs at GCSE.
    The issue is I'm currently year 12 doing Psychology, Politics and English. I'm expected As in everything but realise I can't do medicine with those subjects. Therefore I want to retake year 12 (at a different college, as mine don't allow retakes of the year). However, a lot of requirements state A levels gained within a two year period will only be accepted. I assume that means that I can move college and start over and because I will have gained my A levels in Chemistry and Bio (will restart Psychology+English) in the two years (2016-18)... or does that mean that I wont have a hope because I have already been in sixth form for a year?
    Thank you!
    You'll be perfect for medicine with a foundation year. The foundation year is specifically for students who chose the wrong subjects, mature students or those who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Quite a few universities offer this and would save you retaking a levels

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    Think you are fine. imo it just means you need to have done your a level within 2 years. I would check with a few of the places you intend to apply to. good luck.
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    You'll be perfect for medicine with a foundation year. The foundation year is specifically for students who chose the wrong subjects, mature students or those who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Quite a few universities offer this and would save you retaking a levels

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    This could be a good move if it gets you an advantage on being offered a place for having studied there already.
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    This could be a good move if it gets you an advantage on being offered a place for having studied there already.
    I think the foundation year for medicine is an undergraduate course I believe. Or am I getting confused? Can't figure out about studying somewhere already

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    Dundee offer a 'pre-medical year', for students with high but non-sciency A levels. You apply through UCAS like you would for another university course. If you do OK in the pre-medical year, you can proceed to the first year of the MBChB without having to reapply or interview.
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    (Original post by KristaWinchester)
    Hi-
    I've realised that I want to study medicine; I know it's a little late BUT I've been thinking about it since the summer and decided that it is something I really want to do. I got 4 A*s, 3 As and 4 Bs at GCSE.
    The issue is I'm currently year 12 doing Psychology, Politics and English. I'm expected As in everything but realise I can't do medicine with those subjects. Therefore I want to retake year 12 (at a different college, as mine don't allow retakes of the year). However, a lot of requirements state A levels gained within a two year period will only be accepted. I assume that means that I can move college and start over and because I will have gained my A levels in Chemistry and Bio (will restart Psychology+English) in the two years (2016-18)... or does that mean that I wont have a hope because I have already been in sixth form for a year?
    Thank you!
    You can still apply for medicine with those subjects but only at certain universities.
    Check all the foundation courses available to you to see which one you are eligible too with ur subjects.



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    I'm the same! This page is really helpful

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...icine_Programs
 
 
 
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