Can I do dentistry/medicine if i have repeated year 12 ? Watch

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Hi guys, I have retaken year 12 as the results I gained the first time round were quite poor. I was wondering whether it was possible for me to get onto any medicine or dentistry courses after my 2 years of study?
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Some universities won't accept students that take 3 years to complete their A-levels and for others it depends whether you had extenuating circumstances. Where are you thinking of applying and for which course? Do some research using university websites and try emailing or ringing some admissions at a few universities too.

I'm not sure whether it applies to retaking AS or just resitting after A2 but I think Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Plymouth accept resits for dentistry. I would always advise asking them before applying though as this may no longer be the case or it may only apply to resitting A2.

Are you taking the same subjects as last time and are you resitting every single exam? These are all factors that universities may consider so make sure when you ask you make these clear.

Good luck, hope it all works out for you, remember that there's always graduate entry if applying for undergrad doesn't work out for you.
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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Resit_Policies

This might help, although I dunno how up to date it is.
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I got C in Biology/ Psychology and D in Chemistry/ English Lit.
This year I am doing the new specification OCR Biology/ new spec AQA chemistry/ new spec psychology/ ICT/ General Studies
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I am in the same position, except I have extenuating circumstances. (medical reasons) and am resitting year 12.


(Original post by fangbandit)
Some universities won't accept students that take 3 years to complete their A-levels and for others it depends whether you had extenuating circumstances. Where are you thinking of applying and for which course? Do some research using university websites and try emailing or ringing some admissions at a few universities too.

I'm not sure whether it applies to retaking AS or just resitting after A2 but I think Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Plymouth accept resits for dentistry. I would always advise asking them before applying though as this may no longer be the case or it may only apply to resitting A2.

Are you taking the same subjects as last time and are you resitting every single exam? These are all factors that universities may consider so make sure when you ask you make these clear.

Good luck, hope it all works out for you, remember that there's always graduate entry if applying for undergrad doesn't work out for you.

How do I find out which unis in particular it doesn't specify on the sites someone told me I will have to email them all individually that sounds like a nightmare :/
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(Original post by medhelp)
I am in the same position, except I have extenuating circumstances. (medical reasons) and am resitting year 12.





How do I find out which unis in particular it doesn't specify on the sites someone told me I will have to email them all individually that sounds like a nightmare :/
You will have to contact them, I'd either send the same general email to all of them explaining the circumstances and asking whether they'd consider your application or ring a couple and go from there. You could narrow it down by looking at the courses and entry requirements and deciding which you might end up applying to and start with your favourites first to save time. It is time consuming but hopefully worth it. Good luck! Hope it works out for you.
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(Original post by Anomaan641)
I got C in Biology/ Psychology and D in Chemistry/ English Lit.
This year I am doing the new specification OCR Biology/ new spec AQA chemistry/ new spec psychology/ ICT/ General Studies
Ah okay, if you are taking a new spec it is definitely classed as a resit then. Those original grades weren't too bad so hopefully you'll ace your A-levels this year. I'd still seek advice directly from the universities though as I'm not 100% sure what they'll say and they can change their minds about things like this every application cycle so it is possible they'll have different views since I applied. Hope it all works out for you, best of luck!
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Thanks for all the help, I think I may do a biomedical degree and then go into dentistry via graduate entry.
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