Maths GCSE re-sit in year 13 & UCAS deadlines

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Hi, i'm currently in the middle of my AS level exams in year 12, and for a long time now I have been worried about my GCSE Maths result and how it will affect my chances in entering medical schools in the UK.

I received a C in my GCSE end of year 11 maths exam and then a C again when i re-sat it in year 12. I am planning to re-sit the CIE (Camebridge) GCSE maths exam again this November when i'm in year 13 (with frankly much more preperation than before) What worries me now is that the results for it are released in early January 2017, whilst UCAS application deadlines for Medical universities end in October 15th 2016 with what I understand is a fixed strict deadline. What im worried is that with my UCAS application, will I have to put the C grade in maths from GCSE, or is there still hope that they will give me a conditional offer if I I tell them that I am re-sitting it again and that i will receive the new grade by January? Also could good grades in other subjects make this more likely to happen? If there is no chance, what are my options?

Medical schools are highly competative, and though many require a B in GCSE maths, many people who apply have an A in it - so I feel like this C from my GCSE Maths test is severly going to limit my chances. Maybe Im wrong, or I dont understand whether or not GCSE maths is so important when taking into consideration UCAS applications - or maybe Im right.

If relevant i have received in GCSE -
2 A*s in Biology and Chemistry
2 A's in English Language and Physics
3 B's in English Literature, History, Drama
1 C in Mathematics
1 D in Art

And I am hoping to get AAAB in my AS level exams (Biology, Chemistry, History, Psychology) which looks like it can happen (have to wait until the actual results are released)

I know its abit too early to make a solid decision as I have not even finished my AS level exams, but I just want to get a basic idea to be able to start planning early.

I appreciate any comments to help me or to help me understand this process more and clear up any misconseptions if any
Thanks!
(Apologies for the long post and spelling errors, using my crappy old phone)
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(Original post by HotPanSpicyPan)
Hi, i'm currently in the middle of my AS level exams in year 12, and for a long time now I have been worried about my GCSE Maths result and how it will affect my chances in entering medical schools in the UK.

I received a C in my GCSE end of year 11 maths exam and then a C again when i re-sat it in year 12. I am planning to re-sit the CIE (Camebridge) GCSE maths exam again this November when i'm in year 13 (with frankly much more preperation than before) What worries me now is that the results for it are released in early January 2017, whilst UCAS application deadlines for Medical universities end in October 15th 2016 with what I understand is a fixed strict deadline. What im worried is that with my UCAS application, will I have to put the C grade in maths from GCSE, or is there still hope that they will give me a conditional offer if I I tell them that I am re-sitting it again and that i will receive the new grade by January? Also could good grades in other subjects make this more likely to happen? If there is no chance, what are my options?

Medical schools are highly competative, and though many require a B in GCSE maths, many people who apply have an A in it - so I feel like this C from my GCSE Maths test is severly going to limit my chances. Maybe Im wrong, or I dont understand whether or not GCSE maths is so important when taking into consideration UCAS applications - or maybe Im right.

If relevant i have received in GCSE -
2 A*s in Biology and Chemistry
2 A's in English Language and Physics
3 B's in English Literature, History, Drama
1 C in Mathematics
1 D in Art

And I am hoping to get AAAB in my AS level exams (Biology, Chemistry, History, Psychology) which looks like it can happen (have to wait until the actual results are released)

I know its abit too early to make a solid decision as I have not even finished my AS level exams, but I just want to get a basic idea to be able to start planning early.

I appreciate any comments to help me or to help me understand this process more and clear up any misconseptions if any
Thanks!
(Apologies for the long post and spelling errors, using my crappy old phone)
When you apply you will have to declare BOTH C grades from both attempts. Plus a pending grade due in 2017.

I would strongly recommend contacting med schools directly to ask about how they view applicants resitting maths gcse. That way you can make sure you're applying to med schools that won't hold the multiple attempts against you when deciding whether to make an offer.
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When you apply you will have to declare BOTH C grades from both attempts. Plus a pending grade due in 2017.

I would strongly recommend contacting med schools directly to ask about how they view applicants resitting maths gcse. That way you can make sure you're applying to med schools that won't hold the multiple attempts against you when deciding whether to make an offer.
Alright thanks for the advice clears that part up
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