Okay so I recently sat my final A-Level Chemistry and Biology exams (I took my complete Physics last October and got a B). The exams went pretty well and I'm hoping for an A* in bio, and at least an A in chemistry (I got a B in AS, so I'm not too sure I'll manage to scrape up enough marks to get an A*, even if the papers were really good)
I'm also currently 16 years old, I just turned 16 a few weeks ago. And I'm living in Pakistan at the moment but was born and raised in England. I should be going back this summer, too, which is when I'll start my work-experience.
Oh and also, my O-Level graders are below:
Urdu Second Language: C
Chemistry: A* (I had to resit it once, I originally got a B)
English Language: A*
Pakistan Studies: A
Okay so I e-mailed Nottingham Uni a while back, asking them if I should take gap-years etc. and they said that as long as I had the required grades and work experience, I'd have no trouble getting in, no matter how much time I took off. I'm thinking about taking about 3 years off, to get a job, LOTS of work experience, and maybe even travel to Australia to get some work experience too! I'll also be working on a novel I'm writing up at the moment. But does anyone have any experience with taking so much time off of studying? Is it really beneficial? Should I take another A-Level subject during my time off?
Another thing, seeing as the veterinary facilities over here are not up to the standard, I have been rescuing cats and bringing them back to health. I've currently saved 2 cats from the edge of death without the help of a vet over here (I just took a little guidance from a rescue back in England) I only have proof/pictures of one of the cats though, I forgot to take before and after pictures of the first one :/ Is this something I should add into my CV or should I leave it out?
Another thing, do you think I should apply for Liverpool as well? I know that they want a minimum of AAA, but if I somehow manage to get A*A*B, would the A*'s make up for the B I got in physics? Does it work like that?
Thanks for your help in advance! :-)
Nottingham Vet School with A*AB? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-06-2016 10:16
- 08-06-2016 10:17
Bruh, double-posting won't help to get a quicker answer.
- Thread Starter
- 08-06-2016 12:06
Oh shoot, sorry, I wasn't aware that I double-posted :-/ My WiFi's pretty buggy, I'm certain I only posted it once?? And according to my profile thingie I'm only following this thread so I'm not sure?? Sorry though
- 02-09-2016 17:09
I applied in my gap year to liverpool with A*AB, (Biology, chemistry and english literature), and was told I would have to retake the B and get an A in order to get a place. However this was two years ago and things are changing all the time so it's always worthwhile to email them and ask
Nottingham gave me an unconditional offer with my A*AB grades and they were my first choice anyway!
Good luck with your application/journey, your plans sound very exciting!