If I dont get results of AAA, should I retake my A-levels in the 3rd year or should I do a Biomedical course, which will enable me to do GEM. Which is better?
Retaking A-Levels or GEM? watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-07-2016 20:03
- 26-07-2016 20:20
Its a difficult choice, but personally I'd go for resitting. GEM is far more competitive and you have to study for a course you may not enjoy. Also I'm not sure if student finance would cover your 2nd degree, and even if they do its more debt and a longer time. Perhaps if you don't get 3As you could apply to foundation courses which accept lower grades.
- 27-07-2016 01:16
You may want to take a look at this: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Resit_Policies
But yeah, I'd also say resit unless you particularly want to do an undergrad degree before going into medicine. It's more expensive, harder, more competitive, and it takes longer.
- 27-07-2016 01:26
Hey, I was in the same situation a couple of years back.
I'm pretty sure the majority of med schools do not allow you to resit. I think one or two might do, but check this. I think resitting gives you limited options, if any at all.
I've strongly recommend the GEM route (although you can still apply for 5-year courses as a grad).