As you may of know the gcse results came out today and i got A* in Maths, 3 A's in Science(Core,Additional and Triple), A In Computer Science and 2 B's and 3 C's. I'm really scared. All I've ever wanted to do is to be a vet. But i'm only good at science and maths. Ive looked at the entry requirements and they want a B in English Lang(Apart from Cambridge), but i got a C and im really scared that because of this i might not be able to be a bet. I'm going to do Maths, Biology and Chemistry at A level, and i will push myself to get all A* and A's because i know that I can because i enjoy Maths and Science. Anyway, i don't know what to do, i feel like just giving up because i know, out there there is plenty of people with all A* that want to be a vet. So if i work my socks off, can i be a vet?
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- 25-08-2016 23:59
- 26-08-2016 00:01
see if your college/sixth form offers english language resits in november; other than that, your grades look excellent if you want to become a vet
- 26-08-2016 00:02
Doesn't matter at all. Just do well in your A levels - as long as you can get into the college of your choice you will be ok I think.
- 26-08-2016 02:36
Congratulations on a decent set of results.
The Vet School GCSE Requirements ask for, as you've said, a B in English. I would speak to your school or college to see if you can retake English next year to bump it up to a B; if you were close maybe look at a remark if that's an option?
If you are confident in your A Level subjects then I see no reason why you couldn't ace those and pull up your English grade. Make sure you have a variety of work experience covered and I'm sure you'll be fine.
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- 26-08-2016 02:39
As wm23 has said, see if you can resit English in November. Your grades are otherwise really good and perfectly fine for a veterinary medicine application. Don't worry about the fact that some people have all A*s, they're in a tiny minority and anyway, as long as you've met the entry requirements, universities care way more about your A level predictions, work experience and personal statement than they do about the number of A*s you have.
Another thing to add, you may already be aware but some vet schools offer a six-year 'Gateway' program (essentially the VetMed course with a foundation year) for people meeting certain criteria. This course only requires a C in GCSE English, so it may be worth checking your eligibility for that