Is the dream of studying medicine over? Bad A2 Results - Extenuating Circumstances?Watch
Take a gap year and resit the exams if possible. Improve your academic achievements. Get work experience, volunteer. Stay proactive. Here's a guide that may help you decide on the activities during gap year: click me.
Another route could be, do a degree in life sciences and achieve well so you can apply as a graduate. Any route is competitive when it comes to medicine, but I'm sure being dedicated and hard working will take you there.
If you decide to take a gap year, you'll find out more about the career itself, who knows, maybe you'll discover new interests and choose a different career prospect.
I wish you the best of luck, so sorry to hear about the anaemia!
However, there are some Med Schools that are happy to accept A levels taken over 3 years without extenuating circumstances. I am not sure how up to date I am, but it certainly used to be: Liverpool, UEA, BSMS, Exeter, Plymouth. Some want you to have got higher grades than you did first time round, and some (most) expect you to get A* in any subjects you resit.
I suspect you may be better taking this year to resit and then having a gap year and applying with achieved grades, as trying to research all this, study for BMAT, if you decide to sit this, keep up WE/extracurriculars, etc as well as work for A2s may jeopardise your grades again.
Make a phone call to the universities and explain your circumstances to them to see if they would accept results
Remove all of the universities that won't accept resits
Secondly I would focus this year on your resits and when it comes to filling UCAS form, use the 5th choice for biomedical route. Could you think about the 6 year medical route?
Good luck with your application
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Why don't you apply for alternative courses and if you get the grades for medicine, then consider another gap year, as you will still be ahead of the game compared to taking another degree?
If you can't get your money back it may be worth sitting it anyway to get a feel of it as apparently scores improve the next time you take it in a lot of cases. Plus if you get a good score it could boost your confidence.