Re-sitting year 12 with different a level options

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    I just wanted to know if resitting year 12 with different a level options will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group University for medicine?
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    I just wanted to know if resitting year 12 with different a level options will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group University for medicine?
    Yes you'll only have a few medical schools that'll accept you.
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    I just wanted to know if resitting year 12 with different a level options will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group University for medicine?
    Idk I think it's probably the same as sitting exams again, or perhaps doing a gap year and applyin

    I'm not sure if you would even put that this is your second time in year 12 on your UCAS, plus loads of people start again due to moving and stuff (especially in international schools) so as long as you read around your subject, and get the grades I think you should be fine
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Yes you'll only have a few medical schools that'll accept you.
    Ohh right. Do you know which medical schools I can apply to? Is UCL one of them?
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    (Original post by iman305)
    Idk I think it's probably the same as sitting exams again, or perhaps doing a gap year and applyin

    I'm not sure if you would even put that this is your second time in year 12 on your UCAS, plus loads of people start again due to moving and stuff (especially in international schools) so as long as you read around your subject, and get the grades I think you should be fine
    Thank you for your reply. Do you k ow anyone who was successful in doing medicine despite resitting year 12
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    I just wanted to know if resitting year 12 with different a level options will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group University for medicine?
    im not sure about medicine but because you are doing different subjects, then you will be able to apply to RG unis
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Yes you'll only have a few medical schools that'll accept you.
    If OP achieves high grades along with high GCSE grades there's no reason why only a few would accept them.
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    I just wanted to know if resitting year 12 with different a level options will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group University for medicine?
    Russell Group doesn't matter for medicine in the slightest. If you are doing completely new A-level options, most of them should be ok with that - they want you to achieve your grades over a two year period so usually resitting is not ok, but might be in these circumstances. You would need to check each university's requirements carefully and contact them if necessary to confirm their position.
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    I'm not applying for medicine, but I am applying for Oxbridge (so similarly competitive ish). I repeated year 12 with the same AS levels and an EPQ due to my father becoming terminally ill and dying soon after exams. Both Cambridge and Oxford said they will very very seriously take my circumstances into account and consider me for a place still, as opposed to discriminating like they would a lot of other people in the repeat situation.

    My point is, it depends entirely on the circumstances. If you have significant circumstances as to why you failed to achieve the first time then universities should make allowances.

    Hope my good fortune gives you a glimmer of hope.


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    (Original post by Uyirpeariel)
    If OP achieves high grades along with high GCSE grades there's no reason why only a few would accept them.
    It doesn't matter what his GCSEs and A Levels are. If it's obtained over three years, then he/she is barred at most medical schools.
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    Ohh right. Do you know which medical schools I can apply to? Is UCL one of them?
    No, UCL is not one of them. If you search through TSR/Google, you'll find them.
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    Thank you for your reply. Do you k ow anyone who was successful in doing medicine despite resitting year 12
    Not specifically medicine, but I go to an international school, where people often have to move due to their parents job moving. Obviously as they can't pick up the course exactly from where they left off, they just start again. All my friends who have moved in the middle of the course have been fine in terms of uni apps and uni choices


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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    It doesn't matter what his GCSEs and A Levels are. If it's obtained over three years, then he/she is barred at most medical schools.
    Care to link us the exact woriding? I would have thought completely different subjects would be gained within the two year window.

    Are you saying it counts as three years?
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    (Original post by Qazplmwsxokn)
    I just wanted to know if resitting year 12 with different a level options will hinder my chances of getting into a Russell Group University for medicine?
    Having had a look, then I dont think it will if you did completely different subjects as you described.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Care to link us the exact woriding? I would have thought completely different subjects would be gained within the two year window.

    Are you saying it counts as three years?
    Naturally, Biology and Chemistry would HAVE to be taken again, right? So there's going to be at least 1 A2 taken over three years. In the wording of nearly all universities, it states that ALL A Levels must be completed in one sitting/over three years. When you consider the above with regards to A2 Chemistry, it makes it impossible.
 
 
 
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