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I am currently a Year 12 studying A level Chemistry, Economics and History, which are all linear. At the time of choosing my A levels I wasn't quite sure of the career I wanted, however I've now decided to study medicine. I was wondering if retaking Year 12 would be considered a resit year as medical schools do not allow over 2 of A level study, keeping in mind the fact that these are linear subjects so technically I won't be resitting any exams. Do i have a chance of entering medical school if I resit year 12 doing linear A levels?
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I am currently a Year 12 studying A level Chemistry, Economics and History, which are all linear. At the time of choosing my A levels I wasn't quite sure of the career I wanted, however I've now decided to study medicine. I was wondering if retaking Year 12 would be considered a resit year as medical schools do not allow over 2 of A level study, keeping in mind the fact that these are linear subjects so technically I won't be resitting any exams. Do i have a chance of entering medical school if I resit year 12 doing linear A levels?
If you're doing the new linear A-levels then why would you want to resit year 12 if all exams are done in the second year?
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If you're doing the new linear A-levels then why would you want to resit year 12 if all exams are done in the second year?
I want to retake and take new subjects as I am currently only studying one science, and you need atleast two for medicine. Also I've heard foundation courses are much more competative than the normal course.
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I want to retake and take new subjects as I am currently only studying one science, and you need atleast two for medicine. Also I've heard foundation courses are much more competative than the normal course.
All I'm saying is, you might as well move onto the second year with Chemistry so you can learn the A2 content and pick up another Science and see if you could do it in one year. It'll save you learning all of the same content from AS twice. Just seems a waste of time that's all.
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All I'm saying is, you might as well move onto the second year with Chemistry so you can learn the A2 content and pick up another Science and see if you could do it in one year. It'll save you learning all of the same content from AS twice. Just seems a waste of time that's all.
It's highly unlikely that my college will allow me to take up a new subject in A2 year and complete it in a year. Thanks.
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It's highly unlikely that my college will allow me to take up a new subject in A2 year and complete it in a year. Thanks.
But if they will let you repeat the AS year then you'll end up doing 3 years at college, right? So what would be the difference if you were to sit A2 Chemistry, Economics etc and another AS Science next year then complete that to A2 in your third year?
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But if they will let you repeat the AS year then you'll end up doing 3 years at college, right? So what would be the difference if you were to sit A2 Chemistry, Economics etc and another AS Science next year then complete that to A2 in your third year?
If I were to repeat my AS year it would have to be at a different college because my college doesn't allow you to resit years, meaning I would have to start my A levels all over again.
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If I were to repeat my AS year it would have to be at a different college because my college doesn't allow you to resit years, meaning I would have to start my A levels all over again.
Oh I see. Have you told your college of your plans yet?
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[QUOTE=Philip-flop;70852170]Oh I see. Have you told your college of your plans yet?[/QUOTE
I've told them that I might want to leave, haven't decided anything for sure though!
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Oh I see. Have you told your college of your plans yet?[/QUOTE
I've told them that I might want to leave, haven't decided anything for sure though!
You might want to decide before you actually sit some AS exams. If you you sit them but don't get very good grades then it's unlikely that another college will accept you to study with them.
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