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Okay so I'm from a states school 1 of 5 children from a low income family and gained 5 A*'S 2 A's and 2 B's at GCSE. Was given a place to study medicine for ABB as I'd passed an assignement with the medical school. However, I was ill during a week full of exams and visited the doctors and spoke to the medical school so during that day where I had an exam clash I messed up the papers which pulled my grades down to BBC (B in biology a few marks off an A, B in chemistry and a C in french as I got a U in the a2 paper where I had an exam clash). However, my french teacher has a feeling that the a2 french papers weren't marked properly as 3 paper gained u's in that exam so if my grade was to go up after the remark it would most likely be a B. I'm getting my biology paper remarked as it was close to an A. However, I'm lost at the moment as I've gone through clearing through pharmacy and am gutted and heart broken that I missed my chances to study medicine due to messing up my exams. Do I go and study pharmacy as it's a realistic degree with prospectus, a job at the end where I could work part time to fund my post grad medicine? What are the chances? Or do I resit and apply to the limited few medical schools? I'm extremely lost at the moment and unsure what to do, medicine has been my dream since being young and I know that it's the career path for me . Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation, must be very stressful. Realistically speaking you have two options:

- Take another medically aligned course (Pharm, BioMed) and apply for Graduate Entry. Many people do that.

- Take a gap year, resit your exams and pull your grades back up to scratch, with a good UKCAT/BMAT. Again, many people take a gap year and get in.

I think your chances of getting into medicine this year are slim. There aren't many unis that will give an offer with your grades, and they wont be very "good" ones. Granted you get the same degree no matter where you study, so you could try your chances.
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(Original post by Zahra199)
Okay so I'm from a states school 1 of 5 children from a low income family and gained 5 A*'S 2 A's and 2 B's at GCSE. Was given a place to study medicine for ABB as I'd passed an assignement with the medical school. However, I was ill during a week full of exams and visited the doctors and spoke to the medical school so during that day where I had an exam clash I messed up the papers which pulled my grades down to BBC (B in biology a few marks off an A, B in chemistry and a C in french as I got a U in the a2 paper where I had an exam clash). However, my french teacher has a feeling that the a2 french papers weren't marked properly as 3 paper gained u's in that exam so if my grade was to go up after the remark it would most likely be a B. I'm getting my biology paper remarked as it was close to an A. However, I'm lost at the moment as I've gone through clearing through pharmacy and am gutted and heart broken that I missed my chances to study medicine due to messing up my exams. Do I go and study pharmacy as it's a realistic degree with prospectus, a job at the end where I could work part time to fund my post grad medicine? What are the chances? Or do I resit and apply to the limited few medical schools? I'm extremely lost at the moment and unsure what to do, medicine has been my dream since being young and I know that it's the career path for me . Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I heard Pharmacy job prospect is not as great. You should go for a backup you know you'll love to study then try again as a graduate. You might even re-think medicine as a career since the NHS is going downhill more and more.
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I know that Newcastle for dentistry reinterviewed someone who didn't get his Partners offer as they were at the same interview as my daughter. Don't know if they got a place though. Have You contacted your uni to seek their advice.? You d need both French and biology to go up one grade so can you get a priority remark still? If so your first uni place may well defer you for a year without having to jump through all the hoops again ( I take it it is too late now to take up your original place by the time your remarks are back?) Don't do pharmacy if your heart isn't in it would be my advice.
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