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    Hey guys!

    I'm starting to get really anxious about my choices for biomedicine at uni. I'm currently on my gap year and therefore I received A-level results this summer.
    I got ABB in psychology, biology and chemistry.

    I love Newcastle and Sheffield university but their entry requirements are AAB. Because of this, I emailed both institutes and both said that with these grades, I'd still be considered, even if I achieved a grade lower as these are achieved grades.

    HOWEVER, I can't tell if I should still take the risk and waste the choices, but then again, I do want to go to them.

    At the end of the day, it is my choice, but any help/advice/thoughts would be great!
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    (Original post by MarshmallowStars)
    Hey guys!

    I'm starting to get really anxious about my choices for biomedicine at uni. I'm currently on my gap year and therefore I received A-level results this summer.
    I got ABB in psychology, biology and chemistry.

    I love Newcastle and Sheffield university but their entry requirements are AAB. Because of this, I emailed both institutes and both said that with these grades, I'd still be considered, even if I achieved a grade lower as these are achieved grades.

    HOWEVER, I can't tell if I should still take the risk and waste the choices, but then again, I do want to go to them.

    At the end of the day, it is my choice, but any help/advice/thoughts would be great!
    Hey MarshmallowStars

    My advice would be that you have 5 choices, so as you have identified Newcastle and Sheffield as Universities you really would like to go to then go for it.

    You've done the right thing in contacting them directly to ask whether your application would be considered and they haven't said no. Obviously it might be a risk as you don't have the exact grades they require so you may be relying on spaces being available after offers are given to applicants who meet the requirements.

    Because this is slightly risky, I'd encourage you to think carefully about your remaining 3 choices. Research into universities that you have the grades they require so that you will have some certainty over what offers you may get. But also make sure that the other Universities you apply to are uni's you'd actually like to go to, there's no point in applying to a place that you would hate to go to just because you know you'll get an offer!

    Like I said, you have 5 choices so the fact that you have identified two universities that you would really like to go to is not a bad thing. Make sure your personal statement acknowledges this and I’m sure you'll be fine

    Let me know how you get on :five:

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    Hey MarshmallowStars

    My advice would be that you have 5 choices, so as you have identified Newcastle and Sheffield as Universities you really would like to go to then go for it.

    You've done the right thing in contacting them directly to ask whether your application would be considered and they haven't said no. Obviously it might be a risk as you don't have the exact grades they require so you may be relying on spaces being available after offers are given to applicants who meet the requirements.

    Because this is slightly risky, I'd encourage you to think carefully about your remaining 3 choices. Research into universities that you have the grades they require so that you will have some certainty over what offers you may get. But also make sure that the other Universities you apply to are uni's you'd actually like to go to, there's no point in applying to a place that you would hate to go to just because you know you'll get an offer!

    Like I said, you have 5 choices so the fact that you have identified two universities that you would really like to go to is not a bad thing. Make sure your personal statement acknowledges this and I’m sure you'll be fine

    Let me know how you get on :five:

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    Thank you so much for this! This has helped my confidence on which unis I should apply to.
    Is it okay if you could clarify what you mean by making sure that my 'personal statement acknowledges' the riskier choices without name dropping the unis?
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    (Original post by MarshmallowStars)
    Thank you so much for this! This has helped my confidence on which unis I should apply to.
    Is it okay if you could clarify what you mean by making sure that my 'personal statement acknowledges' the riskier choices without name dropping the unis?
    You're welcome!

    Of course! Sorry I was a bit vague.

    As you said, you won't be able to name drop so just make sure you emphasise how passsionate you are about the subject and show that you have researched the course by perhaps mentioning one or two modules that you are most interested in.

    Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions

    Chris - NTU Rep
 
 
 
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