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    I am taking a gap year next year because I want to do medicine but I didn’t get the grades in AS, do I’m gonna apply for 2019 entry with my (hopefully) good A2 results. My question is that say if I don’t get the grades I need for medicine in A2, can I apply through clearing for pharmacy instead? Will I be able to go to the uni I want for pharmacy through clearing? Also what’s the pros and cons of this? Is a gap year altogether better even if I don’t get the medicine grades? I would like a year off but sometimes I think if I don’t get the grades for medicine the year off would be pointless
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    (Original post by hello654321)
    Hi
    I am taking a gap year next year because I want to do medicine but I didn’t get the grades in AS, do I’m gonna apply for 2019 entry with my (hopefully) good A2 results. My question is that say if I don’t get the grades I need for medicine in A2, can I apply through clearing for pharmacy instead? Will I be able to go to the uni I want for pharmacy through clearing? Also what’s the pros and cons of this? Is a gap year altogether better even if I don’t get the medicine grades? I would like a year off but sometimes I think if I don’t get the grades for medicine the year off would be pointless
    There probably won't be many places in clearing but it won't be impossible , I wouldn't rely on it as a definite option. You have to contend with finding accomodation a bit later than everybody else and make quick decisions but it does work out for some people.
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    Hi, I know some universities won't do Pharmacy clearing, others will.
    I think doing a gap year is a good idea, I know many people who have studied biomedical and then transferred which is also an option. Also some universities eg Kings College, do an extended medicine programme which is one year extra (as it includes a foundation year) but has lower entry requirements, check that out!

    my advice is if you're going to take a gap year don't waste it. Do as many work experiences or even get a job. These will be helpful for university applications and you will gain many life skills. There are also different options to get into medicine. But make sure you study what you love!
 
 
 
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