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Difference in applying to med school with A-Levels rather than predicted?(2019 entry) watch

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    I'm taking a gap year next year, due to poor uni choices. I'm just wondering if universities consider applicants differently if they already have a levels, since the grades aren't just predicted, they're set in stone. I'm hoping this can help me second time around, as I believe it'll be possible for me to get A*A*A or A*A*A* if I work hard. Are there any unis that are much more likely to offer you an interview if you apply with good a levels already under your belt?
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    (Original post by Thizzumri)
    I'm taking a gap year next year, due to poor uni choices. I'm just wondering if universities consider applicants differently if they already have a levels, since the grades aren't just predicted, they're set in stone. I'm hoping this can help me second time around, as I believe it'll be possible for me to get A*A*A or A*A*A* if I work hard. Are there any unis that are much more likely to offer you an interview if you apply with good a levels already under your belt?
    Assuming you already have the grades, then you are in a better position because they know and can make you an unconditional offfer.

    You will still need to do well in all the other aspects and you should use your gap to help improve your application.
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    Assuming you already have the grades, then you are in a better position because they know and can make you an unconditional offfer.

    You will still need to do well in all the other aspects and you should use your gap to help improve your application.
    The issue is, how can I use my gap to improve my application? Since most of my gap year will be after I have to apply in October.
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    The issue is, how can I use my gap to improve my application? Since most of my gap year will be after I have to apply in October.
    True, but you can prepare properly. Just make sure your interviews are practised and you have enough experience etc. Get feedback as if any aspect of yours is weak and then work on it.
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    Concentrate hard on those a levels. After the exams get a job as a health care assistant. It can take some time yo get government checks done so I would apply to some agency's now and get them to apply for the checks. I decided to reapply after results day then had to focus on UKCAT. After that was done I applied for a HCA job. Then it took 3 weeks before I could start as they had to get clearance. Therefore I only had 2 weeks done when I put in my PS. I applied to Keele and that was ok as I had about 6 weeks done of 40 hour weeks for my separate R&R form. I got interviews st Cardiff as they give extra points for achieved a levels. I was rejected from Bristol (don't apply here) and Dundee interview. Hot offers from Cardiff and Keele. If you get 3A* in a level you would get I interview from Exeter. Cardiff and Leicester give points for achieved a levels.
 
 
 
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