Ok I'm applying to an international Medical school and i got an email from them:-
"you transcript suggests that you have taken Science: Double Award instead of biology, chemistry and physics which is not acceptable. We need to understand what a double award comprises? We will need a clarification so that your application can be processed provisionally."
I don't know how I'm supposed to reply to that, I know that I have to explain that in GCSE Science Double Award you had to do biology, chemistry and physics but im not sure how to put that in word, can someone please help?
Just say GCSE Science Double award encompasses the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics into one grade instead of three.
EDIT: and make it clear that there is a distinction between "double award" and "single award", i.e. double award is given to those of higher ability.
I would say something along the lines of:
For double science GCSE I studied and took and exams in each of the three science disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Each of the disciplines is weighted evenly in the overall mark given.
You could also try looking at the specifications on the website for the examboard on which you took it and see if they ahve any information which the university could find helpful and maybe link them to it?
To be honest, if the university is serious about accepting international students then they should be fully aware of the qualifiations the country offers
Hmm well I don't know then, I did my GCSEs nearly 5 years ago, the system must have changed.
When I was at school, the single award was given to those of lower ability, whereas the double award was given to those in the higher science groups.
Oh ok - so I did the seperate award then, which at the time was also known as the single sciences, with one grade for each subject