I flopped my A Levels badly, what unis consider retakes for medicine?

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I got a D for both Chemistry and Biology A Levels, C for Maths A Level and A for English Literature A Level. I was suffering from anxiety and stress during exam period so I wasn't surprised by this outcome. However, I was planning on doing medicine but was going to take a gap year. I'm now planning on retaking Chemistry, Biology and Maths but I was wondering what unis would consider retakes for medicine. Would my extremely poor grades for A Levels interfere with this decision?
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You could resit your A-levels but that would mean you'd have to get As and A* to stand a chance with the competition. It makes it even harder when you have to get a competitive UKCAT (650+) and strong GCSEs. Few universities accept resits and only under exceptional circumstances.

Graduate entry medicine could be an option but I'm not sure your A-levels would allow you to take this route.

Good luck my man.
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(Original post by usman1999)
You could resit your A-levels but that would mean you'd have to get As and A* to stand a chance with the competition. It makes it even harder when you have to get a competitive UKCAT (650+) and strong GCSEs. Few universities accept resits and only under exceptional circumstances.

Graduate entry medicine could be an option but I'm not sure your A-levels would allow you to take this route.

Good luck my man.
do you know what unis accepts resits (without exceptional circustances) and would my two D's and C make it impossible for me to get into any uni for medicine?
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(Original post by andrewkalana99)
I got a D for both Chemistry and Biology A Levels, C for Maths A Level and A for English Literature A Level. I was suffering from anxiety and stress during exam period so I wasn't surprised by this outcome. However, I was planning on doing medicine but was going to take a gap year. I'm now planning on retaking Chemistry, Biology and Maths but I was wondering what unis would consider retakes for medicine. Would my extremely poor grades for A Levels interfere with this decision?
I think your best option if you still wanted to do medicine would be to retake those three, or just biology and chemistry, and then go into a science based degree maybe. Getting a 2:1 or higher and trying graduate entry courses for medicine or possibly just applying to the standard five year course which I’ve seen done when talking to people at medical school already. It’s a long route though.

If you retake and get A* and an A maybe you could try applying to medicine as a direct School leaver?
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try kcl but u should be predicted A*AA-AAA to get an interview i'm thinking
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Watch Manisha P on youtube, she missed her offers last year and got BBB instead of AAA, so she took a gap year and reapplied this year. She talks about which unis accept resits. It could help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2uO8ffKltc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6yMI56uvZk
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As far as I am aware, many med schools' graduate entry medicine only looks at the class of the undergraduate degree, scores in GAMSAT and performance in interviews. I know that some Unis ask for BBB and but many have no requirements (e.g. Nottingham A101).

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
Ooooohhh.. Thanks for this!
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You an also check out some european universities who will accept you with your current grades for medicine. I know a lot of people aren’t open to that but it’s just a suggestion.
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May be worth trying to get a doctors note about the anxiety to get special consideration for a foundation year?
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