College won't let me resit my A-Levels

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Hey guys,

I received CAGs this year, getting AAA, which meant that I missed my offer to study Medicine. I wanted to resit for Summer 2021 (the Welsh WJEC exam board don't have Autumn resits) but my college have told me that it is highly unlikely I can resit there because of their COVID-19 policy (they aren't allowing any visitors to the college and I'm not officially enrolled at the college anymore).

Now. I have no idea if there will be exams. I have no idea where I'm going to sit exams if they do go ahead. I have no idea how I'm going to get a grade if they don't go ahead.

I'm panicking like hell because if I can't find somewhere else that'll let me sit exams (or mocks and other assessment to get another kind of CAG) I may have just wasted a year.
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Hey guys,

I received CAGs this year, getting AAA, which meant that I missed my offer to study Medicine. I wanted to resit for Summer 2021 (the Welsh WJEC exam board don't have Autumn resits) but my college have told me that it is highly unlikely I can resit there because of their COVID-19 policy (they aren't allowing any visitors to the college and I'm not officially enrolled at the college anymore).

Now. I have no idea if there will be exams. I have no idea where I'm going to sit exams if they do go ahead. I have no idea how I'm going to get a grade if they don't go ahead.

I'm panicking like hell because if I can't find somewhere else that'll let me sit exams (or mocks and other assessment to get another kind of CAG) I may have just wasted a year.

If anyone can help me out here, I love you.
i'd suggest posting this here in the 'Official Thread: (Undergraduate) Medicine 2021 Entry'
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(Original post by sometimeslight)
Hey guys,

I received CAGs this year, getting AAA, which meant that I missed my offer to study Medicine. I wanted to resit for Summer 2021 (the Welsh WJEC exam board don't have Autumn resits) but my college have told me that it is highly unlikely I can resit there because of their COVID-19 policy (they aren't allowing any visitors to the college and I'm not officially enrolled at the college anymore).

Now. I have no idea if there will be exams. I have no idea where I'm going to sit exams if they do go ahead. I have no idea how I'm going to get a grade if they don't go ahead.

I'm panicking like hell because if I can't find somewhere else that'll let me sit exams (or mocks and other assessment to get another kind of CAG) I may have just wasted a year.

If anyone can help me out here, I love you.
You have to find a private examination centre and sit there. You will have to pay for the resits.
I am surprised there were no sit opportunities in Wales.
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Yoiu ned to find a centre willing to accept you as a private candidate https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/student-...te-candidates/
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You have to find a private examination centre and sit there. You will have to pay for the resits.
I am surprised there were no sit opportunities in Wales.
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Yoiu ned to find a centre willing to accept you as a private candidate https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/student-...te-candidates/
Thanks for replying

Do you know how centres would be assessing now considering exams are likely to be scrapped? Will new centres be able to take on students at a time like this?
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Thanks for replying

Do you know 1. how centres would be assessing now considering exams are 2. likely to be scrapped? 3. Will new centres be able to take on students at a time like this?
Will leave it to compist as they know more.
1. Not off hand.
2. I dont think next summers will be.
3. They are private businesses, so in it for the money. You can register for exams close to the exam date, but end up paying late fees for the privilege.
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surely there's universities that offer medicine courses with 3 As (dont mind my arrogance) ? why not just apply; it will save you the trouble.
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Will leave it to compist as they know more.
1. Not off hand.
2. I dont think next summers will be.
3. They are private businesses, so in it for the money. You can register for exams close to the exam date, but end up paying late fees for the privilege.
Thank you so much
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surely there's universities that offer medicine courses with 3 As (dont mind my arrogance) ? why not just apply; it will save you the trouble.
There are , I had Cardiff and imperial as my insurance and firm last year. I could’ve gone to Cardiff but I wanted imperial, it was a personal choice and I’d probably sound a bit stupid to many people.

I’m still reapplying to a few other AAA unis in case i don’t get an A* this time around. Thank you anyways tho
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Do you know how centres would be assessing now considering exams are likely to be scrapped? Will new centres be able to take on students at a time like this?
Perhaps, but the government is considering exam board assessment papers and previous work as evidence. They are also considering this approach among others;
(a) for private candidates to complete the papers set by the exam boards for use in schools and colleges. The exam boards would mark the papers (and any completed non-exam assessment) and issue a grade to the private candidate based on their performance.

Here are the other approaches:
(b) for private candidates to work with a school or college willing to assess the standard at which they are performing – using the same type of evidence the school and college is considering for its students.
(c) for the exam boards to run normal exams for private candidates to take in the summer of 2021 – appropriate venues would need to be provided.
(d) for the exam boards to run normal exams for private candidates to take in the autumn of 2021 – appropriate venues would need to be provided.

If you have an opinion on this, you’ll have to let the government know by the 29th of January in the consultation that they’ve just launched.
Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...in-summer-2021

I personally prefer a, but I recommend that you read the government guide on private candidates and make an educated and personal choice.
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