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I am currently at Cardiff University studying chemistry and I don't really feel happy at the moment. I initially wanted to study at Kings College London and because my given grades were BBC, I missed my offer of ABC for pharmacy at King's. I am thinking about transferring to kings and redo my first year of chemistry providing that I have achieved at least a 2:1 at cardiff, but I don't even know if that is an option for me. I am trying to contact kings about it through kings apply, but I think they are currently closed at the moment so I wont get a reply till 2nd November. Every time I wake up from my sleep I always think to myself whether dropping out and take a gap year while resitting one or two of my A levels is really the right decision. I don't want to be disappointing my parents, but I am really not feeling it at cardiff and I just know if I was at kings, I would have enjoyed every moment of it. maybe I should just focus on my current degree and get used to this feeling but I really don't know what to do. If I do resit my a levels, I cant even guarantee myself that I will get a better grade. I am really lost at the moment and everyday feels depressing for me.
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Hey, I'm currently in the same situation as you. I missed my ABC offer at Kings for Pharmacy this year so i ended up at a different uni but I'm really not enjoying it at the moment. I've been thinking about retaking too but for the same reasons as you, i just dont know if I should because theres a risk I might not even get the grades. Ugh I dont know what to do
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Hey, I'm currently in the same situation as you. I missed my ABC offer at Kings for Pharmacy this year so i ended up at a different uni but I'm really not enjoying it at the moment. I've been thinking about retaking too but for the same reasons as you, i just dont know if I should because theres a risk I might not even get the grades. Ugh I dont know what to do
we are really out here living the same life omg what uni do you go to now? Do you reckon kings will do transfers for first year providing you did really well at your current uni? like achieving a least a 2:1? I literally wont mind reading first year again if it means I can go to kings. I've seen some old thread where people do actually successfully transfer and redo first year, but I don't even know if that's possible anymore.
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I am a current Physics student at Kings and as far as I know, transfers do take place and I personally know of students who transferred from other Universities to Kings. You however need to meet the A level requirements and achieve a 2:1 in your first year
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I am a current Physics student at Kings and as far as I know, transfers do take place and I personally know of students who transferred from other Universities to Kings. You however need to meet the A level requirements and achieve a 2:1 in your first year
hi! do you know of anyone that hasn't got the a level requirements but achieved a 2:1 and transferred onto first year study instead of second year? essentially redoing first year because they didn't get the a levels? Because of the whole covid situation, obviously we didn't sit our exams and its not guaranteed that exams wont be cancelled this year as well so re sitting isn't really the correct decision. I really wont mind re doing first year if it means I can study at kings.
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hi! do you know of anyone that hasn't got the a level requirements but achieved a 2:1 and transferred onto first year study instead of second year? essentially redoing first year because they didn't get the a levels? Because of the whole covid situation, obviously we didn't sit our exams and its not guaranteed that exams wont be cancelled this year as well so re sitting isn't really the correct decision. I really wont mind re doing first year if it means I can study at kings.
Hi i dont really know of anyone who has done that. You will need to contact the department instead. Try Twitter or Instagram accounts as these are faster! Good luck!
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Hi i dont really know of anyone who has done that. You will need to contact the department instead. Try Twitter or Instagram accounts as these are faster! Good luck!
do you know which twitter or instagram account I contact then on?
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do you know which twitter or instagram account I contact then on?
Try kingsofferholders2020 on instagram

Or try looking at other kings accounts and your department related accounts.
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Try kingsofferholders2020 on instagram

Or try looking at other kings accounts and your department related accounts.
thank you! do you know whether kings will get annoyed because I have been pestering them on kings apply, I even sent an enquiry about this issue and now I have dmed them on instagram. I'm thinking about it right now and I feel like they're just gonna get annoyed and not even consider me anymore, but I really need an anwer
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Sorry this isn’t really about your post but what’s Cardiff uni like and is there anything about the uni in general that makes you dislike it? I’ve put it down as one of my options for psych lol
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hi! do you know of anyone that hasn't got the a level requirements but achieved a 2:1 and transferred onto first year study instead of second year? essentially redoing first year because they didn't get the a levels? Because of the whole covid situation, obviously we didn't sit our exams and its not guaranteed that exams wont be cancelled this year as well so re sitting isn't really the correct decision. I really wont mind re doing first year if it means I can study at kings.
Kings won't take you without the correct A level grades -
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Sorry this isn’t really about your post but what’s Cardiff uni like and is there anything about the uni in general that makes you dislike it? I’ve put it down as one of my options for psych lol
hi! there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. the people here all enjoy it, but it just really isn't for me personally. the people that are actually all like it though so don't take my words for it.
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Kings won't take you without the correct A level grades -
yeah I feel like they wont but ive read some posts where people successfully transferred without having met the A level grades, so I asked them anyway as there will be no harm.
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yeah I feel like they wont but ive read some posts where people successfully transferred without having met the A level grades, so I asked them anyway as there will be no harm.
Not there though ... why not look at transferring somewhere else?
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I am currently at Cardiff University studying chemistry and I don't really feel happy at the moment. I initially wanted to study at Kings College London and because my given grades were BBC, I missed my offer of ABC for pharmacy at King's. I am thinking about transferring to kings and redo my first year of chemistry providing that I have achieved at least a 2:1 at cardiff, but I don't even know if that is an option for me. I am trying to contact kings about it through kings apply, but I think they are currently closed at the moment so I wont get a reply till 2nd November. Every time I wake up from my sleep I always think to myself whether dropping out and take a gap year while resitting one or two of my A levels is really the right decision. I don't want to be disappointing my parents, but I am really not feeling it at cardiff and I just know if I was at kings, I would have enjoyed every moment of it. maybe I should just focus on my current degree and get used to this feeling but I really don't know what to do. If I do resit my a levels, I cant even guarantee myself that I will get a better grade. I am really lost at the moment and everyday feels depressing for me.
Hi, I am a student who also obtained BCC at a level and I decided to take a gap year as I am someone who hates to settle. I am now currently working towards 2021 summer exams and I can honestly say it is the best decision I made. I am gutted that I didn't go to university this year but due to the current covid-19 situation all my friends seem to be having a terrible time and you should ask yourself would you rather go to the uni of your choice and put hard work in or settle with a degree you didn't even want to specialise in and go to a uni you dislike? Overall my advice to you is to take this gap year and work so hard towards the summer exams so you don't even have to question your suitability at the university you will attend. Your parents won't be any less proud of you for taking a gap year so you can have a brighter future. Hope this helps (it is a bit biased but its my honest opinion)
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I am currently at Cardiff University studying chemistry and I don't really feel happy at the moment. I initially wanted to study at Kings College London and because my given grades were BBC, I missed my offer of ABC for pharmacy at King's. I am thinking about transferring to kings and redo my first year of chemistry providing that I have achieved at least a 2:1 at cardiff, but I don't even know if that is an option for me. I am trying to contact kings about it through kings apply, but I think they are currently closed at the moment so I wont get a reply till 2nd November. Every time I wake up from my sleep I always think to myself whether dropping out and take a gap year while resitting one or two of my A levels is really the right decision. I don't want to be disappointing my parents, but I am really not feeling it at cardiff and I just know if I was at kings, I would have enjoyed every moment of it. maybe I should just focus on my current degree and get used to this feeling but I really don't know what to do. If I do resit my a levels, I cant even guarantee myself that I will get a better grade. I am really lost at the moment and everyday feels depressing for me.
You guys didn't even sit the exams
..where your predictions just too low... In all reality when assessing taking a resit, without ever having properly sat an A level is a stretch lol.
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Not there though ... why not look at transferring somewhere else?
they were all transfers for kings idk I just always wanted to go to kings and I don't want to give up yet.
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Hi, I am a student who also obtained BCC at a level and I decided to take a gap year as I am someone who hates to settle. I am now currently working towards 2021 summer exams and I can honestly say it is the best decision I made. I am gutted that I didn't go to university this year but due to the current covid-19 situation all my friends seem to be having a terrible time and you should ask yourself would you rather go to the uni of your choice and put hard work in or settle with a degree you didn't even want to specialise in and go to a uni you dislike? Overall my advice to you is to take this gap year and work so hard towards the summer exams so you don't even have to question your suitability at the university you will attend. Your parents won't be any less proud of you for taking a gap year so you can have a brighter future. Hope this helps (it is a bit biased but its my honest opinion)
hi! thank you for your advice. I am still unsure of everything atm because dont you have to also pay for the a level exams yourself while also self teach? I feel like its really risky for me to do that. say for example, i do worse than my predicted, will that grade be stuck with me forever? Or do we keep the grade that is higher?
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Hi!
I'm also in a similar boat where i'm at Lancaster uni but i want to be at Manchester Uni but i don't think i'd be able to transfer in and im not doing a course with the exact same degree title so if anything you have a better chance than me!!
Furthermore, if you want to transfer contact them NOW get your name out there and if anything they can tell you no so you dont have your hopes high or they say yes depending on your grades for first year, and say you'll 100% do great in first year (like first or 2:1 average great - treat first year like your second year) that way you sound confident and smart, and offer to do any summer classes or extra reading/classes anything to get you in there! Makes you seem a bit sad but who cares if you get in! It's what im doing and i know it sounds a bit pathetic but you gotta do what you gotta doooo
Also if you really aren't vibing with Cardiff (can't blame you i went there and was like nopeee) try contacting other uni's. don't pin all your hopes on one uni (hypocritical of me to say but oh well)!!
And plus your doing a really quite generic course (no offense!!! im doing film, media and cultural studies - that *** is SPECIFC - and the uni i want doesn't offer that loool) so theres plenty of other options out there! like UCL, or other really good unis!!!

oof this was lengthy! good luck and be sure to update us!
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hi! thank you for your advice. I am still unsure of everything atm because dont you have to also pay for the a level exams yourself while also self teach? I feel like its really risky for me to do that. say for example, i do worse than my predicted, will that grade be stuck with me forever? Or do we keep the grade that is higher?
no, so you’ll be able to keep your summer 2020 grade if you did say get lower in 2021, have faith in yourself because doubt will only lead to fear. Contact your school if you know u want to do exams and ask whether if you can come into college/sixth form for lessons.
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