Just wondering if it's worth me even attempting to apply. At the start of the year, I was super interested in their biomedical science course, especially with the placement year (AAB requirements). I've been wanting to try for the STP and thought getting into a better university would probably give me better chances, but in general I like the look of the course and the postgraduate options there after.
The thing is, this year has been awful for me. I have special consideration, and I think my reasons are very much valid, but since it's a Russell group, I'm not sure they'll care much about that. My target grades were all As, but now I'm not sure they'll even reach Bs. I was insanely ill during the unit 1 exams. I'm definitely resitting next year, but with applications not too far away, I'm feeling quite insecure.
My GCSEs were great, most of them being A*s, but I'm not sure they really care about them. Besides that, the only things I think might help me out is the fact that I think I'll do decently in biology, and I have been taking part in a lot of super-curricular stuff. I got a 2:1 in the Seren Award, am taking part in Sutton Trust, in general have been doing a lot of further reading and stuff, so I was wondering if I really went hard with a personal statement, would that improve my chances?
Due to my personal circumstances, especially within the past year, I really, really want to do something in the medical science field. My Mum very recently passed away, and seeing the incapability of the hospital to figure out what was wrong impacted me quite a bit. I really want to do something in this area. I know I can do healthcare sciences in Cardiff Met, and get into the NHS as a biomedical scientist, but I really want to eventually do the STP, and I'm not sure I have a chance anymore.
I'm quite worried on not getting a place anywhere at all though. I have no idea how I've done. I missed one exam completely due to being ill (annoyingly a subject I was quite confident in), and I'm not even sure how that grade will be estimated. My grade could be pulled down quite a bit.