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Medicine resitting year 12.. Need advice!! Pls help

Hello guys,
last year I was in year 12 and i studied Bio, English Lit, and Psych.
Later, I decided I wanted to study medicine and saw a lot of universities required chemistry as an A level. On top of this, my end of year grades were C,D,E

so this year, I am studying at a different college and my subjects are: Bio, Chem, Psych.

- Will there be any issues as I am studying the same 2 subjects? and because my grades were C,D,E in the end year 12 final exam?
- What route is best to get into medicine in my situation?
- Which unis would accept me to study medicine?

It's took me a lot of courage to post this so I thank you for reading, and hearing your advice will really help me. Thank you
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Reply 2
Original post by sb54646
Hello guys,
last year I was in year 12 and i studied Bio, English Lit, and Psych.
Later, I decided I wanted to study medicine and saw a lot of universities required chemistry as an A level. On top of this, my end of year grades were C,D,E

so this year, I am studying at a different college and my subjects are: Bio, Chem, Psych.

- Will there be any issues as I am studying the same 2 subjects? and because my grades were C,D,E in the end year 12 final exam?
- What route is best to get into medicine in my situation?
- Which unis would accept me to study medicine?

It's took me a lot of courage to post this so I thank you for reading, and hearing your advice will really help me. Thank you

Taking 3 years to complete A levels, with some/all of the same subjects studied is usually dealt with under a med schools resit policy. Some are fine with it, some are not and do not accept A levels studied over 3 years. So it is likely it will limit the med schools you can apply to, but with good academics and UCAT, there should still be lots of choices
Reply 3
Original post by GANFYD
Taking 3 years to complete A levels, with some/all of the same subjects studied is usually dealt with under a med schools resit policy. Some are fine with it, some are not and do not accept A levels studied over 3 years. So it is likely it will limit the med schools you can apply to, but with good academics and UCAT, there should still be lots of choices

thank you for replying to me, it really means a lot 🥹!!
I am going to thoroughly go through the resit policies. The only issue is, they don't explicitly mention resitting year 12, only resitting the actual A level exams.
Reply 4
Original post by sb54646
thank you for replying to me, it really means a lot 🥹!!
I am going to thoroughly go through the resit policies. The only issue is, they don't explicitly mention resitting year 12, only resitting the actual A level exams.

Most who do not accept it mention only taking 2 years to complete the relevant A levels and grades. Those that do not mind resits do not mind people taking 3 years.
Here is a list of those that accept resits, of Yr 12 or 13
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6649138
Reply 5
Original post by GANFYD
Most who do not accept it mention only taking 2 years to complete the relevant A levels and grades. Those that do not mind resits do not mind people taking 3 years.
Here is a list of those that accept resits, of Yr 12 or 13
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6649138

thank you so much, I really appreciate this link!! It's been of immense help to me

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