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Resit GCSEs ?

I got a 5 in my chemistry gcse. I do it for a levels tho. I know I could have done way better in my gcse. But I’m scared now if unis won’t consider me or reject me due to that. I’m not quite sure what I exactly want to do in uni but I know I want to do something health related in a good uni like KCl, do u think I should resit my chem gcse while I do my a levels next year? I should have done it this year but I didnt.
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Original post by aisha_22x
I got a 5 in my chemistry gcse. I do it for a levels tho. I know I could have done way better in my gcse. But I’m scared now if unis won’t consider me or reject me due to that. I’m not quite sure what I exactly want to do in uni but I know I want to do something health related in a good uni like KCl, do u think I should resit my chem gcse while I do my a levels next year? I should have done it this year but I didnt.

Since you are doing chemistry for your A levels, resitting GCSE chemistry would only be necessary if you've contacted a university and they have said that you need to do so in order to meet the requirements for their course, or if this is stated on their course requirements. If you get a high grade in A level chemistry, I don't think you're GCSE grade will matter too much, unless you're applying for medicine or dentistry (and that's only for certain universities). I wouldn't advise resitting at this point. You're A levels are far more important and you wouldn't want GCSE resits distracting you from revising for them as thoroughly as possible this time next year. Unless you can handle the workload, it seems unnecessary and impractical. Look into different courses and see their requirements. If you want to go into a healthcare degree (aside from dentistry and medicine), you could look into nursing, radiography, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, midwifery, pharmacy etc. If you are looking to pursue a career in healthcare research and would prefer taking a more research based route, you could look into biomedical sciences, neuroscience, pharmacology, immunology etc.

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