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    I feel like dying atm because I've put 2 hard years into a degree and ended up with a high 2:2.. I know it's not the end of the world but it is for me because all my life I've screwed up even my A levels I got average grades (BCC) but the course I've longed to enter (medicine) I've always failed to get into because of my piss poor grades.

    Now I don't know what I want to do with my life
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    how many more years have you got at uni? you might still have time to get a 2:1 +
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    Hey cheer up buddy!

    You still passed, and you should still feel proud.

    I worked SO hard last semester and only got a credit, that's about 60-70 and I was kinda pissed off... but the average was high, a lot of competition so it wasn't too bad.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8JuezrhTpo

    Fast forward to 0:49

    :awesome:
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    What degree is it? I'm assuming you have like one year left? Are you sure it isn't possible for you to pull of a 2:1?
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    (Original post by danni_bella)
    Hey cheer up buddy!

    You still passed, and you should still feel proud.

    I worked SO hard last semester and only got a credit, that's about 60-70 and I was kinda pissed off... but the average was high, a lot of competition so it wasn't too bad.
    They want to do medicine. I'm sorry, but if you want to do something like medicine, law etc, then simply 'passing' isn't enough. An idiot could 'pass' a GCSE for example.
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    Cheer up. You tried your best?

    :hugs:
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    If you want to get into Graduate Entry Medicine I'm sure you're aware you need a 1 or 2:1. However you can go on to take a masters - and I'm pretty sure you need a pass with merit. But then some Unis will still require a B or above in science A Levels. I am pretty sure that's what Kings said yesterday at their open day. Sorry I'm undergraduate so wasn't overly listening. Also you could go back and retake your a levels, UCL take many a mature student - but that would mean you'd need to meet the AAA requirements. Good Luck though!
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    TSR-where going to uni outside the top 10 is grounds for suicide...
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    They could've meant that their first year didn't count, thus the "two hard years" have been the second and third, and thus a 2:2 is indeed their final result
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    (Original post by Failed123)
    They want to do medicine. I'm sorry, but if you want to do something like medicine, law etc, then simply 'passing' isn't enough. An idiot could 'pass' a GCSE for example.
    There are a few Universities that accept a 2:2 honours degree for medicine.
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    If your in your last year of uni aim high for a 2:1, there are many upon many students who have got low 2:2's even and pulled it up to high 2:1's even, I've known people to do this in science, my older brother has a friend in chemistry who did this. If you've completed the year, either retake the year for a 2:1 or apply to St George's where they let people on grad med with a 2:2 with experience. Don't give up, my Dad is a doctor and he knows someone whose finshed all his specialist medical exams at 80 years old! He started his degree late!
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    (Original post by Failed123)
    They want to do medicine. I'm sorry, but if you want to do something like medicine, law etc, then simply 'passing' isn't enough. An idiot could 'pass' a GCSE for example.
    Oh ok I see your point now.

    But the OP doesn't have to do medicine, they could do something similar along those avenues. I never got into medicine but I was accepted into physio school.

    I'm not doing physio btw, doing a librarianship but still
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    If your in your last year of uni aim high for a 2:1, there are many upon many students who have got low 2:2's even and pulled it up to high 2:1's even, I've known people to do this in science, my older brother has a friend in chemistry who did this. If you've completed the year, either retake the year for a 2:1 or apply to St George's where they let people on grad med with a 2:2 with experience. Don't give up, my Dad is a doctor and he knows someone whose finshed all his specialist medical exams at 80 years old! He started his degree late!
    I agree, the OP shouldn't give up. However that 80 year old has to be a rare case. I don't think med schools are extremely keen on 40+ applicants since it costs the government so much to train a doctor.
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    (Original post by leemkule)
    I agree, the OP shouldn't give up. However that 80 year old has to be a rare case. I don't think med schools are extremely keen on 40+ applicants since it costs the government so much to train a doctor.
    My dad said he was 80 though!
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    i got a 2:1 in first and 2nd year and i feel like ****. I want a 1st so bad =(
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    My dad said he was 80 though!
    I believe you, just saying that it's probably a rare occurence. :P
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    (Original post by cruciform)
    My dad said he was 80 though!
    He said it was obviously a rare case, he didn't accuse your dad of lying or anything. :p:
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    Get over it. I ended up with a high 2:2 but I certainly didn't lose any sleep over it. When it comes to jobs you'll find that personailty and social skills are far more worthy attributes than getting a slightly higher grade.
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    (Original post by nicoking)
    Get over it. I ended up with a high 2:2 but I certainly didn't lose any sleep over it. When it comes to jobs you'll find that personailty and social skills are far more worthy attributes than getting a slightly higher grade.
    Not entirely relevant when the OP voiced an interest in doing graduate entry medicine. A 2:i gives him more options.
 
 
 
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