Saturday, 31 March 2012

'It's not how it starts, but how it ends'.

Song of the day: We Are Young - Fun

We are the end of March now, so Liverpool have got back to me already. Those of you who follow me on twitter will have already read about the BIG news, if you haven't then that's okay :P I will tell youu again! 

A few days after tweeting about how you get a heart attack every time UCAS sends you an email, I got one. It was from track. I knew it was from Liverpool, but didn't know if it was a good thing or a bad one. By that time I was ready for either because I have a back-up plan sort of sorted out and it's not that, so I went for it.... I clicked on CHOICES and I saw CONDITIONAL !!!!

I am really happy about that, I have 2 med offers!! I only managed to get one last year. I guess that must mean they really think medicine is the right path for me. Also the conditions for this offer is much nicer, they want AA in Chemistry and Physics as I already have AA in Biology and Spanish. However, what was really weird and it is still not sorted is that I have to take the IELTS and get a level 7... I rang the other day to say that if I'm doing A Levels and have GCSEs I should not be required an English language test just because I do not live in the UK and my first language is not English. 

The woman on the phone really thought I had a point so she gave an email address to write to the Admission Tutor and then when a decision has been reached they will email me back. How bad is the fact I called them to complain about the conditions of my offer.... 

Any ways, now I have to choose between UEA and Liverpool and I really need to get at least AA... so please guys MAKE ME REVISE!!! 


Thursday, 8 March 2012

'One day you think you are nearly there, the next it seems like it's over'.

Song of the day: Chasing Cars (Grey's Anatomy) - Snow Patrol

Today has been a long day, not too long ago I wrote a blogpost about how happy I was about UEA's offer because I was finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

However, today was results day. Even though I'm currently quiet ill with flu I decided I had to go to college to collect my results instead of finding out by phone. I was quiet confident I had at least achieved an A in Chemistry so was going to tell them that I was going to do some resits again to improve my grades and meet the A*A offer that I have. 

Unfortunately, I was wrong. 

I have achieved the same grades as last summer. I have only achieved by a few UMS so  I am at a grade B in both Chemistry and Physics. When I received my results and saw all those Bs I just couldn't even talk, I felt so empty inside, so surprised, it was just so unexpected. Not even a single A in one of the modules, nothing. So I just left, no one asked how I had done, all teachers must have known already. They must have thought that they were right in telling me that with my results last summer I had reached my full potential. 

Now I don't know what to do. I have two options. 

- I can resit again all my modules to try to meed the offer by August which is accepted by UEA, however it's a big risk because if I didn't make it in two attempts why would it happen in June? Also if I go for this, I will ask for my papers back and maybe get some remarks. 

- Concentrate on my Spanish exams to get a place at a Spanish medical school. 

Both exams require quiet  a lot of preparation and are both in May/June period so even though I really want to do both I am not sure if I should try and do both. I don't want to risk having to take another gap year.

I just feel frustrated right now because I think I really worked hard for these exams and I just didn't get the marks I deserved, which I did get on the past papers. 

There is a problem somewhere but I have no idea where it is.

Comments are welcomed :) 

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

The one with my heart stopping because something has changed on my UCAS application

Song of the day: Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine

We are in the first week of March already and I knew it was time for UEA to reply and give me a decision, however it was a big surprise when I received an email from UCAS to tell me that 'something had changed' on my application. I was at work at the time so didn't know if I wanted to open up UCAS  on my phone there and then because I had about 2 hours left of work but I decided to go for it.

I opened the UCAS app on my iPhone and while trying to remember my username, UCAS ID... it turned out it was all stored on my phone so it took me directly to the Choices section. I kept reading down all my choices, I had an Unconditional (from Aberdeen which I got a while back),  then two Unsuccessful (Southampton and Lancaster) and.... CONDITIONAL !!!

I was delighted with my offer and the only thing which surprised me were the conditions. They ask for A*A in chemistry and physics when I thought that they  only wanted one of them and not both, but it's good :P I'm (once again) an offer holder.

Next week is Results Day so really hoping that I can get at least one of the grades out of the way as I am allowed to resit again in June if it's necessary. Wish me luck for them :)

Well that's all for now, update again soon!


PS. Congratulations to all the other people with Medicine offers already :)