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    I know all universities are different, but what sort of GCSE grades would I need to get to have a hop of studying medicine? Some university websites say 7 A*'s but some say at least 6 A's which is obviously very different. In reality, what sort of grades would I need? And do some accept lower grades than others, and if so, where? I know I would need to get AAA at A-Level if not higher. Also, is there anything that can be done to make up for not so great grades at GCSE, as obviously there would be no excusing A-Level, e.g. voluntary work?
    Specifically people who have/are studying medicine, what GCSE grades did you get?

    Thank you to anyone who answers!
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    Ideally a mixture of A*/A/B grades at GCSE, but check specific university websites to see what it is that they want. As you're aware, the requirements do vary quite widely.
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    The universities have differing requirements, Birmingham wants 8A* where Hull York want 6 A-C according to this

    However, just because you meet the basic requirements it doesn't mean you'll get in. Many other applicants will have 8A*s or more.

    Do the best you can, then get lots of voluntary work and aim for good A Levels and a high BMAT/UKCAT score

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