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What AS grades would I need to get into a Russell group university?

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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    Lol. Digging their noses? By quickly googling a university? I don't know how you expect anyone to identify the name of a person just from a university name and nothing else.
    You could just PM the Uni name but I'm not expecting you to.I'd respect you more if you just admitted it didn't happen instead of holding onto "I know the name but I'm not telling you!".

    There's being hopeful then there's being realistic. I'd strongly advise no one with BBB to apply for a medical school. As it is, 60% of medicine applicants get 4 rejections. The vast majority of those applicants would've had brilliant BMAT/UKCAT scores, great GCSE's and a few A's at a level.

    BBB sends you straight to the rejection pile. By lying you're just giving people who may be reading what you're saying false hope.

    It's a pity that people like you thrive off spreading misinformation. The UK actually has a cap on how many medical school places are allowed to be opened to applicants per year. That's why they don't just casually make exceptions and significantly drop their standards for some people. I mentioned the University Brighton earlier. The one 90th overall and one of the lowest ranked medical schools. But even then, the percentage of applicants that receive offers for medicine there is 12%. I'd bet money that none of those 12% got BBB or worse. Keeping in mind that it's Brighton, consider how much higher the entry standards for a respected RG Uni would be for the most competitive course in the country.

    I guess this is the part where you reply saying "I don't have anything to prove to you. Believe me if you want". Then you log off TSR in embarrassment. But don't please bother replying if you're still not saying the university name. There's no point continuing.
    Whatever I say is going to be laughed off by you so it's a waste of time discussing it. Say I PM the university how does that change things? The moment I say the name of the university you scoff at it and call me a liar anyway.
    There aren't a massive number of medical students in the UK. There's several hundred in each one. It wouldn't take too long.
    My aim wasn't to spread false hope. I wouldn't recommend applying to medicine with those grades either. The fact is this person did and managed to get an offer. I believe it was their only one. They were going to apply regardless what people told them.
    Look at the title anyway. People want to know whether they can apply for RG uni's and I'm trying to show them that they might as well apply even if they think they won't get an offer.
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