Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Applying for Medicine with known A Level Grades

Announcements Posted on
Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
REMINDER: Do not post your personal statement on TSR, otherwise you may have to rewrite it from scratch. Click here for more info. 12-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    Hey peeps, as the title suggests, I'm in the process of applying with known A level grades.

    I got an A*,A, A at A level with A* in maths and A's in Bio and Chem.

    I did my UKCAT early this month and got a 2120 with a Band 2 which puts me in the 8th decile for now. All looks good so far, right?

    So, the real problem is that my GCSE's aren't the best, for a medicine applicant, that is.

    I have 2A*'s, 2A's, 4B's and 2C's which were at a low preforming secondary school. I was happy with them at the time because I got into a grammar school with these results.

    The reason why my GCSE's were low is because I had just moved from Pakistan earlier that year and I started Year 10 (Moved to the UK in 2014 and started Year 10 in Sept 2014). So I was completely new to the whole GCSE curriculum which put me at a disadvantage. (still managed to get a C in French )

    I managed to pull it back with my A Levels and UKCAT but the only problem is that as far as I've checked only Manchester appreciates the fact that I'm applying with known A Level grades so won't put much bearing on my GSCE's.

    I just need some help with what other universities will appreciate my circumstances so I have good chance of getting an interview

    I had to take a gap year because I didn't get any interviews, let alone offers last year. I feel I can really do well if I can get an interview. I'm spending my gap year working as a Healthcare Assistant at my local hospital which is quite good for experience so with all this, I feel in a good position but am not sure where else to apply :/

    Thanks in advance, peeps

    You can try for barts, manchester, sgul and even imperial if you're giving bmat.

    As far as I'm aware I wouldn't apply to imperial as the A* has to be in bio or Chem (based on my friends' offers)
    Maybe try kings? And I would definitely try SGUL
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 24, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Cats: Yay or nay?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.