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    What are the likely gcses of getting into these med schools?

    I think maybe 7A*+ to be a competitive applicant, but if you look on the huge medicine applicants thread, it varies a lot and you can get in with fewer A*s or none at all. (Except for Cambridge).

    Depends on which London med schools.

    Imperial don't look at your GCSEs at all anymore
    Barts and The London don't use your GCSEs
    UCL put you into bands, I believe, so more A*s are ideal
    SGUL want an average of 8As across your top 8 GCSEs with Bs in Maths, Sciences and English (I think that's correct, look at the website for more correct information)
    Kings quite holistic so will take the entire application into account, but they generally prefer good academics (what this means I'm not completely certain, but I suspect it means good GCSEs as well as high predicted grades) and a high UKCAT
    Cambridge don't look too much at your GCSEs I don't think as they are quite holistic also and think that AS-Levels are a better predictor of success (don't know how this will change with reforms, but oh well), but the people that apply there tend to have the very good GCSEs, meaning that their average A*s per applicant is quite high.

    GCSEs are not usually the deciding factor. Your A-Levels, experiences and UKCAT/BMAT will be a lot more important in most cases.
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