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    Hey guys, I really need some help
    I wanted to apply for medicine, but my AS results were BBBB in maths, chem, bio and econ.. i am really disheartened about it. is there any point in applying for medicine, and is it possible that i could apply for courses which require AAB etc?
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    (Original post by A1704)
    Hey guys, I really need some help
    I wanted to apply for medicine, but my AS results were BBBB in maths, chem, bio and econ.. i am really disheartened about it. is there any point in applying for medicine, and is it possible that i could apply for courses which require AAB etc?
    Not going for medicine I can't really answer with too much confidence but my friend did it and from the sound of it you need straight A's. But you can definitely apply to courses that require AAB - I got ABBD in my AS levels and applied for an AAA course, got an offer and was accepted even though I got ABB with A* in extended project! Plenty of options for you!
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    (Original post by A1704)
    Hey guys, I really need some help
    I wanted to apply for medicine, but my AS results were BBBB in maths, chem, bio and econ.. i am really disheartened about it. is there any point in applying for medicine, and is it possible that i could apply for courses which require AAB etc?
    Try and get yourself predicted higher might help...there is no definite answer,but I think some unis like GCSEs much better and do not require AS results at all. Also if you really want to do medicine, you can always take a gap year then reapply. Good luck

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    To those people who got really disappointing results,don't be disheartened because I was in the exact same position a year ago andtrust me the best thing to do is to accept what has happened and move on. Interms of retakes, take only ones which are necessary, for example lets say youget a D in one module and a B in the other one. Just retake the exam which ugot a D in as it would be easier for you to concentrate on. Because there areno January Retake exams anymore as of 2014, it will be much difficult todo a lot of retakes in June as well as completing your A2exams which are extremely important so try to set out priorities.Remember if you perform well in A2, it will increase your overall mark! Thosewanting to study medicine or go in to the veterinary medicine or sciences orapplying to a course or university which is competitive, work hard and you willget what you put in. Always have an extra choice as well because it isimportant to have a backup just in case things don't go to plan (hopefully thatwouldn't be the case but its worth looking in to). Look into UCAS Extra (moreinformation just look at the UCAS website ) and look at the specific courseCAREFULLY before applying to that university. When applying for a university,notify through UCAS that you will be resitting an exam so the grade willhopefully go up and make sure that you put down ALL of your results down. Alsoa brilliant personal statement will wow the university so it is important youreally make it stand out and unique. Also look in to Clearing/Gap years andother routes because university might not be your onlyoption. Remember to relax and have time for yourself because you need toput your health first and studying too hard will only make your brain fry up. It is also important to learn from the mistakes you have made during AS. Letsjust say that you didn't pay enough attention during lessons or spent yourspare time catching up on ur favourite shows on BBC iPlayer and as a resultended up with really poor grades. The best advice I can giveis be on top of ur revision from day one and enjoy the subject thatyou are studying. Hopefully you all get in to the universities you will beapplying for later and end up with the best possible grades as well so goodluck.
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    I haven't actually decided yet, do you have any in mind that will not put as much pressure on the fourth as-level, and I also wanted to ask you, if you have any past experience with applying to medicine, or are applying right now, or are in medical school right now?
    I'm applying for Maths however all courses have a general idea on how to apply etc. I did some research over at UCL for a 6 year medicine course and here is what it says

    A Levels
    Grades AAA
    Subjects Biology and Chemistry required.
    AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
    Also requires grade B in English and Maths at GCSE.
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...s/ubmmedsing01

    And it only states that it needs a pass in a fourth AS so that means an E grade of above which you have.

    I also checked Imperial and here is what they said
    Our normal offer is for grades AAA in three A-levels and B in the AS-level. The three A levels must be undertaken in the same academic year. For candidates offering four A-levels our normal offer is AAAC.
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ugprospec...ryrequirements

    To me it seems it does seem that they require a B at AS. However you also have the option to do Psychology at A level and just aim for a C do you think you can do that so overall your grades would be AAAC at A-Level.

    What you could do is e-mail some universities that you're thinking of applying too and see what they say as they have a better idea of the course than their website.
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    (Original post by mp2810)
    Hi guys, I got my AS results as well today, I got AAAE in biology,maths,chemistry and psychology respectively, and was hoping to do medicine at university, how does this affect my chances of getting in, and which universities should I try to apply for.
    Actually your E could really counter against as it's medicine (most other courses you'd be a definite Russell Group candidate) Many are very specific on their AAAb minimum.
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    Also got a CDDD but dropping one and taking maths , physics and bussiness studies further resitting modules for mechanics
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    Heyy guys, would really appreciate if anyone could sort of predict my chances of getting into KCL with the AS grades I just achieved. I'm really interested in studying Politics of the International Economy. The grade requirements are AAA..

    So my AS grades are AACC - A's in Economics & Biology and C's In Maths & Chemistry. I didn't do as well as I hoped to, but how are those as grades? I don't have much of an indication. I'll be retaking Maths for sure and was planning to drop Chem initially too.

    I think my predicted grades will be AAB or A* A B (High A in AS Econ) .. Do you think that could somehow weigh out the AAA requirements if in addition to that, I try and put together an amazing personal statement? I've done so much that is geared towards this course in particular.. (Like going to a random city half way across the world to attend Kings College's summer school that offered this course!) or will they just not consider me? I received 4 A*'s and 6 A's at GCSE, if that helps!

    You don't have to be nice :P I can handle honesty.. I hope!
    Thank you!



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