(Original post by ANNEYAYA)
Okaay so this was totally unexpected!! I was predicted a B/A for English Language, A in RS and A* for the rest... I was so scared and praying for at least 8 A* cuz I want to be a doctor! Instead, I got 11 A*! I am the first person with these results in at least three years in my school, and these are the best results in my year group! I still want to do Medicine, of course; my A Levels are Chem, Bio, Maths, and History.Could I get into Oxford with these? This is so totally unexpected. I am ecstatic, of course!Will be doing work experience in Russia in a morgue this autumn. I think I would also organise like an expedition across the Himalayas. I am prepared to read and work TONS.Any advice/opinions?GCSEs are relevant but not critical. However, since most of AS level was removed they may be a bit more important now. I applied (and succeeded in getting into) Cam Maths this year and suspect the interview, AS level UMS and predicted grades were the most important things - followed by the personal statement and GCSEs. (For you it'll be any additional tests you take before the interview as well.)(Original post by studentsixth)
GCSEs are incredibly relevant. Predicted grades are secondary (as long as you meet the minimum requirement).
For medicine your personal statement will likely be a lot more important (as it lets them know the work experience etc that is extremely important for medicine).
Don't think you'll get into Oxford (especially for medicine) based on your GCSEs, it's put you in a good position but there's so many very difficult things left to do - some of which I feel, and suspect the admissions people do too, are more important than GCSE level.
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