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    (Original post by KaiKabz007)
    Have you got any info on the fasttrackmedical course - they boast a 98% success rate, and mmi stations specific to each med school. Sounds too good to be true, mine are all MMI so it's very convincing.
    Never heard of it tbh.
    The medinterviews.com also do an MMI course.
    If your gut instinct is to try the fasttrack one then go for it. Everyone says they have a 90%+ chance, so ignore that, but if youre swayed, then youre never gna know unless u try, and who knows, it might be the best one out there for this year and youd be benefiting hugely
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    (Original post by yukicookie)
    After 7 days on track, another 7 over the phone.
    If you change a uni choice to another, can you change the uni you changed to?
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    Do you have a link to the medinterviews MMI course, I can't seem to find it
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    (Original post by nu7)
    If you change a uni choice to another, can you change the uni you changed to?
    No, you can only change each choice once.
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    (Original post by KaiKabz007)
    Do you have a link to the medinterviews MMI course, I can't seem to find it
    http://medinterview.com/medicine-course/

    I think its integrated into the course as a whole
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    (Original post by yukicookie)
    No, you can only change each choice once.
    Even if you call ucas?
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    (Original post by nu7)
    Even if you call ucas?
    I believe so.
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    Looking at Some of these grades, i'd say my dreams are over.
    I'm still in Year 11, Unfortunately i had to take English, math and Science 1 year early in year 10, which btw was a big horrendous failure, and now im stuck with 2 B's and a C in math. I am resitting Math and English to Get those A*s back but i know Medical Schools and even Colleges look down on resits, For My other Subjects (french, history, ict, media, additional science) I will get those A-A*S. I Wanna know if there's still a chance for me to become a doctor, i've never really envisioned myself as anything else
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    (Original post by Waqar_)
    Looking at Some of these grades, i'd say my dreams are over.
    I'm still in Year 11, Unfortunately i had to take English, math and Science 1 year early in year 10, which btw was a big horrendous failure, and now im stuck with 2 B's and a C in math. I am resitting Math and English to Get those A*s back but i know Medical Schools and even Colleges look down on resits, For My other Subjects (french, history, ict, media, additional science) I will get those A-A*S. I Wanna know if there's still a chance for me to become a doctor, i've never really envisioned myself as anything else
    Yeah you'll be fine. Definitely resit and focus on getting those A's and A*s because it will be harder but not impossible to get into med school with Bs and Cs in core subjects. But trust me, people have gotten into med schools with worse GCSEs than you, it's just about applying to your strengths which you'll learn more about next year

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    (Original post by Waqar_)
    Looking at Some of these grades, i'd say my dreams are over.
    I'm still in Year 11, Unfortunately i had to take English, math and Science 1 year early in year 10, which btw was a big horrendous failure, and now im stuck with 2 B's and a C in math. I am resitting Math and English to Get those A*s back but i know Medical Schools and even Colleges look down on resits, For My other Subjects (french, history, ict, media, additional science) I will get those A-A*S. I Wanna know if there's still a chance for me to become a doctor, i've never really envisioned myself as anything else
    Its a good idea to resit Maths and English, try and get at least As which will put you in a good position.

    GCSE's aren't nearly as important if you can get a good UKCAT score. A top UKCAT alongside "average" GCSE grades ( e.g A/B ) can secure you 4 interviews.

    Don't worry too much, just focus on getting the highest grades you can this year which will give you more options when choosing a uni. Also try and get some work experience sorted as it can take a while and you will have more time now than during a levels.

    Best of luck
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    (Original post by nomophobia)
    Yeah you'll be fine. Definitely resit and focus on getting those A's and A*s because it will be harder but not impossible to get into med school with Bs and Cs in core subjects. But trust me, people have gotten into med schools with worse GCSEs than you, it's just about applying to your strengths which you'll learn more about next year

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    I Know, I have always been a straight A student, Pressure just got to me during the examinations but the B in science will be the only B (lol) and the rest A-A*s. Thanks, that really helped with the stress and abjection!
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Its a good idea to resit Maths and English, try and get at least As which will put you in a good position.

    GCSE's aren't nearly as important if you can get a good UKCAT score. A top UKCAT alongside "average" GCSE grades ( e.g A/B ) can secure you 4 interviews.

    Don't worry too much, just focus on getting the highest grades you can this year which will give you more options when choosing a uni. Also try and get some work experience sorted as it can take a while and you will have more time now than during a levels.

    Best of luck
    Thanks, for the work experience however, i visited a pharmacy ( which i know isn't as suitable as a hospital) and i know my school has the evidence of work experience, how would you provide evidence for work experience in interviews? - do you ask your work placement employers to sign for evidence when you're doing it independently?
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    (Original post by Waqar_)
    Thanks, for the work experience however, i visited a pharmacy ( which i know isn't as suitable as a hospital) and i know my school has the evidence of work experience, how would you provide evidence for work experience in interviews? - do you ask your work placement employers to sign for evidence when you're doing it independently?
    Apparently the best way is to get them to write a little bit about what you did, then date&sign it on letter head paper. But it might not be necessary
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    (Original post by Waqar_)
    I Know, I have always been a straight A student, Pressure just got to me during the examinations but the B in science will be the only B (lol) and the rest A-A*s. Thanks, that really helped with the stress and abjection!
    A B in science might also cause a few issues but ah well, what can you do? Honestly though it is about applying to your strengths, when you get to year 13 and you've done the UKCAT and got Your predictions for A2 you can see where you can and can't apply.

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    (Original post by Waqar_)
    Looking at Some of these grades, i'd say my dreams are over.
    I'm still in Year 11, Unfortunately i had to take English, math and Science 1 year early in year 10, which btw was a big horrendous failure, and now im stuck with 2 B's and a C in math. I am resitting Math and English to Get those A*s back but i know Medical Schools and even Colleges look down on resits, For My other Subjects (french, history, ict, media, additional science) I will get those A-A*S. I Wanna know if there's still a chance for me to become a doctor, i've never really envisioned myself as anything else
    Plymouth is always an option, they only want 7 C's at GCSE! Just focus on doing well in your exams this year, and eventually getting a high UKCAT score and you should be fine


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    (Original post by nomophobia)
    A B in science might also cause a few issues but ah well, what can you do? Honestly though it is about applying to your strengths, when you get to year 13 and you've done the UKCAT and got Your predictions for A2 you can see where you can and can't apply.

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    I was appalled when i saw that since i had been getting straight A*'s for all the mocks these past years, I checked the results sheet and it was 1 UMS point of an A, The remark hasn't come back yet so the teacher believes it is very unlikely that it has gone up
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Your predicted grades will have been submitted by your school, you have no control over what they submit for you in that respect (obviously if you did everyone would just put A*A*A*).
    yea, i actually understand that, but the thing is I have asked my teachers about my predictions and they are saying different things and I am now very confused. Is it possible to phone up UCAS to ask them about my predictions?
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    (Original post by Waqar_)
    Looking at Some of these grades, i'd say my dreams are over.
    I'm still in Year 11, Unfortunately i had to take English, math and Science 1 year early in year 10, which btw was a big horrendous failure, and now im stuck with 2 B's and a C in math. I am resitting Math and English to Get those A*s back but i know Medical Schools and even Colleges look down on resits, For My other Subjects (french, history, ict, media, additional science) I will get those A-A*S. I Wanna know if there's still a chance for me to become a doctor, i've never really envisioned myself as anything else
    If you really want it go for it, just get lots of voluntary and work experience, good alevel grades and prepare for ukcat a good couple if months in advance. If everything else about your stats etc is great, some may overlook the fact you resat GCSEs and there are probably some unis in England that don't mind anyway
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    (Original post by betweenalaska)
    yea, i actually understand that, but the thing is I have asked my teachers about my predictions and they are saying different things and I am now very confused. Is it possible to phone up UCAS to ask them about my predictions?
    Honestly because there is nothing you can do now about it you are better just leaving it. if it is going to be the difference between an interview not unfortunately the damage may already be done.
    1 thing I learnt is teachers dont tell the truth always about predicted grades, and sometimes they themselves have very little control over it.
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    (Original post by Cigarsonice)
    I got 1A*, 5As and 5Bs. I was really frustrated with my results. Is there still a possibility of me doing medicine because I am predicted A* A* A at A2. I have volunteered at an NHS trust and a Biomedical Lab in a hospital for about a week each. I've struggled to find a job or volunteer work where I live but am thinking of doing Gold Duke of Edinburgh? But I really am against it (not a fan of camping) Are there any other extra curricular possibilities for medicine or just will look on any university application?
    NCS is another option - however you have to be under 18 to do it, but you may be able to do it this half term if you're not 18 yet. I think there's a bit of camping in it but I can't really suggest anything else and it will be easier than gold DofE

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