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i got 4 A*'s and 8 A's at gcse
wt uni's do you think i should apply to
as i dont want to be too disadvantaged by my gcse's
i think this will be good advice for other medical applicant who have got modest gcse's.
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Any uni will love those grades, I'm sure you knew that. Plus plurals don't have apostrophes

Edit: ... oh... I thought it was 8 A*s... :P
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Any uni will love those grades, I'm sure you knew that. Plus plurals don't have apostrophes
haha, yea, on my iphone so it comes up automatically
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Any uni will love those grades, I'm sure you knew that. Plus plurals don't have apostrophes
No they won't.

OP, I would advise you to avoid Oxford, Birmingham, Queens Belfast, Edinburgh, St Andrews, and a couple of others (perhaps Leicester? can't remember if it's them I'm thinking of).

You should be fine for most places though. Well, obviously, the higher the GCSE grades the better, but there are lots of other parts of the application, so you have plenty of opportunities to convice medical schools to accept you. GCSEs are only one factor, and yours are pretty good anyway.
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Birmingham want around 8 A*s at GCSE and I think Oxbridge place a lot of weight on it aswell. Those grades are still quite good, look on the wiki for more information.
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Any uni will love those grades
I doubt you'd get an interview at oxford, say, and some other med schools have ridiculous requirements.
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Yeh, if you are applying to medicine, then it is only oxbridge and birmingham that seem to have some sort of quote for gcse's.
Aslong as you get pretty good marks in your AS's you should be fine for almost anywhere else as far as i know.
The info should be in prospectus's, or you get told at any open day you go too.
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Medical school GCSE requirements
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Medical school GCSE requirements
There is a difference between meeting the minimum requirements, and doing well enough to actually get in.
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Yeh, if you are applying to medicine, then it is only oxbridge ... that seem to have some sort of quote for gcse's.
they don't have a 'quota', its just that (oxford at least) places a lot of emphasis on it.
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There is a difference between meeting the minimum requirements, and doing well enough to actually get in.
Yes, quite.

For example, Leeds stipulate that you should have at least 6B's.

The reality is that you won't get an interview if you have 6B's or even 6A's. This year they are working on a scoring system whereby you are interviewed if you score 40 or more out of 46.

You lose 2 marks on your academic score if you have not yet completed your A levels, which most applicants haven't. Hence, you can only lose 4 points overall on your application. I don't know how they score the academics but even if you scored full marks on everything else (personal statement and reference) I would guess that you need several A*s to acheive a score of 40.

I scored 10/16 for academics and got 11A's. A friend got 11A*s and scored 14/16 but did'nt get an interview because he dropped more than 6 points overall ie his personal statement was scored quite low.

In my opinion, the published admission requirements are 'econimical with the truth' or misleading or both. For me, Leeds was a wasted application and I could have used the opportunity to apply elsewhere.

I daresay the same could be said for other universities.
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No they won't.

OP, I would advise you to avoid Oxford, Birmingham, Queens Belfast, Edinburgh, St Andrews, and a couple of others (perhaps Leicester? can't remember if it's them I'm thinking of).

You should be fine for most places though. Well, obviously, the higher the GCSE grades the better, but there are lots of other parts of the application, so you have plenty of opportunities to convice medical schools to accept you. GCSEs are only one factor, and yours are pretty good anyway.
Leicester would actually be a good one to apply to, you'll get full marks for GCSE in their scoring with 3A*s, they don't even look at the rest
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Leicester would actually be a good one to apply to, you'll get full marks for GCSE in their scoring with 3A*s, they don't even look at the rest
It was actually Leeds I was thinking of (I think...). They both begin with "L", that's what confused me. :p:
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Yeh, if you are applying to medicine, then it is only oxbridge and birmingham that seem to have some sort of quote for gcse's.
Aslong as you get pretty good marks in your AS's you should be fine for almost anywhere else as far as i know.
The info should be in prospectus's, or you get told at any open day you go too.
This is rubbish.. the OP should avoid Oxbridge, B'ham, Liverpool, King's, St Andrews, Edinburgh, possibly also Bristol, Leeds, sure I'm forgetting some.
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If you can get a good Ukcat score Newcastle, Durham, Sheffield and PMS will all interview you.

edit: Three of those interviewed me with much worse GCSE's
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Soton (especially) and Aberdeen don't place a great deal of emphasis on them.
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(Original post by abhijitnair)
i got 4 A*'s and 8 A's at gcse
wt uni's do you think i should apply to
as i dont want to be too disadvantaged by my gcse's
i think this will be good advice for other medical applicant who have got modest gcse's.

this. is a good example of what appens to you when you waank too muchover gcse results. you become utterly stupid.
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Soton (especially) and Aberdeen don't place a great deal of emphasis on them.
You sure?

I remember researching Aberdeen before deciding not to apply, and they said their academic score counted for around 25% of the admissions decision, with GCSEs making up a component of that score. I suppose it depends on what you mean by "lots of weighting".
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Yes, quite.

For example, Leeds stipulate that you should have at least 6B's.

The reality is that you won't get an interview if you have 6B's or even 6A's. This year they are working on a scoring system whereby you are interviewed if you score 40 or more out of 46.

You lose 2 marks on your academic score if you have not yet completed your A levels, which most applicants haven't. Hence, you can only lose 4 points overall on your application. I don't know how they score the academics but even if you scored full marks on everything else (personal statement and reference) I would guess that you need several A*s to acheive a score of 40.


In my opinion, the published admission requirements are 'econimical with the truth' or misleading or both. For me, Leeds was a wasted application and I could have used the opportunity to apply elsewhere.

I daresay the same could be said for other universities.
'ow arrogant you are to fink that your guess is better informed than a med school website.
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haha very funny
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