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    Hey,

    I really want to study Medicine at Oxford but I'm worried that my relatively low GCSE grades (4A*s, 8As) will stop me getting an interview. If I secure As in my AS exams do you think I still stand some chance of getting in?
    I hear that they concentrate on gcse grades and bmat results when selecting candidates for interview - do your AS results have more bearing?

    Any tips would be grateful

    Thanks
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    Its doable, and I know people in my year who got less, just no walk in the park by any means. You will need a top notch BMAT score along with (it goes without saying really) straight As at AS.

    They use some sort of algorithm to select interview candidates (widely speculated how this is weighted) based heavily on BMAT and slightly less on GCSEs. AS grades are relatively unimportant at the stage of getting an interview, but obviously you can damage your chances by not securing straight As
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    http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...lin/statistics

    Read this. The short-listing algorithm is explained on there.
 
 
 
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