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    Hey guys,
    Right.... I done my GCSEs last year, and they went alright I thought. This was until I decided to do medicine and realised that the "Alright" was replaced with "rubbish".
    I got 3A*'s, 6 A's and 4 B's. I'm now doing A Levels and I'm predicted AAAAA, but my exams didn't go too well so I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get AAAAA in these exams (maybe I will make it up in June). I' m going to do some shadowing days at local hospitals and I'm a Red Cross Volunteer amongst other things. I was reading a thread here the other day and realised that most medicine applicants, have large numbers of GCSEs so my questions are:
    -Should I do more GCSEs this year (jus take the exams)?
    -Will universities look at my application the same way if I do more GCSEs this year?(I'm not talking about resits I'm talking about doing completely new GCSEs from like "scratch")
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    GCSEs mean very little, you might as well offer them a bribe in monopoly money.
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    really? but i've seen students with like 7 A*s at GCSE and 4 A's at A level and are still rejected.
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    Get those 5A's and a lot of med schools will LOVE you. Forget about gcse's they arent too important
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    Although your GCSEs are important, they are nowhere near as important as AS and A2 grades.

    Instead of doing more GCSEs, resit any low AS or A2 modules.
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    BMAT is to do with GCSEs + the test score non?
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    If you get 5 As I'm sure you won't have a huge problem, concentrate on those exams rather than a whole new set of GCSEs.
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    I got 1.5A*s, 6A's, 4B's 0.5C's at GCSE and ABBBB at AS Level (and I dropped the subject I got an A in) and I have an offer for medicine (I am predicted AAA).

    As long as you shop around and don't apply to places such as Birmingham, you'll be fine and won't need to retake any GCSEs
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    oki thanks for the advice guys. I was just thinking about doing like chemistry with AQA because it seems really easy, but I'm not sure now. The thing is i only got A*s in non science subjects i know it sounds crazy but i only got an A* in additional science, thats why I was thinking about doing 1 or 2 GCSEs
 
 
 
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