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    hi i have just started my final GCSE year.
    my subjects are -
    Maths
    English
    Science(single award)
    RE
    Learning for life
    Construction
    Business studies
    Geography
    PE

    my predicted grades are 7A*/A,and 2 B'S.

    I would really like to become a doctor would this still be possible with these subjects and grades?
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    the only one that may be a problem is the science. other then that you should be fine, as long as you take science and whatever else you need to get on to your course at a level. Some uni's such as oxford, cambridge, imperial college and UCL will require you to take a BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test) which you can take at school. This is what it says on the UCL website :

    All candidates must have GCSE (or O level or IGCSE) at grade B or above in both Mathematics and English Language. If English is not your first language you may sit an alternative English Language test. Please consult the website for details of acceptable alternative English Language tests: www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/mbbs- admissions/faqs/English.pdf.
    Candidates may be aware of changes being introduced to the curriculum for science GCSEs. We would encourage candidates to choose to study as many science GCSEs as possible at their school. Some candidates will be able to choose to take three separate science GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). For candidates at schools that do not offer separate sciences, we would advise candidates to take GCSE Additional Science as well as GCSE Science. This is to ensure that candidates study sufficient science to enable them to study Chemistry and Biology at A level (or IB or pre-U), as well as to provide preparation for the BMAT and for university study.
    From 2012 UCL will expect all UK applicants to study a modern language at GCSE or equivalent.

    Hope this helps!
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    Yes, I see no good reason why not.
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    i dont' wish to dissappoint you, but with only single award science, very few, if any, colleges will let you do any sciences at a level because you don't have the appropriate science gcses?

    also, you will only actually have 8 gcses, as im assuming that learning for life and construction are not actualy GCSEs? i may well be wrong in this, but you need to know if they are actually GCSEs? as a friend of mine wanted to do medicene, but was restricted as to where he could apply because some of them, i think newcastle and lancaster, ( i may be wrong) wanted at least 9 full GCSEs.
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    You serious need to try to do at least double award science. Even if they let you in, you may still struggle to cope with the gap from single science to as level.
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    Birmingham require 8 A*s and several universities may be a bit iffy about the single award science although I'm not too sure. Also learning for life and construction don't sound like proper GCSEs. Also bear in mind predicted grades =/= results; my predictions were all A*s/A's and the results weren't quite that good.
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    Why did you not chose at least double award science if you wanted to become a doctor? xx
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    You need at least a double award to become a doctor, most colleges prefer triple...
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    Many colleges will ask for double award/triple science, having single science may hinder you!
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    yea construction and learning for life are full gcse's. I guess that dream is over for me now but i've found out that sheffield university accept a btec national diploma in science in order to gain entry to the course.i wonder would that be a good idea? but thanks for the help everyone
 
 
 

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