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    Hi guys,

    Im in the process of choosing my a-levels at the moment. Ive got my heart set on medicine, and the a-levels i'm thinking of choosing are: Biology Chemistry, Physics and Maths (taking them all to A2, and hoping to get A*s).

    Thing is I really want to get into Cambridge or Imperial , and I'm thinking that maybe 4 a-levels aren't enough (due to the amount of competition). Would you guys advise to take 5 alevels instead of 4 to stand a better chance of getting in? If so , what a-level should I choose for my 5th choice?

    Also if anyone has gotten into Cambridge and/or Imperial with these grades, and if so what were your average module marks , and what year of entry were you?

    Thanks for your help guys, and sorry about the long post.
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    4 A-Levels are more than enough for either of those universities.

    As I always do, I would recommend against taking more than the standard three A-Levels. It has no additional benefit when applying for medicine, and you run the risk of spreading yourself thin and missing your medicine offer, if you end up getting one.

    There is a wiki page here that lists accepted/rejected applicants from each medical school, if you click on their names you will get a list of their grades/work experience/etc.
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    (Original post by tsrgeek1)
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    Well first of all I want to ask why Medicine?

    Other than that I don't really think you need Physics for medicine unless you want to go into radiation and health care. Chose something else that shows your versatile instead. If you want to go to Cambridge then I think you do indeed need all three sciences so in that case I would say your choices are good. Next year I will start my AS Level. I will do 5 AS and 4 A-Levels hopefully. Also, doing Further Maths is a very good option if you want to go into Science or Maths in the future
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    Don't take five. Not only will it make no difference to your application, but it will also equate to a lot more work, and your time would have to be shared out concentrating on 5 A levels instead of 4, which often means people who would have got A*A*A*A* will only get AAAAA.
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    I checked the university website and it said that you need A*AA for Medicine at Cambridge, and that's only three a levels so 4 is more than enough, like Beska said. If you want to make yourself stand out, I think that places like these like work experience, a good interview, stuff like that.
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    ^thanks. But why the neg rep?
 
 
 
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