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    I'm doing A levels at the moment, and I want to apply for medicine in my gap year.
    I was just wondering whether getting an A* in chemistry or biology is more advantageous for getting an interview at a medical school than just an A.

    Also, my GCSEs were awful. 4 As and 4 Bs.
    Bs in sciences. :'(

    But im heading towards 3 As at A level.
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    (Original post by amazin_sk8a_dude)
    I'm doing A levels at the moment, and I want to apply for medicine in my gap year.
    I was just wondering whether getting an A* in chemistry or biology is more advantageous for getting an interview at a medical school than just an A.

    Also, my GCSEs were awful. 4 As and 4 Bs.
    Bs in sciences. :'(

    But im heading towards 3 As at A level.
    I got A*A*A in my A2s from last summer and they were no benefit to me. All medical schools saw it as AAA. Maybe this will change this year. Just get AAA.
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    (Original post by jeremybag)
    I got A*A*A in my A2s from last summer and they were no benefit to me. All medical schools saw it as AAA. Maybe this will change this year. Just get AAA.
    I'm really annoyed at the application system.
    So unfair :/
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    (Original post by amazin_sk8a_dude)
    I'm really annoyed at the application system.
    So unfair :/
    Life is unfair.
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    Pretty much all med schools won't see an A* as more advantageous however there are some med schools that do, like Cambridge and Peninsula now make A*AA offers and also I know that St Andrews gives those with achieved A*s at Alevel a higher academic score.
    On the whole I won't worry, just apply med school that look at other areas much more highly lilt the UKCAT and interview.
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    Does that mean you could get a top A* grade, but get the same amount of academic credit as someone who just scraped an A?
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    (Original post by Cheesecakefactory)
    Does that mean you could get a top A* grade, but get the same amount of academic credit as someone who just scraped an A?
    At some med schools yes, at others no.
 
 
 
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