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    Get A*A*A at A level in Biology Chemistry and maths or physics and you're sorted
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    Well, your GCSEs are a good indicator that you'd be 'eligible' to apply to Cambridge, but there's a lot more to an Oxbridge application than GCSEs. I think you'd be best asking your teachers about your potential. You also need to aim for an average of at least 90% in your AS levels for Cambridge - Oxford are a lot more lenient on AS levels.
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    (Original post by moonie9995)
    Thanks =]
    I hope I'll get at least one A* but they are really hard to get.
    Would you suggest doing 3 of 4 A2s next year?
    The only reason you should take a 4th A-level is for your own enjoyment and if you're capable. Also, taking a non-scientific subject as an extra A-level can add a little more depth and interest to a heavily scientific application (i.e. studying a language might encourage some interesting interview questions). But studying 4 won't inherently increase your chances of getting in. And bear in mind that for Cambridge the 90% AS average stands whether you take 3, 4, or 10 AS levels!
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    Really before you decide on Cambridge as your "highest" medical school you should ask if you're going to be happy on a course that practically doesn't let you set foot inside a hospital until three years in, or whether you'd prefer earlier clinical contact.
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    Aim 4 da starzzzz. :moon:




    (Get A*AA and you can get into any Uni you like in terms of your academics)
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    (Original post by moonie9995)
    Thanks alot =]
    I just wanted to run it by someone to see if it was out of my reach!
    CONGRATZ ON YOUR OFFER! Thats fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
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    (Original post by moonie9995)
    Hi, I'm in Yr 12 at the moment and really want to go to medical school! I'm currently studying Biol, Chem, Phys, Maths and History. I got 9A*s and an A at GCSE, and have so far had work experience in Psychiatry, Public health, GP and orthopaedic surgery, and volunteer at a hospital at weekends. I do trampolining at a fairly high standard, but that's pretty much my only extracurricular.
    My real problem is that I have no way of knowing how high to aim! I would really like to go for Cambridge if it is realistic, but if it's not, then i need to know before I waste an application place.
    I would really appreciate any suggestions regarding how high to aim, or any suggestions you might have to do with applications and entry to med school!
    Thanks
    You sounds like a nice individual, and so long as you perform well at interview, which you should with a down to earth attitude, I see no reason why you wouldn't get a place. Maybe worth a thought- if you're aiming for Cambridge for prestige, it's worth bearing in mind that when it comes to medicine, all unis are pretty much equal. But, best of luck!
 
 
 
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