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    How important are GCSEs when applying to Nottingham medical school?
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    (Original post by slew)
    How important are GCSEs when applying to Nottingham medical school?
    Nobody really knows.

    The more A*'s the better, but people have gotten interviews with a low proportion of A*'s and others have been rejected with a high proportion of A*'s. As ever, the Nottingham policy is an enigma - they balance every part of your application, but they don't reveal how.
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    Does anyone know for Newcastle?
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    they are, and I quote the admissions office 'the top 8 are scored, GCSE grades are the least important part of the selection process'

    (Original post by Beska)
    Nobody really knows.

    The more A*'s the better, but people have gotten interviews with a low proportion of A*'s and others have been rejected with a high proportion of A*'s. As ever, the Nottingham policy is an enigma - they balance every part of your application, but they don't reveal how.
    they use a giant dartboard :holmes:
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    (Original post by Phenylethylamine_)
    Does anyone know for Newcastle?
    They don't matter at all for Newcastle. Something like 5 GCSE at grade 'C' is all you need.

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    they use a giant dartboard :holmes:
    That's why they asked us to bring a passport photo to the interview - they put them on a board and throw 300 darts. Those who they hit get offers. :awesome: (Those hit more than once get offers the day after interview, those with only one get their answer March/April.)
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    Yeah I always wanted to know about Nottingham too, I think they may like more A*s but that is just my opinion and looking at TSR applicants there, who generally have 1 million A*s anyway.
 
 
 
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