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    (Original post by chuckbeansy)
    NOTTINGHAM CALLED ME TODAY AND THEY HAVE CHANGED MY REJECTION TO A CONDITIONAL OFFER!!!!! I have absolutely no idea why they changed their mind, I'm just totally delighted that they did! Four rejections have become three rejections and ONE OFFER!!!!!! (and it was always my favourite too!)
    Awesome news, many congratulations! Best of luck for your upcoming exams
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    Thanks everyone (and LTC who I can't rate because I've rated too often!) I honestly cannot believe what's happened today. I think I've felt every emotion since this process began on October 15th but this is DEFINITELY the best one yet! Now just got to get the grades...!
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    OMG!!!!! RVC OFFER!! Got rejected months ago and had all but accepted a gap year! SO SO SO HAPPY!!! 😀😀😀


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    OMG!!!!! RVC OFFER!! Got rejected months ago and had all but accepted a gap year! SO SO SO HAPPY!!! 😀😀😀


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    me too omg could not believe it !!!


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    (Original post by Sax123)
    OMG!!!!! RVC OFFER!! Got rejected months ago and had all but accepted a gap year! SO SO SO HAPPY!!!

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    me too omg could not believe it !!!
    Well done to you both, I'm so pleased Now go ace some exams!
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    (Original post by chuckbeansy)
    NOTTINGHAM CALLED ME TODAY AND THEY HAVE CHANGED MY REJECTION TO A CONDITIONAL OFFER!!!!! I have absolutely no idea why they changed their mind, I'm just totally delighted that they did! Four rejections have become three rejections and ONE OFFER!!!!!! (and it was always my favourite too!)
    Wooooo! Congrats! See you in September!
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    What number of A* is good at gcse for doing vet med


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    (Original post by oli19919)
    What number of A* is good at gcse for doing vet med


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    People have variable numbers! GCSEs are important but arguably not as important as AS levels in England, so mostly A*-A is probably a benchmark to aim for; however people have gotten in before with lower GCSEs, so I wouldn't worry!
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    What number of A* is good at gcse for doing vet med
    To add on to what Mollyvet has said, as long as you meet the minimum requirements (which can be found on university websites), GCSEs aren't really used that much in your application*; your A2 predictions, personal statement and work experience are far more important. Usually they'll check whether an applicant got the grades, and if they didn't they reject them. Everyone that did goes through and has an equal playing field from there, as far as I know. In grade requirements universities don't seem to distinguish between As and A*s anyway, for example Liverpool want a minimum of 10 points, where B=1 point and A/A* = 2 points.

    *Exceptions to the rule are Bristol, which use your GCSE grades as 15% of your app. Cambridge also don't have explicit requirements that I'm aware of, but they tend to value academics very highly as you can imagine.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    To add on to what Mollyvet has said, as long as you meet the minimum requirements (which can be found on university websites), GCSEs aren't really used that much in your application*; your A2 predictions, personal statement and work experience are far more important. Usually they'll check whether an applicant got the grades, and if they didn't they reject them. Everyone that did goes through and has an equal playing field from there, as far as I know. In grade requirements universities don't seem to distinguish between As and A*s anyway, for example Liverpool want a minimum of 10 points, where B=1 point and A/A* = 2 points.

    *Exceptions to the rule are Bristol, which use your GCSE grades as 15% of your app. Cambridge also don't have explicit requirements that I'm aware of, but they tend to value academics very highly as you can imagine.
    Ok thanks a lot


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    (Original post by mollyvet)
    People have variable numbers! GCSEs are important but arguably not as important as AS levels in England, so mostly A*-A is probably a benchmark to aim for; however people have gotten in before with lower GCSEs, so I wouldn't worry!
    Great thank you


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    (Original post by oli19919)
    What number of A* is good at gcse for doing vet med


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    At my school they said you had nearly no chance with less than 5A*s. There will always be exceptions.. But truth is, most people applying will have at least this so the more the better. I got 6A*s then ABB at a level and have done a degree in medical pharmacology and got offers from all 4 vet schools I applied to.. So don't panic if you haven't got 12A*s.. It's still possible with just a handful!
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    (Original post by qwertyhg)
    At my school they said you had nearly no chance with less than 5A*s. There will always be exceptions.. But truth is, most people applying will have at least this so the more the better. I got 6A*s then ABB at a level and have done a degree in medical pharmacology and got offers from all 4 vet schools I applied to.. So don't panic if you haven't got 12A*s.. It's still possible with just a handful!
    I got no A*s at GCSE and I got in so I really don't think it matters too much as long as you have the minimum requirement


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    This time last week I had 4 rejections (3 post interview) and was just about to start planning a gap year. Last Thursday I received an offer from RVC, Saturday was my 18th and today I got an offer from Glasgow fair to say it's been a pretty good past few days !!


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    For most of the universities you have to have a minimum of 5 A's or higher at GCSE, otherwise they will not look at your application however good your predicted grades are. This is what I was told by Bristol, nottingham and liverpool
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    (Original post by qwertyhg)
    At my school they said you had nearly no chance with less than 5A*s. There will always be exceptions.. But truth is, most people applying will have at least this so the more the better. I got 6A*s then ABB at a level and have done a degree in medical pharmacology and got offers from all 4 vet schools I applied to.. So don't panic if you haven't got 12A*s.. It's still possible with just a handful!
    I only got 2A* and I have a place at three unis ☺️☺️☺️


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    (Original post by qwertyhg)
    At my school they said you had nearly no chance with less than 5A*s. There will always be exceptions.. But truth is, most people applying will have at least this so the more the better. I got 6A*s then ABB at a level and have done a degree in medical pharmacology and got offers from all 4 vet schools I applied to.. So don't panic if you haven't got 12A*s.. It's still possible with just a handful!
    Schools are notoriously bad at not knowing anything about vet applications I have less than five and also got four offers. Some people get in with none. They don't really differentiate between A and A* as far as I can tell.


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    This time last week I had 4 rejections (3 post interview) and was just about to start planning a gap year. Last Thursday I received an offer from RVC, Saturday was my 18th and today I got an offer from Glasgow fair to say it's been a pretty good past few days !!
    Wooo! Congratulations! Awesome 18th birthday presents eh Best of luck for your exams
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    (Original post by qwertyhg)
    At my school they said you had nearly no chance with less than 5A*s. There will always be exceptions.. But truth is, most people applying will have at least this so the more the better. I got 6A*s then ABB at a level and have done a degree in medical pharmacology and got offers from all 4 vet schools I applied to.. So don't panic if you haven't got 12A*s.. It's still possible with just a handful!
    Conversely I got 9 and only 1 offer!


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    I have one A* and three A's at GCSE, and got two offers for vet med and an unconditional for gateway this year.. I'd say as long as you have the minimum requirements and a strong application in other areas anything is possible! Good luck!
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    (Original post by mollyvet)
    People have variable numbers! GCSEs are important but arguably not as important as AS levels in England, so mostly A*-A is probably a benchmark to aim for; however people have gotten in before with lower GCSEs, so I wouldn't worry!
    I had one A* and I've got an offer
 
 
 
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