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    if i get 2 full A levels in bio and chem, and 2 AS levels grade D and C, would i be able to get onto a biochem course then transfer into medicine if i can get a 1st?

    how does somone get a 1st?

    me worried, thats why i eat cheese cake :-(
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    (Original post by assassim)
    if i get 2 full A levels in bio and chem, and 2 AS levels grade D and C, would i be able to get onto a biochem course then transfer into medicine if i can get a 1st?

    how does somone get a 1st?

    me worried, thats why i eat cheese cake :-(
    To get a first you have to get over 70%, this is not easy to do at all at university.
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    aaaahh 70%, sounds easy at a level. I bet its sooo much harder at uni
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    (Original post by assassim)
    if i get 2 full A levels in bio and chem, and 2 AS levels grade D and C, would i be able to get onto a biochem course then transfer into medicine if i can get a 1st?

    how does somone get a 1st?

    me worried, thats why i eat cheese cake :-(
    Your AS grades aren't too hopeful, I'd pull them up if you can, and get the highest grades you possibly can in Bio and Chem. Then if you do Biochemistry at a good university, and get a 1st/2:1, you may stand a chance at applying for graduate Medicine. It's very tough though.
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    (Original post by Leeroy)
    aaaahh 70%, sounds easy at a level. I bet its sooo much harder at uni
    It is its fixed much more at university so loads of people can get 2:1's but only somthing like 10% if that get firsts. Having a first in some cases can count against you as it may make you look like a geek with no social life, where as a 2:1 makes you look more rounded, however that is the expection rather than the rule. I am still aiming for a 1st but I will be perfectly happy with a 2:1.
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    (Original post by assassim)
    if i get 2 full A levels in bio and chem, and 2 AS levels grade D and C, would i be able to get onto a biochem course then transfer into medicine if i can get a 1st?

    how does somone get a 1st?

    me worried, thats why i eat cheese cake :-(
    Well, i know someone who didn't get the grades at A-level to do medicine, so went to do Microbiology, got a 2:1 (after about 4 or 5 years... one repeated year) and then got accepted to do medicine at another uni (needed to get at least 2:1).

    So it is possible, but i'm sure it depends on each individual case and uni.

    ... although, thats a pretty long way round! If you are really wanting to do medicine would it not make sense to get the grades to go there in the first place (instead of wasting 3 or 4 years at uni... which will be expensive) even if it means taking another year to do it?
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    (Original post by assassim)
    if i get 2 full A levels in bio and chem, and 2 AS levels grade D and C, would i be able to get onto a biochem course then transfer into medicine if i can get a 1st?

    how does somone get a 1st?

    me worried, thats why i eat cheese cake :-(
    Its the oldest trick in the book - applying to do a "lesser" course because you know that you are not going to get the grades then transfering to the course that you wished for in the 1st place.

    Sadly I dont think it will work with Medicine but it will work with most others!
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    (Original post by assassim)
    if i get 2 full A levels in bio and chem, and 2 AS levels grade D and C, would i be able to get onto a biochem course then transfer into medicine if i can get a 1st?

    how does somone get a 1st?

    me worried, thats why i eat cheese cake :-(
    depends where you are at Uni - you usually have to be int he top 5% of your year to transfer, if your Uni has a med school and if they allow transfers. Many do not. Your best bet is to ask you Unis admissions and see what they say. Only they can give you the real answer.
 
 
 
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