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    Quite a lot of medical schools do take GCSEs into account quite a bit whereas some just focus more on the A-Level results. For instance, Birmingham used to ask for a minimum of about 7 GCSEs at A*, but now they have taken that requirement down and say they don't put as much of a focus on GCSE results. Really you would have to check with each individual university you intend to apply to. Good luck.


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    (Original post by wndms)
    Hi I'm in year 12 doing my AS levels: Biology Chemistry Maths and Further Maths. I want to study medicine at university but my GCSE grades aren't perfect compared to other medical applicants.
    My gcse grades are 1A* 4A 6B 1C
    My english maths and sciences are all above B.

    Although I didn't work very hard in my gcses I have started to work harder in my A levels and for my january exam, I got 4 high As.

    Does it matter if my gcses aren't great? I mean most of the other medical applicants have mostly As or A*s. Will I still be disadvantaged even if I do very well in my AS?
    Check the links in this page... http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...78&postcount=1

    Some med schools put a lot of emphasis on GCSEs and realistically you should not apply to them, because many competitors will have a string of A*s. But other med schools put more emphasis on AS grades, and will be duly impressed if you get AAAA. Those are the ones you should apply to.
 
 
 
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