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    Hello, all.
    I just finished my grade 12 exam a few weeks back (it's the biggest exam in our schooling). The results won't be out before late May/early June. I had English, Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in grades 11 & 12 - this is considered the heaviest course load.
    My school is under the CBSE board (Central Board of Secondary Education) which is the main board of education in India.
    I am hoping to apply for Med in the UK this year after taking, what would effectively be, a gap year (This was done mainly because my father refused to fund me unless I devoted myself completely to the grade 12 exams over the last 2 years).
    After a lot of searching, I have found one senior of our school who had been called back for interviews to KCL & UCL for Medicine. He couldn't go for the interviews due to personal reasons.

    So I was wondering if there's anyone out there who's in the same situation? I spoke to some Admissions Reps from UK unis & they all said that my biggest handicap was the fact that I graduated under CBSE. Does anyone know how I can mitigate this is issue?
    I am also giving 4 APs in May - Bio, Chem, Art History & Psycho.

    Thanks for reading this!
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    I am also giving 4 APs in May - Bio, Chem, Art History & Psycho.


    ​What is 4 APs?
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    (Original post by Cyberboy)
    I am also giving 4 APs in May - Bio, Chem, Art History & Psycho.


    ​What is 4 APs?
    Advancement Placements. That's more for the US than the UK really.
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    (Original post by AlaskaYoung)
    Hello, all.
    I just finished my grade 12 exam a few weeks back (it's the biggest exam in our schooling). The results won't be out before late May/early June. I had English, Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in grades 11 & 12 - this is considered the heaviest course load.
    My school is under the CBSE board (Central Board of Secondary Education) which is the main board of education in India.
    I am hoping to apply for Med in the UK this year after taking, what would effectively be, a gap year (This was done mainly because my father refused to fund me unless I devoted myself completely to the grade 12 exams over the last 2 years).
    After a lot of searching, I have found one senior of our school who had been called back for interviews to KCL & UCL for Medicine. He couldn't go for the interviews due to personal reasons.

    So I was wondering if there's anyone out there who's in the same situation? I spoke to some Admissions Reps from UK unis & they all said that my biggest handicap was the fact that I graduated under CBSE. Does anyone know how I can mitigate this is issue?
    I am also giving 4 APs in May - Bio, Chem, Art History & Psycho.

    Thanks for reading this!

    From my limited knowledge I would say, once you have your results you will need to go to NAIRC - http://www.ecctis.co.uk/ to get your qualifications validadted for the UK system.

    Have you sat IELTS yet?

    Be prepared to travel to interview - some unis do have representatives who come to Delhi or Mumbai, but sometimes you might have to fly to the UK.
 
 
 
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