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    Hey guys

    I have a few quick questions about medicine. The thing is,I really want to study medicine and I can't see myself doing anything else. I am aware of all the routes into medicine and I have considered the one with a foundation year. Now , these are my GCSE grades:

    English Language: B
    English Literature: A
    Mathematics: B
    Biology: B
    Chemistry: B
    Physics: B
    Religious studies : A
    BTEC Diploma in sport: Distinction* (Worth 4A*)
    BTEC Diploma in Public services: Distinction*(worth 4A*)
    National First Certificate in ICT: Distinction (Worth 2A+A*)
    Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 : Pass

    My questions are :
    1) If I apply to the 5 year course , providing I get the right A levels (AAA) Will I have a decent chance of getting in?

    2) If I apply to the foundation course , providing I get the right A levels (CCC) Will I have a decent chance of getting in?

    3)My school did not offer GCSEs when I chose my options in year 9 , therefore I had to stick with BTECs. Will this put me at a disadvantage and if so , will universities consider this and be somewhat sympathetic , since I didn't have a choice....


    I have no idea about the grades but I was considering doing medicine after this degree so did a lot of research on it. Maybe if you can get a work experience placement or you do some voluntary work it could help? Voluntary work could be something like; reading to the blind, offering help in activities or feeding in a nursing home or maybe even if you do a sport offer to help a club for free? Try contacting your local hospitals to find out if they have any placements. I know that in Taunton they have a scheme for college students. GOod luck
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