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    I'm not too sure what I want to do when I'm in university, either study Medicine, or a mathematical related degree.. I'm wondering what requirements I need for medicine? Including GCSE grades, AS and A Level grades. I'm considering universities such as Cardiff, Birmingham etc.. Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by JamRose)
    I'm not too sure what I want to do when I'm in university, either study Medicine, or a mathematical related degree.. I'm wondering what requirements I need for medicine? Including GCSE grades, AS and A Level grades. I'm considering universities such as Cardiff, Birmingham etc.. Thanks a lot!
    For medicine, Gcses wise should try be as high as possible. I THINK many may let you scrape the barrel with 6 A's or more. Though for Birmingham, i hear they are notorious GCSE hunters and you need something crazy like 7/8 A*s

    For A levels, Chemistry is a MUST. Biology is also a must in a way, but SOME allow Physics to be substituted. (Though its probably best to take biology if possible to keep all your doors open).

    Maths is obvious but you can sometimes avoid having Further Maths (Sounds weird) providing you score a higher entry requirement.
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    depends what uni, for the better ones they will ask for 6/7A*'s
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    For Medicine

    GCSE's aim for an A/A* in Science and additional science (or biology, chemistry and physics), A/A* in maths and in english as well. The rest aren't too much of a problem, supposing you passed everything!
    AS: Pass in everything including Chemistry and 2 of either Biology, Physics or Maths (Further Maths counts as Maths)
    A2: MUST HAVE CHEMISTRY and 1/2 of either Biology, Physics or Maths

    Also most uni's require the UKCAT, some require the BMAT, and pretty much all require you to have some amount of medical-related work experience.

    Good luck with whatever you choose
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    For medicine, Gcses wise should try be as high as possible. I THINK many may let you scrape the barrel with 6 A's or more. Though for Birmingham, i hear they are notorious GCSE hunters and you need something crazy like 7/8 A*s

    For A levels, Chemistry is a MUST. Biology is also a must in a way, but SOME allow Physics to be substituted. (Though its probably best to take biology if possible to keep all your doors open).

    Maths is obvious but you can sometimes avoid having Further Maths (Sounds weird) providing you score a higher entry requirement.


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    I'm in year 11 right now, so I've officially achieved an A* in my math GCSE, I'm re-sitting the majority of my science exams this year to hopefully achieve an A*(I am doing separate science)
    In school I'm predicted 7A* 2As and 1B (target for pe)
    I'm not sure if I could achieve them, it seems too high for me x
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    (Original post by Hummi_C)
    For Medicine

    GCSE's aim for an A/A* in Science and additional science (or biology, chemistry and physics), A/A* in maths and in english as well. The rest aren't too much of a problem, supposing you passed everything!
    AS: Pass in everything including Chemistry and 2 of either Biology, Physics or Maths (Further Maths counts as Maths)
    A2: MUST HAVE CHEMISTRY and 1/2 of either Biology, Physics or Maths

    Also most uni's require the UKCAT, some require the BMAT, and pretty much all require you to have some amount of medical-related work experience.

    Good luck with whatever you choose
    What is UKCAT and BMAT?
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    depends what uni, for the better ones they will ask for 6/7A*'s
    Is Oxbridge too high of a university to even think of?
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    (Original post by JamRose)
    What is UKCAT and BMAT?
    UK Clinical Aptitude Test
    and the
    Biomedical Admissions Test

    Sadly registration for both has closed, and also the deadline for medicine is the day after tomorrow so you'd have to apply next year
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    7 A*s and 2 As are probably enough to be honest.

    There isnt such a thing as a 'best' medical school and pretty much teach extremely similar stuff in comparison to other subjects where specifications are generally unique.

    Theres an extremely low deviation between universities, so basically theres low spread. Entry requirements are either AAA or A*AA (Some ask for an A grade or B grade in the AS level). Therefore I would personally say all medicine schools are open to you, if you achieve the required AS grades.

    UKCAT and BMAT are just external exams you pay for yourself to sit at a centre. Gives you a score on how 'literate' you are in numeracy, literacy etc.
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    I'm in year 11 right now, so I've officially achieved an A* in my math GCSE, I'm re-sitting the majority of my science exams this year to hopefully achieve an A*(I am doing separate science)
    In school I'm predicted 7A* 2As and 1B (target for pe)
    I'm not sure if I could achieve them, it seems too high for me x
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    (Original post by Hummi_C)
    UK Clinical Aptitude Test
    and the
    Biomedical Admissions Test

    Sadly registration for both has closed, and also the deadline for medicine is the day after tomorrow so you'd have to apply next year

    I'm in year 11 right now.. When do I need to apply?
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    (Original post by JamRose)
    I'm in year 11 right now.. When do I need to apply?
    Oh that's alright then! Don't worry about those until the summer between year 12 and year 13
    For now, just destroy your GCSEs and pick Chemistry, Biology, Physics and/or Maths for AS!
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    7 A*s and 2 As are probably enough to be honest.

    There isnt such a thing as a 'best' medical school and pretty much teach extremely similar stuff in comparison to other subjects where specifications are generally unique.

    Theres an extremely low deviation between universities, so basically theres low spread. Entry requirements are either AAA or A*AA (Some ask for an A grade or B grade in the AS level). Therefore I would personally say all medicine schools are open to you, if you achieve the required AS grades.

    UKCAT and BMAT are just external exams you pay for yourself to sit at a centre. Gives you a score on how 'literate' you are in numeracy, literacy etc.
    Are GCSE grades looked upon favourably?
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    (Original post by Hummi_C)
    Oh that's alright then! Don't worry about those until the summer between year 12 and year 13
    For now, just destroy your GCSEs and pick Chemistry, Biology, Physics and/or Maths for AS!
    Do I need Biology A level?
    I was planning to take Chemistry, Physics, Math and Further Math..
    I was also considering English Lit or Biology only up to As though, not sure x
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    (Original post by JamRose)
    Do I need Biology A level?
    I was planning to take Chemistry, Physics, Math and Further Math..
    I was also considering English Lit or Biology only up to As though, not sure x
    You don't need it, but if you don't enjoy Biology you might not enjoy medicine :/ I've spoken to some medics and they say years 1 &2 are mostly Biology-related, also some uni's might be a bit curious as to why you don't take it x
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    (Original post by JamRose)
    Are GCSE grades looked upon favourably?
    Not too much no. More of a filtering system i would say. (Partly because most medics will have 5 A*s+ anyways)

    For medicine people, i guess UKCAT score will be fairly important (something you dont have to worry about until after AS) and personal statement. (AS grades are often again very similar for medics)
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    (Original post by Hummi_C)
    You don't need it, but if you don't enjoy Biology you might not enjoy medicine :/ I've spoken to some medics and they say years 1 &2 are mostly Biology-related, also some uni's might be a bit curious as to why you don't take it x

    Right now in school we are learning more about plants in biology, it's not that interesting.. We haven't done much on human biology, I think I'd be mote interested in that
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    (Original post by JamRose)
    Right now in school we are learning more about plants in biology, it's not that interesting.. We haven't done much on human biology, I think I'd be mote interested in that
    Ah yeah, I don't like plants much either, but there's a lot more health/human body stuff in the A-level course!
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    Not too much no. More of a filtering system i would say. (Partly because most medics will have 5 A*s+ anyways)

    For medicine people, i guess UKCAT score will be fairly important (something you dont have to worry about until after AS) and personal statement. (AS grades are often again very similar for medics)

    I guess all I can do right now is try my best at my GCSEs, then focus on that later x
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    (Original post by Hummi_C)
    Ah yeah, I don't like plants much either, but there's a lot more health/human body stuff in the A-level course!
    I will definitely consider it x
 
 
 

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