I am currently in my first year at sixth form and studying biology, chemistry, physics and maths; I am confident that I will achieve 4 A's by this year, however what really worries me is that my gcses are not good enough to get into medicine especially when compared to others applying. I achieved 1 A* in languages 7 A's in maths, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, geography and history and 2 B's in English language and literature. I totally regret my gcses, I did not take them as seriously enough as I ought to have. I did very little revision (maybe just a flick through the revision guide the hour before the exam) and for some subjects like English Lang and lit I was too lazy to even hand in coursework (infact I finished all three of my science courseworks the day before the deadline); I know that because of my gcse results now, my options into which unis I apply to are limited e.g oxbridge. However what I really want to know is whether I still have a realistic chance in getting into medicine.
Anyone had a similar experience but still made in into one of the top uk universities like oxbridge, imperial etc
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Last edited by Legendry; 21-01-2014 at 01:06.
- 21-01-2014 01:04
- 21-01-2014 01:07
I would stay clear of Oxford because they place a lot of emphasis on GCSE A* percentage. Imperial is also very competitive and unless you have very high UMS for Medicine, Cambridge would probably be unlikely...
To be honest, going to X university doesn't matter at all if you want to be a doctor.
- 21-01-2014 06:12
Agreed with the above if you get on to a doctors degree program at any uni that does it you'll be fine! Top uni's do medicine! St George's'll let you in with those grades! Providing your interview is gd.
I got into a top uni once... It was an open day 😓.
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- 21-01-2014 06:46
just pay to resit your gcse's
- 21-01-2014 06:51
Doctors are always employed, so it doesn't matter which uni you attend. Its not like Law where you're far more likely to get employed/earn more if you're an Oxbridge grad.
Dont retake your GCSE's, just nail your A levels and do Medicine at any Uni.