why drop physics, why not drop maths? it's practically a science anyway.
I think you need more work experience and then you've a good chance of getting an offer.
depends a bit on your gcse grades too - if they are good then you'll got a good chance of being invited for an interview and you have to impress them from there.
Get lots of work experience, get Bio up to an A, drop maths. They will want Chem, Bio and Physics. Plus, the offer will only be for 3 alevels, don't do 4 or you'll overburn. AND keep reviewing your PS and redrafting. read the news like mad and start looking for answers to potential questions, especially the obvious ones "why medicine"; "who is a doctor responsible to" etc
Having 4 As isn't a prerequisite for success; of course they'll look at your academic background, and state a conditional offer, but they're looking at your aptitude and suitability for medicine more than anything.
thanks 4 da replys.
also, just wonderin but a lot of Medical Schools, say that you only need biology at as-level.
So if i drop it, do you think ill be at a disadvantage when it comes to being offered a place?
Wash your mouth out with soap and water, young man!!! It's Barts and The London!!!
The truth is that know one could ever tell you if you have a good chance. You have as good a chance as everyone esle applying with the same grades, and expereince etc... Med applications are a bit of a mine field. There are so many variables, not least which selector reads your UCAS form. You manage to get allocated to someone who writes and thinks in a similar way - bingo. Get allocated to someone who hates your PS and thinks you write like a chimp - no interview for you. And that's just within the same med school.
My advice would be not to worry about what other people think, or what other people have and concentrate on maximising on what you have and what you think....
I Know I Can Bring Myself Up 2 Standard For Biology A2 If I Have To, Im Only Wondering If Not Doing Biology At A-level Will Go Against Me At Interview, Etc...
i got 3 interviews and one offer without interview this year and i only had as bio.
it meets their minimum requirements, so i dont think it should go against you.
I can't see why you wouldn't have as good a chance as anyone else with similar qualifications, I would advice that you drop the subject that you least like, if you like physics then keep in on and drop maths.
An offer without an interview??? Where'd u get that from ant?
No one will have any clue what your chances are.
Your personal statement needs to be top-notch, you need a bit of luck, and you have to be the right person at the interview. Those grades seem good enough to meet most/all grade requirements provided you get predicted the same/higher A2 grades. And provided your GCSE results are good too.
you shud be very grateful with the grades u have.
i have also gt my as results:
d - chemistry
C - biology
c - history
and i am gna try and work very very hard to get in to med school. my second option is dentistry. and then pharmacy.
i know my chances are very slim at this moment in time, but considering i have a year to go. i still have one more chance. hopefully
so ther u have it, and also considering u also have a two week w/e placment in a hospital gives u the upper hand. read the thread 'i need work experience ina medical setting asap!' to find how hard it was for me, and still is to get w/e just for a day.
but how much does the as level grades actually contribute to the overall a-level grade?
i heard it was like a 1/3.
You heard wrong, its 50%. 600 ums marks = your final A level grade. 300 come from AS and 300 from A2.
omg really! all this time i thought that the A2's actually carried more weight.
so how many UMS marks do you need for an A at A-level?
(for my AS it was 240)