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    I have faith that you have achieved at least a B in maths, possibly 'A'.

    But you always need a back-up plan. Possibly, they might be like 'YOLO, you can do it'
    Trust me, your other grades will back you well. Let me know how it turns out in August. Its easier to say 'I didn't get it' :cool:

    (Original post by poppycute246)
    For some context:
    I have just finished year 11 and am currently floating through existence waiting for results day. At the moment, I really want to do medicine and would do anything to get onto the course. However, to do medicine at university you need an A grade at A-level chemistry, and to do A-level chemistry you need to have a B in GCSE maths. I already have a C grade in maths (we took it early in year 9) and need a B grade (I retook maths this year). Ultimately, my dream career depends on this grade (and my acceptance into college, as most of my courses require a B grade). I am more than capable of achieving a B grade, but am really worried about what would happen if i do not get it. Will I be completely turned down by the college? Could they let me choose another course or will they just say no outright?.

    If it helps I want to do: biology, chemistry, physics and geography and I all ready have grade A's in all of these subjects at GCSE.
    Just to clarify what exactly are your GCSE predicted/achieved results?

    You have an A at GCSE chemistry so I'm a bit confused why a college would stop you taking A-level chemistry because of your GCSE maths grade. It is very simple maths that comes up so I doubt it would cause you to find the content difficult. Just to pre-warn you but a C (if you don't get a B) grade in maths GCSE is quite low for a potential medical applicant and would definitely limit the number of medical schools you could apply too. Your college is likely to allow you to resit the GCSE during your AS year. You need A-level chemistry to be eligible to apply to medicine so if you explained this to the college they will understand how important it is.

    (Original post by poppycute246)
    My GCSE results are:

    AA in core and additional science
    A in biology (triple)
    A in chemistry
    A in physics
    A in geography
    B in English
    C in maths

    B/A in maths
    B/A in statistics
    A/A* in ICT
    B in Resistant Materials
    B/A in Spanish
    A/A* in psychology

    The way that it was explained to me by my teachers when I asked them recently was pretty black and white, they said that either you had the grades and they would let you in, or you didn't have the grades and they would say no and that is non negotiable. (To be honest I don't think they really knew what they where talking about).
    Your teachers shouldn't really be commenting on the admissions of the college, you should be speaking directly to the college itself for the most accurate information. Your GCSE's sound like they would definitely meet the minimum requirements for medicine but it an extremely competitive course hence you should do your research and apply smartly!

    Good luck with your results!
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