'Bad GCSEs' but did Dentistry/Medicine Success Stores

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Share the motivation.
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Share the motivation.
Honestly, you just need to apply smartly and play to your strengths. Hopefully I'll be one of those applicants with relatively crappy GCSEs who gets in
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Honestly, you just need to apply smartly and play to your strengths. Hopefully I'll be one of those applicants with relatively crappy GCSEs who gets in
Me too man Me too
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Define "bad".
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Friend had As and Bs, just started as a junior doc. She had mitigating though (Mum died during exams).
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Define "bad".
less than 2A*s
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Honestly mate, stop spamming with the same old crap. I got in with 1A* at GCSE if that will appease you.
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8 As and 5 Bs.
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2 C's in English lit/lang
2 A's in double science
A in maths
C in foundation maths(highest you could get)
B history
Credit in some combined Btec ICT/Business course
Distinction in sport btec
A* in citizenship(short course so only half a GCSE)
A in religious studie(short course)

Pretty rubbish grades for a medic.
although these types of threads are made everytime, you have given me hope
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Honestly mate, stop spamming with the same old crap. I got in with 1A* at GCSE if that will appease you.
Hope . Please write your bible on how you got into your medical school with those grades. It would be nice if you gave name of uni too and what were your a level grades .
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Hope . Please write your bible on how you got into your medical school with those grades. It would be nice if you gave name of uni too and what were your a level grades .
I got into dental school, there is no particular way to get into it, one thing I will say though is doing very well in the UKCAT, I got 747.5 and A*A*A* predictions. I'm sure that compensated for probably less than average GCSEs.


Plymouth, though I got interviewed at Newcastle and Bart's too.
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I got into dental school, there is no particular way to get into it, one thing I will say though is doing very well in the UKCAT, I got 747.5 and A*A*A* predictions. I'm sure that compensated for probably less than average GCSEs.


Plymouth, though I got interviewed at Newcastle and Bart's too.

holy **** dude, that's amazing!!
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holy **** dude, that's amazing!!
Thanks
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can i ask how you prepared for the UKCAT? You did really well! I am v impressed.

books, tutor, online tutor, websites??

Thanks
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can i ask how you prepared for the UKCAT? You did really well! I am v impressed.

books, tutor, online tutor, websites??

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I'd only recommend medify to help, it's online. Obviously do the official mocks too. Apart from that I didn't find much else helped.
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I'd only recommend medify to help, it's online. Obviously do the official mocks too. Apart from that I didn't find much else helped.

how long did you prepare for it if I may ask?
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1 A* (humanities :/)
8 A's
1 B (English language)
Merit in some ICT thing

I didn't see/wasn't told the importance of GCSE's back then (in relation to applying to medicine), I just sat the exams! I remember realising the day before my exam that I didn't know how an English GCSE paper might actually be like.

UKCAT 670ish

+ a lot of luck
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I got into dental school, there is no particular way to get into it, one thing I will say though is doing very well in the UKCAT, I got 747.5 and A*A*A* predictions. I'm sure that compensated for probably less than average GCSEs.


Plymouth, though I got interviewed at Newcastle and Bart's too.
Ok Ty
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how long did you prepare for it if I may ask?
3-4 weeks, about 30 min a day doing practice exercises.
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always wanted to do medicine but i got pretty crappy grades especially in English language and literature.

i got;

A - BIOLOGY
A - CHEMISTRY
B - MATHS
B -HISTORY
B - PHYSICS
C- ENGLISH LANGUAGE
C - ENGLISH LITERATURE
C - TEXTILES
E - SPANISH - started learning that in year 10, biggest mistake of my life considering I had been learning french since year 2
PASS - COMPUTER USE

I dont know how i got a c in english literature :eek:. i thought i did so good in it i just don't understand

i was looking at entry requirements for uni's and i just decided i should cancel out cambridge and oxford- in my dreams.

but is there any hope in other good universities... ideas
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