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    please help, only now gaining my gcse predicted grades to find that I'm predicted 3a* 7 a and 2b .... Does this stop my chance at medicine
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    please help, only now gaining my gcse predicted grades to find that I'm predicted 3a* 7 a and 2b .... Does this stop my chance at medicine
    Shouldn't do. Besides, it depends those are only predictions. You have time to do better.

    Information about the minimum GCSE requirements for medical schools is provided here.
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    Which year are you in OP?

    As keromedic has said, predictions are 'guesses' by the school and their accuracy depends on what they are based on.
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    you can always do better - but it depends on where you want to apply. it shouldn't hinder much , however...

    it is very unlikely you will get into oxford with less than 4A*s at GCSE, especially for medicine , but they are an exception - cambridge place a lot more emphasis on your A levels, as do most other universities
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    Thank you all! Looking at imperial mostly, but most colleges state strongly that unless you get at least 7a* more than a then medicine is too far fetched for you
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    Thank you all! Looking at imperial mostly, but most colleges state strongly that unless you get at least 7a* more than a then medicine is too far fetched for you
    That's a load of rubbish. People can and do get in with less than 7a*. Gcses are only one factor.

    Like people have said, they're only predictions and there is still plenty of time for you to work to achieve them or higher.

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    That's a load of rubbish. People can and do get in with less than 7a*. Gcses are only one factor.

    Like people have said, they're only predictions and there is still plenty of time for you to work to achieve them or higher.

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    If I'm honest I don't think they'd take you unless you have at least 5A*s it's so competitive. However, you could definitely get into medical biochemistry course. You have to ACE your A levels. The biomed course does the same first year as what you'd learn in med school in your first year. Then if you work hard and ace your first year you can apply for medicine.


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    (Original post by lauryntaylor)
    please help, only now gaining my gcse predicted grades to find that I'm predicted 3a* 7 a and 2b .... Does this stop my chance at medicine
    Its fine, just aim for more a*, the more the better, lower grades (than other people), just make it harder for you to make up for it in say volunteering/work experience etc
 
 
 
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