Hi all! It's a huge dream to apply for medicine, which I've put away for a while as I've told myself it's too hard and I can't get in. Do you think I have a shot... (if I get a good UKCAT score)?
GCSE: 1A*, 2As, 4Bs, 2Cs.
AS-level: A- Chemistry, A-Biology, A- Maths, B- Drama.
A-levels: A*-Biology, A* Drama, A- Chemistry and (predicted) A* Maths.
Some background- I took up AS maths in my 2nd year at college, and am finishing it now in this gap year. Stuff that might affect me badly- I retook an AS biology exam last year as well as an AS Drama exam.
Don't worry about being sensitive to my feelings- please be honest about what the realistic chances are! Thank you!
EDIT- I went to a state school which later went into special measures (so I could use this to boost the GCSE thing), and I had- oh my word being very open here(!)- OCD/depression whilst I was taking my GCSEs, so I could possibly talk about that. Although I don't know if I really want universities knowing that. But now all of The Student Room do! Which makes me feel slightly weird...!
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Bad GCSEs, but good A-levels. Do you think I have a shot? watch
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Last edited by Usernamer555; 15-05-2015 at 17:12.
- 15-05-2015 17:08
- 15-05-2015 22:06
Yes. Look at medical school websites and rule out those you can't apply to. Have a look at Exeter, Plymouth, Newcastle and Glasgow medical schools in particular as I think you've got the minimum GCSE requirements and these medical schools dont look at your GCSE's any further.
Did you take all your A Levels within 2 years? (Apart from Maths that you're doing now). If so, then I believe it should be fine but email/ring the medical schools just to make sure.