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    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...!

    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.
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