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    I got my results yesterday and got 9 A*s and an A in english literature (I'm only a few UMS off an A* in it so I may get it remarked and see what happens but I'm not fussed either way) so I'm very happy!! )
    I know it's far too early to be thinking about it but I'd like to apply for medicine and I'd consider my current GCSEs to be a 'strength' so I thought it might be a good idea to apply to unis who place slightly more importance on GCSEs (it's not 20 A*s or anything but I think I could have a decent chance). I've seen a lot of people say 'these are the unis that DON'T look at GCSEs' but which are the ones that do?

    My A-levels will be in chemistry, maths, biology and latin if that helps!!
    Thank you x
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    (Original post by svrabxivb)
    I got my results yesterday and got 9 A*s and an A in english literature (I'm only a few UMS off an A* in it so I may get it remarked and see what happens but I'm not fussed either way) so I'm very happy!! )
    I know it's far too early to be thinking about it but I'd like to apply for medicine and I'd consider my current GCSEs to be a 'strength' so I thought it might be a good idea to apply to unis who place slightly more importance on GCSEs (it's not 20 A*s or anything but I think I could have a decent chance). I've seen a lot of people say 'these are the unis that DON'T look at GCSEs' but which are the ones that do?

    My A-levels will be in chemistry, maths, biology and latin if that helps!!
    Thank you x
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...e-requirements

    Other than Oxbridge, Birmingham and Bristol seem to put a lot more emphasis on it.
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    thank you!! I'd be worried about oxford as I read that more than half of their successful applicants had straight A*s which I do not, but I'll look into the others.
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    (Original post by svrabxivb;[url="tel:58733973")
    58733973[/url]]thank you!! I'd be worried about oxford as I read that more than half of their successful applicants had straight A*s which I do not, but I'll look into the others.

    If I remember correctly (check Oxford admissions stats on website) the average applicant has 10.2 A* grades. It's not the number of A* grades though it's also the proportion of A* grades you achieved - you had 9/10 A* which is 90% and should be competitive for Oxford.

    Let me put it to you this way - your GCSEs are excellent and should be the least of your worries.
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    (Original post by svrabxivb;[url="tel:58733973")
    58733973[/url]]thank you!! I'd be worried about oxford as I read that more than half of their successful applicants had straight A*s which I do not, but I'll look into the others.
    Here's the link for the 2014 admissions data

    http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...cal/statistics

    It says the mean number of A* was 10.3 and the proportion was 0.94

    Remember this is just a mean and there will be people above and below this.

    An excellent BMAT + your gcse grades = you're a very strong candidate at Oxford
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    Here's the link for the 2014 admissions data

    http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...cal/statistics

    It says the mean number of A* was 10.3 and the proportion was 0.94

    Remember this is just a mean and there will be people above and below this.

    An excellent BMAT + your gcse grades = you're a very strong candidate at Oxford
    Ah that's really useful, I'm glad I'm not at a disadvantage. I just don't want to have to avoid unis like oxford if they want 10 A*s etc so that's good to hear!! Thank you very much x

    (also another question because I don't want to make a whole thread- is it possible to do both BMAT and UKCAT? say if I wanted to apply to Oxford and Durham or something?)
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    58734771[/url]]Ah that's really useful, I'm glad I'm not at a disadvantage. I just don't want to have to avoid unis like oxford if they want 10 A*s etc so that's good to hear!! Thank you very much x

    (also another question because I don't want to make a whole thread- is it possible to do both BMAT and UKCAT? say if I wanted to apply to Oxford and Durham or something?)
    Of course you can do both BMAT and ukcat

    In fact Id recommend NOT applying to four BMAT Unis because you get the results after you've applied and if you mess up then it's 4 wasted choices
 
 
 
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