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    I know in thinking about this early but I'm applying for sixth forum and I want to go on to do medicine hopefully.
    I want to take all the sciences for a level. And GCSEs I'm predicted AAA* for chemistry biology and physics. And for the rest of my subjects mostly As and English a c. With these grades in GCSEs do you think I could get AAA with a lot of work? Anyone been in this situation before, I want to go for it but nervous maybe my grades will let me down.
    Also I read that physics and chemistry is hard to do without maths is this true?
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    i did physics and chemistry AS

    i got AA*A in triple science at GCSE

    ended up with a Cs in both chem and phys

    I like to think i can understand chemistry i just didn't really revise at all last year for it and i did OCR B (hardest bloody examboard EVER)

    physics was a genuine struggle without maths - if you do mechanics in maths take that instead if you're really keen, opens up more doors

    if you want to do medicine you don't need maths... well dunno about your year... if i was choosing AS levels again for med I'd choose bio, chem, geography and sociology

    you don't need maths to do A level physics cos it has been designed to be done without maths but you need to work your bloody arse off , have a bloody good teacher, get some bloody tuition and practice that ****!

    there's not much maths in chemistry until A2 and even then it's quite simple - just using the calculator and knowing the equation
    can't speak for other examboards

    feel free to ask more questions
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    (Original post by Adad1234)
    I know in thinking about this early but I'm applying for sixth forum and I want to go on to do medicine hopefully.
    I want to take all the sciences for a level. And GCSEs I'm predicted AAA* for chemistry biology and physics. And for the rest of my subjects mostly As and English a c. With these grades in GCSEs do you think I could get AAA with a lot of work? Anyone been in this situation before, I want to go for it but nervous maybe my grades will let me down.
    Also I read that physics and chemistry is hard to do without maths is this true?
    yeah you have pretty good predictions for GCSE's, just make sure you deliver.But aim for an A in English as certain uni's may require it.

    As for A-levels you don't need to do all 3 sciences, but if you want to then go for it. In terms of grades for A levels it will really depend on how hard you are willing to work ( cant just revise a few days before and get an A like GCSE), but you defo seem to be on the right track.

    So yeah go for medicine!
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    Lots of info and advice about applying for Medicine here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine

    PS. There are other medical subjects apart from just 'medicine' - have a look at this course program
    at Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/...undergraduate/
    or this at Birmingham :http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...l-science.aspx
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    (Original post by z33)
    i did physics and chemistry AS

    i got AA*A in triple science at GCSE

    ended up with a Cs in both chem and phys

    I like to think i can understand chemistry i just didn't really revise at all last year for it and i did OCR B (hardest bloody examboard EVER)

    physics was a genuine struggle without maths - if you do mechanics in maths take that instead if you're really keen, opens up more doors

    if you want to do medicine you don't need maths... well dunno about your year... if i was choosing AS levels again for med I'd choose bio, chem, geography and sociology

    you don't need maths to do A level physics cos it has been designed to be done without maths but you need to work your bloody arse off , have a bloody good teacher, get some bloody tuition and practice that ****!

    there's not much maths in chemistry until A2 and even then it's quite simple - just using the calculator and knowing the equation
    can't speak for other examboards

    feel free to ask more questions
    I'm not sure if you'll know the answer to this but I see a lot of posts saying people to get AAA but then a lot of people getting offers for AAB, is the AAB the most common offer given out?
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    (Original post by Adad1234)
    I'm not sure if you'll know the answer to this but I see a lot of posts saying people to get AAA but then a lot of people getting offers for AAB, is the AAB the most common offer given out?
    No, the offer is AAA there are no AAB offers

    however if you get your AAA offer (based on your predicted grades after your AS grades) but you MISS it and get AAB on year 13 results day, the uni might still accept you

    but you can't apply with AAB
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    (Original post by z33)

    but you can't apply with AAB
    The only exception to this is where a Uni gives lower 'contextual offers' - for those from low performing schools etc. This is typically 'one grade below; - ie. AAB, but usually still requires Chemistry and another Science/Maths at A grade.
 
 
 
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