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    So I was looking at the uni requirements and one of these were 2 that were there:
    Medicine - AAA in 3 subjects including 2 sciences + 6As at GCSE
    Medicine with Foundation Year BMBS - BCC with Bs at GCSE

    What's the difference between the 2? Would you end up in the same place in the end? If so, why's the entry requirement for one of them lower? I know the second one's for doing medicine if you haven't taken the 2 sciences.
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    (Original post by _Lizabeth_)
    So I was looking at the uni requirements and one of these were 2 that were there:
    Medicine - AAA in 3 subjects including 2 sciences + 6As at GCSE
    Medicine with Foundation Year BMBS - BCC with Bs at GCSE

    What's the difference between the 2? Would you end up in the same place in the end? If so, why's the entry requirement for one of them lower? I know the second one's for doing medicine if you haven't taken the 2 sciences.
    The second one is likely to be part of a widening access programme i.e. you can only apply if you haven't done biology and chemistry A levels, if you're the first in your family to go to uni, if your school doesn't have a strong record of sending people to medical school etc etc.

    And yes, you would end up with the same qualification after doing a foundation degree.
 
 
 
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