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    I am a year 12 student at a grammar school; in which I have taken a lot of time to consider my future career aspirations. My decision is that I want to do Medicine. Not for the sake of impressing my peers or my family but I feel that it is best suited to me and that I am serious and willing to dedicate my life in order to help others. I understand I am not the only one who is considering Medicine as a career and that I am amongst a large quantity of those whom perhaps have a better chance than me of getting into Medical School. To be able to become what I want to be would gratify me happiness in my future life.

    However onto the academic side of my aspiration, my GCSE's consist of 6A's and 4B's. I understand what you are thinking now, that these aren't the greatest of results and that I stand quite a low chance of getting into medical school and to be honest I don't blame you. I am not one to make an excuse that I didn't do well because of this or that, but you can probably tell that I am not sufficed with these results. I know that getting into medical school is getting harder these days as entry requirements are rising due to the increasing demand of this opportunity and that there are bound to be people who have a great quantity of A* results. However, my work experience opportunities and achievements have far outweighed my academia. I would aim to be humble, but in this circumstance my achievements aren't just the regular thing that people do. For example, I have attained the Arkwright Scholarship, currently doing the Gold CREST award, NHS Pathology work experience placement, Global Medical Project in India shadowing nurses and doctors in the ward and so on... I apologise if I make myself seem like I am bragging, but this is to show that I have an essence of uniqueness in myself. Moving on from GCSE's into A level, I am currently studying the 3 Sciences and Mathematics, which I must say is quite a workload, but I have been attaining high results in these subjects that it has given me some hope that I can do what I wish to do. I have a specific quote that states 'aim high to win, but not low to survive' which is another way of saying aim high. In terms of university, I would aim for the high class universities such as Oxford, Nottingham or Bristol.

    So aside from what might seem as a pessimistic statement so far, I have focused too much aspirationally that I have become oblivious to reality, which is now causing me to reconsider thoroughly about my decisions. So my question is in the title, do I have the chance to study medicine?
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    I like you was going to apply for medicine with sub par GCSEs. Its definitely doable, you just have to play to your strengths. Its a waste of an application to apply to a GCSE heavy university like Oxford as they are likely just to reject you outright.

    My advice to you is to smash your AS, get high predicted grades, do well on the UKCAT and apply to places that don't mind low grades

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    (Original post by jammiedodger235)
    I am a year 12 student at a grammar school; in which I have taken a lot of time to consider my future career aspirations. My decision is that I want to do Medicine. Not for the sake of impressing my peers or my family but I feel that it is best suited to me and that I am serious and willing to dedicate my life in order to help others. I understand I am not the only one who is considering Medicine as a career and that I am amongst a large quantity of those whom perhaps have a better chance than me of getting into Medical School. To be able to become what I want to be would gratify me happiness in my future life.

    However onto the academic side of my aspiration, my GCSE's consist of 6A's and 4B's. I understand what you are thinking now, that these aren't the greatest of results and that I stand quite a low chance of getting into medical school and to be honest I don't blame you. I am not one to make an excuse that I didn't do well because of this or that, but you can probably tell that I am not sufficed with these results. I know that getting into medical school is getting harder these days as entry requirements are rising due to the increasing demand of this opportunity and that there are bound to be people who have a great quantity of A* results. However, my work experience opportunities and achievements have far outweighed my academia. I would aim to be humble, but in this circumstance my achievements aren't just the regular thing that people do. For example, I have attained the Arkwright Scholarship, currently doing the Gold CREST award, NHS Pathology work experience placement, Global Medical Project in India shadowing nurses and doctors in the ward and so on... I apologise if I make myself seem like I am bragging, but this is to show that I have an essence of uniqueness in myself. Moving on from GCSE's into A level, I am currently studying the 3 Sciences and Mathematics, which I must say is quite a workload, but I have been attaining high results in these subjects that it has given me some hope that I can do what I wish to do. I have a specific quote that states 'aim high to win, but not low to survive' which is another way of saying aim high. In terms of university, I would aim for the high class universities such as Oxford, Nottingham or Bristol.

    So aside from what might seem as a pessimistic statement so far, I have focused too much aspirationally that I have become oblivious to reality, which is now causing me to reconsider thoroughly about my decisions. So my question is in the title, do I have the chance to study medicine?
    Your GCSEs are fine for medicine, just apply strategically i.e. avoid the med schools which place a great deal of emphasis on GCSE results when picking who to interview.

    There's no such thing as a "high class" medical school, they're all excellent in this country.

    Your extra-curriculars are good - it's not about having a huge list of things, it's about showing how they've influenced your decision to apply for medicine.

    (As a side note, perhaps try to be slightly less verbose when writing? That was a lot of text to sift through!)
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    (Original post by jammiedodger235)
    I am a year 12 student at a grammar school; in which I have taken a lot of time to consider my future career aspirations. My decision is that I want to do Medicine. Not for the sake of impressing my peers or my family but I feel that it is best suited to me and that I am serious and willing to dedicate my life in order to help others. I understand I am not the only one who is considering Medicine as a career and that I am amongst a large quantity of those whom perhaps have a better chance than me of getting into Medical School. To be able to become what I want to be would gratify me happiness in my future life.

    However onto the academic side of my aspiration, my GCSE's consist of 6A's and 4B's. I understand what you are thinking now, that these aren't the greatest of results and that I stand quite a low chance of getting into medical school and to be honest I don't blame you. I am not one to make an excuse that I didn't do well because of this or that, but you can probably tell that I am not sufficed with these results. I know that getting into medical school is getting harder these days as entry requirements are rising due to the increasing demand of this opportunity and that there are bound to be people who have a great quantity of A* results. However, my work experience opportunities and achievements have far outweighed my academia. I would aim to be humble, but in this circumstance my achievements aren't just the regular thing that people do. For example, I have attained the Arkwright Scholarship, currently doing the Gold CREST award, NHS Pathology work experience placement, Global Medical Project in India shadowing nurses and doctors in the ward and so on... I apologise if I make myself seem like I am bragging, but this is to show that I have an essence of uniqueness in myself. Moving on from GCSE's into A level, I am currently studying the 3 Sciences and Mathematics, which I must say is quite a workload, but I have been attaining high results in these subjects that it has given me some hope that I can do what I wish to do. I have a specific quote that states 'aim high to win, but not low to survive' which is another way of saying aim high. In terms of university, I would aim for the high class universities such as Oxford, Nottingham or Bristol.

    So aside from what might seem as a pessimistic statement so far, I have focused too much aspirationally that I have become oblivious to reality, which is now causing me to reconsider thoroughly about my decisions. So my question is in the title, do I have the chance to study medicine?
    Hi, I don't know if you are still using this website as you posted this about a year ago. I've noticed that you went on a Global Medical project in India. I am thinking about doing that in the summer and will be 17 because I am hoping to apply to study medicine. Was it good and worth the money/ how did you find it as I'm struggling to find reviews? Thanks
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    (Original post by jammiedodger235)
    I am a year 12 student at a grammar school; in which I have taken a lot of time to consider my future career aspirations. My decision is that I want to do Medicine. Not for the sake of impressing my peers or my family but I feel that it is best suited to me and that I am serious and willing to dedicate my life in order to help others. I understand I am not the only one who is considering Medicine as a career and that I am amongst a large quantity of those whom perhaps have a better chance than me of getting into Medical School. To be able to become what I want to be would gratify me happiness in my future life.

    However onto the academic side of my aspiration, my GCSE's consist of 6A's and 4B's. I understand what you are thinking now, that these aren't the greatest of results and that I stand quite a low chance of getting into medical school and to be honest I don't blame you. I am not one to make an excuse that I didn't do well because of this or that, but you can probably tell that I am not sufficed with these results. I know that getting into medical school is getting harder these days as entry requirements are rising due to the increasing demand of this opportunity and that there are bound to be people who have a great quantity of A* results. However, my work experience opportunities and achievements have far outweighed my academia. I would aim to be humble, but in this circumstance my achievements aren't just the regular thing that people do. For example, I have attained the Arkwright Scholarship, currently doing the Gold CREST award, NHS Pathology work experience placement, Global Medical Project in India shadowing nurses and doctors in the ward and so on... I apologise if I make myself seem like I am bragging, but this is to show that I have an essence of uniqueness in myself. Moving on from GCSE's into A level, I am currently studying the 3 Sciences and Mathematics, which I must say is quite a workload, but I have been attaining high results in these subjects that it has given me some hope that I can do what I wish to do. I have a specific quote that states 'aim high to win, but not low to survive' which is another way of saying aim high. In terms of university, I would aim for the high class universities such as Oxford, Nottingham or Bristol.

    So aside from what might seem as a pessimistic statement so far, I have focused too much aspirationally that I have become oblivious to reality, which is now causing me to reconsider thoroughly about my decisions. So my question is in the title, do I have the chance to study medicine?
    Your GCSEs are not competitive enough for Oxford or Nottingham. But with enough work at AS, Cambridge could be a better alternative. Really, you can apply to most unis as long as your UKCAT and/or BMAT go well.
 
 
 
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