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    Title sums it up really,

    I want to study medicine at Cambridge, however, am in a bit of a pickle.

    GCSES: 5A*'s 3A's 2B's (2A*'s gained after 2 re-takes).
    A-levels: (achieved) A*A*A*A*A*

    I have come across some statistics with regards to cambridge medical applicants and saw that many had 8-11 A*'s (GCSES).

    I was ultimately wondering whether my GCSES would significantly hinder my chances or if I would still have a competitive application?

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    Rhy
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    You've sure got a chance with those A levels...
    Any tips on how you stayed focused and revision tips?
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    You've sure got a chance with those A levels...
    Any tips on how you stayed focused and revision tips?
    With regards to revision, make sure you understand all the content, go through the specification and ensure your exam can't ask you anything you do not know or cannot apply to. Practice often, past papers or questions from any resource even go as far as cross-referencing between other exam boards to reinforce your understanding. Watch videos on topics you struggle with and extend past the syllabus. E.G I watched lectures on NMR (a topic within chemistry). If you ever find your self completely stuck, go and see a teacher and have a session with them.

    For motivation, set out your goals, make sure they are realistic but ambitious, you can do anything you set your mind to.
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    (Original post by Rhy)
    With regards to revision, make sure you understand all the content, go through the specification and ensure your exam can't ask you anything you do not know or cannot apply to. Practice often, past papers or questions from any resource even go as far as cross-referencing between other exam boards to reinforce your understanding. Watch videos on topics you struggle with and extend past the syllabus. E.G I watched lectures on NMR (a topic within chemistry). If you ever find your self completely stuck, go and see a teacher and have a session with them.

    For motivation, set out your goals, make sure they are realistic but ambitious, you can do anything you set your mind to.
    Thanks a lot! Congratulations on your A levels and hope you get in Your GCSE's are by no means bad or even average and there have been people who have got worse gcse's and A levels getting in Cambridge!
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    (Original post by Rhy)
    Title sums it up really,

    I want to study medicine at Cambridge, however, am in a bit of a pickle.

    GCSES: 5A*'s 3A's 2B's (2A*'s gained after 2 re-takes).
    A-levels: (achieved) A*A*A*A*A*

    I have come across some statistics with regards to cambridge medical applicants and saw that many had 8-11 A*'s (GCSES).

    I was ultimately wondering whether my GCSES would significantly hinder my chances or if I would still have a competitive application?

    Regards,

    Rhy
    You're good to go mate, just prep for your interview and smash it. I think you qualify for 'auto-pooling' so even if your interview goes awry, you'll still be considered.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    You're good to go mate, just prep for your interview and smash it. I think you qualify for 'auto-pooling' so even if your interview goes awry, you'll still be considered.
    Thanks for that
 
 
 
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