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    hey I just wanted to know whether there are any unis in Birmingham that you guys may know of that would not really look at gcse grades in depth if u are applying for medicine
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    When it comes to medicine avoid limiting yourself to a certain part of the country as there are only around 32 universities that do medicine.
    Birmingham university is very GCSE heavy from what I know.


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    If you look further south I think Leicester's points system would allow you to make up for less competitive GCSEs by getting a very high UKCAT score and multiple A* in A Level. Whilst it is a bigger move, I'm pretty sure Cardiff focus on A Levels rather than GCSEs.

    There is only one Medical School in Brum. The absolute minimum GCSE score they would consider is 7 Bs in the core subjects but as a B only gets 1 Point and an A* gets 4 you would need a flawless UKCAT to get anywhere near an interview.

    Here is what they say:
    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...ryRequirements

    You will stand a better chance if you apply according to your strengths rather than according to the distance from home.
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    From what i've heard Birmingham are big on GCSE's and I don't think there are many other unis in or around bham that do medicine :/
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    hey I just wanted to know whether there are any unis in Birmingham that you guys may know of that would not really look at gcse grades in depth if u are applying for medicine
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    As a parent on the threads as my daughter is an offer holder for this year I just want to mention that Cardiff is one of the most GCSE heavy unis there are and unless you have at least seven A* at GCSE I wouldn't recommend applying. Have a look at the Cardiff pages and you can see how they score your GCSE results.
 
 
 
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