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    (Original post by anaighj)
    yeah but now I'm at a very good school
    The fact that your GCSE school was underperforming will help you as generally, admissions will look at your grades contextually.
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    (Original post by ♥Samantha♥)
    Well it depends where you want to go. I think it is possible to get in with those GCSE grades but not at any of the top medical schools (Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Cardiff, QMUL etc). As long as you're realistic with your choices you will probably be able to get in if you do well in a levels and get high predicted grades. Did you buy any chance go to a poorly performing secondary school?
    I know for a fact that these three don't look at GCSES as much, so still possible to get into those if strong in other areas. I got 9As and 2Bs and I'm trying for the big ones.
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    (Original post by banterlona222)
    I know for a fact that these three don't look at GCSES as much, so still possible to get into those if strong in other areas. I got 9As and 2Bs and I'm trying for the big ones.
    what year are you in?
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    (Original post by banterlona222)
    I know for a fact that these three don't look at GCSES as much, so still possible to get into those if strong in other areas. I got 9As and 2Bs and I'm trying for the big ones.
    Trying for the 'big ones' and aiming for prestige, rather than applying strategically, is what gets so many medicine applicants in to trouble.
    When the time comes, the OP needs to ace the UKCAT and then apply where they stand the best chance of getting an interview.
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    (Original post by anaighj)
    what year are you in?
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    Trying for the 'big ones' and aiming for prestige, rather than applying strategically, is what gets so many medicine applicants in to trouble.
    When the time comes, the OP needs to ace the UKCAT and then apply where they stand the best chance of getting an interview.
    fair enough, my main point was hardly any care about GCSES a lot
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    Look at St George's and Sheffield
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    its not that you're not intellectually able enough to take medicine, people who get all Bs can handle it fine for instance, it's just that almost everyone applies with the same target grades of A*AA so they go back to your GCSEs to differentiate between candidates
    sure, its unfair but competition is so high these days
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    As others have said, those grades are low for medicine. An excellent UKCAT/BMAT and high UMS (AAAB minimum) could give you a chance though. The most important thing is DO NOT waste chances on an aspirational, high GCSE university. You need all the offers (rarity) you will get.
 
 
 
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