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    Hi there, I'm currently studying my AS levels (biology, chemistry and psychology) and want to study veterinary medicine and have done all my life. I'm wondering if my GCSE grades are strong enough to give me even a chance of acceptance into a veterinary course;
    English language - A
    English literature - B
    Maths - B
    Core science - A
    Additional science - A
    PE - A
    Spanish - A
    Business studies - A
    RS - B
    I'm aware I meet the minimum requirement of 6 A grades but I'm worried that this won't be good enough in comparison with students who got 9-11 A/A* grades.
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    I couldn't say for certain that it wouldn't put you at a disadvantage, but they tend to rate things like work experience, AS Levels and personal statement as a lot more important than GCSEs I think
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    (Original post by Chloe_craig1)
    Hi there, I'm currently studying my AS levels (biology, chemistry and psychology) and want to study veterinary medicine and have done all my life. I'm wondering if my GCSE grades are strong enough to give me even a chance of acceptance into a veterinary course;
    English language - A
    English literature - B
    Maths - B
    Core science - A
    Additional science - A
    PE - A
    Spanish - A
    Business studies - A
    RS - B
    I'm aware I meet the minimum requirement of 6 A grades but I'm worried that this won't be good enough in comparison with students who got 9-11 A/A* grades.
    There was a point when I wanted to study veterinary medicine but that evolved to 'traditional' medicine As long as your GCSE grades are above the require grades that's fine. What's most important is getting As at A-Level. If you can do this and get loads of work experience you should be fine! From what I remember it's expected to have around 10 weeks of experience. Hope this helps


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    Thank you, and yes I plan to get 10-15 weeks of varied experience and have 2 weeks of veterinary clinic experience under my belt already.


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    (Original post by Chloe_craig1)
    Thank you, and yes I plan to get 10-15 weeks of varied experience and have 2 weeks of veterinary clinic experience under my belt already.


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    Sounds good! What I did after some work experience at my local vets was ask them If I could come and help out at the weekends and I did that for a while. Just a suggestion


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    That's a good idea! Thank you


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    Your grades seem pretty good, ifyou meet GCSE minimum, most just look at any AS results youve got (not sure how that will work with the new A-level system).
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    Only place that you'll have trouble with is Bristol, which requires an A in maths GCSE, but if you really have your heart set on there you could try retaking?


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    Thank you, and yes I plan to get 10-15 weeks of varied experience and have 2 weeks of veterinary clinic experience under my belt already.
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    Also if you're applying for 2017 entry remember that you need to have the majority of your work experience done before applying in October this year x
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    Yeah the bulk will be during summer I think and thank you for the advice 😊


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