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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    What r ur GCSEs and predictions?
    1A* 7A's 3B's and B+B+B+B+ at AS
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    No, don't reapply for medicine. Even 4 A*'s nowhere near guarantees you an offer from Oxbridge (or any med school really). Furthermore, there is no advantage to going to Oxbridge for medicine unless you want to go into research, and no advantage at all in going to Imperial or UCL instead of other universities (even if the others are lower down on league tables for other subjects). Worrying that you won't fit in at the universities you currently have offers for (but you would fit in at universities that are coincidentally thought of as more prestigious) is a bad reason to turn down the precious thing that is a medicine offer.
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    (Original post by Helpmeoutplease)
    1A* 7A's 3B's and B+B+B+B+ at AS
    Oh I dunno what ur predictions mean with B+ and all that jaz but my target for As was BCCC I ended up getting AAAA. I did bad at GCSE so had to compensate at As by getting over 90%
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    I was wondering where the medicine came from and now see its on the medicine forum doh. Its still the same, but think long and hard about how much you would be able to improve. If you didnt get your new offer, then would that be you giving up any medicine career at all? I'd be reluctant to take that risk, but only you know the little bots that make the difference i.e likely to improve etc.
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    I mean I'm fairly confident and I'll be able to know everything about he interview that I'll have but there's always uncertainty after interview.
    What university do you have an offer from atm then?


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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    No, don't reapply for medicine. Even 4 A*'s nowhere near guarantees you an offer from Oxbridge (or any med school really). Furthermore, there is no advantage to going to Oxbridge for medicine unless you want to go into research, and no advantage at all in going to Imperial or UCL instead of other universities (even if the others are lower down on league tables for other subjects). Worrying that you won't fit in at the universities you currently have offers for (but you would fit in at universities that are coincidentally thought of as more prestigious) is a bad reason to turn down the precious thing that is a medicine offer.
    Yes I understand I don't know why I mentioned Oxbridge I was just giving examples of good unis but I am really referring to Imperial and Others like that because I really like the area.
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    What uni did you get an offer from then
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    Yes I understand I don't know why I mentioned Oxbridge I was just giving examples of good unis but I am really referring to Imperial and Others like that because I really like the area.
    Stick with your offer - you are taking a big risk to apply again. What is wrong with the uni you've had an offer from?
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    Stick with your offer - you are taking a big risk to apply again. What is wrong with the uni you've had an offer from?
    Just don't like it, I don't like the area I don't like the people I've met there and the ones I've spoke to on the Internet. I don't like how close they are and how they force socialisation on u(university).
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    Just don't like it, I don't like the area I don't like the people I've met there and the ones I've spoke to on the Internet. I don't like how close they are and how they force socialisation on u(university).
    I can't think of any medical schools like that - where are you talking about? You don;t just socialise with fellow medics at uni.
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    I can't think of any medical schools like that - where are you talking about? You don;t just socialise with fellow medics at uni.
    Yeah I know but the mentor system there. I'd rather not say where I'm talking about because I haven't commented on the medicine thread on here yet so I'd rather keep it at people not knowing who I am
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    Yeah I know but the mentor system there. I'd rather not say where I'm talking about because I haven't commented on the medicine thread on here yet so I'd rather keep it at people not knowing who I am
    Who would know who you are? It's hard to help if you won't say where you are talking about.

    I'm a teacher and help with UCAS and do get a lot of feedback from ex-students.
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    Why do you want to go to the top unis? It really doesn't matter that much in terms of 'prestige' and from my experience lots of 'bad' unis actually have nicer course.
    Also, you may be asked on your interview why you rejected the other offer and it may come across as a negative thing
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    Why do you want to go to the top unis? It really doesn't matter that much in terms of 'prestige' and from my experience lots of 'bad' unis actually have nicer course.
    Also, you may be asked on your interview why you rejected the other offer and it may come across as a negative thing
    How would they know?
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    Yeah that is true but I don't want to live in a boring place with boring people and nothing to do but pretend to enjoy listening to opera to fit in with all the boring personalities there.
    I suspected this. It's not so much about you wanting to go to a better uni, I just think you're having a bit of a crisis about going to uni and want to delay it.


    OP, suck it up and go.
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    Which university is your offer from?

    My advice is to wait until results day: if you get AAA, stick with where you've got the offer from, if you get A*A*A+, decline the offer. Even though the university doesn't have to release you, I'm sure for medicine, they'd have some with an offer who has AAB who they'd accept to replace you
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    I suspected this. It's not so much about you wanting to go to a better uni, I just think you're having a bit of a crisis about going to uni and want to delay it.


    OP, suck it up and go.
    It is mainly that i want to go to a better university. However also with this uni that applies. If I had an offer from one of the said universities I would've firmed straight away.
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    It is mainly that i want to go to a better university. However also with this uni that applies. If I had an offer from one of the said universities I would've firmed straight away.
    It literally doesn't matter with medicine.

    I bet you have false preconceptions of the uni you've firmed. But, without you letting us know, we can't help.

    Nobody is going to figure out who you are.


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    It literally doesn't matter with medicine.

    I bet you have false preconceptions of the uni you've firmed. But, without you letting us know, we can't help.

    Nobody is going to figure out who you are.


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    I've not firmed it yet but the two unis I have left aren't top ones n aren't in a great area either. I really like imperial and London based universities due to the good reputation and same teaching style as I like and the area is great and convenient I like that life style. Also a wider variety of people and more ethnically diverse
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    (Original post by Squishy®)
    I've not firmed it yet but the two unis I have left aren't top ones n aren't in a great area either. I really like imperial and London based universities due to the good reputation and same teaching style as I like and the area is great and convenient I like that life style. Also a wider variety of people and more ethnically diverse
    Well if its that much of an issue, then you are just going to have to back yourself. Your life, your choice, but you might still find it hard to get into the top unis you crave.
 
 
 
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