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    Hi, I really need advice to make a big Decision I'll be completing O-level soon and I was wondering whether it is okay to go straight to medical school without offering A-level
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    I've not heard of anyone getting to university without A Levels or qualifications equivalent to A Levels. So yes, you will need to do A Levels.
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    well, my dad says if I get really good marks I could enter the uni without A-level
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    (Original post by Prah)
    well, my dad says if I get really good marks I could enter the uni without A-level
    For medicine? It's extremely unlikely they'd accept someone with no A levels


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    As O levels are the equivalent of GCSEs, you will not be able to apply to a British medical school without A levels. You should check the universities' entry requirements and show them to your dad if he needs more convincing. It's true that getting good O levels/GCSEs increases the chances of getting into medical school, but you do need good A levels too, usually in Biology and Chemistry plus another academic subject.

    TSR has a really good guide on getting into medical school, you should check it out here:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/medicine
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    (Original post by Prah)
    well, my dad says if I get really good marks I could enter the uni without A-level
    A Levels are essential entry requirements for medicine, so you'd have no hope of getting in without A Levels in the required subjects

    If you don't meet their entry requirements, which includes A Levels, they'll just chuck your application straight in the bin without looking further than your qualifications
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    (Original post by Prah)
    well, my dad says if I get really good marks I could enter the uni without A-level
    Assuming you're talking about applying to the UK, your dad is wrong.

    Many, many medical applicants will have excellent GCSE grades. They ALL still have to get good A-levels and perform well in the relevant entrance tests (UKCAT/BMAT) in order to stand a chance. So will you.
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    well I was thinking of either applying to the US, Germany or Canada
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    (Original post by Prah)
    well I was thinking of either applying to the US, Germany or Canada
    You will still need higher level qualifications wherever you apply. Plus America is graduate only, and incredibly expensive.
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    Thanks a lot guys
 
 
 
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