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    i am really worried, i'm in year 12 and not very likely to get AAB or ABB at the end of year 13, plus my GCSE's werent brilliant either- i only got 2 A's,
    1 A*, 2C's and the rest were B's. with these grades i won't be accepted into any decent medical college. So i have a few decisions to make as you can imagine:
    1) give up on a career in medicine
    2) re-do GCSE's (- night-school?) and A-levels
    3) in the summer holidays get a home course and do GCSE's that way, and simply try harder in the next year

    if any1 has any suggestions regarding what i should do next- they would be much appreciated. thankyou.
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    (Original post by igloo)
    i am really worried, i'm in year 12 and not very likely to get AAB or ABB at the end of year 13, plus my GCSE's werent brilliant either- i only got 2 A's,
    1 A*, 2C's and the rest were B's. with these grades i won't be accepted into any decent medical college. So i have a few decisions to make as you can imagine:
    1) give up on a career in medicine
    2) re-do GCSE's (- night-school?) and A-levels
    3) in the summer holidays get a home course and do GCSE's that way, and simply try harder in the next year

    if any1 has any suggestions regarding what i should do next- they would be much appreciated. thankyou.
    there are other routes into medicine- such as do a biomedical sciences degree and then do a 4 year med degree- put a thread in the uni forum....
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    there are other routes into medicine- such as do a biomedical sciences degree and then do a 4 year med degree- put a thread in the uni forum....
    Which is more difficult to get into, as more competative. Also some places still look at your GCSEs and A-Level results regardless of whether you have a BSc, Masters, doctorate.

    What I would say is that I know people with worse GCSEs who have had no trouble getting offers for 2004 entry. Contact the med schools you like to see what there specific requirements are. There are some places that will require at least 5 A's (Oxbridge) but on the whole, as longs as you scored above a C in the majority, have good A-level predictions and suffient work experience you should be fine.

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    (Original post by igloo)
    i am really worried, i'm in year 12 and not very likely to get AAB or ABB at the end of year 13, plus my GCSE's werent brilliant either- i only got 2 A's,
    1 A*, 2C's and the rest were B's. with these grades i won't be accepted into any decent medical college. So i have a few decisions to make as you can imagine:
    1) give up on a career in medicine
    2) re-do GCSE's (- night-school?) and A-levels
    3) in the summer holidays get a home course and do GCSE's that way, and simply try harder in the next year

    if any1 has any suggestions regarding what i should do next- they would be much appreciated. thankyou.
    Just a quick point, depending on what the 2C's are in, your GCSE grades sound fine for med school. Don't bother resitting your GCSE's unless the C's are in maths, english or science.

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