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    I am thinking of applying to Oxford for Medicine.
    My AS levels are:
    Biology Chemistry Maths Further Maths Economics

    I am confident of getting As in the above subjects apart from Economics, where I think I might get a B.

    Is Economics regarded as a science by Oxford/other universities? As I think they average the UMS of your science modules. I think that Economics will lower my average UMS. If I get predictions of A*A*AAB, will the B severely harm my application?
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    (Original post by vignesh1234567)
    I am thinking of applying to Oxford for Medicine.
    My AS levels are:
    Biology Chemistry Maths Further Maths Economics

    I am confident of getting As in the above subjects apart from Economics, where I think I might get a B.

    Is Economics regarded as a science by Oxford/other universities? As I think they average the UMS of your science modules. I think that Economics will lower my average UMS. If I get predictions of A*A*AAB, will the B severely harm my application?
    Economics is not a science no.

    Oxford do not look at UMS grades universally as they cannot see them. They do not go on the UCAS form.

    A 'B' will not severely harm your application as long as you get the required grades.

    GCSEs are a hugely important factor for Oxford medicine. I hope yours are good.

    Further maths is not considered a separate A-level by most medical schools (although it is ok for some).
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    Economics is not a science no.

    Oxford do not look at UMS grades universally as they cannot see them. They do not go on the UCAS form.

    A 'B' will not severely harm your application as long as you get the required grades.

    GCSEs are a hugely important factor for Oxford medicine. I hope yours are good.

    Further maths is not considered a separate A-level by most medical schools (although it is ok for some).
    Thank you!
    I am considering applying to Oxford, Imperial, UCL and Newcastle. I got 13A*s at GCSE. I believe Oxford, Imperial and Newcastle accept further maths. I am confident in Maths and Chemistry though unsure about Biology, so getting A*A*AB should be enough for UCL?
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    (Original post by vignesh1234567)
    Thank you!
    I am considering applying to Oxford, Imperial, UCL and Newcastle. I got 13A*s at GCSE. I believe Oxford, Imperial and Newcastle accept further maths. I am confident in Maths and Chemistry though unsure about Biology, so getting A*A*AB should be enough for UCL?
    If the entry requirement is A*A*A then you're fine. They will take your top 3 grades.
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    (Original post by vignesh1234567)
    Thank you!
    I am considering applying to Oxford, Imperial, UCL and Newcastle. I got 13A*s at GCSE. I believe Oxford, Imperial and Newcastle accept further maths. I am confident in Maths and Chemistry though unsure about Biology, so getting A*A*AB should be enough for UCL?
    If you achieve their requirement then its fine.

    You're choosing 3 BMAT unis there, which is generally not advisable. One slip-up in the BMAT and you've only one choice left. I'd go for two max.
 
 
 
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