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    Hello, I really want to be a vet but for my GCSES I will probably only get 5A*'s 3A's and a B. Is this enough and If I get A*A*AA at Alevel will this mean that I am more likely to get in. Also, I would like to go to Edinburgh if possible and I was wondering if anyone knew how competitive it is there and what GCSE'S usually get you in.
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    Hello, I really want to be a vet but for my GCSES I will probably only get 5A*'s 3A's and a B.Is this enough?
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    Nothing 'only' about those grades. Vet school GCSE requirements are here. So you likely meet all of them, depending on what your B subject is.

    If I get A*A*AA at Alevel will this mean that I am more likely to get in.
    A Level Requirements

    Since you're doing your GCSEs at the moment it is very hard to speculate about A Level grades, however those (predicted) grades will make you eligible to apply to any UK vet school. At their open day in 2014 I was told by an admissions tutor that they don't value A* over A. I would also advise doing three A Levels instead of four.

    Also, I would like to go to Edinburgh if possible and I was wondering if anyone knew how competitive it is there and what GCSE'S usually get you in.
    Thanks!!
    Estimates for this vary (and it depends where you come from since there's a separate number of places available to Scottish and EU, and Rest of the UK applicants), but if I recall correctly it is somewhere around the 15% mark.

    I ultimately ended choosing a different vet school, but I got an offer with 3A* 11A (and 1 C :ninja: Dammit French). As you can see GCSEs aren't the be all and end all of your application. A Levels are of much greater importance, as are other factors such as work experience (the long summer after yr 11 is a great time to start getting placements down) and your personal statement.

    As a sidenote, Edinburgh is amazing but I would advise against getting your heart set on one vet school. You can make up to four applications per year, and you only need one offer! Do some research and visit some open days to help you decide on other places to apply so that you don't risk putting all your eggs in one basket.

    Hope that helped. Best of luck If you want more advice I would recommend checking out the vet forum (there's a link in my signature), there's a few helpful articles there.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
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    Nothing 'only' about those grades. Vet school GCSE requirements are here. So you likely meet all of them, depending on what your B subject is.


    A Level Requirements

    Since you're doing your GCSEs at the moment it is very hard to speculate about A Level grades, however those (predicted) grades will make you eligible to apply to any UK vet school. At their open day in 2014 I was told by an admissions tutor that they don't value A* over A. I would also advise doing three A Levels instead of four.


    Estimates for this vary (and it depends where you come from since there's a separate number of places available to Scottish and EU, and Rest of the UK applicants), but if I recall correctly it is somewhere around the 15% mark.

    I ultimately ended choosing a different vet school, but I got an offer with 3A* 11A (and 1 C :ninja: Dammit French). As you can see GCSEs aren't the be all and end all of your application. A Levels are of much greater importance, as are other factors such as work experience (the long summer after yr 11 is a great time to start getting placements down) and your personal statement.

    As a sidenote, Edinburgh is amazing but I would advise against getting your heart set on one vet school. You can make up to four applications per year, and you only need one offer! Do some research and visit some open days to help you decide on other places to apply so that you don't risk putting all your eggs in one basket.

    Hope that helped. Best of luck If you want more advice I would recommend checking out the vet forum (there's a link in my signature), there's a few helpful articles there.
    Thank you so much! I live near London so I'm also considering closer university's. Thanks again!
 
 
 
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