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    i have 5 A'S and 6b's at gcse and the B's include core science, further additonal science and addition science, french, history, statistic
    i am predicted 2A* in chemistry and maths and A in biology
    i am taking gap year and will do alot of work experience
    can i get into med school in uk and if so which one's should i apply to according to my strengths
    any medical school student advice will really help. thank you
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    Your results will be lower than the average applicant, meaning the other parts of your application will have to be good to make up for it. Focus on your A-levels, work experience and UKCAT and apply to uni's which place less weight on GCSE's
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Your results will be lower than the average applicant, meaning the other parts of your application will have to be good to make up for it. Focus on your A-levels, work experience and UKCAT and apply to uni's which place less weight on GCSE's
    are you sure i have a chance, my teachers say otherwise. they are discouraging me. and can you please let me know if you know any uk medical school that focus less on gcse
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    are you sure i have a chance, my teachers say otherwise. they are discouraging me. and can you please let me know if you know any uk medical school that focus less on gcse
    It wont hurt to give it a try, no one can say for sure whether you got a chance (after all you might get lucky). I think you have to avoid Birmingham, not sure about some others.
    Also are you applying this year, or waiting to apply after gap year? It would make sense for you to at least try apply this year too.
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    (Original post by Yammy)
    It wont hurt to give it a try, no one can say for sure whether you got a chance (after all you might get lucky). I think you have to avoid Birmingham, not sure about some others.
    Also are you applying this year, or waiting to apply after gap year? It would make sense for you to at least try apply this year too.
    i am applying this year to take a chance but will do again next year as well
    by the way can you tell me some alternative to medicine. i dont like the idea of psychology or biomedical science or a nurse

    also can any med student tell me their gcse grade or the lowest they have seen get into medical school in uk/scotland
    and a list of uni that have low entry requirement for gcse in uk or scotland would be appreciated
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    are you sure i have a chance, my teachers say otherwise. they are discouraging me. and can you please let me know if you know any uk medical school that focus less on gcse
    Firstly when it comes to medicine applications, ignore teachers. They are usually wrong or give incorrect/outdated advice. Secondly there are some uni's which only use GCSE's as minimum requirements and after that they hold little weight. Finally if you were to get straight As, a top UKCAT score and a solid personal statement then you wold have a good chance as long as you apply to the right uni's for you.
    My advice is to get some work experience and voluntary work, focus on your A-levels and don't worry about medicine for now.
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Firstly when it comes to medicine applications, ignore teachers. They are usually wrong or give incorrect/outdated advice. Secondly there are some uni's which only use GCSE's as minimum requirements and after that they hold little weight. Finally if you were to get straight As, a top UKCAT score and a solid personal statement then you wold have a good chance as long as you apply to the right uni's for you.
    My advice is to get some work experience and voluntary work, focus on your A-levels and don't worry about medicine for now.
    thanks for the advice but do you know any uni in england or scotland with low gcse requirements
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    i am applying this year to take a chance but will do again next year as well
    by the way can you tell me some alternative to medicine. i dont like the idea of psychology or biomedical science or a nurse

    also can any med student tell me their gcse grade or the lowest they have seen get into medical school in uk/scotland
    and a list of uni that have low entry requirement for gcse in uk or scotland would be appreciated
    What is your reason of trying to do medicine? If you don't like psycholoy/biomed then alternatives could be any humanities/STEM degree that you like/want - which can lead you to other graduate jobs.
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    thanks for the advice but do you know any uni in england or scotland with low gcse requirements
    You'd have to go individually through each uni's admissions policy. I can telly you definitely to avoid Oxford, Cardiff, Bham, QUB and Edinburgh as you need many A*s for those.
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    You'd have to go individually through each uni's admissions policy. I can telly you definitely to avoid Oxford, Cardiff, Bham, QUB and Edinburgh as you need many A*s for those.
    thank you i will keep in mind
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    thank you i will keep in mind
    https://www.themedicportal.com/appli...omparisontool/
    try using this
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    it helped but it says edinburgh requires b for gcses at minimnum not a* but someone said edinburgh has A* REQUIREMENT FOR GCSE
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    it helped but it says edinburgh requires b for gcses at minimnum not a* but someone said edinburgh has A* REQUIREMENT FOR GCSE
    The other person is right, those are just the minimum requirements. Check individual websites for statistics eg
    Edinburgh says:
    "The average A level applicant is offering 6A* at GCSE and the top one third (around 350) between 8 and 11 A*."
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    (Original post by Yammy)
    The other person is right, those are just the minimum requirements. Check individual websites for statistics eg
    Edinburgh says:
    "The average A level applicant is offering 6A* at GCSE and the top one third (around 350) between 8 and 11 A*."
    oh ok thanks
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    (Original post by alisha4783)
    i have 5 A'S and 6b's at gcse and the B's include core science, further additonal science and addition science, french, history, statistic
    i am predicted 2A* in chemistry and maths and A in biology
    i am taking gap year and will do alot of work experience
    can i get into med school in uk and if so which one's should i apply to according to my strengths
    any medical school student advice will really help. thank you
    How can you be predicted a* in chemistry when you didn't even get an a* at gcse?? Wtf 😂😂

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    (Original post by Jaska)
    How can you be predicted a* in chemistry when you didn't even get an a* at gcse?? Wtf 😂😂

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    i have improved in it and in chemistry gcse i had an A but since it was P1,B1,C1 together i got an avergae B as my physics grade was low
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    You'd have to go individually through each uni's admissions policy. I can telly you definitely to avoid Oxford, Cardiff, Bham, QUB and Edinburgh as you need many A*s for those.
    do you think glassgow is okay. i cant find their gcse requirement on the website but in student room it says b in english and maths and will applying as a deffered give me more chances than applying normally
 
 
 
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