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    I got 3 a*'s 3 a's and 5 b's, is this enough to get me in to medicine?

    The a*'s were in biology, chemistry and history.

    Plus I also had chronic pain and surgery throughout my GCSEs as well as suspected depression due to a constant low mood and lack of motivation.

    Will universities take this in to account? I'm not planning on going to Oxbridge etc
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    Take a look at the individual universities' websites. I believe that, as long as you have the 5A*-C (with Bs in Eng. and Maths) you should be okay for most, and they are not usually a factor in getting an offer.(Though some, like Birmingham expect 8 + A*s.)

    Just research it - make a list of med schools whose GCSE requirements would allow you to apply.

    Some universities such as Oxford (I know you said it is not your aim, but still) don't even have formal GCSE requirements (albeit they use GCSE results more than other unis).

    Basically, if you get good A Levels, work experience, and UKCAT/ BMAT scores, your GCSEs won't make a big difference.

    Not sure if they would consider your condition, I think that the exam board should have done it, when you did your exams? I guess you could mention it... It's probably better to have lower grades at GCSE anyway, as you can show them that you have potential?

    But anyway, your grades seem pretty good to me.
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    (Original post by Hvostik)
    Take a look at the individual universities' websites. I believe that, as long as you have the 5A*-C (with Bs in Eng. and Maths) you should be okay for most, and they are not usually a factor in getting an offer.(Though some, like Birmingham expect 8 + A*s.)

    Just research it - make a list of med schools whose GCSE requirements would allow you to apply.

    Some universities such as Oxford (I know you said it is not your aim, but still) don't even have formal GCSE requirements (albeit they use GCSE results more than other unis).

    Basically, if you get good A Levels, work experience, and UKCAT/ BMAT scores, your GCSEs won't make a big difference.

    Not sure if they would consider your condition, I think that the exam board should have done it, when you did your exams? I guess you could mention it... It's probably better to have lower grades at GCSE anyway, as you can show them that you have potential?

    But anyway, your grades seem pretty good to me.
    Okay, I will do that. Thank you for the advice
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    You've done brilliantly especially as you've been ill. Don't worry about not getting a place at ur chosen( u have no reason to worry ) uni just keep working hard, get the required grades and ur choice of uni will definitely accept u
 
 
 
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