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    I was just wondering for someone who wants to get into medicine (or biochemistry), is 4 A*s , 3 As and 2 Bs good enough to compete with other people? The 4 A*s I got was for the subjects I picked for A level (Maths and all three sciences) , but its just that I found lots of people who want to do medicine achieve 7 to 9 A*s. I know it is the A level results that are the most important when applying for unis, but a lot of us would have similar results in A level so they would probably decide by looking at GCSE grades.
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    I was just wondering for someone who wants to get into medicine (or biochemistry), is 4 A*s , 3 As and 2 Bs good enough to compete with other people? The 4 A*s I got was for the subjects I picked for A level (Maths and all three sciences) , but its just that I found lots of people who want to do medicine achieve 7 to 9 A*s. I know it is the A level results that are the most important when applying for unis, but a lot of us would have similar results in A level so they would probably decide by looking at GCSE grades.
    yeah thats fine just dont apply to gcse heavy unis btw a levels and ukcat count much more
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    It varies depending on the medical school, but you shouldn't be at a disadvantage if you apply at universities that only set minimum requirements in GCSEs. I would say that the admission test would be a far more important factor in ranking students with similar results for most medical schools.


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    Ok thanks guys, another thing is I managed to 100% 3 out of the 6 science papers (1 from each bio/chem/phys) and was thinking if that gives me an advantage when applying or is it just the grades they care about?
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    Yes if you work hard those GCSEs won't even matter!
    Remember they also look at how much experience you have so try and find some in your local hospital or even GP but try not to let them give you admin stuff to sort out at reception
 
 
 
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