I recently received my GCSE results and I'm worried that they're not good enough for me to be able to become a doctor. If anyone has any advice on how I could still become a doctor I would really appreciate it.
I got Bs in Biology, Physics and Chemistry (but I was very close to an A in Chemistry so I'm getting it remarked). I also got an A in maths and A*s in both English lit and Lang. (I also got 3 other GCSEs).
At the moment I'm thinking of taking Biology, Chemistry and Maths for A level and English Lit AS.
I'm also a member of St John's Ambulance and have done a weeks work experience in a hospital.
I'd really appreciate any help or advice
Can I become a doctor with these GCSE grades? Watch
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Last edited by londoncalling123; 29-08-2016 at 05:07.
- 29-08-2016 04:49
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- 29-08-2016 04:52
get more experience, write a killer PS then smash your A-Levels (AAA+) apply to top medical schools and hope for the best
But check medical school gcse requirements online
There's also a tSR article about this
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- 29-08-2016 21:07
Ultimately you'll need to have a brilliant PS, and high UKCAT/BMAT as well as good AS's (if you'll do them) and good predictions to show you've progressed from GCSE. Best of luck 🙂
- 04-09-2016 21:14
GCSEs don't mean that much when you are applying to uni, as its mostly your predicted A level grades they are interested in. However GCSEs do indicate what it is likely you may achieve at A level. Students with B grades at GCSE in science often find the sciences incredibly difficult at A level. Remember a B at GCSE shows you got about 50-55% of a higher tier paper correct. At A level you would be likely to come out with C/D grades. You are going to have to work incredibly hard and expect a massive jump up to AS level. Make sure you are getting regular, realistic updates from your teachers about the grade you are working at and have back-up plans thought out from the beginning.
It IS possible for you to get the grades you need, but expect it to be a tough ride! Good luck with your studies.Last edited by hazybubbles; 04-09-2016 at 21:15.
- 26-08-2017 21:29
I was wondering if I could become a doctor too-4a*, 4a's and 3b's at gcse and doing biology, chemistry and music at a level.I have no work expirience.