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    Ok so I got 6 A*s and 4 As at GCSE and I aspire to study Medicine at Cambridge. I was a bit disappointed with these grades as I expected better, but what's done is done I guess. Ever since I got my results, I've been stressing over the fact that I wouldn't stand a chance if I applied to Cambridge and especially Medicine since that's so competitive.
    My question is: would I stand a good chance at getting an offer with these GCSE grades and if I was to do really well at A-level?
    I know that Oxford focuses more on GCSEs than Cambridge does so I would probably be best applying to Cambridge instead and I also know that they take into consideration the performance of the school that you went to. Does anyone know how that works exactly? Do they look at the percentage of passes at the school during that year or what position you came in out of everyone else in the year group?
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    (Original post by coata)
    Ok so I got 6 A*s and 4 As at GCSE and I aspire to study Medicine at Cambridge. I was a bit disappointed with these grades as I expected better, but what's done is done I guess. Ever since I got my results, I've been stressing over the fact that I wouldn't stand a chance if I applied to Cambridge and especially Medicine since that's so competitive.
    My question is: would I stand a good chance at getting an offer with these GCSE grades and if I was to do really well at A-level?
    I know that Oxford focuses more on GCSEs than Cambridge does so I would probably be best applying to Cambridge instead and I also know that they take into consideration the performance of the school that you went to. Does anyone know how that works exactly? Do they look at the percentage of passes at the school during that year or what position you came in out of everyone else in the year group?
    Thank you
    And your GCSEs are typical for Medicine. But focus on your A-levels, etc.

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    And your GCSEs are typical for Medicine. But focus on your A-levels, etc.

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    Ok I will do. Thank you
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    Thank you! That was really helpful
 
 
 
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