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    Hi,I want to do medicine, last year I did my As levels biology, chemistry, maths and spanish,I got DDD and an A in Spanish, I wanna ask is there a chance for me in medicine or should I just give up,I know I can improve my grades in A2, I was thinking about dropping maths because I don't really need it for medicine and I also got an A in Spanish, do u think I can get into medicine with bio chem and spanish?? If I don't drop maths than I might have to resit maths because maths As counts towards A2, but in that case I will have to take a gap year but I don't wanna waste a year, do u think there's a way I can get into uni next year for medicine?? I have booked my ukcat as well shall I take it or just cancel it?
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    Hi,I want to do medicine, last year I did my As levels biology, chemistry, maths and spanish,I got DDD and an A in Spanish, I wanna ask is there a chance for me in medicine or should I just give up,I know I can improve my grades in A2, I was thinking about dropping maths because I don't really need it for medicine and I also got an A in Spanish, do u think I can get into medicine with bio chem and spanish?? If I don't drop maths than I might have to resit maths because maths As counts towards A2, but in that case I will have to take a gap year but I don't wanna waste a year, do u think there's a way I can get into uni next year for medicine?? I have booked my ukcat as well shall I take it or just cancel it?
    I doubt you're going to get AAA predicted grades, so there's no point in doing the UKCAT. I'd just focus on achieving AAA and applying next year. It's important on whether you can complete A Levels over two years as opposed to three. Doing it over three will limit your options massively, but it's easier and it's the reverse for doing it over two years.
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    Realistically, no. Medicine is an extremely competitive course and therefore you will need good grades as well as a lot of work experience, voluntary work etc to prove your commitment. Not saying impossible, but you will have to work extremely hard.

    Also, you said a gap year is a waste, which I completely disagree with. If you insist on studying medicine, I would recommend taking a gap year maybe doing resits and doing extra preparation. Through this, your chances of a successful application is higher.
 
 
 
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