How important are extra-curricular activities for medicine?

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    I've just started doing A levels and i am dead certain to apply for medicine, i haven't considered and won't consider anything else lol. My GCSE grades were good, but I know they're not too important and if I screw up my A-levels, they mean nothing. Hopefully if I do manage to get the grades at A-level, how much more will I need for medicine? Im not a sporty person or a musical person and I don't do anything to do with either of them, I did in the past but dropped them because I never enjoyed it. I have had work experience though and also volunteered at a care home for DofE and will probably do work experience again next year. I also will probably join societies to do with medicine at school. But I'm worried about the fact that I don't do any sports and am not in any school teams. Will that hinder me a lot? I want to go to Imperial
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