Can I get into medicine

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    GCSEs: 2A*s, 6As, 2Bs (went to a crap school which was in special measures though - on the verge of closing down)

    AS: 4As

    UKCAT: 683 Average Band 1

    Work Experience: 3 days at GP, 4 days at pharmacy, 3 days at hospital, scheduled to start 6 months volunteering at hospital, mentor year 11 at school, ethics and philosophy debate club, Arabic tutor and unofficial librarian

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    Anyone??
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    (Original post by d010534)
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    Yes, but you'll need to avoid GCSE-heavy schools, e.g. Cardiff, Oxford, Birmingham, etc.

    The Medic Portal might be able to tell you which specific schools your profile is most suited to.
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    Yes, you've got a good chance provided you choose the right universities and your personal statement is on point. Sorry I'm a Scottish applicant so the English system kind of confuses me.
    I don't have a good knowledge of what unis outside Scotland are looking for but pretty sure if you applied in Scotland you'd get an interview for Aberdeen and Dundee. Bare in mind, I have no idea what I'm going to do. Try the Birmingham uni offer calculator... Maybe that would provide a decent indication but remember Bham is more competitive than other unis so you've still got a got shot elsewhere.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Yes, but you'll need to avoid GCSE-heavy schools, e.g. Cardiff, Oxford, Birmingham, etc.

    The Medic Portal might be able to tell you which specific schools your profile is most suited to.
    Hi there - First of all, well done on a strong UKCAT score and some excellent AS Grades. Based on your GCSEs, you may (depending on whether they consider your mitigating circumstances) struggle a little at St Andrews, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leicester, Nottingham, Queens Belfast. But it's worth checking with them directly if you really like any of those. You can see all the medical school requirements on our comparison table, which should really help in this case
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hi there - First of all, well done on a strong UKCAT score and some excellent AS Grades. Based on your GCSEs, you may (depending on whether they consider your mitigating circumstances) struggle a little at St Andrews, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leicester, Nottingham, Queens Belfast. But it's worth checking with them directly if you really like any of those. You can see all the medical school requirements on our comparison table, which should really help in this case
    Hi, thank you for the reply
    Just wanted to ask, would I be safe at Leicester's foundation year, Liverpool, SGUL, and Southampton? I did want to apply for Nottingham, but yeah, my GCSEs aren't good enough so I might apply after getting my A2 results...
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    (Original post by d010534)
    Hi, thank you for the reply
    Just wanted to ask, would I be safe at Leicester's foundation year, Liverpool, SGUL, and Southampton? I did want to apply for Nottingham, but yeah, my GCSEs aren't good enough so I might apply after getting my A2 results...
    Hi - it's hard to give you guarantees as to what would be 'safe' because it's a bit of a moving target. You have to base your decision on what happened in previous years and the requirements set out this year. But even then, the comparative scores of other applicants remains the great unknown...

    In this situation, we would recommend using our comparison tool to compare medical school requirements and our other pages and blogs to get more info on the way unis view AS Levels, resits, UKCAT & etc.

    In your situation, given how much you've narrowed it down we would also recommend picking up the phone and speaking to these unis directly about your circumstances to get the most specific and up to date advice.

    Hope this helps!
 
 
 
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