A levels & GCSEs for medicine?

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    Hey,
    I'm in currently year 12 have just started studying 3 Linear A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. I would LOVe To study medicine in the future, and I know maths / physics would've perhaps been better subjects to take rather than psych, although I think I'm more likely to get higher grades if I do a 'softer' subject like psychology as opposed to another science... hypothetically speaking, if I were to get AAA or maybe even 1 a*, do you think I could still get into medicine with a subject like psychology ? (my school doesn't offer an AS / discouraged me from doing a 4th a level)
    I got 'modest' grades in my GCSEs - 3A*s, 6As and a B in econ, I have done a lot of extracurricular things (DofE, this dementia befriended scheme etc) and if I were to get a lot of work experience, a good BMAT and UKCAT score and apply to less prestigious universities, would I still stand a chance with 3 a levels in bio Chem and psych? I go to a state school too but wouldn't be eligible for a foundation year or anything... thank you... I'm just so determined to do medicine!
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    Your fine- I do the same subjects as you (and I did AS geography) and I'm applying with a pretty strong application. My UKCAT is 704. You don't stand at any disadvantaged unless you apply for Oxbridge which I didn't like the teaching style of anyway. Just get some work experience and get your AAA


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    Oh and feel free to message me if you have any questions


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    You've just reassured me so much, you're a lifesaver! I'd been worrying whether I was at any disadvantage by not doing maths / physics but I feel a lot better now haha! And Wow!! that's an incredible score, well done! I really hope you do get in thank you, I will do


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    tbh you're probably at an advantage- you'll have something different to talk about at interview, and anything different igood- gives you something to discuss, and the more your interview is like a mutual discussion, the better- gives the interviewer a better impression of you
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    How did you revise for GCSE triple science? Thanks, I'm planning on taking triple science.
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    (Original post by sweetstars)
    How did you revise for GCSE triple science? Thanks, I'm planning on taking triple science.
    Triple science content is easier and much much shorter then the core and double (if I remember rightly) so it doesn't need a lot of revision, just doing over notes and past papers, plus you do the test when it's fresh in your mind still


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    (Original post by Failingstudent98)
    Triple science content is easier and much much shorter then the core and double (if I remember rightly) so it doesn't need a lot of revision, just doing over notes and past papers, plus you do the test when it's fresh in your mind still


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    When is the exam? o_O I wouldn't really want to do it earlier. :/
 
 
 
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