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    I am getting a bit worked up about this, I did not do to brilliantly on my GCSE's and I think that I have just made a massive mistake with my A-Levels now aswell.

    My results are as followed

    English language- C
    English Liturature- C
    Maths- C
    Science Core- C
    Science Additional- B
    Science Triple- C
    ICT- C
    Ethics- D
    Home Economics (food technology)-A
    Business Studies- Distinction

    I have really been interested in studying medicine but, 1) I do not think I am anywhere near intelligent enough 2) was not able to choose the A levels I wished to as my GCSE results are not satisfactory. I'm currently studying English Literature, Biology and film studies.

    I wanted to study chemistry instead of film studies but the school believe I would struggle to much.

    Is there anyway I can get into medicine, I am really passionate about the subject but it is such a tough competition and normally people with straight B-A* study it.

    Thank you for any suggestions x
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    (Original post by Megganxox)
    I am getting a bit worked up about this, I did not do to brilliantly on my GCSE's and I think that I have just made a massive mistake with my A-Levels now aswell.

    My results are as followed

    English language- C
    English Liturature- C
    Maths- C
    Science Core- C
    Science Additional- B
    Science Triple- C
    ICT- C
    Ethics- D
    Home Economics (food technology)-A
    Business Studies- Distinction

    I have really been interested in studying medicine but, 1) I do not think I am anywhere near intelligent enough 2) was not able to choose the A levels I wished to as my GCSE results are not satisfactory. I'm currently studying English Literature, Biology and film studies.

    I wanted to study chemistry instead of film studies but the school believe I would struggle to much.

    Is there anyway I can get into medicine, I am really passionate about the subject but it is such a tough competition and normally people with straight B-A* study it.

    Thank you for any suggestions x
    Most medical students take all maths and sciences and achieve A-A* in all their GCSEs and A Levels. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't become a doctor. You could get onto a course such as Biomedical Science and then go onto further study afterwards to be a doctor! Getting straight in a medical course is very tough but don't be disheartened because there are other ways of getting there x
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    Most medical students take all maths and sciences and achieve A-A* in all their GCSEs and A Levels. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't become a doctor. You could get onto a course such as Biomedical Science and then go onto further study afterwards to be a doctor! Getting straight in a medical course is very tough but don't be disheartened because there are other ways of getting there x
    Thank you for replying 😊 I really appreciate it. The only problem is, would I not have had to take chemistry, physics or maths aswell, I know they are the requiremts normally for most medical/ science based courses. If I was to achieve an A-A* in biology and do well in my other two subjects would I be compatible? Thank you by the way x
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    (Original post by Megganxox)
    I am getting a bit worked up about this, I did not do to brilliantly on my GCSE's and I think that I have just made a massive mistake with my A-Levels now aswell.

    My results are as followed

    English language- C
    English Liturature- C
    Maths- C
    Science Core- C
    Science Additional- B
    Science Triple- C
    ICT- C
    Ethics- D
    Home Economics (food technology)-A
    Business Studies- Distinction

    I have really been interested in studying medicine but, 1) I do not think I am anywhere near intelligent enough 2) was not able to choose the A levels I wished to as my GCSE results are not satisfactory. I'm currently studying English Literature, Biology and film studies.

    I wanted to study chemistry instead of film studies but the school believe I would struggle to much.

    Is there anyway I can get into medicine, I am really passionate about the subject but it is such a tough competition and normally people with straight B-A* study it.

    Thank you for any suggestions x
    You could do a degree in Biomedical science or something related then once you have completed your degree you could enroll for Graduate Entry Medicine.
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    (Original post by Megganxox)
    Thank you for replying 😊 I really appreciate it. The only problem is, would I not have had to take chemistry, physics or maths aswell, I know they are the requiremts normally for most medical/ science based courses. If I was to achieve an A-A* in biology and do well in my other two subjects would I be compatible? Thank you by the way x
    That's okay love :-)

    For example, here are NTU's entry requirements for biomed:

    A-levels - BBB, including Biology; orBTEC Extended Diploma - DDM, including relevant Biology modules; or120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade B equivalent in Biology; andGCSEs - English and Maths grade C.

    This course doesn't ask for 2 sciences, I'm sure there are others. All I mean is, there are plenty of options. Contact the unis, talk with your teachers and look online. Never give up if that's what you want to do x
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    That's okay love :-)

    For example, here are NTU's entry requirements for biomed:

    A-levels - BBB, including Biology; orBTEC Extended Diploma - DDM, including relevant Biology modules; or120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade B equivalent in Biology; andGCSEs - English and Maths grade C.

    This course doesn't ask for 2 sciences, I'm sure there are others. All I mean is, there are plenty of options. Contact the unis, talk with your teachers and look online. Never give up if that's what you want to do x
    Really!? Thats amazing, I suppose there is another way apart from getting straight A's. Thank you very much xx you have cheered me right up, I do have another question though, if I were to do biomedicine or medical science (a degree before medicine) would I hypothetically if I was able to tidy medine would I have to do the full 5-6 years or would I skip a year or two as I may of already learnt some of the stuff in the previous degree. Just a thought thank you xx
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    (Original post by Megganxox)
    Really!? Thats amazing, I suppose there is another way apart from getting straight A's. Thank you very much xx you have cheered me right up, I do have another question though, if I were to do biomedicine or medical science (a degree before medicine) would I hypothetically if I was able to tidy medine would I have to do the full 5-6 years or would I skip a year or two as I may of already learnt some of the stuff in the previous degree. Just a thought thank you xx
    Take a look at this:
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed/study/transfer/

    And this:
    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-better-doctor

    "Fifteen medical schools offer accelerated four-year graduate entry courses including Warwick, Nottingham and St George’s, University of London. Warwick insists that you have a first or a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree, whereas St George’s and Nottingham are prepared to consider applicants with 2:2s as well. At St George’s, admitting students with a 2:2 is now under review."

    No worries, focus on getting good grades and you can take them anywhere you like :-) xx
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    Take a look at this:
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed/study/transfer/

    And this:
    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-better-doctor

    "Fifteen medical schools offer accelerated four-year graduate entry courses including Warwick, Nottingham and St George’s, University of London. Warwick insists that you have a first or a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree, whereas St George’s and Nottingham are prepared to consider applicants with 2:2s as well. At St George’s, admitting students with a 2:2 is now under review."

    No worries, focus on getting good grades and you can take them anywhere you like :-) xx
    This is so good, I honestly thought that there was not another way, thank you so much, you don't understand how much I appreciate your help. I'll have to focus on getting really good grades now haah xx
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    (Original post by Megganxox)
    This is so good, I honestly thought that there was not another way, thank you so much, you don't understand how much I appreciate your help. I'll have to focus on getting really good grades now haah xx
    Graduate entry is possible and tbh with your grades and limitations i think your options are limited. Its worth acknowledging the uphill struggle you face though - graduate entry is much much more competitive than undergrad entry medicine. Average applicant to place ratios are more than 20 to 1 I believe. You're going to need to be incredibly dedicated and in it for the lang haul to pull this off.

    First step is to get the A-levels you need for a biomedical science (or other science) degree.
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    I am studying BTEC extended diploma in health and social care, so therefore also ineligible for medicine. Have you looked at access to medicine courses? There is one near me (sussex downs college) that offers a one year course to get your maths/bio/chem etc up to medical degree standards. However they do expect B or above in maths, english and science before you begin the course. There are a few of these courses around the country that are worth looking at.
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    (Original post by Megganxox)
    I am getting a bit worked up about this, I did not do to brilliantly on my GCSE's and I think that I have just made a massive mistake with my A-Levels now aswell.

    My results are as followed

    English language- C
    English Liturature- C
    Maths- C
    Science Core- C
    Science Additional- B
    Science Triple- C
    ICT- C
    Ethics- D
    Home Economics (food technology)-A
    Business Studies- Distinction

    I have really been interested in studying medicine but, 1) I do not think I am anywhere near intelligent enough 2) was not able to choose the A levels I wished to as my GCSE results are not satisfactory. I'm currently studying English Literature, Biology and film studies.

    I wanted to study chemistry instead of film studies but the school believe I would struggle to much.

    Is there anyway I can get into medicine, I am really passionate about the subject but it is such a tough competition and normally people with straight B-A* study it.

    Thank you for any suggestions x
    your grades and subject aren't that good, but if you really want to do medicine, it shouldt stop you
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    The GCSE grades don't really make a competitive application to medicine likely, I'm afraid. I think the Cs in English and Maths would be deal breakers to be honest with you.


    HOWEVER: all is not lost! If you did fabulously in your degree, you would be able to apply for graduate entry accelerated medicine to somewhere like Newcastle where they don't even look at your GCSEs, just your UKCAT and interview. So it's certainly not Game Over for medicine, but you might need to be more creative to achieve your goals. Certainly don't write it off.
 
 
 
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