Hi, I'm a Scottish student and last year I sat the National 5 exams with barely any preparation (I'm not one of those people who say "I done no revision" when in reality done lots, I legitimately only spent one set of 30 minutes for each subject just to skim over my jotters and thats it) thinking that they won't matter at all for my uni application as long as my Higher grades are high. I took 7 subjects last year and in the most important subjects got English A, Chemistry B, Physics C, Maths B (French B, D&M B, History A), with these grades I'm taking Highers in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English and History, all of these subjects I'm expecting an A but I am afraid that I will get a B or C in maths considering how much I'm struggling with it. Since I haven't done biology at all, I'm having to "crash" Higher bio next year and the University of Glasgow entry requirements state that if you crash biology then you will need to get all A's in S5(this year), my main question is whether you 100% HAVE to get the AAAAA (or AAAAB) and whether any uni will consider your application if you got an AAAAC or just in general one poor mark result? Thank you
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- Thread Starter
- 02-02-2017 13:43
- 06-02-2017 15:43
In general, when applying for medicine, you need to be predicted/have the right grades or higher in order to be considered, unless they run an access programme that you are a part of. It is an incredibly competitive degree, so the majority of people applying will have high grades.
If you think that they may be lenient, you have extenuating circumstances, or they run an access programme that you may be eligible for, it's worth getting in touch with them just in case.
- 06-02-2017 15:49
As with the other poster, unless you are a part of widening access programme or have mitigating circumstances, Glasgow are unlikely to budge in their requirements. Same with any other med school.