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    I will be applying to unis this year for medicine, and was previously thinking oxford, however I know oxford is very GCSE heavy, and my proportion of a*s is not very high. Would I stand a good chance at cambridge, or would I be at a significant disadvantage, and also what is the average number and proportion of a*s for medicine at cambridge
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    (Original post by imaan2121)
    I will be applying to unis this year for medicine, and was previously thinking oxford, however I know oxford is very GCSE heavy, and my proportion of a*s is not very high. Would I stand a good chance at cambridge, or would I be at a significant disadvantage, and also what is the average number and proportion of a*s for medicine at cambridge
    "With the exception of those for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (grade C or above in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics), there are no GCSE requirements for entry to Cambridge. Applicants have generally achieved high grades in subjects relevant to their chosen course, and most students who apply have at least four or five As or A*s at GCSE. However, there are always exceptions and one of the strengths of the Cambridge admissions system is its ability to assess all applicants individually."

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...irements-facts

    That said, how many A*s at GCSE do you have?
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    The average Oxbridge student who applies for medicine normally has a couple of A*s. There's no set number of A*s needed, you could get in with 1-2 A*s at GCSE, it depends on your performance at AS, your personal statement and many other factors.
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    I applied to Pembroke college for Med and the feedback I received stated my GCSEs were good, but average (8a* 2a). That being said, if the rest of your application is excellent (BMAT and AS in particular) you should be okay.
 
 
 
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