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    will these gcse retake grades be ok for medicine? The first time round I didn't do very well due to extenuating circumstances and I have all the correct medical evidence etc..
    English Language - A*
    Maths - B
    Re- A*
    Psychology-A
    Biology-A
    Chemistry-A
    Business Studies- C
    History - A*
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    Most universities do not like resits. From my understanding you'd still have to declare your old grades anyway. Your new grades are not bad but not as good as most medical applicants. You need to apply strategically to universities that are not GCSE heavy. Do really well in your A-levels, UKCAT and get good work experiences then you certainly do have a chance. If you can't get in the normal route then there are alternatives e.g GEM but remember this is even more competitive than the normal A100 course. As long as you're passionate about getting in, you will. There is always a way!
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    We have Contacted universities and they said due to my circumstances retakes are fine. I was unwell when I was doing my gcses, I was in hospital a lot so my first lot of results are not a true representation of my grades. A lot of my gcses meet the minimum entry requirements for some medical schools e.g. Manchester, Hull York, KCL. What gcses do most medical applicants have? Thankyou so much I have already started work experience at a specialised cancer hospital on the clinical wards and will continue to get as much experience as I can
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    (Original post by HarperBlue98)
    We have Contacted universities and they said due to my circumstances retakes are fine. I was unwell when I was doing my gcses, I was in hospital a lot so my first lot of results are not a true representation of my grades. A lot of my gcses meet the minimum entry requirements for some medical schools e.g. Manchester, Hull York, KCL. What gcses do most medical applicants have? Thankyou so much I have already started work experience at a specialised cancer hospital on the clinical wards and will continue to get as much experience as I can
    As long as the universities are aware and accept your circumstances then that is good. Most applicants nowadays have straight A/A* in many topics. You've re-sited your GCSE's, from what you said they're okay with you resitting them, but the question will they also be happy with your new grades? I know you have met the base requirements, but remember most applicants would have had exceeded those and you're competing with them. You are doing well in researching, just apply to the universities that are not GCSE heavy. Focus a lot on doing really well in your A-levels and make the most of your work experience. You certainly have a chance
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    Thankyou do you have any ideas of what to do for a levels im obviously going to do Biology and Chemistry but I'm not sure what else
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    Those grades look fine, don't worry
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    (Original post by HarperBlue98)
    Thankyou do you have any ideas of what to do for a levels im obviously going to do Biology and Chemistry but I'm not sure what else
    You're welcome. Chemistry is the main one, and doing biology is also a very good idea. How is your mathematics? I notice you did not do as well in mathes in your GCSE relative to others. Psychology is also an option. Chose one you think you can more easily handle and get the A* in.
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    Thankyou , do you do medicine ?
 
 
 
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