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    Can people who are doctors/ doing medicine in uni/got accepted for med...please tell me what u got for your GCSE results ...so I can see whether I have a chance of getting in xxx
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    Have you heard of entry requirements? All medical schools list them on their websites.
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    Have you heard of entry requirements? All medical schools list them on their websites.
    yes but everyone that gets accepted has way more than the minimum. you really think people get into medicine with 6 B grades at GCSE ? I don't think so
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    (Original post by Mayflower320)
    Can people who are doctors/ doing medicine in uni/got accepted for med...please tell me what u got for your GCSE results ...so I can see whether I have a chance of getting in xxx
    You can't tell anything from someone's GCSE results. Uni applications include so much more than that - Personal Statement, UKCAT/BMAT and A level predictions, so someone could have all A* GCSEs and still get 4 rejections.
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    (Original post by magnificentMOULA)
    yes but everyone that gets accepted has way more than the minimum. you really think people get into medicine with 6 B grades at GCSE ? I don't think so
    What is this minimum? Different medical schools take GCSEs into account in different ways. It doesn't take a genius to realise you need decent GCSEs but most medical schools will tell you the importance they place on them. As it stands, the most important thing to meet are your maths and English grades.

    What are your GCSE marks?
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    What is this minimum? Different medical schools take GCSEs into account in different ways. It doesn't take a genius to realise you need decent GCSEs but most medical schools will tell you the importance they place on them. As it stands, the most important thing to meet are your maths and English grades.

    What are your GCSE marks?
    1A*5A 2B
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    You can't tell anything from someone's GCSE results. Uni applications include so much more than that - Personal Statement, UKCAT/BMAT and A level predictions, so someone could have all A* GCSEs and still get 4 rejections.
    I just wanted to know ...
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    Have you heard of entry requirements? All medical schools list them on their websites.
    Yes I am aware of that...but there's a difference between minimum requirements and what they acctually want...universities don't say exactly what they prefer ... because then everybody would be try to do the same thing...sooo obvs a person doing medicine would know better
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    What is this minimum? Different medical schools take GCSEs into account in different ways. It doesn't take a genius to realise you need decent GCSEs but most medical schools will tell you the importance they place on them. As it stands, the most important thing to meet are your maths and English grades.

    What are your GCSE marks?
    the minimums are their websites eg . at least a b in English maths and a few other subjects. I was replying to your earlier comment about mayflower asking about GCSE and u were on about entry requirements . what Im saying is the energy requirements in the website done mean anything. just cus u have the minimum doesn't mean u will even be considered
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    (Original post by magnificentMOULA)
    the minimums are their websites eg . at least a b in English maths and a few other subjects. I was replying to your earlier comment about mayflower asking about GCSE and u were on about entry requirements . what Im saying is the energy requirements in the website done mean anything. just cus u have the minimum doesn't mean u will even be considered
    Well obviously. But considering how competitive medicine is, I doubt anybody is silly enough to only work for the minimum if they can achieve higher. However, once you have your GCSEs there's not much that can be done except try to make the rest of your application strong and apply strategically.
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    (Original post by Mayflower320)
    1A*5A 2B
    Your still have a fair chance. I was expecting a lot worse tbh. There's nothing you can do about your GCSEs now but what you can do is smash the rest of your application and avoid medical schools that are GCSE heavy.
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    Well obviously. But considering how competitive medicine is, I doubt anybody is silly enough to only work for the minimum if they can achieve higher. However, once you have your GCSEs there's not much that can be done except try to make the rest of your application strong and apply strategically.
    (Original post by Volibear)
    Well obviously. But considering how competitive medicine is, I doubt anybody is silly enough to only work for the minimum if they can achieve higher. However, once you have your GCSEs there's not much that can be done except try to make the rest of your application strong and apply strategically.

    I agree . I also think that school need to make us more aware about entry requirements and how hard these applications really are form a young have because I had no idea and knowing how difficult it was really gonna be would have given me a change to prepare myself
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    (Original post by magnificentMOULA)
    I agree . I also think that school need to make us more aware about entry requirements and how hard these applications really are form a young have because I had no idea and knowing how difficult it was really gonna be would have given me a change to prepare myself
    Why should they make it more aware? I am planning to go down the medicine path as a graduate but when I had just finished my GCSEs I had no intention of studying medicine. Heck, when I had finished my A-levels I still had no intention! I just got good grades because I had a work ethic instilled in me from the start. Even if I didn't know what I wanted to do, working hard to get good grades would most likely make it easier in the long run.

    However, i do understand what you mean and this is why medical schools consider a lot more than just grades and why some medical schools care less about GCSEs than others.
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