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    I got 6A's 4B's and 2C's (C's in french and textiles) and I have contexual data don't know if that makes a difference?

    But anyway as it states in the question
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    depends where you're applying to
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    Also depends on your A-level predictions, whether you have relevant work experience, and how serious the contextual data is.
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    depends where you're applying to
    Not oxbridge, the london uni's e.g. barts and imperial
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    (Original post by Parkleton)
    Also depends on your A-level predictions, whether you have relevant work experience, and how serious the contextual data is.
    for the contexual data:
    16-19 bursary, free school meals, mass depreviation of 10% (most unis want lower than 20%)- would you say thats enough?
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    if you try liverpool they rank A*and A as equal so you will score ok there. I think.

    It is possible with low gcses as some unis e.g. bsms only want B in maths and Eng Lang and they dont consider GCSEs any further. Have a look at each school they vary with how they use gcses.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    for the contexual data:
    16-19 bursary, free school meals, mass depreviation of 10% (most unis want lower than 20%)- would you say thats enough?
    Possibly, but they would normally require some kind of personal issue to justify lower grades. Its still worth applying, but make sure your teacher/whoever writes your reference makes it amazing and comments on your improvement between GCSE and A-level. Make an effort to get very high predicted grades, and to achieve them. Also, get some relevant work experience (that could be in a hospital or GP, or somewhere a bit more accessible like a home for the elderly or a nursery and discuss it in your personal statement.

    Also, take a look at whether the uni offers some kind of 'access to medicine' scheme. I was at Southampton, and I know the students ran a programme to help those from the surrounding area who were interested in Medicine and from deprived locations/schools apply through mentoring and arranging work experience. Its worth shopping around and seeing what schemes are on offer

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Not oxbridge, the london uni's e.g. barts and imperial
    look at their website , or phone them up
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I got 6A's 4B's and 2C's (C's in french and textiles) and I have contexual data don't know if that makes a difference?

    But anyway as it states in the question
    This is the link to the Southampton offering. It requires you to do an extra year, but it is much more lenient on GCSE grades

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medici....page#overview
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    (Original post by Parkleton)
    This is the link to the Southampton offering. It requires you to do an extra year, but it is much more lenient on GCSE grades

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medici....page#overview
    But can you still apply to other unis for the standard medicine course,so if you apply to the BMBS medicine course and for e.g. the standard medicine course at imperial?
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    Imperial don't look at GCSEs
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    But can you still apply to other unis for the standard medicine course,so if you apply to the BMBS medicine course and for e.g. the standard medicine course at imperial?
    Yeah I don't think that would be an issue, unis don't know what courses you've applied for at other institutions
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    Your GCSEs are fine for Medicine- just don't apply to Oxbridge, Bham and Cardiff- avoid those which give more points to A*s than to As
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    (Original post by Parkleton)
    Yeah I don't think that would be an issue, unis don't know what courses you've applied for at other institutions
    thanks, also for the 16-19 bursary I get the discretiary bursary not the full one and I get it because my dad get's pension credit but this is what southampton said:

    If you choose the Free School Meals Criteria and the 16-19 bursary, the 16-19 bursary must be awarded for something other than Free School Meals, e.g. transport, books, stationery, printing.
    So I don't know if I qualify or not?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    thanks, also for the 16-19 bursary I get the discretiary bursary not the full one and I get it because my dad get's pension credit but this is what southampton said:

    If you choose the Free School Meals Criteria and the 16-19 bursary, the 16-19 bursary must be awarded for something other than Free School Meals, e.g. transport, books, stationery, printing.
    So I don't know if I qualify or not?
    All you can do is drop them an email and see what they say. You don't have to fulfillall of the criteria, just a few to be able to satisfy requirements for the course. Email admissions and see what they say.
 
 
 
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