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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    You've misunderstood what I said, anyway forget it but thanks for the reply..
    I haven't misunderstood. I'm trying to shift your focus away from GCSEs (which aren't so important and are in the past and you can't influence) to things which are.
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    There's a huge difference between getting into Cambridge to study an uncompetitive degree course and getting into Cambridge to study medicine. I don't know why people keep commenting that 'my friend got into Cambridge with 2 A*s'. Firstly, they got into Cambridge but they aren't studying medicine and secondly we are talking about 0 A*s here. If the minimum number of A*s last year in Cambridge for med was 2 A*s (and it was likely that these were extenuating circumstances) then isn't this thread just promoting a sense of false hope and security? Common sense tells me that if you apply with 0 A*s you will be put at a massive disadvantage whether Cambridge prefer GCSE grades or not, because statistically they use it as one of their indicators. Applying to Cambridge with 0 A*s is a massive risk that people in this thread are failing to establish; the oxbridge process is quite a long one and it may compromise the effort placed on your other uni options. Alongside this, the OP would have to take a gap year since the oxbridge deadlines have passed. Is this something you are willing to do? I don't see why this thread has dragged on for so long. Take a gamble and apply if you feel confident that you can ace other aspects of the Cambridge application process or just apply for other unis to study medicine. As you said yourself, you wouldn't mind studying medicine at any uni, as long as you're studying it.
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    (Original post by Deliciate)
    Applying to Cambridge with 0 A*s is a massive risk ;
    No. It. Isn't.

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    (Original post by RedGiant)
    No, you didn't tell him to "keep working hard", you said he will "get in if he works hard". Two things which have very different meanings and have very different implications.

    If someone wanted to "stop pulling his hopes down", they would simply say "don't worry, if you have no A*s at GCSE, but have worked hard beyond GCSE it will all be sunshine and rainbows and you'll get a place". The reality (as stated above) is that they realistically do not have a relatively high chance compared to the *majority* of other applicants that have 7-10+ A*s at GCSE. Even more so for Oxford. Saying that their chance is unaffected by their GCSEs, is NOT true, and is just straight up lying to the OP.
    GCSE's are a very small factor in a medical application. The thing is to apply intelligently avoiding the universities do not do holistic assessment. If they are truly committed they will get there in the end. GCSE's are a pretty poor indicator of success later on, hence why a huge amount of medical schools do not score them as long as the minimum entry is satisfied.
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    (Original post by TRAnders)
    GCSE's are a very small factor in a medical application. The thing is to apply intelligently avoiding the universities do not do holistic assessment. If they are truly committed they will get there in the end. GCSE's are a pretty poor indicator of success later on, hence why a huge amount of medical schools do not score them as long as the minimum entry is satisfied.
    Are you talking about me/
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Can I do Medicine with no A*'s in GCSE, I'm currently in my 2nd year of sixth form and I got- (AS level)

    AAAA In Maths, Biology, chemistry and EPQ which was related to the NHS.

    Do I have a shot
    Firstly, sort your grammar out: it’s A*s not A*’s.
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    (Original post by jt2000)
    Firstly, sort your grammar out: it’s A*s not A*’s.
    Thank you very much for that , I appreciate that you took time out of you life to correct a minor mistake
    It's a comma after 'out' not a colon as you're not listing anything, hypocrite.
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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Thank you very much for that , I appreciate that you took time out of you life to correct a minor mistake
    It's a comma after 'out' not a colon as you're not listing anything, hypocrite.
    I think I'd go with: a semi-colon.
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    The use of the colon wasn't grammatically incorrect at all and isn't only restricted to listing.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    I think I'd go with: a semi-colon.
    Ohhhh I saw what you did there.
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    (Original post by RedGiant)
    Nope, they are talking about Donald Trump's cousin who lives on the moon.
    Nah, I Just clocked that their talking about Justin Laproski.
 
 
 
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