Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    I really want to do medicine at university and I know most universities want at least 3 A's. I'm currently in year 12 and in my GCSE's I achieved 977AAAAAB. I'm on the high achievers program in my college and have been accepted into a medicine society kinda thing where we will be prepared for interviews, the UKCAT/BMAT etc... the only thing I am concerned about is achieving the grades I need. I know I am capable of it and have the motivation and drive to do it but I have quite low self confidence and had this exact issue when I took my GCSE's too. In the first mocks we have done this year I got AAB but am already doubting myself....how hard is it to achieve 3A's at A Level? Does anyone have any study tips? I am taking Physics Biology and Chemistry. Also, is it possible for me to apply for both medicine and chemistry? As in have 3 of my options for university as a medicine degree and the other 2 for chemistry, just in case I don't achieve the grades I need? Thanks for the help
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Hi I'm currently in year 13, studying Chemistry, biology and English literature and language. Achieving 3As at A level is difficult but not impossible and with your mock grades it seems your are on the right track! Also if you do not achieve the 3As you can apply to gateway of medicine at certain universities however this course is more competitive. Check your local university, I know if you're from Birmingham you can apply to the A to B scheme which lowers the grade requirements. Another word of advice, get all of your work experience done now! And apply to summer schools for a fighting chance.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.