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I am currently in Year 12 and am looking to apply to Oxford for medicine entry in 2019. I am wondering if I have a chance with these GCSE results: 8A*s (2 x 9 and 1 x8) and 2As.
Do you think it is worth applying?
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(Original post by starrysky123)
I am currently in Year 12 and am looking to apply to Oxford for medicine entry in 2019. I am wondering if I have a chance with these GCSE results: 8A*s (2 x 9 and 1 x8) and 2As.
Do you think it is worth applying?
Is there a reason why you think they wouldn't be good enough for applying?
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Most medicine applicants have the same proportions of GCSEs to you, what can separate you from the rest is how you perform at AS, predictions for A2, work experience, personal statements, BMAT, UKCAT (depending on the uni) etc.
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to be brutally honest, although those are excellent GCSE grades, they are on the weaker side for Oxford Medicine
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(Original post by starrysky123)
I am currently in Year 12 and am looking to apply to Oxford for medicine entry in 2019. I am wondering if I have a chance with these GCSE results: 8A*s (2 x 9 and 1 x8) and 2As.
Do you think it is worth applying?
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https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
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Is there a reason why you think they wouldn't be good enough for applying?
From the admission statistics, I realise my grades are slightly below average of the successful oxford medical applicant but I don’t know if it is a risk I should take considering I can only have 4 options for medicine.
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(Original post by starrysky123)
From the admission statistics, I realise my grades are slightly below average of the successful oxford medical applicant but I don’t know if it is a risk I should take considering I can only have 4 options for medicine.
So if you've seen the most detailed stats you could possibly ask for, what is your question exactly? What do you think?
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You've now seen very detailed statistics. Unfortunately, the rest is for you to decide. Here are a few things for you to mull over yourself, to help you decide:

- It looks as though it would be a risky choice for you, but not an impossible one. Why do you want to go to Oxford? Ask yourself honestly - you don't have to tell us - is it the prestige, or what else is it really that makes Oxford attractive?
- If you're dead set on applying, are you happy enough to give it a try and know that it might not work and that's one choice gone, reducing your overall likelihood, and making it more likely for you to have to reapply the following year? Would you be happy taking a gap year? (There's no saying that you wouldn't need to anyway).
- If you DIDN'T apply, would you always be wondering, "what if?" and wishing you had tried?

You basically need to decide where you're at on the spectrum of "I'll regret not trying, therefore it's worth it even if it's a wasted choice and I have to reapply" vs "The most important thing to me is getting in somewhere this year if possible and therefore I'll apply strategically to my strengths". And that's going to be a personal decision for you. best of luck.
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