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    I would love to apply to study veterinary medicine at uni but I'm not sure if my gcse grades would let me down?? my grades are:

    Biology- A
    Chemistry- A
    Food technology- A
    Product Design- A
    History- A
    English Literature- 6 (B)
    English Language- 6 (B)
    Maths- 6 (B)
    Physics- B
    French- C

    I'm worried about the competition because, I know vet med is hard to get into. But if I tried really hard to get AAA in my A-levels would it matter about my gcse grades?
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    Bristol want an A in GCSE maths unless you can get an A at A level.
    Cambridge don't specify about GCSE grades but as you would predict they like to see A*s
    Edinburgh want 'a good pass' at physics GCSE but don't specify what this means. I would speculate that they mean an A
    Glasgow you're fine
    Liverpool you're fine
    Nottingham want an A in maths or physics unless you can get an A at A level
    RVC you're fine
    Surrey want an A in physics

    So that's four vet schools you can definitely apply to still, one you may be able to, and two that you could if you took physics or maths at A level.

    If you weren't planning on taking these subjects then avoid the universities that you won't be eligible for; grades are one of the first filters they use and they don't need to be lenient. I've heard of people with degrees being rejected for having unacceptable GCSEs. They're strict about it.

    Please note that these are off the top of my head and I may not remember everything or have read the most up to date versions of the admission requirements so I would strongly advise that you check them out for yourselves on the vet school websites.

    Competition is more based on your work experience and personal statement so make sure you're doing a lot outside of school to make your application stand out.
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