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    I’m currently in Year 12 doing Chem, Bio, Psychology. I’m hoping to apply to Med in 2019. MY GCSEs are quite weak 2 A*, 7A , 2B. I really want to apply to Leicester. Do you think I stand a chance with the gcses I have ?Ifnot where should I look at?
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    (Original post by slaybae)
    I’m currently in Year 12 doing Chem, Bio, Psychology. I’m hoping to apply to Med in 2019. MY GCSEs are quite weak 2 A*, 7A , 2B. I really want to apply to Leicester. Do you think I stand a chance with the gcses I have ?Ifnot where should I look at?
    Also consider overseas. I am doing Biomedical Sciences and applying to Czech and Poland (all taught in English) but should have done so three years ago.
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    yes you have a chance, you need to apply to medical schools that arent gcse heavy and do well in your entrance tests
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    (Original post by hello2906)
    yes you have a chance, you need to apply to medical schools that arent gcse heavy and do well in your entrance tests
    can you recommend any unis? Is Leicester ok
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    (Original post by medicalminded)
    Also consider overseas. I am doing Biomedical Sciences and applying to Czech and Poland (all taught in English) but should have done so three years ago.
    not keen on overseas
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    wait till you do your UKCAT/BMAT and you'll have a better idea - even cambridge is an option if you work super hard from now!
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    (Original post by slaybae)
    I’m currently in Year 12 doing Chem, Bio, Psychology. I’m hoping to apply to Med in 2019. MY GCSEs are quite weak 2 A*, 7A , 2B. I really want to apply to Leicester. Do you think I stand a chance with the gcses I have ?Ifnot where should I look at?
    I studied at Leicester, @ForestCat is currently a final year medic (soon to be doctor!). Have you read the entry requirements?
    https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/me...applying/entry

    GCSEs

    You must have achieved at least a grade B in English Language, Mathematics, and two sciences, including Chemistry, or Double Science achieved at first sitting unless significant mitigating circumstances that have been previously accepted by the admissions tutors.
    We do not specify a minimum number of A* grades at GCSE. However, we do take GCSE performance into consideration when selecting applicants for interview, as competition for our places is so intense.
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    Universities that perhaps weight GCSE's lightly would be a good idea: Imperial, Sheffield, Newcastle.
    However, you do need to do well in the UKCAT/BMAT to compensate
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    You can retake English and Maths in 6th form if you want to improve your grades - just ask your school.
    But as several people above have pointed out, its isnt GCSEs that will be the deal breaker - its A levels, UKCAT/BMAT and especially your PS, including mature motivation for Medicine, evidence of working with/empathy for people etc.

    Lots of info here about Applying for Medicine : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
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    (Original post by slaybae)
    I’m currently in Year 12 doing Chem, Bio, Psychology. I’m hoping to apply to Med in 2019. MY GCSEs are quite weak 2 A*, 7A , 2B. I really want to apply to Leicester. Do you think I stand a chance with the gcses I have ?Ifnot where should I look at?
    yes, you can apply, but you need to see the university if they are keen on GCSE's, you can apply through an agency, they have connections and experience in things like this, and they save you the work and headache, they do everything for you. I applied through an agency and I don't regret it. Good Luck
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    (Original post by BF19)
    Universities that perhaps weight GCSE's lightly would be a good idea: Imperial, Sheffield, Newcastle, Hull-York.
    However, you do need to do well in the UKCAT/BMAT to compensate
    HYMS weight GCSEs heavily, when selecting for interview they only look at GCSEs and UKCAT so I definitely wouldn't look at applying there
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    (Original post by JennLousie)
    HYMS weight GCSEs heavily, when selecting for interview they only look at GCSEs and UKCAT so I definitely wouldn't look at applying there
    Sorry, I shall edit it out then.
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    (Original post by Myriam18)
    yes, you can apply, but you need to see the university if they are keen on GCSE's, you can apply through an agency, they have connections and experience in things like this, and they save you the work and headache, they do everything for you. I applied through an agency and I don't regret it. Good Luck
    What agency did you apply through?
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    (Original post by Myriam18)
    you can apply through an agency, they have connections and experience in things like this

    No 'agency' will get you a place if you don't have the right qualifications or get you an offer ahead of anyone else.

    And UK applicants dont apply through 'agencies'.
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    (Original post by Myriam18)
    yes, you can apply, but you need to see the university if they are keen on GCSE's, you can apply through an agency, they have connections and experience in things like this, and they save you the work and headache, they do everything for you. I applied through an agency and I don't regret it. Good Luck
    I don't mean to be rude but how lazy do you have to be to do this? You're not applying abroad, you're applying in the UK and it's very easy to figure out what you need to do by just a quick Google search. You don't need to pay anyone to do this. This is probably going to be one of the easiest stages on the path to becoming a doctor.

    Also, I assume you're talking about a UK med school application. Which 'agency' were you with then?
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    What??

    Those GCSEs are good?
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    (Original post by slaybae)
    I’m currently in Year 12 doing Chem, Bio, Psychology. I’m hoping to apply to Med in 2019. MY GCSEs are quite weak 2 A*, 7A , 2B. I really want to apply to Leicester. Do you think I stand a chance with the gcses I have ?Ifnot where should I look at?
    I would also recommend Brighton and Sussex
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    Do your ukcat first. I got 3A*s at gcse and still got an interview at Leicester and an offer. I got 752.5 avg on the ukcat tho. As long as you do well on the bmat and ukcat you can still get into medicine.
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    Do your ukcat first. I got 3A*s at gcse and still got an interview at Leicester and an offer. I got 752.5 avg on the ukcat tho. As long as you do well on the bmat and ukcat you can still get into medicine.
    if u don’t mind me asking what was the year you applied in
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    (Original post by slaybae)
    if u don’t mind me asking what was the year you applied in
    I’m in year 13, so I just applied.
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