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    (Original post by TUGBA_AYDIN1)
    That’s why I’m resitting, I’m going to include my circumstances in the UCAS application I do
    Then they'll accept your resits.

    It's worth noting that it's still unwise to apply to GCSE heavy schools, even with 7 in Maths and English.

    If you get those, then Lancaster, BSMS are also ones that will assess you on BMAT after you meet the sole requirement of having B grades in english and maths
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    I feel that they look down on me because I got U at first, I’m just going it ignore them and work hard and show them.
    Put your energy into your studies. Use it to motivate you.
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    Then they'll accept your resits.

    It's worth noting that it's still unwise to apply to GCSE heavy schools, even with 7 in Maths and English.

    If you get those, then Lancaster, BSMS are also ones that will assess you on BMAT after you meet the sole requirement of having B grades in english and maths
    I’m aware Cambridge and UCL aren’t as heavy on them??
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    Put your energy into your studies. Use it to motivate you.
    That’s what I’m going to do. Prove them wrong , right?
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    That’s what I’m going to do. Prove them wrong , right?
    Then you can show them when you get in.
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    (Original post by TUGBA_AYDIN1)
    I’m aware Cambridge and UCL aren’t as heavy on them??
    Cambridge no, you'll probably get invited to interview if you have the predicted grades tbh.

    If you don't get high BMAT scores, UCL will reject you. With UCL, you can have one weak aspect to your application (apart from predicted grades because that NEEDS to be A*AA at least), but if you have two, you'll probably be rejected. This is for interview btw. I've seen a lot of people with low 4s in the BMAT get offers from UCL, but they had all A* at GCSE and the other aspects of their app were great.

    So if you think you can make your app great everywhere else, UCL is a good choice too
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    (Original post by TUGBA_AYDIN1)
    I’m aware Cambridge and UCL aren’t as heavy on them??
    Sorry I’m not sure where you got the impression that Cambridge aren’t heavy on GCSEs. They definitely do look at GCSEs to make sure you can cope with how science intensive the course is. Not to mention the majority of applicants have all A’s or A*s at GCSEs.
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    Sorry I’m not sure where you got the impression that Cambridge aren’t heavy on GCSEs. They definitely do look at GCSEs to make sure you can cope with how science intensive the course is. Not to mention the majority of applicants have all A’s or A*s at GCSEs.
    I’ve emailed them and they said even tho there is no gcse requirment, most students applying have 4/5 A/A*,

    I didn’t said they don’t look at them but I heard they find your UKCAT score and predicted grades with your personal statement work experience etc can overpower your stellar GCSE’s.
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    Prove him wrong.
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    (Original post by T2A)
    Sorry I’m not sure where you got the impression that Cambridge aren’t heavy on GCSEs. They definitely do look at GCSEs to make sure you can cope with how science intensive the course is. Not to mention the majority of applicants have all A’s or A*s at GCSEs.
    Correlation ≉ causation
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    Correlation ≉ causation

    Do you think just getting the best possible for everything else is just the way to go instead of lurking on the past?
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    (Original post by TUGBA_AYDIN1)
    Do you think just getting the best possible for everything else is just the way to go instead of lurking on the past?
    I think getting at least 6 in Maths and English GCSE is important.

    But after that, yeah
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    I think getting at least 6 in Maths and English GCSE is important.

    But after that, yeah
    I’ll mKe sure I achieve at least that and bring my prediction grades up to A*AA and score high in my UCAS and do a lot of exprience in hospitals, I currently work at an opticians too so i don’t know if that will relate but I’m also doing an EPQ and taking a A level foreign language too.
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    (Original post by TUGBA_AYDIN1)
    I’ll mKe sure I achieve at least that and bring my prediction grades up to A*AA and score high in my UCAS and do a lot of exprience in hospitals, I currently work at an opticians too so i don’t know if that will relate but I’m also doing an EPQ and taking a A level foreign language too.
    You'll need A*A*A predicted for Cambridge.

    Try and fit in care home, tutoring and working with vulnerable children too
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    “ you’re not gonna become a doctor”
    Lucky for you, you dictate your own life!
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    I’ve emailed them and they said even tho there is no gcse requirment, most students applying have 4/5 A/A*,

    I didn’t said they don’t look at them but I heard they find your UKCAT score and predicted grades with your personal statement work experience etc can overpower your stellar GCSE’s.
    The UKCAT? For Cambridge?

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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    You'll need A*A*A predicted for Cambridge.

    Try and fit in care home, tutoring and working with vulnerable children too
    Okay, I will approach some places for volunteering.
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    The UKCAT? For Cambridge?

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    BMAT, I’m taking both.
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    (Original post by TUGBA_AYDIN1)
    I’ve emailed them and they said even tho there is no gcse requirment, most students applying have 4/5 A/A*,

    I didn’t said they don’t look at them but I heard they find your UKCAT score and predicted grades with your personal statement work experience etc can overpower your stellar GCSE’s.
    They definitely cant see your UKCAT score and even if they did it still doesn’t show your ability to handle the science side of things. Oxbridge courses are very science intensive and in the first few years you’ll find yourself doing roughly 3 essays a week. So oxbridge put a lot more importance on academic potential than other unis for med. Especially with the new a levels where you no longer do exams at the end of the first year, all the unis know that predictions will be inflated for most students meaning your A*A*A prediction won’t be worth a hell of a lot ( not to mention that’s what they ask you for anyway). You might be able to show some potential through your section 2 bmat but the B’s for gcse science will weigh you down. TBH most students do EPQs now and get A*s so that won’t make you stand out either. Honestly it sounds like you have a lot of work to do to get into medicine itself, I wouldn’t concentrate on Cambridge... it’s overhyped anyway
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    You should checkout the website whatdotheyknow.com. It’s a freedom of information requesting site and you can see the gcse and bmat stats of the applicants a few years back and you can also see the outcome of their application as well.
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