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    Due to a poorly organised PE course and being naturally bad in both English Language and Literature, however, the rest of the subjects I'm estimated grades in 7s 8s and 9s. Will this stop me getting into medicine?
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    you need to make sure ou meet the minimum requirements for GCSEs, which you can check on each universities website. English language is the most important one which you should aim for a 7 in
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    (Original post by Yipyipee)
    you need to make sure ou meet the minimum requirements for GCSEs, which you can check on each universities website. English language is the most important one which you should aim for a 7 in

    So I should focus a lot of my time and energy on english language?
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    (Original post by afit247)
    So I should focus a lot of my time and energy on english language?
    English language is very important, but remember to get good grades in all your other subjects as well, particularly the sciences and maths.
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    (Original post by Yipyipee)
    English language is very important, but remember to get good grades in all your other subjects as well, particularly the sciences and maths.
    Thank you so much.
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    its cool (Just remember to try your hardest and to not give up, applying for medicine is hard but its all worth it in the end)
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    How many subjects do you do ? If unis score GCSEs, they usually score the top 9. However, this must include maths, sciences and English language. So you’re fine for most places if you get a couple of 5/6s if you have 9 7/8/9s.

    However, even if you don’t apply to places which score GCSEs, you need to be getting English language past a 5. Most places require a B, which is equivalent to a 6, at least. Try and get it to a 7. Remember that being a doctor requires good communication skills, so English language should be something you’re really trying to work on if you aren’t already. Get the idea that you’re ‘naturally bad’ at it out of your head- you’re clearly a smart person if you’re doing well in other subjects, so I’m sure that you can get a 7 with enough work.

    If you don’t do so well, there are unis which look more/only at your ukcat score. But why limit your options ? Work hard and you will do well !

    Good luck ! :-)
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    To be honest the answer is no, but you need to think that you’ll be up against people who have all 7’s 8’s and 9’s. Obviously getting into medicine isn’t all about the grades, you need specific individual attributes so if you have these then that is more important than dropping under a 7 in one maybe two subjects.
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