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    Hi!
    I have done research for my university choices for a medicine course that is absed on my GCSE's. I definitely did not get the expected grades for medicine but am working hard to get my a-levels to As.
    At GCSE I got; 1 A*, 3As and 4 Bs and 1 C. Even though I have done research, I still get really stressed if I have a chance at Medicine. Do you think it is still possible?

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    First check entry requirements - if your C isn’t in maths and English then you should be mostly fine, however some might ask for more As. You need to do research on this specific to your grades in certain subjects, so I can’t really tell you where you meet the requirements.

    If you meet the requirements for a lot of places, then you should check their selection process. If they use GCSEs in a points system to select, you should generally avoid these universities. You will need to sit in ukcat in summer- if you do very well on this (I would aim for above 700) then there will be places you can get an interview for. If you don’t do so well, then there is a big chance you will need to take a gap year after you have achieved your grades and try to get a higher ukcat. But yes, you still absolutely stand a chance, but it mostly depends on your ukcat.

    Are you doing lots of work experience/ volunteering ? Some places select based on how you have reflected on these, either in your personal statement or separate form.
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    Thank you! I have got work experience lined up and have done 6 months of volunteering previoulsy although I will be starting volunteering again soon. I have started thinking to do Biomedicine as a backup and then do an accelerated course for medicine.
    (Original post by gomgossa)
    First check entry requirements - if your C isn’t in maths and English then you should be mostly fine, however some might ask for more As. You need to do research on this specific to your grades in certain subjects, so I can’t really tell you where you meet the requirements.

    If you meet the requirements for a lot of places, then you should check their selection process. If they use GCSEs in a points system to select, you should generally avoid these universities. You will need to sit in ukcat in summer- if you do very well on this (I would aim for above 700) then there will be places you can get an interview for. If you don’t do so well, then there is a big chance you will need to take a gap year after you have achieved your grades and try to get a higher ukcat. But yes, you still absolutely stand a chance, but it mostly depends on your ukcat.

    Are you doing lots of work experience/ volunteering ? Some places select based on how you have reflected on these, either in your personal statement or separate form.
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    (Original post by shruthi22)
    Thank you! I have got work experience lined up and have done 6 months of volunteering previoulsy although I will be starting volunteering again soon. I have started thinking to do Biomedicine as a backup and then do an accelerated course for medicine.
    Yes, the 6 months volunteering is great but definitely try and get as much as possible in a caring setting.
    If you really want to do medicine, I would really try your best to get in as an undergraduate rather than doing biomed first and going for graduate entry; the latter is much more competitive. I would say, even if you don't get in this time, the best thing to do is aim for 3 As and then reapply.
    Best of luck :-)
 
 
 

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