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    Hi,
    So, I am in Year 11 at a comprehensive school in England, and next year I will be going to college to study A-Level Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and History. My mock exam grades (GCSE) were:
    Business Studies: A*
    English Language: 9
    English Literature: 6
    French: 6
    History: 8
    Mathematics: 7
    Religious Education: 8
    Science (Double Award): 7/7
    -I am going to improve on these grades by working hard, but that is just a rough idea of how I am doing at the moment. I will be doing a month of voluntary work in Africa this summer, and I will be starting to volunteer for 3 hours every week at a local hospice very soon. I have also applied for work experience at a hospital. However, I don't have any sports/musical instruments etc. that will help me to stand out from other medicine applicants. Does anyone have any tips, perhaps from a successful applicant?I know it's early to be thinking about this, but I don't want to be unprepared at all.
    Thanks in advance
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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Don't worry about not having a musical instrument/sport, in all honesty med schools don't care so much about those things as long as you're able to give at least some examples of e.g. times when you've worked well in a team or hobbies that will help you unwind during med school. Applying is more of a tick-box thing than trying to stand out.

    This wiki is super useful: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine

    It's hard and time-consuming to give super general advice so I'd recommend reading through the wiki and asking on the forum again if you have some specific questions. Good luck!
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    hey, thanks so much xx
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