Please help me choose my first uni choice !! For Medicine Watch

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I got predicted A*AA in bio chem maths. I want to do medicine and im looking at oxbridge/imperial to be my first choice:
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a) beg my teacher for an A* so i can apply to cambridge. tbh it seems unlikely he will raise it
b) Apply to oxford. Although I really dont want to do the late BMAT it seems really risky
c) Give up on oxbridge and apply to imperial. I want to at least try for oxbridge though

I got 9A*s and 3As at gcse btw

thanks for any advice!!
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Oxford cambridge or imperial??
Predicted grade: A*AA
I cant apply to cambridge but should i try asking my teacher for a higher grade?
Oxford - dont wanna do the late bmat but want to apply to oxbridge
Imperial - should i just give up on oxbridge
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(Original post by xym)
Oxford cambridge or imperial??
Predicted grade: A*AA
I cant apply to cambridge but should i try asking my teacher for a higher grade?
Oxford - dont wanna do the late bmat but want to apply to oxbridge
Imperial - should i just give up on oxbridge
Oxford and imperial. If you don’t get Oxford, go to imperial.
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What's your GCSE profile?

Also, it doesn't really matter what your first choice is right now because you don't even have any offers.
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Oxford 100%
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Don’t ask for a change in predicted grade, no point getting an offer and then missing it. Only apply for Oxbridge if you REALLY want it and there is no where else you would rather go - trust me the application process for all subjects is GRUELLING, I’ve been through it (and been rejected lol). Your GCSEs seem good enough for Oxford, so if you really want it, go for Oxford. You can always apply to Imperial as well. Good luck with your application )
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Don’t ask for a change in predicted grade, no point getting an offer and then missing it. Only apply for Oxbridge if you REALLY want it and there is no where else you would rather go - trust me the application process for all subjects is GRUELLING, I’ve been through it (and been rejected lol). Your GCSEs seem good enough for Oxford, so if you really want it, go for Oxford. You can always apply to Imperial as well. Good luck with your application )
Alright! thanks and I can imagine lmao Only problem with oxford is the late bmat but i'll just have to deal with it i guess.
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Oxford and imperial. If you don’t get Oxford, go to imperial.
ok thanks!
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What's your GCSE profile?

Also, it doesn't really matter what your first choice is right now because you don't even have any offers.
9A*s 3As
and I guess, but if I have no chance for oxbridge I don't really want to fill a precious space up with one, as you only get 4 choices for medicine

thanks anyway
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Oxford 100%
ahh thanks! only problem is late bmat tho
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9A*s 3As
and I guess, but if I have no chance for oxbridge I don't really want to fill a precious space up with one, as you only get 4 choices for medicine

thanks anyway
Why do you have no chance? EDIT ok just read everything properly. Go for Oxford but do yourself a favour and don't apply to all BMAT medical schools.
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(Original post by xym)
Oxford cambridge or imperial??
Predicted grade: A*AA
I cant apply to cambridge but should i try asking my teacher for a higher grade?
Oxford - dont wanna do the late bmat but want to apply to oxbridge
Imperial - should i just give up on oxbridge
You don't have a "first" choice until (and if) you've got actually more than one offer to choose from...

There's no priority order on a UCAS application. The universities don't know your other choices, or the listing order, until after you have confirmed your firm/insurance decision.

But, yes, you will need an A*A*A prediction if you decide to apply to Cambridge.

PS. This has been moved to the Medicine forum.
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okay so you'll have to do excellently in the bmat because although you have a lot of gcses, your percentage A* is relatively low/not at the top end for oxford medicine. Also, don't apply to cambridge if you don't meet the minimum entry requirements/predictions of A*A*A (so don't do it unless you get it changed). Imperial should be okay but it all rests on your bmat tbh.
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(Original post by Doonesbury)
You don't have a "first" choice until (and if) you've got actually more than one offer to choose from...

There's no priority order on a UCAS application. The universities don't know your other choices, or the listing order, until after you have confirmed your firm/insurance decision.

But, yes, you will need an A*A*A prediction if you decide to apply to Cambridge.

PS. This has been moved to the Medicine forum.
thanks you!! yes the priority order isn't really my problem it's just deciding whether to apply for oxford cambridge or either at all
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Why do you have no chance? EDIT ok just read everything properly. Go for Oxford but do yourself a favour and don't apply to all BMAT medical schools.
yes thats very true thank you! i was thinking half half, so 2 BMAT 2 UKCAT
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okay so you'll have to do excellently in the bmat because although you have a lot of gcses, your percentage A* is relatively low/not at the top end for oxford medicine. Also, don't apply to cambridge if you don't meet the minimum entry requirements/predictions of A*A*A (so don't do it unless you get it changed). Imperial should be okay but it all rests on your bmat tbh.
yes i thought this too actually! isnt the average like 10 A*s? and yeah im going off cambridge because i really doubt my teacher will improve my grade.
thank youuuuuu
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Oxford first
Cambridge next
Forget the rest
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thanks you!! yes the priority order isn't really my problem it's just deciding whether to apply for oxford cambridge or either at all
Do you like the course at either Cambridge or Oxford?
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Both Oxford and Imperial place a very heavy emphasis on the BMAT. Oxford is less lenient - 300 (out of 2000 applicants normally) shortlisted for interview solely based on highest BMAT scores (and contextual GCSE grades, the word contextual is VERY important as it outweighs all this "A* ratio" people keep mentioning. If someone at a worser school got all As they WILL get more points than someone at a good school with 10 A*s), and only around 150 awarded places post interview.

So if want to apply to both, just be cautious that you will need to exceed in the BMAT.
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As has been said above, make sure you really want to go to Oxford/Cambridge before you choose to apply there, as opposed to letting your grades dictate it.

I found BMAT and interviews for Cambridge very tough, so you've got to want it bad to get it - although don't let this put you off applying, you can't get in if you don't apply after all!

If you really want Oxford, then I'd definitely apply if I were you
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